Cowboys & Aliens

Cowboys & Aliens

by Joan D. Vinge
3.4 23

NOOK Book(eBook)

$7.99
View All Available Formats & Editions
Available on Compatible NOOK Devices and the free NOOK Apps.
Want a NOOK ? Explore Now

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews

Cowboys and Aliens 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 23 reviews.
dogWY More than 1 year ago
worth reading
George DeGraaaf More than 1 year ago
its just AWSOME o.k.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
B-2 More than 1 year ago
Sci-fi Western? Interesting variation on well travelled sci-fi road of the War of Worlds. In it, the techno-advanced vicious alien invadors are opposed by the standard crew of Wild-West caracters : cowboys, outlaws, Indians. sheriffs, gunfighters etc. The Well's original work of the genre to me is still by far the best and most powerful, but this book is not bad : thrilling, intense, romantic, heroic, everything your 13 yr old nephew will want for his bithday. Not much sci in this fi, but give it a try! I grade the books as Buy and Keep (BK), Read Library book and Return ( RLR) and Once I Put it Down I Couldn't Pick it Up ( OIPD-ICPU). This one is a RLR.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
?....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book is worth your money if you like this kind of stuff. But if you dont dont buy this. The book kept me wanting to read more about what is going to happen next. Iwached the movie but in my opion i thought that the book was WAY better. But yes worth buying and reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The movie was the best!!!!!!!!! The book i have not read yet but i will And i bet its better then the book because it has more details
Readinista More than 1 year ago
Cowboys and Aliens by Joan D. Vinge is a novelization of the movie that came out in theaters in July 2011. If it hadn¿t been space month on the blog, I don¿t know if I would have normally picked out this book as I don¿t generally like seeing a movie before I read the book. However, I gave Cowboys and Aliens a try because I really enjoyed the movie and thought for sure I would enjoy the book. So for this review, I¿m going to do a book vs. movie comparison. The Movie Cowboys and Aliens the movie stars Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford, Olivia Wilde, and many other great actors. I love all three of these actors and felt they all played their part exceptionally. I was particularly impressed with the transformation of Daniel Craig¿s British accent to a Western accent. He also fits in seamlessly to the Western setting and the cowboy look. Harrison Ford is awesome as usual. He pulls off the grumpy old cowboy persona very well. His character¿s voice is grizzled, well weathered, and fantastic and in many scenes he steals the show. Olivia Wilde¿s character is also great but I wish the movie had gone more in depth with her. Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford¿s characters were clearly defined and unfortunately her character was not, which is at no fault to Olivia Wilde. Her character, as it was written, is the one that I felt made the movie a little hokey. If they had given her a little more background, I might have accepted or understood her character better. The movie combines the Western and Science Fiction genres well to create a completely original storyline. Overall, the movie is a fun ride that is unlike anything else in Hollywood at this time. The Book As indicated above, I listened to the audiobook and I highly recommend it. The narrator, Fred Berman, is phenomenal and does amazing voices for every character, and I really do mean every character. The author, Joan D. Vinge, is also talented and she does a wonderful job painting the settings, describing the action scenes, and putting the reader in the characters¿ shoes. With that said, the book is pretty much exactly the same as the movie. The book does provide more details than the movie and the reader gets a little more information on the characters¿ backgrounds. Since I felt the movie lacked a little on the character backgrounds, I was glad to learn more about them and to see things from their perspective. However, there is not a lot of extra detail that the movie doesn¿t generally cover. I particularly wanted to learn more about Ella¿s character as she has a lot of mystery surrounding her. Unfortunately, the book did not deliver what I wanted. I understood her character better from the book but not a whole lot more. The Winner If you are trying to decide between reading the book or watching the movie, I recommend watching the movie over reading the book. Gasp! This is probably the first time that I thought a movie was better than the book. My reason for the recommending the movie is mainly because they are one in the same. Only the movie tells the story with great actors and tons of special effects and explosions. The story is also written for the big screen and I think that¿s where it should stay.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sleepydude More than 1 year ago
I hope the movie does a better job with the book than the book does fo itself.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
U guys r my kind if u like dese kind of books.so hose 11 years old,a girl and wants a girlfriend?whoevee does,call dis number 347 813 6674
Cherish Degraaf More than 1 year ago
This movie sucked i would never recommend it the plot is slow and lame and i just hot lost:(
RJ Reynolds More than 1 year ago
Not good movie worst
kelsey grace More than 1 year ago