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Prime Serenity (Movie Novelisation)Author Keith R.A. DeCandido –

This Paperback Original Novel Is Based On Buffy The Vampire Slayer Creator Joss Whedon S Screenplay For Universal S Motion Picture The Characters Are Based On The Science Fiction TV Series Firefly, Which Has Achieved Cult StatusFive Hundred Years In The Future, Captain Mal Reynolds, A Hardened War Veteran On The Losing Side , Ekes Out A Living Pulling Off Small Crimes And Transport For Hire Aboard His Ship, Serenity He Leads A Small, Eclectic Crew Who Are The Closest Thing He Has Left To Family Squabbling, Insubordinate, And Undyingly LoyalWhen Mal Takes On Two New Passengers A Young Doctor Named Simon And His Unstable, Telepathic Sister, River He Gets Much Than He Bargained For The Pair Are Fugitives From A Coalition That Dominates The Universe With Unlimited Wealth And Power And That Will Stop At Nothing To Control River And Her Abilities The Crew Of Mercenaries, Used To Skimming The Outskirts Of The Galaxy Unnoticed, Soon Find Themselves Caught Between The Unstoppable Military Force Of The Universal Alliance And The Cannibalistic Fury Of The Reavers, Savages Who Roam The Very Edge Of Space Caught Up In The Fight To Stay Alive, They Don T Yet Realize That Their Greatest Danger May Be On Board Serenity Herself

10 thoughts on “Serenity (Movie Novelisation)

  1. says:

    I became a fan of Firefly with the airing of the first episode and have loved it ever since Even, sometimes, to my own amazement, since I m not a fan of zombies which Reavers basically are and a few other elements of the SF Horror genre The first time I saw the movie, I started to think Whedon was going to kill everyone off, possibly just to spite the FOX network for pulling the plug on the show I still say what happened to Wash was plain wrong But most of the characters are so well realised, the dialogue is so clever, and the acting is generally so good that I tend to overlook other things I don t know if there d be any point to reading this if someone hadn t seen and liked the movie and the series Being a fan, I enjoyed it I was impressed with the way the author managed to capture the tone and vocabulary choices of characters dialogue and within the narrative There are a few welcome additions to the story, including references to events that occurred in the series, that are just enough to round things out a bit I could ve done without a couple of somewhat overwrought descriptions of Inara but I ve never been fond of Inara, anyway At least in this story, she s less irritating than I found her in the series This is definitely a worthy addition to any Firefly nut s collection.

  2. says:

    You d think I would have loved this because I love Firefly but this novel is simply awful The writing is terrible it reads like really, really bad fan fiction and cringe worthy It s awful and offers no new insights into the fabulous show and film Avoid Instead, go and read the graphic novels, they re excellent.

  3. says:

    The nice thing about reading books, as opposed to watching listening to movies tv is that sometimes the author gives the reader access to a character s thoughts as in River s mental review of Serenity s other crew members, especially Mal as the only other person who lived with as much pain as she did.

  4. says:

    Does the film justice When you re missing your Firefly crew, this novel helps fill the void Browncoats unite Jen from Quebec 0

  5. says:

    As a died in the wool Firefly fan all I can say is this book is Perfect.

  6. says:

    Very well done novelization DeCandido gets the tone just right, infusing his descriptive prose with the same stylized language and humor that characterize much of the banter on Firefly Serenity The novelization is largely the same as the film in terms of plot, but we get a couple of extra scenes, like a flashback to Mal during the war, and the attack on Haven from Preacher s perspective before the crew gets there and discovers the wreckage A few developments are different in subtle ways e.g the intro of Mr Universe happens in person in the novel, with the crew visiting his moon, but I recall in the film it was done by wave For fans of this world, this is an excellent way to go deeper and relive the final fates of some of the main characters.

  7. says:

    Truthfully I don t read many novelizations based on movies or television shows However as a die hard Browncoat the name given to fans of the show Firefly and the movie Serenity and completist I sought this one out, and I m glad I did Mr DeCandido does a fair job at keeping true to the voices of the Serenity crew, something that s difficult for anyone to do if your name is not Joss Whedon The novel itself is basically a word for word reprinting of the screenplay, but there is the added bonus of additional and extended scenes not in the film in order to produce a cohesive narrative For example, instead of just showing the aftermath like in the film the Alliance attack on the planet Haven is played out in horrific detail as seen through the eyes of miner and former Independent soldier Bernabe I had a minor quibble with the narration The author would at random intervals revert to long exposition regarding events that occurred on the television show, something not done in the film as it wasn t necessary to reflect on fourteen episodes worth of material for the purposes of the plot This technique only served to take me out of the story many times, but I can see why it would work for a reader who was not in anyway familiar with the show prior to picking up the book Overall, I would recommend reading this book The extra character insight and added scenes are worth it But watch Firefly first, and then Serenity And then spend the rest of your life in mourning because thanks to FOX s premature cancellation, the crew of Serenity will continue to fly only in our imaginations and the occasional graphic novel.

  8. says:

    I loved the movie But this novelisation Ha No.The writing was mediocre at best and terrible at worst Seriously, I nearly laughed during a death scene Waaaay too much tell and not enough show I know you re adapting it from the screenplay, but The captain was defensive , really The characters weren t true to their characters as established by the show movie Nothing else mattering to Zoe except in relation to Mal and Wash What The Heck It s like the ultimate anti Bechdel and it s so far from Zoe s actual character that I think I might vomit Continuity was patchy in places You can t say nine people left the ship when there s only eight characters left, on account of one of the nine having died a while back Likewise, he ain t upstairs if you established earlier that that particular location was downstairs A few instances of flat out NO pertaining to sentence structure I don t care if it s an action scene please don t use exclamation marks when writing from the POV of an emotionally dead antagonist Also, please don t put commas in the middle of sentences for no reason.And word choice in places left me scratching my head Shoes don t clank on metal steps unless they re really heavy and or are made of metal themselves, which Simon s aren t They might clatter or possibly thud, but they don t clank In short, I found myself thinking I could have written this so much better in many, many places.

  9. says:

    This book is probably intended solely for those that have either watched the TV series or watched the series and the movie As a self contained novel, it s quite bad The laziness on the part of the author is ridiculously apparent with such phrases as little sister look or are you serious look This is how emotions and visuals are expressed in this book and it s not even just once but repeated for each instance of said look If you already watched the series you re likely aware of what these phrases should look like but it still reeks of lazy writing.Another thing is there s nothing in this book that isn t a carbon copy of the movie unless we re talking about how pathetically out of character the author goes a few times I assumed that was the case but I want to make sure everyone is aware of it.In truth, 70% of Firefly Serenity fan fiction is better than this If you have the movie, stick to the movie If you don t have the movie, buy the movie It s not going to break the bank and it s a much better representation of ideas than the ink between the covers Just don t buy this If someone gave it to you, appreciate the nifty cover photo but don t risk any reading Seriously.TLDR DO NOT READ

  10. says:

    This novelization is based on my favorite movie of all time, so I admit to being it biased ButI 100% enjoyed it from cover to cover I appreciate how I fleshed out the characters we already know and love The sequence in the beginning concerning the battle of Serenity, which made Mal who he is, should have definitely been included in the film I highly recommend this book for anyone into the Firefly series, the Serenity film, or both