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Product Details

  • Series: Resident Evil
  • Mass Market Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Pocket Star (July 31, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1416544984
  • ISBN-13: 978-1416544982
  • Product Dimensions: 6.8 x 5 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #747,192 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Keith R.A. DeCandido was born and raised in New York City to a family of librarians. He has written over two dozen novels, as well as short stories, nonfiction, eBooks, and comic books, most of them in various media universes, among them Star Trek, World of Warcraft, Starcraft, Marvel Comics, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Serenity, Resident Evil, Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda, Farscape, Xena, and Doctor Who. His original novel Dragon Precinct was published in 2004, and he's also edited several anthologies, among them the award-nominated Imaginings and two Star Trek anthologies. Keith is also a musician, having played percussion for the bands the Don't Quit Your Day Job Players, the Boogie Knights, and the Randy Bandits, as well as several solo acts. In what he laughingly calls his spare time, Keith follows the New York Yankees and practices kenshikai karate. He still lives in New York City with his girlfriend and two insane cats.

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Keith R.A. DeCandido was born and raised in New York City to a family of librarians, which pretty much explains everything. He has written around 50 novels, as well as short stories, nonfiction, eBooks, comic books, and blog entries, many of them in various media universes, among them Star Trek, Sleepy Hollow, Supernatural, World of Warcraft, StarCraft, Leverage, Marvel Comics, Cars, Farscape, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Stargate, Serenity, Resident Evil, Kung Fu Panda, Doctor Who, and more. Among his many works of original fiction are the fantasy police procedural series of novels and short stories that started with Dragon Precinct, as well as a series of urban fantasy short stories set in Key West, Florida, many of which are in Ragnarok & Roll: Tales of Cassie Zukav, Weirdness Magnet. Keith is also an editor (having supervised several book lines and put together dozens of anthologies), musician (percussionist for the Don't Quit Your Day Job Players, the Boogie Knights, and others), and a second-degree black belt in Kenshikai karate (he both trains and teaches). He still lives in New York City with various humans and animals.

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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Cap on August 22, 2007
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I hope people who check these reviews out are wise enough to realize that the negative reactions from Me "Sal" and Timstuff "tim16733 are biased and therefore pretty much moot when it comes to reviewing this book: by their own admission, they are hardcore purists of the games, so anything derived from a movie that is "based on" the games is going to immeasurably hack them off.

This is a novelization, based off a Hollywood screenplay, it is bound to be outside the realm of the games - get over it.

I picked this book up to read at the beach. I wanted something light, fun and easily absorbed in the face of multiple distractions; fellow beach goers, family, music, propensity to doze in the sun. And in that vein, this book did not disappoint one bit.

The story itself, or rather the screenplay the book is based on, is pretty cut and dry: Alice (Milla Jovovich's character in the movies) is on the loose trying to help those who have survived a zombie-making plague. Part of her energy is spent running from her demons, and her would be captors, the Umbrella Corporation.

Alice stumbles upon a group of old friends leading a rag-tag caravan of survivors and does her best to protect them as they flee north as fast as they can. Relationships are forged, lives are lost, and all with the stakes ever rising.

Keith R.A. DeCandido's prose is quick and rarely bogged with any extraneous nonsense. Characters appear, get introduced, and react to what is basically a zombie story mixed with a bit of Mad Max and a sprinkle of corporate anarchy that reminded me a lot of Omni Consumer Products.

The book features a large cast of two-dimensional characters - remember folks, this is a novelization of an action movie!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Daniel S. Boucher on November 7, 2007
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Why 4 stars you ask when everyone else has scored it so low? I give this book a decent rating of 4 stars because the book answered all of the questions that I had after leaving the movie (which I enjoyed).

Okay, we get it, so the movies are not like the games. Give it a rest already. Seriously, why would I pay 10 bucks to go watch a movie that I already played? They added some cool easter eggs to the movies from the games (if you were paying attention) and the movies did what they had to do, expand the Resident Evil universe with new and creative characters and portray their experiences with the corrupt Umbrella corporation.

Back to the review, the book answered questions like what happened to Jill. Where's the little girl from Apocalypse (her name escapes me right now, regardless you'll be shocked at what happened!), where did Alice's powers come from and how did the virus escape and infect more cities (leading to the desert wasteland prominent in the movie) even after they destroyed the city and blamed everything on Jill, Carlos and S.T.A.R.S.?

Anyways, if you enjoyed the movie but like me left scratching your head wondering where's the rest of the story, this book will satisfy you.

- Dan.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 25, 2009
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A great addition to the Resident Evil movie novelization series. Although the book differs from the movie at certain parts, the book captures the thoughts of the characters that aren't quite obvious in the movies. It also gives the reader the past and the present filling in the story that isn't seen. This book brings the story of Alice and the others she encounters to another level.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jerry Hart on September 23, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition
I read this months before the movie was released, and loved that we find out what happened to Jill Valentine and little Angie. I just had a surprising amount of fun reading this.

And then I saw the movie, which wasn't nearly as much fun. Jill and Angie are never mentioned, for whatever reason. Still, I loved the book. It's the first RE I've ever read, and it goes beyond the screenplay on which it's based. Can't ask for more from a novelization.
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5 of 8 people found the following review helpful By G. Sanchez on September 8, 2007
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I loved this book! i dont know about everybody else but this is just what they needed. This books is going by how Resident Evil : Code Veronica X and Resident Evil 4 and 5 play along. Cause they are going to have the super zombies that run instead of walk. Its in a desert like area like in RE 5. This movie is just going to be the best out of all the 3 Resident Evil Movies.

Sure the writer did not go by the game, but its pretty damn close. You know how they add new characters all the time? well Alice is just one of the characters they brought out through the Movie. If you read the first novel, you will see that Alice did infact work for Umbrella and how she wants to stop them. This is like a new game that they just made into a movie. I mean they added Jill in the 2nd movie, Claire is in this one. In this movie Claire is looking for her brother. Sure the second movie was not as suspensful as the first movie and the games. If they would have made the movie like the games then it just would have been considered another game that you just cant control. If you notice, the games are most likely like a movie itself. They made Resident Evil: Apocalypse really action like type because it shows the outbreak of the virus and how people were reacting to it. its not like they were just going to sit around and wait to be killed like in the games. For a movie they need to find a stopping point to it. They made the Alice character to interact with the characters from the game to get the story just right for continuous movies to be made.

Resident Evil was a great movie. It was suspensful and it was just so awesome if you might say. They didnt like Romeros screenplay because it would just wind up like Dawn of the Dead.
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