Alan Wake [NOOK Book]

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Welcome to Bright Falls-a seemingly idyllic small town in the Pacific Northwest.

The perfect place for Alan Wake, a bestselling crime novelist, and his wife, Alice, to relax for a few weeks. Maybe a second honeymoon and the fresh air will cure Wake of his writer's block.

But when Alice goes missing under mysterious circumstances, Wake's desperate search for her leads him into a hell only he could imagine.

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Alan Wake

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Overview


Welcome to Bright Falls-a seemingly idyllic small town in the Pacific Northwest.

The perfect place for Alan Wake, a bestselling crime novelist, and his wife, Alice, to relax for a few weeks. Maybe a second honeymoon and the fresh air will cure Wake of his writer's block.

But when Alice goes missing under mysterious circumstances, Wake's desperate search for her leads him into a hell only he could imagine.

In the depths of nearby Cauldron Lake, a dark and malevolent presence has awakened from a long slumber. It's reaching out now, turning the townsfolk into mindless killers. Sheathed in shadows, vulnerable only to light, they are Taken.

Wake's journey will lead him to the very edge of madness, and deep within the dark woods, he will come face-to-face with a story he has no recollection of ever writing.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781429944342
  • Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
  • Publication date: 5/25/2010
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 263,303
  • File size: 272 KB

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  • Posted November 1, 2010

    Let me shine some light on you, about Alan Wake

    The first novel written by writer Rick Burroughs, well just from that statement you can see where this is going to end up. or can you? The book is a full novelization of the Xbox 360 game Alan Wake, where almost all of the elements from the game are shown except for the little details that would throw the book off course, of course. For being Mr. Burroughs' first book he did a great job taking the video game's story and putting it onto paper. You could see the book as a reverse Harry Potter situation; imagine how Harry Potter would have been if it was a movie first, then a book series. The story of Alan Wake takes you to a small town in the north western United States where Alan Wake and Alice Wake, Alan's wife, go on vacation. Without Alan knowing it is his wife's attempts to not only have him relax, but get Alan's creative juices flowing. Did I mention Alan is a writer? It already is starting to sound like something that is coming from a Stephen King story but it is far from that. In the town Bright Falls the couple rent a cabin, obtains the key, and plan to relax and have a good time. But Alan only becomes frustrated when he finds out that his wife had plans other plans for him, to write. But the thing about Alan is that he hasn't been able to write in almost 2 years for some reason, which isn't stated in the story. Let's just say that things go downhill from here, the couple argues, Alan storms out, and then Alice goes missing. This takes us into the horror aspect of the story. Alan wakes up from almost a week of being missing; with no recollection of what happened other than his wife has gone missing. One of the unique things about how this book is written is that it seems like all of the non-action scenes are written in short bursts, but when you come across the action it is written in full on straight to the point paragraphs. The idea of the writing confuses me to no point, but new writer, new style of writing right? Now I don't want to spoil the whole story for you, so I'll just say that Alan comes across some characters that are enveloped in shadows, where their only weakness is light (who would have guessed?). Alan's battles with the "taken" as referred to in the story, unlock the doors to a more in depth and riving story of how these "taken" came to be and what is really happening in Cauldron Lake. did I forget to mention that's the lake that the Wake's cabin was on? Without a doubt I would recommend this story to anyone in a heartbeat, even though it has chunky bits of writing and is hard to stay on track at some times. Alan Wake is a great book for any horror fan looking for a new chill.

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 1, 2013

    The game that the book was based on featured repetitive gameplay

    The game that the book was based on featured repetitive gameplay supported entirely by an intriguing (if not convoluted story), the book itself smacks of amateur writing and character development, relying on expository dialogue- Example: Character A looked at character B and asked, "Where exactly are we headed?" Character B smiled and replied, "Why to ____". Character A blinked once and asked, "why?" Character B, unfazed by this mechanical exchange... etc

    I'm not sure what I was expecting, but it does not surprise me in the slightest that this novel was the author's first, and I had genuinely hoped that the mediocrity of the game would have been improved by the novelization, but I see what the standard <$5 bin fare at the local bookstore merits.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 15, 2012

    AMAZING

    I am only on chapter 5 and i love it! I cant stop reading it!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 7, 2012

    Possible the greatest videogame book ever

    I must say, as an avid videogame book reader the action is like the start of Ghost Recon, and great suspence . And I'm only a kid!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 15, 2012

    To answer your questoin

    The game is rated t not m. Both the the book and game have nothing bad except the game has some blood





    0 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 26, 2012

    Question

    This book looks awesome! But the game is rated M. I need to know does this book have any language or sexuality? I can't read stuff like that. Please rspond soon! Thank you

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 14, 2012

    Based on Video game which is I own it... but I just bought book,

    Based on Video game which is I own it... but I just bought book, so I read this book then play video game... its better than video game, When I read this book, I fell into it, make you feel you as Alan Wake, its very good story thriller! Its worth it to read before you play it!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 31, 2012

    Im lazy

    So i watched a lets play of the game by hannah ofnthe yogscast. I waited until i finishd the LP to see if there was a book.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 31, 2012

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    Rick Burroughs did a wonderful job weaving the tale of Alan Wake

    Rick Burroughs did a wonderful job weaving the tale of Alan Wake. Being that this is his first novel and he had tremendous expectations to live up to considering the popularity of the Alan Wake video game for the Xbox 360, I was deeply impressed with his ability to capture the extremely disturbing essence of this psychological thriller. Alan Wake is not your average character and his story is not an average tale. And for those of you who have never played the game, this novel will surly make you anxious to grab a flashlight and start killing, The Taken.

    Wake is a bestselling horror novelist, who at the present moment is not doing so well, mentally or emotionally. He's highly agitated, suffering from the infamous `writers block', and is taking a much needed vacation thanks to the encouragement of his wife Alice. Bright Falls, a small rural town with not much to offer other than peace and quiet, seems to be the light at the end of his tunnel. However, shortly after arriving, Wake soon discovers everything is not always as it seems or as he writes.

    With many twists and turns, people being overtaken by the `shadows', and his wife kidnapped, Wake sets out on an adventure to discover why he has lost his memory, who kidnapped his wife, and what the heck is happening to the town. Learning who to trust and piecing together all the clues is terrifying and exciting for both Wake and the reader. I was constantly holding my breath waiting for Alan to catch a break, and just when he finally figured out an answer to one mystery another arrived, leaving me hanging in suspense and desperately wanting more.

    Overall, if you love mysteries with a certain edge or fear factor, Alan Wake would be a perfect addition to your bookshelf. I also highly recommend purchasing the video game and adding it to your collection. Alan Wake is unique; it's scary, fun, and a heart pounding good time!
    Originally Reviewed at:Mother/Gamer/Writer
    Reviewer: Me

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 30, 2012

    CARl StUcKY, FAIR anD SQuaRe

    Oh...my....god! This is a wonderful adaptation of the game and i read through it in a day and a half. If you're unsure about buying it just read the sample. It'll blow your mind and "take" you away.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 29, 2012

    Aweson for game and book of alan wake

    playing the video game is awesome but reading the book has so much detail

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  • Posted January 13, 2012

    Better Than The Game

    First off, if you play videogames for the story component, then I recommend reading the book version of "Alan Wake" before playing the game. Rick Burroughs does a good job at getting inside the head of Alan Wake, seeing the story through his eyes. For the most part, the book counterparts of videogames don't translate the story very well from gameplay to writing. In this case, it does it perfectly, and I think that the story of Alan Wake is better conveyed on paper rather than the screen.

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  • Posted October 3, 2011

    extremely recomended

    a man fighting against the dark, the most primitive of all fears. and only light as its weapon, he faces it to save the woman he loves. it is an intresting story of a writer and a strange town in were there own creations take life with a twisted and corrupted end.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 18, 2011

    Amazing

    I thought this book was much better than the game.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 26, 2011

    Very Good!!!!

    I had previously played the game before I read the book I hadnt finished the game so i thought it would be cool to finish the book before the game. I was a little worried that it may follow the same premise of the book but switch it up a lot but I was wrong the book followed the game very well and it was very well written to explain what may be confusing in the game. I recommend it to anyone who likes thrillers. I couldn't put it down.

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  • Posted January 4, 2011

    great book

    this book is based off of a game but dont look away because of this it is a great read regardless has a great story all noticable parts in the game are greatly written well the end gets a lityle goggy but if uv been paying attentiom you,ll know what happens its like thid as to not ruin the game because the xtory doesn't really end in the game their are two or three addons that add 4 hours of extra gameplay so ruining the ending would ruin the add ons thus making less money for the company marketing sucks but non the less thid nook is a great read but ten bucks is a little pricy for threehundred pages however i played the game and liked the book well spent money here.

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  • Posted December 26, 2010

    Like the game

    Well I am verry impressed with the simularies between the game on XBOX360 and the book.saame story and everything so would definately recimend the book and the game.

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    Posted January 15, 2012

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    Posted October 20, 2010

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    Posted June 13, 2011

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