Resident Evil: The Umbrella Conspiracy (Resident Evil Series #1)

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Overview

The Special Tactics and Rescue Squad (S.T.A.R.S.) investigate a string of grisly murders in a remote mountain community--and discover evidence of a widespread conspiracy.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780671024390
  • Publisher: Pocket Books
  • Publication date: 10/1/1998
  • Series: Resident Evil Series
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 6.72 (w) x 4.08 (h) x 0.79 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2004

    another master piece by sd perry

    this was a great book all of the chatacters emotions were clearly shown and there knowleadge of military tactics were visible without mention i have read all of these books and hope to god she makes a seventh

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 9, 2003

    turn this book into a move

    the zombies keep coming back for more so turn this book into a movie. i know thier has already been a resident evil movie, but make this one better than the first one. talk to the actors about your book because it's the coolest and believe me when i say that it's going to sale.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 17, 2003

    i luuuuuuuuuv this book!!!!

    ok this was a GREAT book! its worth reading 100 times. the scenes in the test area are really good. and for some reason i keep hoping david and rebecca would be the same age so they could get together...but anyway does anyone know when the next book will be out? cuz when it is i will definitely get it!!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 10, 2003

    Zombie Paridise

    This is one of the best books I have ever read! The grafic details and in depth characters make this book a must read. You'll never want to put it down and you'll be left wanting more.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2009

    Great Book!!

    I love just about anything Resident Evil. I think this book did a good job turning a video into a book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 3, 2009

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    In comparison to other RE novels, this falls flat.

    I have loved just about every one of the Resident Evil novels, also being a huge fan of the games. I finally got around to reading this one and many had told me it was pretty good. No thank you.<BR/><BR/>I found it to be deathly boring and slow paced. Many of the characters are brand new, minus the main four of RE1. While Rebecca is portrayed as a main character in this, I felt like she took a back seat to the "original" characters after about halfway. The plot was dull and felt uneventful. I found myself almost dreading any time I had to read it. After about 3/4 of the way through, I was skimming through the pages to finish it faster.<BR/><BR/>I simply did not like this one. Perhaps you will. I found it to be very dull. If you have an interest in reading these novels, do NOT start with this one.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 11, 2008

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    Excellent Game Series Filler!

    This book tells the events between Resident Evil 1 & 2 of the game series. It is an excellent filler for those who love the game series. I enjoyed this book and had fun reading it. You really get the sense of an even more expansive world than in the video games because everything is more detailed and makes for a more in depth story!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 11, 2008

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    Excellent Game and Book Series!

    I am a huge fan of the Resident Evil franchise and have played all of the games so I figured I would see how the books where. The book is a more detailed version of the game so if you are a fan of the game series then I guarantee you will enjoy this book. It is fun and keeps you entertained throughout. I almost felt as though I was playing the game except just with a more in depth story!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2008

    Enjoyable Filler

    This book is a very good filler for the events that take place between Resident Evil 1 & 2. It is not based on a game as Resident Evil fans know but is an enjoyable read and goes great with the series!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 4, 2008

    Resident Evil Rules!!!

    I am a huge Resident Evil fan and this is the first book that I have read on the series. It certainly did the game justice and is a great read. Even if you have never played any of the games or don't know anything about them, you can still get into this book. It is very entertaining and I look forward to reading the rest!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2008

    A reviewer

    First of all, this book was great. I rarely read (mainly because most books bore me), but I decided to give this one a chance because I love the games. As with most books, the first of it starts off a little slow, but the action then intensifies and will keep you reading. It's not just action, though. Like the games, it's filled with puzzle mysteries. I enjoyed how close it was to the game, and in some ways I liked it better because there's more info released into it (although not official). Definitely looking forward to getting the next ones in the series.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 27, 2007

    Best in the Series

    I have read every book in the series, and this one is by far the best. Non-stop action, And twist that you never saw coming. Not to mention how scary it was. this is a must have for anyone who loves zombie stories.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2007

    RE Fans gotta check this out

    I have read many books in my short 16 years of life. The Resident Evil series is, in my opinion, a very well developed story. In the first book, there is suspense, mystery, and action. Given the fact that I love anything zombie, I immediately went to the bookstore and eagerly bought the second in the series. The end of the first book left you out in the cold, begging for more of the zombie slaying carnage and mind racking puzzles. The second picks you up, dusts you off, and puts you back on the Resident Evil bandwagon!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 28, 2006

    best of the series

    i thought that city of the dead was the best installment in the series of resident evil. Perry did a great job writing about the city under seige by the zombies. The book was enjoyable because it kept me wanting to read more and more. This is a great read for anyone that loves the resident evil series.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2006

    omg

    i love this book it is my favorite of the whole series either this one or umbrella conspiracy. my boyfriend got me to read these books and i have loved every one the only one i havent read out of the entire series is zero hour which i am in hope of reading soon.... i cant wait for more of these books to come out i am dying to find out what happens in the end!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2005

    Deadly Delight

    With the third installment of S. D. Perry's 'Resident Evil' series it comes as no surprise the the corrupt Umbrella Corporation is churning out all sorts of sick surprises. G-Virus, Tyrants and Chestbursters (a not so subtle reference to the 'Aliens' line of books Perry previously penned) are among the offerings in this outing. A bit more innovative than the two previous entries, it moves smoothly with each chapter carrying the reader's interest along with an even flow from page to page. This novel proves an easy transition to Perry's next 'RE' novel entitled 'Underworld'.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2005

    'Underworld' Over the Top

    One gets the feeling that this series is, if nothing else, a travelogue disquised as horror novels. All this moving about is, at times, over the top. New locales, of course, provide a fresh batch of creepy critters in the ever expanding menagerie of Umbrella's offerings. Lurking and lurching beneath the sands of an American Southwest desert secret facility there are creatures that are as unnatural as they are unwholsome. Dacs, Scorps, Spitters and Hunters ... Oh my! Dorothy and Toto most likely would have found their journey through Oz much more harrowing had such denizens crept across the Yellow Brick Road. More exciting than this, though, is an enticing glimpse into the ever present and always mysterious Mr. Trent ... just enough for the faithful 'RE' followers to glimpse what is the driving forces behind the man, and Umbrella as well. An interestingly constructed story that leaves one wondering where the next novel will begin.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 17, 2005

    Dreadfully Delightful

    With the third installment of Perry's 'Resident Evil' it comes as no surprise that the corrupt Umbrella Corporation is still churning out all sorts of sick surprises. G-viruses, Tyrants, and Chestbursters (a not so subtle reference to Perry's series of 'Aliens' books) is part of the fare in this outing. Quite a bit more innovative than the two previous entries in these volumes, 'City of the Dead' moves smoothly from page to page and chapter to chapter and is quick to capture the interest of those reading it. As it is, this proves a graceful transition to the next 'RE' offering 'Underworld'.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 7, 2011

    LOVE IT

    I love this book and all in the series! Well worth your money and time reading them! Highly recommended!!! Wish the author would have written more!!

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  • Posted March 18, 2010

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    I loved it

    Just like all the others, its awesome

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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