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Resident Evil 02 (Resident Evil #2)

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3.63 of 5 stars 3.63  ·  rating details  ·  2,161 ratings  ·  64 reviews
Tras su lucha sin cuartel para salir de las instalaciones de investigaciones genéticas de la corporación Umbrella, los supervivientes de la unidad STARS intentan advertir al mundo acerca de la conspiración para crear terroríficas armas biológicas. Pero la conspiración no acaba ahí, como los propios STARS descubren cuando son expulsados de la organización por los mismos que ...more
254 pages
Published (first published 1998)
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Dan
This is a terrible book. I actually expected something significantly better than the last in the series, but with this being the second book, it's surprising that rather than utilising the freedom she has without a video game to tie her down, the author made this original story in the RE universe completely boring and mostly uneventful. The story follows on immediately after the first book (which closely followed the first video game). A new Umbrella facility at Caliban Cove has been discovered ...more
Kati
I liked the plot of this one better than of the previous book, "The Umbrella Conspiracy", and it also used the tests and clue-finding in a better, more organic way. At the same time, it wasn't as scary/creepy and David and his team simply weren't up to the Raccoon team's standards. David really was no Chris as far as leadership goes, he should've been a great tactician but he kept falling apart again and again, even Rebecca, a girl half his age and with much less training and experience, had mor ...more
Megan
I originally picked this up on a whim since I'm a huge Resident Evil fan. I was excited to read an original story based on the games, but I ended up being quite disappointed. Caliban Cove isn't badly written. It's just incredibly slow going. At least half of the novel is just build up and background setting up the small bits of action in the last half. Plus, the story revolves around a secondary character from Resident Evil, Rebecca Chambers. While I think that writing about Rebecca is a great i ...more
Tiffany DeBarr
While Ms. Perry continues to make the same mistakes over the course of each of these novels, I have to give some bit of praise to this novel. They still read as if they are decent fanfiction, so the writing is mostly mediocre. However, this novel takes the Resident Evil mythology and injects it with a new story spanning the gaps that Capcom leaves in the wake of its games. This story follows the weeks after the Arklay mountains event and the Raccoon City's S.T.A.R.S. attempt at reaching out to t ...more
Kai
I ended up with the first two installments of the Resident Evil series to keep me busy in hospital. The first one was not so greatly written but, it followed the storyline of the game a decent amount.

This one, however, was awful. It's so disconnected from the story, excepting the fact that it uses some of the same characters, in an OOC way. There are some typos, which I don't mind in a self-published kind of book, but this thing was published by a well known publishing house so it irked me. And
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Ana Mardoll
Resident Evil: Caliban Cove (Book 2) / 9781781161869

I was a big fan of S.D. Perry's first book in this series (The Umbrella Conspiracy), and Caliban Cove continues to deliver the same level of enjoyment and superb writing. I'll note upfront that I haven't played the video games, so I don't know how well these books match the game-canon, but in terms of zombie novels set in the Umbrella mythos, this series delivers great action, wonderful characterization, and a lot of suspenseful thrills.

Caliban
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James Pitt
A massive fan of the video games, I was ecstatic to find that someone had serialised them in novel form. This is S.D Perry’s second novel set in the Resident Evil universe and the first that does not follow one of the video games plotlines.

The story feels credible as a piece of Resident Evil fiction, and the original characters Perry came up with are quite interesting - certainly more engaging than some characters from the actual games. The protagonist, Rebeca Chambers from the first game, is ac
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Courtney Key
I rather enjoyed this book. It bridges the gap between Resident Evil and Resident Evil 2. It's wonderful to have Rebecca Chambers as a main character. She isn't mentioned much after the first game except to appear as a playable character in Mercenaries, so it's nice to see she is more included in the book 'verse.

In Caliban Cove, we met all new characters, monsters, location, and of course the villain. The usual S.T.A.R.S. members make a appearance at the beginning of the novel before Rebecca le
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Trish
Wow. Just wow.

This is a original story that bridges the gap between the events of RE1 & 2. I honestly saw no bridge gapping. Just because it starred Rebecca Chambers doesn't mean it bridged a gap. Bridging the gap, for me, would have been explaining Chris' adventures. But that's just me.

This book finds us on a mission into Maine to investigate another laboratory of Umbrella. And it was utterly drab and boring. Nothing really exciting happens and you don't connect with any of the new charac
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Anna
The Resident Evil Universe has been expanded to include more adventures of Rebecca Chambers in this book. An original novel by S.D. Perry, the author took some of the well known characters from the canon universe and weaved a new side story of events occurring directly after the Spencer Mansion incident from the previous book.

Here, we are introduced to new members from other S.T.A.R.S branches, David Trapp, Karen Driver, John Andrews and Steve Lopez, who volunteer themselves for a deadly mission
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Felipe Guerrero
Muy bueno, muy entretenido y en lo personal un Resident Evil por mérito propio.

La historia es buena, me gustó la explicación de esos zombies semi inteligentes y también la inclusión de acertijos que, para ser honestos, guardan todo el espíritu de la saga. Es eso precisamente lo que me gusto de este libro, que siendo una historia original no se salió de contexto, no metió nada que estuviera fuera de lugar. De hecho modificando uno o dos detalles se podría hacer una adaptación, buenísima, de este
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Leslea Burnett
I was desperate and my husband had it lying around. Don't judge me!
Mario Perez tapia
I just end it and i'm in shock. Ok, ok, let me beggin. I love how this book begin. The middle it's a little bit tense, and it's really heavy. Not to heavy like the first, but, HEAVY. Ok, the end I LOVE THE END. I really love how S.D Perry writes, it's kinda funny, kinda sad, kinda heavy. Perfect. I even like the little romance in this book... and how it ends... *muajajajaja* I don't really like the stupidness(? of things that the characters think. Sometimes, they tell you something obviously, so ...more
Lara
Ok so I really don't like the Goodreads 'star rating' system. I didn't like this book as much as the previous one- mostly because for the first half to two-thirds of it the story is kind of boring and monotonous. But that last bit was just as amazing as The Umbrella Conspiracy and Zero Hour! So I rated this one with three stars but really I'd have preferred to give it three and a half. Anyway! The plot was really good and the monsters just as wonderful and terrifying as I've come to hope for. He ...more
Douglas
Jul 03, 2014 Douglas rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Resident Evil fans
Shelves: books-i-own
This review is 80% spoiler free, names and story spoilers are written intentionally vague, major spoilers are hidden with spoiler tags.

Obviously, this book is not an example of great literature. It’s a cheaply-written piece of entertainment, and that’s why I love it. It’s fun, simple as that. The RESIDENT EVIL series is one of my favorite multi-media franchises ever (and if we’re talking strictly about the video games, than it *is* my favorite of all time). Perhaps that makes me a bit less crit
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Alpha
"Caliban Cove is a first in the Resident Evil Series and it is an original of the main storyline written by S.D. Perry herself instead of a novelization of a videogame. The events in Caliban Cove take place between the events of the Mansion Incident and the quarantine of Raccoon City. Survivors of the Mansion incident are traveling the United States in search of other places with illegal bio-genetic testing and trying to put a stop to it.

Caliban Cove is another place where Umbrella is testing fo
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Robert Beveridge
S. D. Perry, Caliban Cove (Pocket, 1998)

Perry returns to the Resident Evil world in Caliban Cove, her second novel in the series. Rebecca, the intrepid eighteen-year-old aspiring biochemist from The Umbrella Conspiracy, is back. The book opens a few weeks after the events in the first novel, and the surviving members of the S.T.A.R.S. Team have been raked over the coals. There's a conspiracy in play, and the team are considered to blame for the destruction of an historic landmark. No one mention
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Nicole Sanglay
In this second book, the writer really took pains in creating the background of the story, especially since this is supposed to give us a peek as to what happened between Resident Evil 1 and 2.

It's good that the writer made such an effort to make the story more interesting. But the thing is--the bad thing is, I think S.D. Perry overdid it. There was just too much of the backstory that it became the focus of the story rather than the action at present (which is definitely not Resident Evil's styl
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Freezard
This is the first original Resident Evil novel by Perry. The story focuses on Rebecca Chambers from RE0 but introduces several new original characters from a different S.T.A.R.S. team. I really like the new characters and you get to know them pretty well, I especially liked the captain, David, as well as the humor filled bad-ass guy, John. The team departs to another Umbrella facility located in Caliban Cove, a place next to the ocean with a lighthouse, sporting a mad scientist. In other words, ...more
Chris Lemmerman
I was initially surprised at how much I enjoyed this. I was wary that this book, which is set in a well established universe that I know and love, and I was afraid that this would disrespect it, or interpret it in a way I didn't like.

On the contrary, this is as faithful to the source material as you could get. By introducing new characters and using a basically blank slate in Rebecca Chambers, Perry avoids 'ruining' fan-favourite characters, though she does an amiable job early in the book when
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WACHOVIA
Best original RE novels

This was a really good original Resident Evil story. I really wish they (meaning Capcom) would make a game of this it fits in to the game story so well plus I think it would be cool to see Rebecca Chambers again. Well I had the physical copy of this year's ago and decided to finally finish it so I bought it on my Kindle. It was worth the purchase can't wait to read Resident Evil Underworld.
Pygmy
From what I gather, this is an original story not directly tied to any existing game plotline. This book immediately improves from the first book by dispensing with any silly puzzles, dealing just with mystery and monster-zombie action. Several of the character dynamics interest me, especially when it involves the British leader of the ex-S.T.A.R.s team (the observations about his accent are *spot on*, things I've thought myself in real life ^_^). Though I have to say, Rebecca Chambers seems jus ...more
William Moses Jr.
This book gets two and a half stars. The first half was interesting, but the second half was a bit boring. It didn't have the feel of survival horror, but rather of a shooter and puzzle solver. Not what I was expecting. Also, considering that that this book is outside canon, I didn't expect there to be much plot development, and there wasn't much, and that detracts from the fun of things.
J.C.
i read these books many years ago and since then have lost them, therefore I am giving them a score based on my original reading and not one that i would necessary hold if I read them today.
Paulo Bana
3.80 . . .
DONT READ THID BOOK BEFORE OR WHILE EATING!!! like seriously!

This book is sooo much better that the 1st one (the one that felt like a walkthrough).
As I progressed in the story, I was beginning to feel itchy for some reason. I felt like a loaded syringe of T-virus is next to me. But I hated the ending, well not a really bad ending but they didnt get the info they need to take umbrella down.
I liked this better than the 1st book because this one feels a continuation of resident evil 1 g
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Etienne02breton
Find this one very close to be annoying, almost gave him 2 stars. The characters have no evolution and for the new one just empty personality, the story is simple, even for this kind of book, and you see it all coming for miles away. There are action, good action, but again nothing extraordinary. So you can considered it with a low 3 stars, more of a 2.5 actually. Just hope next one will be better...
Chris
Being not based on any of the Resident Evil games and with the main protagonist one of the non-main characters from first Resident Evil game, also add to that a cast of support I never heard of then well I was a little bit apprehensive on what this book would be like.

I’m glad to say it was great. The main character Rebecca was believable as a more confident but still wet behind the ears STARS member and the supporting members where all well written and given enough book time to make them feel re
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Joseph
huge resident evil fan but this book did fall a little short. it wasn't bad and the characters she created were not overly powerful but it could have been better but still good
Jake Painter
Apr 25, 2014 Jake Painter rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Resident Evil fans, horror fans, zombie and monster fans
It was a pretty good novel. I kinda think that Rebecca's character personality wasn't similar enough to the game, but it's a very goo addition to the series.
Neko
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Stephani Danelle Perry (credited as S. D. Perry in her works) is a novelist living in the Pacific Northwest. She is the daughter of writer Steve Perry.

S. D. Perry currently resides in Portland, Oregon, with her husband, Myk, her two excellent children, Cyrus and Dexter, and their dogs. She mostly writes tie-in novels based on works in the fantasy/science-fiction/horror genres, including Resident E
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Other Books in the Series

Resident Evil (7 books)
  • Zero Hour (Resident Evil, #0)
  • The Umbrella Conspiracy (Resident Evil, #1)
  • City of the Dead (Resident Evil, #3)
  • Underworld  (Resident Evil, #4)
  • Nemesis (Resident Evil, #5)
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