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Event Horizon

3.38 of 5 stars 3.38  ·  rating details  ·  85 ratings  ·  15 reviews
2046 A.D.: Seven years ago an experimental space vessel disappeared under mysterious circumstances. Now the ship has been found orbiting Neptune. When a salvage team is sent to investigate, they encounter the ultimate horror that lurks behind the Event Horizon. Paramount's major motion picture will be released in August and stars Sam Neill, Laurence Fishburne, Kathleen Qui ...more
Paperback, 218 pages
Published September 1st 1997 by Tor Books (first published August 1997)
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I just wrote a review of "The Taking" by Dean Koontz and referenced this book in my review. I have no idea why I read this book... perhaps because I'd already read most of what was on the shelf, but seriously, it's like the author went all out, spent days and days, thinking about situations that are just plain awful, gross, and honestly, exploiting the worst of human nature. It's that terrible bit in everyone that makes people slow down while passing a car accident, not wanting and wanting to se ...more
Claudia Piña
Esta es la clase de historia donde el cine funciona mucho mejor para contarla que al leer el libro te preguntas porqué alguien lo escribiría tan similar, sin explotar los fuertes de una página.

Lo que en unos segundos en pantalla bastan para ser terrorífico, aquí pierde su impacto. Lo que en una película de ciencia ficción puedes pasar como explicación plausible aquí es incómodo y solo te deja dudas e incredulidad.

No es terrible, pero no lo recomiendo.
This was fun. It was basically a play by play of the movie which would be fine if I'd been able to read before seeing the flick. But after seeing a movie you hope that the book will be a bit more detailed and (in my case) a bit more nasty. For what it is though, it is well written with minimal editing errors. It definitely would've given me the creepin' willies had I not already been floored by the film.
Christopher Hivner
The Event Horizon is a ship that was built with a core capable of creating a black hole so travel at greater than the speed of light could be attained. On its maiden voyage it disappeared. It was assumed to be destroyed and the crew lost. Seven years later it suddenly reappears near Neptune sending out a distress beacon. A crew is dispatched to take the ship's creator Dr. Weir to the Event Horizon to discover where it's been for the last seven years and what happened to the crew.

When they arrive
Jonathan Rosas
I love the movie and when I saw there was a novelization that disturbed and grossed people out, well I just had to read it. Now that I'm done I'm kind of confused. I was expecting something over the top graphic and horrifying, but the more I read the book the more I thought the people who read and reviewed the book must of never seen the movie. Maybe I'm immune to what most people find horrifying. The book followed the movie pretty much word for word and just added stuff here and there that feel ...more
i have see the film event horizon and i have to say that i loved the when i discovered that they had a novel i had to pick it up...but the problem i had was finding was not on nook or even amazon so i explored the net and got it used...i have to say the film ad novel was completely the same...i would say 90% of the book was like the movie with 10% was different and that is really rear in a book turning in a movie and it is rear for me to like both...i will if you love sci-fi ho ...more
Raegan Butcher
A rather creepy idea, a haunted space ship, back from Hell.
Got the job done in a pinch. I read it when I was much younger and away without a book, but I remember enjoying it. Gorey sci-fi fluff that manages to be (at times) a little spooky, though the movie was a bit more successful.
Mar 11, 2008 alix rated it 1 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: anyone i don't like
Recommended to alix by: adam's roommate, though it was less a recommendation and more th
event horizon, the novelization of the movie, was actually an emergency book i borrowed from a non-reader for the ride from boston to nyc. i would have been better off staring at the seat in front of me the whole way.
Follows the movie exactly. Which I guess was the point. But it felt like the author put in a lot of his own bias about character thoughts and actions. Especially with regard to Weir.
Ernesto I. Ramirez
Absolutely terrorific and completely envoling. It took me a while to find a copy after watching the movie, and it was absolutely worth it.
destiney sunshine
This is rare...the movie is better than the book!
The movie did this story more justice...sadly...
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