Customer Reviews for

Borderlands: The Fallen

Average Rating 4.5
( 18 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(14)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(4)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

Most Helpful Favorable Review

2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

Wow!

It is amazing

posted by Anonymous on December 26, 2011

Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review

Most Helpful Critical Review

5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

This Will Appeal More To Fans Of The "Borderlands" Game...

I lost many hours of my life--willingly--to the "Borderlands" video game and had high hopes for this book. Eventually, it met some of them.

This book gets off to a slow start. And when I say "slow", I mean it was nearly 100 pages in before things really started to h...
I lost many hours of my life--willingly--to the "Borderlands" video game and had high hopes for this book. Eventually, it met some of them.

This book gets off to a slow start. And when I say "slow", I mean it was nearly 100 pages in before things really started to hold my interest. And with only 244 pages in total, it may be a little too slow.

It's also worth noting that, while the plot of the game is referenced several times, this book is an original story--existing completely independent of the events from the game. This is not a re-telling of the game, as other video game tie-in books have been.

To his credit, John Shirley does an excellent job of capturing the feel of the planet of Pandora. Danger truly lurked at every turn. To my disappointment, I don't know that the overall asthetic of the game itself was well-captured. There was only one brief encounter with a Claptrap--arguably the most iconic character of the game. There was also a bad typo on one page that took me completely out of the book, where he used the incorrect book character's name ("Vance") when that character was nowhere in that scene otherwise. I ended up re-reading that whole section several times and finally just ended up scratching my head.

If you're a Borderlands fan, I'd give this 3.5 to 4 stars--you will enjoy it if you're willing to stick with it.

And if you're a general sci-fi reader, I'm going to knock it down to 3 stars, as this book takes over a third of its length to really develop into something that will keep you turning the pages.

With such a depth to the planet Pandora that they've created, I would hope that Gearbox Software sees fit to publish another novel in this universe. And I would hope that John Shirley is given the opportunity to pen it. As I said, I think he captured Pandora--if not the game itself--very well.

This novel wasn't great, but I wouldn't go nearly as far as to call it bad.

And Gearbox (if you're listening): How about a book about a Siren?

posted by ZeroBXU on December 27, 2011

Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing all of 4 review with 3 star rating   See All Ratings
Page 1 of 1
  • Posted December 27, 2011

    This Will Appeal More To Fans Of The "Borderlands" Game...

    I lost many hours of my life--willingly--to the "Borderlands" video game and had high hopes for this book. Eventually, it met some of them.

    This book gets off to a slow start. And when I say "slow", I mean it was nearly 100 pages in before things really started to hold my interest. And with only 244 pages in total, it may be a little too slow.

    It's also worth noting that, while the plot of the game is referenced several times, this book is an original story--existing completely independent of the events from the game. This is not a re-telling of the game, as other video game tie-in books have been.

    To his credit, John Shirley does an excellent job of capturing the feel of the planet of Pandora. Danger truly lurked at every turn. To my disappointment, I don't know that the overall asthetic of the game itself was well-captured. There was only one brief encounter with a Claptrap--arguably the most iconic character of the game. There was also a bad typo on one page that took me completely out of the book, where he used the incorrect book character's name ("Vance") when that character was nowhere in that scene otherwise. I ended up re-reading that whole section several times and finally just ended up scratching my head.

    If you're a Borderlands fan, I'd give this 3.5 to 4 stars--you will enjoy it if you're willing to stick with it.

    And if you're a general sci-fi reader, I'm going to knock it down to 3 stars, as this book takes over a third of its length to really develop into something that will keep you turning the pages.

    With such a depth to the planet Pandora that they've created, I would hope that Gearbox Software sees fit to publish another novel in this universe. And I would hope that John Shirley is given the opportunity to pen it. As I said, I think he captured Pandora--if not the game itself--very well.

    This novel wasn't great, but I wouldn't go nearly as far as to call it bad.

    And Gearbox (if you're listening): How about a book about a Siren?

    5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted August 11, 2012

    Great book gear box make a fucking book on modica hes the best

    Whats your faver chater

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 15, 2012

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2013

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing all of 4 review with 3 star rating   See All Ratings
Page 1 of 1