Tag: Script

Alan Dean Foster – Aliens | Review

Title: Aliens

Author: Alan Dean Foster

Type: Fiction

Page Count: 250

Rating: 3.75/5

This book is the novelisation of the second Alien movie, and it’s actually a pretty good read. Foster is a well-known and well-loved novelist in his own right, and before picking up this and Alien, I’d already read Midworld, which is my friend Todd the Librarian’s favourite book. That was great, Alien was great and so was this one.

The only real flaw for me was that it’s a little top heavy and so the last twenty pages contain the most climactic scenes. But at the same time, I can see how this could happen when you’re writing a novelisation based upon a movie. Movies and books work differently, and it’s kind of noticeable here.

Still, Foster’s writing style combined with the original script make for a compelling read, and I was impressed again by the way that he was able to bring the story to life. His writing style is super evocative, so at times you feel as though you can smell the stench of alien blood burning its way through steel decking.

Of course, the downside is that by this point, most people have seen the movie and so they already know what happens. That kind of gives it the weird sensation of being a re-read even if it’s the first time you’ve picked it up. That’s not a bad thing though, and I thought it was decent.

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Guy Ritchie – Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels | Review

Title: Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels

Author: Guy Ritchie

Type: Fiction

Page Count/Review Word Count: 154

Rating: 5*/5


Guy Ritchie - Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels

Guy Ritchie – Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels


This book is literally the movie script to Lock, Stock and so if you’ve seen it before then you know roughly what to expect. I used to love the film back in the day but I’d pretty much forgot about it until I discovered that this book existed and scooped it up for a bargain price. I’m glad I did.

You get the same great story that you see in the movie, but you also get the benefit of a few extras here and there such as the introduction from the author/director and the occasional mini scene or line of dialogue that was cut from the movie. Worth reading whether you’re a fan or not, in my opinion – and it also worked well as a standalone script.


Guy Ritchie

Guy Ritchie


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