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The Cabin in the Woods: The Official Movie Novelization Mass Market Paperback – April 17, 2012
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i want joss whedon to read it for an audio book! i would love love love to listen to joss' voice reading this as i go to sleep at night. :-)
Movie Tie-ins have to do two things. One, they have to keep the reader interested with more than just the plot, and Two, they have to add something that the movie or game counterparts are unable to portray, so does New York Times bestselling author, Tim Lebbon do a good job of this?
I started to read this book BEFORE watching the movie. I had always been interested in it, but just never had the time to sit and watch. So this review is going to be based on what I've read, and then we'll do a compare and contrast.
Tim Lebbon does a good job of setting up the characters here. Each character is very stereotypical of other horror movies, which is fine. The point of this is to kind of poke fun and play into previous horror stereotypes. You get a feel for each person in the first 25 pages or so. You know exactly the role they are going to play, from the jock to the stoner to the introverted female.
The action is well written, the blood and gore are well written, and the comedy (yes, there is a lot of comedy) is well done. The way the comedy is interwoven in the book is really kind of a stark contrast to the horrors that are going on when the characters enter in the cabin that they are going to vacation in. It balances out the chills very well.
You can tell that this book was a movie first. While you get some insight and internal monologues with the characters, you get the very obvious feeling that it's there to just try and make the characters more endearing to the reader. The problem comes in during the gory action sequences. You can't really get good pacing with the action when the characters are having a dialogue with themselves.Read more ›
But what really put me off were the typos. I expect typos when I purchase a Kindle version, but I have never seen so many errors in an actual paperback before. There were numerous spelling and grammatical errors before I even got 150 pages into the book.
Example: "Then maybe it's something else," she said, pointing at his joint with one hand and taking a sup of beer with the other.
Another example: But he was a guy who, with the aid of mind-enhancing drugs, understood himself completely. And there weren't may people who could say that.
Another: He wondered what saw teeth would feel like when it was tugged murderously across his throat.
Can you spot the spelling and grammar errors?
In short, due to these typos and the overall lack of tension, I gave up reading on page 149 after reading those last two typos.
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I like something a little different once in a while. It held my interest and had some scary parts. A fast, easy read.Published 16 months ago by sandy
This book was awesome one of Lebbons best books ive read. I gave it 4 stars because i havent seen the movie in awhile and i couldnt remember alot from the movie but what i could... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Scott
Ever wonder just what was inside thise elevators? The novelization of the movie tells what lurked below the cabin....and it was more horrific than the movie monsters.Published 23 months ago by M. A. Adkins
1/4 - First book of April! Yay! I remember seeing the trailer for this movie and thinking "A Joss Whedon horror movie? I HAVE to see this? Read more
I am a huge fan of the 2012 horror-comedy flick. I loved characters, loved the story, and just thought it was really well put together. Read morePublished on March 23, 2014 by Kelsey Morgan
The movie and book are amazing. The book didn't offer any new insights but the humor and quick wit is therePublished on February 10, 2014 by Aubrey
I t really fills in the blanks and adds so many details that makes want to watch the movie again.Published on September 4, 2013 by Larry D. Phelps
Te writing style is amazing. Additions to Marty's thoughts were great. The lengthened scenes and added gore pushed it a little far into torture porn. A+ for writing style.Published on August 10, 2013 by tueborvita