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Alan Wake is not your average character and his story is not an average tale. And for those of you who have never played the game, this novel will surly make you anxious to grab a flashlight and start killing, The Taken. Wake is a bestselling horror novelist, who at the present moment is not doing so well, mentally or emotionally.

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Bright Falls, a small rural town with not much to offer other than peace and quiet, seems to be the light at the end of his tunnel. However, shortly after arriving, Wake soon discovers everything is not always as it seems or as he writes. Learning who to trust and piecing together all the clues is terrifying and exciting for both Wake and the reader. I was constantly holding my breath waiting for Alan to catch a break, and just when he finally figured out an answer to one mystery another arrived, leaving me hanging in suspense and desperately wanting more.

Overall, if you love mysteries with a certain edge or fear factor, Alan Wake would be a perfect addition to your bookshelf. I also highly recommend purchasing the video game and adding it to your collection. Nov 08, Kevin Lau rated it liked it Shelves: As a fan of the video game "Alan Wake" and also an avid reader, when I had learned a novelization of the game was made, I couldn't resist buying a copy and reading it. Best-selling novelist Alan Wake has been suffering from writer's block for the past two years.

In hopes to cure it, Alan and his wife, Alice, go on a vacation to a small remote town called Bright Falls. Shortly after arriving in their cabin, a force of darkness kidnaps Alice and Alan wakes up in a car crash almost two weeks later. Trying to wrap his head around the scenario, Alan soon finds himself a target to the force of darkness, possessing the people of Bright Falls to stop him from saving his wife.

It's a horror story Alan is unsure he could overcome and a mystery he seems to have written in a manuscript he has no memory of. I was ecstatic to start the book, but, unfortunately, I am a bit disappointed.

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For a book that praises creative storytelling, the writing of the book falls a little above basic quality. There is a lack of detail in the narrative, not really describing the setting or the characters too well.

This is also a problem when it comes to the action sequences written in the book; they lack the thrill and the tension the game had created so well.

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Thankfully, the last third of the book gets better, where the story becomes more complex and nearing its conclusion which is a bit anti-climatic for fans of the game. The writing is the only problem with the novelization, whereas everything else is a plus. The book contains deleted scenes and an extended ending that are not in the game and clears up mysteries that were left to the players to solve, albeit those answers come off as anti-climatic. Even if you have not played the game which I highly recommend doing so , you may still find enjoyment in this book because of the plot.

Much like "Flashforward" by Robert J. Sawyer, the writing makes it feel like a paperback you could buy at the grocery store for a few bucks, but that doesn't mean you won't enjoy it.

Jun 26, Trevor Firetog rated it liked it Shelves: I think I like what this book could have been, more than what it actually was. I am a big fan of the Alan Wake video game, so naturally I wanted to explore other options that expand that world.

Instead, what I got was a hastily thrown together novelization. While it is a very entertaining read, it will not satisfy a Wake fan, like myself. It seemed as though they wanted to make a quick buck, so they commissioned an author to pump this novel out as quick as he could, and then threw it on bookshelve I think I like what this book could have been, more than what it actually was.

It seemed as though they wanted to make a quick buck, so they commissioned an author to pump this novel out as quick as he could, and then threw it on bookshelves without even giving it a second edit. Some scenes and plot points were deleted and very little was added to appease the reader. However, during the parts when Rick Burroughs took on some creative liberties which were few and far between , I really enjoyed his style and where he was trying to go.

It seems that he has some talent, and I would really like to see what he could do with a novel of his own. Something that he has complete creative control over. It seemed with this book that he got bored with his own prose and got very lazy with the descriptions. I would consider that part of not being challenged enough.

On a side note, would you like to know a fun drinking game? Do a shot of your favorite adult beverage every time you see the phrase "end over end" in the book. It makes the novel MUCH more interesting. Over all, I read through this entire book in less than two days. It's a very quick read and even has some rare moments of cleverness. But you should really play the video game first. Don't deny yourself the privilege to see how the Alan Wake story was originally intended to be told.

Sep 15, Andrew Balboni rated it it was amazing. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I heard about Alan Wake from a friend who said that the story was made into a video game. As he continued to describe the story line, I became fascinated and felt the need to read about Alan Wake's adventure in Bright Falls.

When I did pick up a copy, I immediately noticed that Rick Burroughs wrote in a second person style, meaning that the narrator was Alan Wake. The style of Burroughs's writing is also very unusual.

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For example, when describing the night, Burroughs has Wake say: Once you become accustomed to his style, the book seems to flow more evenly and becomes a dark, personal and colorless story. The ending is another crucial part of the story Burroughs did with an interesting style. Instead of Alan and Alice both escaping the dark presence, only Alice is able to escape while Alan is forced to remain within the dark presence's world but not under its control this means he can continue to write but he will never be able to we write in the outside world.

Neither of them meet their demise, but they never get to see each other again. Well, the story of the book is made from the same name game.

I bought this in order to knowing the story clearly as I don't get the story in the game I have played much. For who has played the game, would enjoy this book since it has additional lines that you would enjoy and understand the character's feeling more.

For those who don't, it's an interesting horror-action genre with an intruguing style which can make you wanna play the game. The words are easy reading and not too complex.

BUT the writer i Well, the story of the book is made from the same name game. BUT the writer is not good with his novelization. It looks like the writer didn't have enough pages and was forced to end the story with that few pages. If you wanna read some new kind of horror with an interesting story and not mind at writing. With those who has played the game, you would see some more stories that you would enjoy Alan Wake more. Jun 11, Erik Hanley rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Fans of the series, gamers or not.

I'm a big fan of the Alan Wake series and when the book came out I snapped it up right away and began to devour it like a taken wants to do to Wake. However, there were a few little writing mistakes that were noticable that took me out of the action. How could it fall to the pavement when he's in the woods and I know that based off the game, he drove off the road.

Little quibbles like that aside, this is a good read and really will make the Alan Wake story come alive. Apr 08, Alexander Little rated it really liked it. I loved the book as much as i loved the game.

With exception to one thing The book was well paced and set the scene just right however i felt the last couple of chapters just skimmed over the end of the story with not much warning explanation or scene setting. It seemed to me as if the writer never played the last mission in the game or perhaps didn't like the ending set by the game. Jan 06, Zeke Fortune rated it really liked it.

Loved the game. It was a very intense psychological, mystery thriller and horror too, but I've already hit my genre quota. With themes of light vs. This book does a very sound job of capturing the feeling and story portrayed, and makes for a good companion to the game if you missed any details. Jul 03, Donald Danbury rated it really liked it Shelves: Follows the game pretty closely.

For some reason it did not recapture the atmosphere and magic of the game but it was an okay read. The style is overly simplistic which I don't mind usually but in this book it felt jarring. I love the franchise so I gave it 4 stars. For someone who did not play the game this may be a Jan 20, Spencer Torrico rated it really liked it Shelves: I first got hooked on the Alan Wake story from playing the game on the Xbox Oct 05, Joshua Cottrell rated it it was amazing.

A VERY faithful adaptation of the videogame. On it's own, this book is a fantastic way to immerse yourself in the world of Alan Wake, and quite a gripping psychological thriller. Jun 08, James Jeans rated it liked it. The book did a fine job of telling the story of the video game, but it was also pretty clear that it was the author's first novel.

It wasn't terrible by any means, but it suffers from many of the growing pains seen in a first time author's work. Jan 26, Jasmin Jahic rated it it was amazing. Fantastic and dark atmosphere, great environments, and engaging story elements. Jul 11, Abheybir Singh rated it liked it.

Good Adaptation of the Game but fails to capture most of the details that game offers. Single go read recommended!! Sep 30, Mike rated it it was ok.

Since the game itself aspires to be literary, it's not a stretch that the novelization does as well. The key word being "aspires. In both the book and the game, there are a lot of familiar plots and plot devices and stock characters all mixed together, with some heavy influence from sources like David Lynch's "Twin Peaks" TV series.

The story of "Alan Wake" by Rick Burroughs is a novelization of the Xbox video game of the same name. The story of "Alan Wake" is as follows.

A troubled best-selling author accompanies his wife to a rustic Washington town called Bright Falls. But all is not well in Bright Falls. A mysterious evil entity known as "the Dark Presence" lives deep beneath the surface of Cauldron Lake.

The entity has been waiting patiently for someone with a strong creative mind that it can use to free itself from its lightless prison at the bottom of the lake. The Dark Presence steals Wake's devoted wife Alice and forces him to write a manuscript. He manages to escape, but his writing has give the Dark Presence enough power to make him live out the manuscript--where townspeople possessed by the Dark Presence called "Taken" are wreaking havoc after dark each night, claiming more and more people to their ranks.

They try to set up a dichotomy with the town of Bright Falls and a "twilight Zone" style TV show called "Night Springs" to represent the dark and light sides of the adventure. A mysterious specter clad in an old style diver's suit of the last author to fall victim to the Dark Presence provides aid throughout and gives Wake an improbable weapon to fight the darkness with. If you can see some of the imprecise logical gymnastics in there, you're not alone.

But I relayed the story accurately. One of the major failings of the book and the game is that Alan Wake does not seem to be that good of a writer. And Rick Burroughs, stepping in at some points for Wake while telling the story, is not convincing either. If someone is going to be a good enough writer to peril the world by having an evil entity use him for an amanuensis, the examples of his writing should be at least sharp and clear, not hackneyed and cliche'. I get how the game revels in all the cliches of various genres, but they don't come off as humorous in the book.

More like tedious. I may be wrong, but for most people, the best part of Alan Wake the game is the pulse-pounding fights with the Taken, who seem to be everywhere.

They're not classic zombies, as they move fast and are armed melee weapons only and are quite crazy and homicidal. To vanquish them, Wake has to use a light source to burn away their darkness, then shoot them. Obligingly, they then dissipate into a cloud of sparks. No messy bodies left behind. The book skips over most of the main battles of the game, spending a lot of time in conversations between Wake and Barry going over the exposition of the plot.

But without the action of the game to brace up those moments, the book seems fairly un-thrilling by giving the scenes of battle and mayhem short shrift. The story itself isn't bad, it's the execution of it that I found to be lacking. I know, I know, no one expects good things from a movie novelization or a TV show tie-in, so why would anyone look for artistic expression in a video game novelization?

But I did For example, I found three four four places in the book where the text had clearly been edited probably to cut length but the surrounding text hadn't been adjusted to match the new text. If it were on the next page or in another chapter, I might be more forgiving. But the things I'm talking about are within the same few lines.

In one place, Barry hugs Wake, then Wake makes a smart remark, and the next action is Barry letting go of Wake's hand. If you're a huge fan of the Alan Wake video game, you might enjoy the book. There is a bit more explaining the Thomas Zane-Alan Wake connection in the book than I remember being in the game.

But both the book and the game end on a confusing note.

At least the game does it with a bit more style and flair. The book just sort of runs out of steam once the anti climax is reached. But if you're not interested in the video game, I doubt reading the book would entertain you very much.

Sheathed in shadows, vulnerable only to light, they are Taken. Wake's journey will lead him to the very edge of madness, and deep within the dark woods, he will come face-to-face with a story he has no recollection of ever writing.

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