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Darkness Falls (The X-Files: Middle Grade #2)

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Everybody's favorite FBI agents, Fox Mulder and Dana Scully, are tracking terror in the tall timber. What's been happening deep in the forest, deep in the night to the loggers who are cutting down the ancient trees? Is an unearthly evil indulging in a late-night feeding frenzy? Scully and Mulder need answers--before night falls...
Paperback, 108 pages
Published September 2nd 1996 by HarperCollins (first published 1995)
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Stephen Arvidson
“When you mess with nature, justice turns blind. And everybody gets punished.” —– Mulder

Although not found anywhere in the broadcast episode, the above line from Mulder is thought-provoking and brilliantly made with environmental ethics in mind. In this X-Files novelization of “Darkness Falls," Agents Mulder and Scully travel to Washington state to investigate the strange disappearance of a team of loggers working deep in the Olympic National Forest. Although eco-terrorism is initially suspected
Jan 24, 2009 Cameron rated it it was amazing
I could not sleep for *weeks* after I read this as a ten-year-old. I actually made my father put new weatherstripping on my bedroom window and close all the vents to my room.

That said, it's got a, uh, great environmental message.
Chuck White
Cleaning off the shelves - Part #3

The third part of a new, continuing series dedicated to finally reading those books that I have had forever.

Part #2 can be found here:

This is the second in a six book series that adapts first season X-Files episodes. As mentioned before, when I bought them 20 years ago, I didn't realize they were geared towards middle-graders.

As with the first volume, I enjoyed this adaptation of the episode "Darkness Falls". I haven't wa
Jul 18, 2016 Mileena rated it liked it
Darkness Falls
3/5 stars

This was a really simple, really small middle grade book that I figured would be a quick good start to the booktubeathon. And it was.

It's amazing how in a little children's book Mulder and Scully can still manage to have immense chemistry. Plus I've seen this episode before and this is one that actually scared me because of the theme and it was a good summary and Dow to the point.
Jun 30, 2016 Al rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Impressionante a capacidade do autor em adaptar o clima o roteiro da série televisiva em livro. Sem absolutamente nenhum prejuízo da história, o suspense e a dinâmica do enredo são mantidos, fazendo da leitura um filme que se desenrola.
Muito bom, especialmente para fãs.
Jun 24, 2014 Caitlin rated it really liked it
If I had picked this up back in the day, I would have probably rated it 5 stars.
I'll give it four because even though I am not in middle school, it still captured me in to the story.
Fayd Eaton
Jan 19, 2013 Fayd Eaton rated it really liked it
E'una novellizzazione un po' brutale, breve e i personaggi non sono come appaiono nel telefilm. Perché chiamare Scully "la giovane"? Ma!!!
Apr 10, 2015 Kate rated it really liked it
These are great, short, and creepy stories. I'm reading them a second time after being an XFiles fan 20 years ago and sharing them with a 'new' 12 year old XFiles fan!
Sandra Vilka
Jan 10, 2013 Sandra Vilka rated it it was amazing
Shelves: sci-fi
9/10. Lieliska sērija, un tikpat lieliska, drausmīga, šausmīga un biedējoša grāmata. Pat zinot, ka varoņiem izdodas veiksmīgi tikt tai cauri, elpa tuprina aizrauties.
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Les Martin has written dozens of books for young readers, including the RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK and INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF DOOM movie storybooks, and many Young Indiana Jones middle-grade novels. He has also adapted many classic works of fiction for young readers, including THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS, EDGAR ALLAN POE'S TALES OF TERROR, and THE VAMPIRE. Mr. Martin is a resident of New York C ...more
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“Scully was doing the driving, which she preferred. Mulder knew only two speeds: fast and faster.” 8 likes
“I didn't know you were a techie, Mulder.' said Scully...
'I used to fool around with ham radios when I was a kid,' Mulder said, not looking up from his work.
'Let me guess why,' said Scully. 'Ever succeed in making contact with a spaceship?'...
'No,' said Mulder. 'But it wasn't from lack of trying.”
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