- File Size: 12360 KB
- Print Length: 118 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: GSC World Publishing (July 29, 2012)
- Publication Date: July 29, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B008QVOARO
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- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #639,030 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Captives of the Zone (diary#1) Kindle Edition
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In this movie a guide (a stalker) goes at expedition with a writer and a scientist to bring them in a room in a old house in The Zone that supposedly can realize all kind of wishes. Not everyone has sucess because there are a lot of traps at the zone (a complex system) that changes all the time. The movie leaves the action scenes for background, highlighting the dialog of the expeditioners and the hunter (stalker) about society, human desires. The end is a lot reflexive.
It's not clear at this first volume of presented book if the author is based in the original Tarkovsky's history, because at this version, there are a lot of coincidence of situations but I couldn't to find references in presented book about Arkady or Strugatsky screenplay, what give feeling that the book could be an original idea, what it's not true.
In the book The Zone is created by an a malfunction in Chernobyl powerplant. It wouldn't be a problem if the plot wasn't so weak compared with the film of Tarkovsky. Maybe because there are other volumes, the author brings at this first volume, a frenetic plot describing a sequence of actions that leave impression that we are watching a videogame match.
It's clear here that "... Captives of the zone" it's a superficial plot for teens. I didn't feel motivation to continue reading other volumes.
I downloaded (legally) the PDF books written by a group of writers looking to create 'official' S.T.A.L.K.E.R. novels (the Southern Comfort and Northern Passage novels). I was disappointed in the writing styles, focus, and other aspects of those novels. This novel, however, brought back everything I adored about the STALKER (removing the '.''s for ease of writing) series. The graphics added in were clearly just 'artified' screenshots, but that was okay. They still got the point across. The plot was amusing, too- even incorporating the games as misleading information.
The downsides: Each danger in The Zone is only presented once. Its as if they are included to simply introduce the games, never to be mentioned again except in passing. This includes anomalies as well. Speaking from experience with the 'prime fiction', this is most definitely not the case. Excepting massive dangers that are rare, most dangers are very common and prevalent. Still, an enjoyable read.
Now get outta here Stalker!