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Anyone read the novel 'Serenity'

POSTED BY: ELK
UPDATED: Wednesday, May 31, 2006 04:42
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Monday, May 29, 2006 12:58 PM

ELK


I brought the book from amazon.com and it took me two days to read it.

It was similar to the BDM but with a little extra.

I like the book aswell as the BDM.

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Monday, May 29, 2006 2:18 PM

ANONYMOUS1


elk,

I read and loved it too.



Here is a really great review of the book and
the first chapter. I have to read the book again.

http://www.serenitystuff.com/2006/01/05/serenity-novelization





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Monday, May 29, 2006 2:19 PM

CHYNNAPRINCESS


Me. I liked it cuz it ahd extras stuff and you have an in on the characters thoughts in certain scenes. Like how Jayne kept thinking about Zoe and how he liked a tough woman.

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Tuesday, May 30, 2006 10:31 AM

MORWEN112


Haven't got a chance to read it yet, but it looks really good! And you never know, someone may ask what your reading and you'll have another convert!



Mine is an evil sugar high laugh! Bwahahahaha!

Morwen

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Tuesday, May 30, 2006 2:43 PM

VELOXI


Quote:

Originally posted by elk:
I brought the book from amazon.com and it took me two days to read it.

It was similar to the BDM but with a little extra.

I like the book aswell as the BDM.

www.halgroveelkhounds.net


Oh ya, loved the novel. Read it 3 times. ;)

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Tuesday, May 30, 2006 3:15 PM

JOSSISAGOD


I bought the book at a local bookstore. I love it so much I'm on my second readthrough. The only reason it took me so long to read it was because I cherished every page of dialogue.

JOSSIS(Most Definitely)AGOD

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Tuesday, May 30, 2006 3:25 PM

KINROEDARKSTONE


Quote:

Originally posted by Anonymous1:
elk,

I read and loved it too.



Here is a really great review of the book and
the first chapter. I have to read the book again.

http://www.serenitystuff.com/2006/01/05/serenity-novelization



Gorramit! I click on the link, started readin' the excerpt, and almost fergot to come back here and finish readin' this here thread.

--------------
Wash: Closing in.
Zoe: Planet's coming up a might fast.
Wash: That's just 'cause I'm goin' down too quick. Likely crash and kill us all.
Mal: Well, if that happens, let me know.

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Tuesday, May 30, 2006 3:37 PM

KAYLEESTHEGREATEST


I bought it from BJs a while ago and read twice in the same week. It was awsome

Someday the verse will spit in your soup but at least they gave you soup.
one day
one plan
one mission
one army of browncoats
june 23rd serenity day

-Our mission as browncoats is to make us known.

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Tuesday, May 30, 2006 3:39 PM

KAYLEESTHEGREATEST


The only thing i didnt like was when mal said in the movie that he would shoot anyone down that wont helping him. it translated in the book to i will fucking shoot you.
It just doest seem like mal

Someday the verse will spit in your soup but at least they gave you soup.
one day
one plan
one mission
one army of browncoats
june 23rd serenity day

-Our mission as browncoats is to make us known.

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Tuesday, May 30, 2006 4:28 PM

GUNRUNNER


Quote:

Originally posted by kayleesthegreatest:
The only thing i didnt like was when mal said in the movie that he would shoot anyone down that wont helping him. it translated in the book to i will fucking shoot you.
It just doest seem like mal

Someday the verse will spit in your soup but at least they gave you soup.
one day
one plan
one mission
one army of browncoats
june 23rd serenity day

-Our mission as browncoats is to make us known.



That is how it was written in the script for a while. The change came after the author finished the book for the origional release date (some time in April I think it was).

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http://s4.invisionfree.com/GunRunner/index.php?act=idx

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Tuesday, May 30, 2006 4:50 PM

ANONYMOUS1


Quote:

Originally posted by kayleesthegreatest:
The only thing i didnt like was when mal said in the movie that he would shoot anyone down that wont helping him. it translated in the book to i will ****ing shoot you.
It just doest seem like mal




Joss must have gotten Mal and Nathan mixed up
for a bit.

Just like Gunrunner said, it was in the script.

Just checked my copy of Serenity Visual Companion
and the Nathan version of the line is in there too.

For a description of the Serenity Visual Companion see

http://www.serenitystuff.com/category/books




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Tuesday, May 30, 2006 5:31 PM

1TOSMILE


I have read the book twice and after reading this thread I am going to grab it up and read it Again!

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Tuesday, May 30, 2006 5:55 PM

JUSTSHINY


I've read it. There are a few changes in the script that annoy me, but for the most part I love it cause I can really bring Serenity everywhere I go.

"In the spaceship, the silver space ship, the lion takes control."
AIM:LuckieDragon7
Always up for talkin' to my fellow Browncoats!

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Tuesday, May 30, 2006 8:10 PM

DAX82


I read it. I thought it was done really well.

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Wednesday, May 31, 2006 4:03 AM

ZOID


KRAD's treatment of Serenity was the first 'book of the movie' I had ever read. He hangs out on the several Firefly sites, so if you happen across his path, be sure and tell him how much you enjoyed his work. Every artist loves appreciation of their work, even if they're too modest to admit it.

You might also consider buying his "Dragon Precinct" if you enjoy fantasy. I thought it was very well done (although I profess no love for fantasy, per se).

I enjoyed his treatment of "Serenity" -- although, again, I'm not a big fan of movie novelizations, nor for that matter movies adapted from great novels that I have read. It's odd, but I think movies are visually externally oriented, while great novels are about the internal struggle of the character(s), which can rarely be externalized with the same impact on a movie screen. And, of course, all the visuals in a novel are created in the readers' 'mind's eye'. Taking that vision to the big screen often disappoints, because different people will visualize physical aspects of the characters and scenery in a multitude of ways.

Such digression notwithstanding, I truly enjoyed the book; but not as much as my boxer, "Cobb" did. He chewed the covers off the book, and pronounced it, "Tasty!"



Culinarily,

zoid
_________________________________________________

"I aim to misbehave." -Capt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity, a.k.a. 'the BDBOF'

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Wednesday, May 31, 2006 4:42 AM

GREATBLACKTHORN


I heard there's a scene in that where the Operative stabs Book and gives a little hint to his past.

Was that something originally in the script, or just something that the author added in?

She'll turn you in before you can say "Don't turn me in...lady..."

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