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The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen

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London, 1899. As the British Empire lies in mortal jeopardy, a top-secret initiative unites several of the most illustrious (and sometimes infamous) personages of the age: Allan Quartermain, famed explorer and adventurer; Captain Nemo, master of the undersea submersible Nautilus; Dr. Henry Jekyll, and his brutish alter ego, Mr. Hyde; Rodney Skinner, the Invisible Man; Dori ...more
ebook, 304 pages
Published July 17th 2003 by Pocket Books (first published 2003)
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Andre
Jan 04, 2014 Andre rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, vampires
This novelization of the film of the same name was a nice little read. It was an ok book, fitting if you want to relax and not think about something too much without running the risk to be infuriated by bad writing. It is not a book I would say you need to read but its also not something that would be a waste of time in my eyes. Actually I think it works much better than the film and while Minar Harper does not use her vampirism often it at least is used much better than I had seen in many later ...more
Mina
This was so completely awful and terrible I can't believe I finished it. Commitment to the cause is what kept me going.
Dottie
Jun 16, 2009 Dottie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: adventure
OMG were do I begin!
In this book the author brings many of the charectors we have read about, for example. Dorian Gray, the invisable man, Sherlock Holmes, Tom Sawyer, Huck Finn, Dracula,Nemo and many more. A group of herions with special skills group uo to stop the Fantom from bringing the world to an end as we know it. Many of our favorite charectors come back to life and take us on another great adventure.
Mike
May 24, 2009 Mike rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: action-adventure
The graphic novel by Alan Moore (Watchmen) was better. The novelization and movie changed the story quite a bit. The villains were different and the characters of Tom Sawyer and Dorian Gray were added for the movie. Alan Quartermain was not the leader of the group, Mia was, and she was not a vampire in the original story.
The second graphic novel has The League involved in The War of the Worlds. Check it out.
Paul Wells
OK as a film novalisation, and possibly a bit better than the film, though still not as good as the original graphic novel, and to be honest it;s not a great novel in its own right.

But I'm a sucker for stories using characters from other stories, always have liked them - just wish there'd been more flesh on the bones to this.
Cara
Despite what others think, I always loved the movie and so I was very excited when I found that there was a novelization of said movie. I read the graphic novels first and I must say that I loved this version much more than the original.
It was just so much more interesting with Dorian Gray and Tom Sawyer and I like Skinner better than Griffin because he's not a backstabbing cowardly shit who betrays the League to Martians.
The book is almost identical to the film with a few little additions: some
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Dharia Scarab
Pretty true to the movie.


Since I don't normally write reviews unless I have something specific to say, here's the break down of how I rate my books...

1 star... This book was bad, so bad I may have given up and skipped to the end. I will avoid this author like the plague in the future.

2 stars... This book was not very good, and I won't be reading any more from the author.

3 stars... This book was ok, but I won't go out of my way to read more, But if I find another book by the author for under a do
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Brian
Apr 16, 2014 Brian rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
It followed the movie very closely, but didn't give me the depth and build up of suspense I expect from a book. I know the movie was made from the graphic novel, and this book was made from the movie. I've heard good things about the graphic novel, so I'm going to give that a go next.
Clara
Jan 09, 2013 Clara rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
After reading this, I kind of want to read the source material for the characters. While this and the film are essentially the same thing, just different format, it would be nice to read the original graphic novel as well.
Anyway, I digress. This as a book is a short, entertaining read for those who enjoy a decent adventure novel now and then, and don't necessarily want to know the entire back story of each character to get to the action. This book does a good job of giving enough character infor
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Dark-Draco
This is the novelisation of the recent movie. Set in 1899, this tells the story of a secret agency set up to combat the elusive 'Fantom', who is plotting to throw the world into war. The agency recruits the best. Allan Quartermain, Africa adventurer; Captain Nemo, Captain of the Nautilus; Henry Jekell and his alter ego Mr Hyde; Rodey Skinner, the Invisible Man; Dorian Gray, the indestructible; Mina Harker, beautiful survivor of the Dracula; and Tom Sawyer, the young American secret agent. But ca ...more
April
Dec 03, 2015 April rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I haven't seen the movie, but this book reads like the action movie it is. I felt like I could see the scenes taking place in front of me. Takes a good writer to pull it off.
Tom Lyle
Oct 29, 2014 Tom Lyle rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
A novel, based on a film, based on a graphic novel? Why not just read the graphic novel?

Like the atrociously bad film adaptation, this book has virtually nothing to do with the plot of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen outside of certain members of the cast. It has the same plotholes and the pointless additions of Dorian Gray and Tom Sawyer to the main cast, but the author at least makes some effort to let the characters actually somewhat resemble their comic book counterparts, though the fi
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Rex Libris
Dec 02, 2013 Rex Libris rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Quite a lametastick book. Highly don't recommend it. The original graphic novel was a very interesting treatment of this concept. Take a pack of literary characters and throw them together and battle the bad guys. The novelization of the movie (and I am assuming the movie itself) went in the wrong direction. The original "cast" in the graphic novels was Alan Quartermain, Mina Harker, Captain Nemo, Dr Jekyll/Mr. Hyde, and the Invisible Man. The movie version throws in in Dorian Gray and Tom Sawye ...more
Alan Mendelsohn
Very cheesy plot but the characters are so cool
Vasco Ribeiro
Jan 03, 2015 Vasco Ribeiro rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in2014
O livro é a romanceação do guião do filme (que tive o cuidado de ver simultaneamente, mas sem legendas em Português). Por isso o livro foi-me um precioso auxílio para perceber aquilo que não tinha apanhado nas falas do filme.
A acção tem o ritmo do filme, consegue reproduzir as piadas da coloquialidade e, no género, parece-me muito bom.
O que achei estranho foi não acabar da mesma forma, ou seja, o filme abre a porta a uma sequela, ao contrário do livro em que tudo parece terminar quando os heróis
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Travis
Feb 25, 2015 Travis rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comic-book-books
Yes, I'm one of the eight people who liked the movie. I love the LoEG comic, but lets face it, Moore tends to revel in the grim and distasteful details and his Quartermain could be a bit of a wuss.
This was one of the better adaptions as it fleshes out some vague/weak bits in the movie and fixes a couple that seemed too short or clunky, as well as smoothing some of the hard edges of the heroes.
Fun read.

Basically, if you liked the movie, you'll like the book.
Beka
Jan 26, 2011 Beka rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a book version of the movie, not vice versa. So really it's just like watching the movie with a little extra insight in the character's thoughts.
Kayleigh
Dec 16, 2012 Kayleigh rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really liked this novelization because it gives you the movie, but with more details and specifics of the characters and emotions involved.
Kay
Jan 27, 2014 Kay rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
I wavers from the story a little but i good book all around
Victor Orozco
Nice adaptation. Just not as strong as the movie. C+
Mallory
May 27, 2011 Mallory rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
One of my fave movies :D
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Pseudonyms: Gabriel Mesta, K.J. Anderson

He has written spin-off novels for Star Wars, StarCraft, Titan A.E., and The X-Files, and is the co-author of the Dune prequels. His original works include the Saga of Seven Suns series and the Nebula Award-nominated Assemblers of Infinity. He has also written several comic books including the Dark Horse Star Wars collection Tales of the Jedi written in coll
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