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City of the Dead (Resident Evil #3)

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Leon Kennedy, a rookie cop on a new assignment, and Claire Redfield, sister of the still-missing S.T.A.R.S. member Chris, arrive at Raccoon City to discover a necropolis.

A botched attempt by the Umbrella Corporation to retrieve a devastating mutagenic weapon has resulted in a horrifying viral outbreak, transforming the city's population into the living dead. And all of th
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Paperback, 352 pages
Published May 1st 1999 by Pocket Books (first published 1999)
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Will Meeks
Jul 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
City of the Dead is based on the Resident Evil video game series. In this case, City of Dead is third book, in the series, based on the events of Resident Evil 2. The cool thing about this game is the scenario feature. The game included two discs. One for Leon Kennedy, and one for Claire Redfield. Upon completion, with each character, Scenario B is unlocked. While you played the main game as Leon Kennedy, Claire Redfield was doing her thing. While you played the main game as Claire Redfield, Leo ...more
Joshua Brown
Nov 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: second-term
This book was my favorite out of the series so far. In this book it doesn't suspend the zombies until later in the book instead it puts them basically right at the start, Because they did that it made the book have more action then the rest. The setting of the book is in the town of raccoon when the zombie outbreak happened. The thing that i liked most in this book was the mutated Mr.Berk he was basically like a boss in a video game. This book is fictional horror, overall I have enjoined this bo ...more
Roxane
Jun 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
En ce qui concerne ce livre, il est la suite du tome 1. Il est l’adaptation du jeu vidéo Resident Evil 2.

Ici, nous suivons Claire Redfield, qui arrive à Raccoon City pour rechercher son frère Chris dont elle n’a plus de nouvelles. Elle va croiser le chemin de Leon S. Kennedy, jeune policier, qui commence son premier jour de travail au sein de la police de Raccoon City. Leurs chemin vont se croiser et ils vont devoir tenter de survivre dans cette ville à présent infestée de zombies et leur route
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Xime García
Al principio no le tenía demasiada confianza al libro. Me parecía que los personajes no iban a estar bien delineados y que se perdería un poco de la esencia del juego... pero conforme avanza la historia los personajes van adquiriendo la personalidad conocida. Leon es altruista y buen policía, Claire es valiente y conoce sus prioridades, Ada sabe muy bien lo que quiere y Sherry... Sherry solo sabe que es pequeña pero que no es tonta.

Me pareció que el libro daba más prioridad a los pensamientos i
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David
Jul 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: horror
Novelizations of my favorite videogames are a pleasure of mine, and not a guilty one. Sometimes I want to experience a virtual setting or story again without the rigmarole of configuring graphics options, tweaking controls, and (as is the case with the PlayStation 1-era Resident Evil series) remember how poor the the graphics have aged.

SD Perry's Resident Evils novels are excellent, and CITY OF THE DEAD is perhaps my favorite. It follows the events of Resident Evil 2, my second-favorite entry in
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AndrewP
Nov 08, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: horror
Not bad, follows the plot line of the video games and covers the events shortly after Raccoon City is more or less wiped out by the escaping T-Virus. Introduces the new characters, Leon, Claire Redfield and Ada Wong. Leaves a couple of puzzling questions towards the end, but that's always the case when you are planning for a sequel. A bit longer than the first 2 books in this series, but still an easy weekend read.
Gonzalo Morales
Aug 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Este nuevo capítulo de la Saga continúa tras los sucesos acontecidos en la mansión de Spencer (La conspiración de Umbrella), pero con nuevos protagonistas: Leon Kennedy (joven novato policía) y Claire Redfield (hermana de uno de los protagonistas, Chris, de la aventura anterior mencionada).

Personalmente, este es el libro más emocionante y con más carisma hasta la fecha. Sin duda alguna, acompaña el cariño que en su día disfruté del videojuego, uno de los más queridos entre los fans.

La historia e
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Kristin
It was okay.

I'm not sure what it was...but there was just something about this that couldn't hold my interest, I kept putting it aside to come back to later. Wash, rinse, repeat, and here I am months later after finally finishing it.

The writing felt a little...bland. I understand from other reviewers (unfortunately, I got into the games too late to play RE2) that some of the embellishments from the last books were wrangled in some (which were a bit much in the last two). So maybe that's some of
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Anto Tilio
Nov 18, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Por fin lo terminé!
Empecé el mes re chota para leer. Quizás por eso no disfruté tanto del libro como lo hubiera hecho en otro momento.
Aunque la autora sigue haciendo un muy buen trabajo para contarte la historia y hacerte sentir que estás jugando el juego y ponerte ansioso con todas las pesadillas que andan sueltas en Raccoon City por culpa de Umbrella.
Me encanta tener un trasfondo para los personajes, llegar a conocerlos un poquito más y agarrarles más cariño porque tienen un poco más de person
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Leonardo Cruz
May 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Scary

A worthy adaptation of the second Resident Evil game in this series. This book featured a lot more death and terror than the first two books. Give it a read.
Douglas
May 16, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: books-i-own
[3.5/5]

I wish we had half stars on Goodreads because this is really a 3.5/5. Giving it a clean 3 seems more harsh than intended. It really wasn't bad. Not a 4, but not a 3.
Waleed
Jul 13, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good

Overall it is a good book,the only problem I think is that it didn't exactly followed the game cabin story.
Alicia Margarita
Mar 20, 2017 rated it liked it
It doesn't follow the cannon story, but it was enjoyable.
Dylan
Aug 11, 2013 rated it really liked it
This is a short, general review for the first 3 books of S.D. Perry’s Resident Evil novel adaptations. I will keep the review relatively basic and broad because, well, it’s three different books, and thus would result in quite a long review if I went into detail on each one.

Book 1: The Umbrella Conspiracy – 4/5
Book 2: Caliban Cove – 2/5
Book 3: City of the Dead – 4/5

Ok, so first of all, I wanted to mention how glad it made me to see that book 3 came back and struck strong. Book 2 was a terrible
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Brian
Jul 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
It was pretty much a guarantee that I would enjoy this book, because it is based on the videogame "Resident Evil 2", which is my favorite of the Resident Evil game series, and was the first one I ever played. Resident Evil 2 was also (as far as I can remember) my first exposure to zombies. I was terrified after I first played it. I was nine years old at the time, and I remember the night I played it, I was laying in bed later on gripped with fear that zombies (particularly the ones that were on ...more
Cate (The Professional Fangirl)
Oct 11, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2012-reads
This is a Reading Good Books review.

When I hear “city of the dead”, I either think about the Green Day song Jesus of Suburbia or Resident Evil‘s Raccoon City, arguably the most famous zombie-infested city in pop culture. This time, it’s the city I’m talking about.

Notice that this is the 3rd book in the RE novelization series. I skipped the second one, Caliban Cove, because I just cannot wait to read about my favorite game in the franchise, Resident Evil 2. I’ll eventually get to that second on
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Robert Beveridge
S. D. Perry, Resident Evil: City of the Dead (Pocket, 1999)

After a quick diversion into an original novel (Caliban Cove), Perry gets back to the actual game sequence with City of the Dead, a novelization of the game Resident Evil 2, which has always been my favorite of the series. We get a quick intro about the remaining S.T.A.R.S., including Jill Valentine (back from her adventures at Caliban Cove) and Chris Redfield, getting out of town while being hunted by the Umbrella Corporation, and then
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Stacie
May 27, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: horror
Baby, I've got a weakness and that weakness is video games. I'd say that tie-in novels based on the games I love are a guilty pleasure, but should we feel guilty about said pleasures? SHOULD WE?

Actually, maybe I do...because should I tell someone I'm reading a Resident Evil novel, I feel the need to quickly follow it up with "But like, I'm reading Murakami too, I swear."

But hey, this ain't about my hangups, this is about City of the Dead, the third book in the series of novels based on Capcom's
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Avery
Mar 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
Personal Response: The book "Resident Evil: City of the Dead" was much better than the book "Resident Evil: Caliban Cove". The book provided more action and more story. Even though the Characters are much different and the town is the same as the one from the last book.
Plot Summary: The book started out with a man named Leon on his first day to the police station as a cop. He noticed some very strange things happening on his way to work. He was in his squad car and there were fleshy looking dogs
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Gina Lamm
Sep 18, 2008 rated it really liked it
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Felipe Guerrero
Oct 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Finalmente, después de mucho, muchísimo tiempo pude leer este libro y la verdad... me trajo muchos recuerdos.

El libro me pareció excelente, es una buena novelización del grandioso Resident Evil 2 (que por cierto es mi favorito de la serie) aunque hubo algunas cosas que me llamaron mucho la atención; cambios en algunos detalles que francamente no entiendo.

Por ejemplo, desde el principio Ada Wong ya había resuelto todos los acertijos de la estación de policía, para el momento en que Leon se encuen
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John Bonilla
Jan 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
Apenas alcanzó las 4 estrellas, se merecía 3 pero solo por ser Resident y porque Birkin hace que me cague del miedo alcanzó las 4.

¿Qué puedo decir de este libro? Le hizo falta muchas cosas y le sobraron otras cuantas.
Fue demasiado detallista al momento de presentar cada personaje, como introducía a sus pensamientos, que es lo que sentía milímetro a milímetro. Llegó un momento en el que me aburrió de leer tanto como son psicológicamente, sólo faltaba que describieran la infancia de cada uno de el
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Anna
Mar 20, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A novelisation of the game Resident Evil 2 and unlike the first two, The Umbrella Conspiracy and Caliban Cove, the author decided to do away with following too closely with the game mechanics in the first book with the in-game puzzles and reined in the creative liberties she took with the second book.

The story follows closely with the events from the game, missing a few unimportant points here and there that were unnecessary in driving the plot further. The tricky part was to write from the four
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Alexander Seifert
Nov 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is my favorite of the SD Perry books. I understand that part of that is simply because I loved Resident Evil 2 so much, but it also has to deal with the fact that this book is a great adaptation.

Every viewpoint character gets some development over the course of the novel, which is something you can't say about previous novels. Perry does a good job giving all the characters adequate attention, including a glimpse into the broken, messed-up mind of Chief Brian Irons, which the games only ba
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Chris Lemmerman
Mar 05, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2012-books-read
I read the first two adaptations of the Resident Evil video games so long ago that I can barely remember if I enjoyed them as adaptations or not. I was a big fan of Caliban Cove, the first original story S. D. Perry wrote for the series, so reading City of the Dead (an adaptation of Resident Evil 2) was almost like a new experience for me.

I was very surprised by how well Perry juggled the large cast. Both Leon and Claire get lots of focus, but there are quite a few points in the story when the n
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Biondy
Title: Resident Evil: City of the Dead
Author: S.D. Perry
Publisher: Titan Books
Num. of Pages: 336 pages
Published: September 2012 (first published 1999)

Leon Kennedy, a rookie cop on a new assignment, and Claire Redfield, sister of the still-missing S.T.A.R.S. member Chris, arrive at Raccoon City to discover a necropolis.

A botched attempt by the Umbrella Corporation to retrieve a devastating mutagenic weapon has resulted in a horrifying viral outbreak, transforming the city's population into the l
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Rudy  Guglielmi

Dopo esser stati messi a dura prova nella tenuta Spencer, trasformata in laboratorio di ricerca genetica della Umbrella Corporation, i sopravvissuti della Squadra di Recupero e Tattiche Speciali (S.T.A.R.S.) di Raccoon City tentano di avvertire l'umanità dell'esistenza di una cospirazione finalizzata alla creazione di terrificanti armi biologiche. Ma la congiura è ancora in atto, come hanno modo di scoprire gli agenti quando vengono dichiarati fuorilegge dalle stesse persone che li hanno addestr

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Michael Rocha
Jan 10, 2011 rated it it was amazing
When i first started to read this book, i was very impressed with the way the S.D. Perry had take the video game and turned it into a book. i am a major fan of resident evil since i was little. This book has everything in it; it has twists and turns, horror, suspense, and at some times a little happiness. If anybody has played the second resident evil, then you would know that this book is on pin point accuracy with the game. The game has two discs, one where Leon Kenndy starts his first day as ...more
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SD Perry (Stephani Danelle, by the way, though she prefers SD or Danelle) has been writing novelizations and tie-ins for most of her adult life. Best known for her work in the shared multiverses of Resident Evil, Star Trek, and Aliens, SD is a horror nerd and an introvert. Her father is acclaimed science fiction author Steve Perry. SD lives with her family in Portland, Oregon.

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