Once again, you can understand my bias on things. The protagonist in "The Abyss" is a female aeronautical engineer. I really admired her and saw a ...more
When I heard that Orson Scott Card had made a novel based off the movie, I was sorely disappointed. No novel from show ever works. Movies should be made from nothing larger than a novelette in my opinion. So why was Card making substandard work?
Then I read it.
I apologize most sincerely, Mr. Card, for ever having doubted y ...more
The book pretty much follows t ...more
Card writes exposition rather than demonstration here. but the characters are fleshed out quite well, both human and alien. at the beginning, it’s a little like reading through an expanded character list of a play complete with character bios. at certain points, Mr. Card seemed compelled to insert detail from the movie visual-verbatim to make sure that iconic shot or gesture or whatever made it into the scene playing out in your hea ...more
Perhaps the greatest difference was that instead of a hurricane as the catastrophy up on the ocean's crest, it was more about politics. Then, I did a little reading and was amazed to find that the book was not the inspiration for the movie, but in fact, the movie inspire Orson Scott Card to w ...more
Pour récupérer les secrets d'un sous-marin nucléaire immobilisé au bord d'une immense crevasse par 700 mètres de fond au coeur de l'océan, l'armée américaine envoie une équipe de spécialistes à bord d'un prototype sous-marin. Dans les grandes profondeurs se noue une extraordinaire aventure. Qui aurait cru que dans les eaux noires et glacées existe une autre forme de vie intelligente et aux aguets ? Pour anéantir ou sauver les humains ?
It expands on the histories and personalities of all the characters, but focuses on Bud, Lindsey, and Coffey. It makes Coffey, in particular, far more sympathetic and interesting than the 2D portrayal of the crazed military goon in the movie.
Besides these and other science fiction novels, Card writes contemporary fantasy (Magic Street, Enchantment, Lost Boys), biblical novels (Stone Tables, Rachel and Leah), the American frontier fantasy series Th ...more