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Eaters of the Dead / 13th Warrior By Michael Crichton,

  • Title: Eaters of the Dead / 13th Warrior
  • Author: Michael Crichton
  • ISBN: 9780345917270
  • Page: 230
  • Format: Paperback
  • The year is A.D 922 A refined Arab courtier, representative of the powerful Caliph of Bagdad, encounters a party of Viking warriors who are journeying to the barbaric North He is appalled by their Viking customs the wanton sexuality of their pale, angular women, their disregard for cleanliness , their cold blooded human sacrifices But it is not until they reach theThe year is A.D 922 A refined Arab courtier, representative of the powerful Caliph of Bagdad, encounters a party of Viking warriors who are journeying to the barbaric North He is appalled by their Viking customs the wanton sexuality of their pale, angular women, their disregard for cleanliness , their cold blooded human sacrifices But it is not until they reach the depths of the Northland that the courtier learns the horrifying and inescapable truth He has been enlisted by these savage, inscrutable warriors to help combat a terror that plagues them a monstrosity that emerges under cover of night to slaughter the Vikings and devour their flesh .
    Eaters of the Dead th Warrior The year is A D A refined Arab courtier representative of the powerful Caliph of Bagdad encounters a party of Viking warriors who are journeying to the barbaric North He is appalled by their Vik

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    1. I have to confess, the first time I read this book I thought it was a real manuscript, and that Crichton was just putting it for us in book formuntil I got to the epilogue That was when I understand that Crichton is an amazing story teller.Digging around, I found out that Crichton did the book out of a bet that he could not make Beowulf interesting And what a book he came out with The book tells the story of an Arab ambassador Ibn Fadlan, as he traveled from Baghdad and hooked up with a bunch of [...]

    2. Arabian Nights meets Vikings how did I put off reading this book for so long when I loved The 13th Warrior and when I have a huge weakness for Vikings I don t know Maybe I have way too many unread books piling up everywhere in my apartment, so some titles slip through the cracks But my husband had not seen The 13th Warrior , so we sat down to watch it the other day and I realized I had a copy of Eaters of the Dead somewhere, that was patiently waiting for me to get around to it No time like the [...]

    3. Let me preface this review by saying Eaters of the Dead is not fantasy It seems often shelved by people as fantasy, but it is not There are some fantasy themes eg the story is based on Beowulf, and that is all A whiff of potential fantasy that is no than a whiff.I thoroughly enjoyed the book, although I think it should nearly be classed as a novella That is what I regard it as The movie The Thirteenth Warrior is a favourite of mine and I was pleased to see it did not drift too far from the book [...]

    4. This was a book that I had on my shelves for a long time and ditched it unread long ago during a spastic weeding out It was a stupid decision, but was no doubt prompted by a quick glance through that revealed it was written like a manuscript and my mood wasn t simpatico with that at the time But when I rewatched The 13th Warrior recently, I was reminded yet again that it was a book first, and that I should really really read it Luckily my liberry had it and I could finally finally read it What s [...]

    5. This book was everything I have been looking for lately.Violence Check.Great story but not overly done background stories nor weighed down by unnecessary details Check while I love these things usually, sometimes you gotta take a break.Motherfucking Vikings Check I really want to watch this show This book was a lot different than his usual stuff that I have read, but still really enjoyable Thanks Sarah D

    6. I d been wanting to read this book ever since I found out the movie The 13th Warrior was based on it I m a fan of historical fiction and thought this would be right up my alley It was a decent read, shorter than I expected and better than the movie I love the blending at the start of real excerpts from an historical document with the fiction of Beowulf It was short though and could have used a bit depth to the characters and the various cultures You didn t really care about any of the character [...]

    7. Very well done if you understand Crichton s purpose,I think that the confusion with this book arises from the fact that people don t understand what Crichton accomplished This is a retelling of Beowulf, in a first person, narrative, entertaining form.The narrator, Ibn Fadlan, is an actual Muslim writer from the 10th century The first 3 chapters of this book are actually from his original narrative Crichton then moves from there in to the fictional portion, using Fadlan as a first hand observer o [...]

    8. THE 13th WARRIORWe come from the land of the ice and snow,From the midnight sun where the hot springs blow.The hammer of the gods will drive our ships to new lands,To fight the horde, singing and crying Valhalla, I am coming Page Plant, Immigrant Song, 1970.The idea for the book came after Crichton heard his pal giving a lecture including Beowulf as among the Bores of Literature Crichton notes in an appendix that the book is based partly on the Beowulf myth.The full name of this 1976 novel was E [...]

    9. From a kind of historical perspective this is pretty interesting From a reading standpoint, it was a bit boring Maybe it is the writing style I am not sure But I can say, the movie adaptation is fun I just don t really have a lot to offer here It is not a terrible book, but it is not the most awesome read of the year I am glad to have read it Just meh.

    10. I m currently reading Dragon Teeth which is written by CrichtonSunLLC I don t know what that means Anyway, had a flashback to Eaters of the Dead which at the time I thought was Crichton s weakest work However, I just read a number of reviews, and I recently read the latest translation of Beowulf when I first read this, I didn t relate it at all to Beowulf , but since Crichton is one of my favorite authors, it s time for a re read of this one

    11. I liked the movie, and I like Crichton, but this structure isn t for me Seems a bit self indulgent Shouldn t the story be the focus Twenty pages of fake real historical placement Then just massive fast forwards DNF.

    12. So I was watching E.R on NBC, when in the begining a former original cast member came on Dr Benton and expressed condolences for the late Michael Chriton What He s dead I just sat there and cried This man takes science and makes it accessible and plausable If you were to take any of his plots, lets say Jurasic Park, and just look at it you would at first think Dino s coming back to earth Yes, it is absurd in a science fiction kind of way But as you read on you think, Holy crap Can this actually [...]

    13. In a time when history was an infant, any traveller from a far off land would have been treated a curiosity To imagine Marco Polo or Ibn Battuta at a place I know of in a time far ago would have been a most amusing thing This story speaks of one such seemingly unnatural pairing an Arab in the land of the Vikings In a time when Baghdad was a shining gem, the Arabs were sophisticated and erudite They were travellers, warriors, traders and poets and this was built on the intensely fertile intellect [...]

    14. What begins as a cold firsthand account of Viking culture becomes a terrifying experimental novel, as the prose gradually becomes less analytical and eloquent Crichton was an expert at blurring the lines between fact and fiction.

    15. Genre MythologyA very unique way to write a story, Crichton uses a mix of actual historical documentation and personalised fiction to blend two classic stories together into his own work of hitorical fantasy This book overlaps the stories of Beowulf and the documented adventures of historical writer Ahmed ibn Fadlan and merges them into an original story written in the style of Ibn Fadlan s travelogue What I think is great about this book is that Crichton ties the history so well together with t [...]

    16. This is probably the most fun I ve ever had reading a Crichton book The inspiration for the similarly enjoyable 1990s movie The Thirteenth Warrior, starring Tony Flags, this short, speedy novel purports to be a translation of a 10th Century Arabic text, and is full of translator s notes and footnotes, in much the same way a real translated text is usually presented It becomes obvious in the first half of the book that this is a gentle tweaking of the Beowulf story similar in general structure, b [...]

    17. Eaters of the Dead 2.5 starsI ve only ever actually seen Crichton s work The Andromeda Strain the original, not the remake , Jurassic Park, The Great Train Robbery and The 13th Warrior based on Eaters and, technically, I still haven t read him Based on this novel, I ll still not be reading him any time soon.Don t get me wrong It s by no means a bad book The medievalist in me thinks the conceit of reading an actual, scholarly translation of the travels of Ibn Fadlan, a 10th century Arab diplomat [...]

    18. Laut anderer Rezis soll Michael Crichton vor 40 Jahren dem Irrtum erlegen sein, er k nnte sogar Beowulf spannend machen und als Gegenstand der entsprechenden Wette, sei Eaters of the dead entstanden Als Gelehrtensatire hat das Buch sicher seine Meriten, aber spannend ist diese Aufz hlung von un bersehbaren Gelegenheiten, bei denen die Nordm nner besoffen und mit ihren Sklavinnen zugange sind, garantiert nicht Der Autor und Regisseur bekam mit der durch seine teuren Eingriffe zum Jahrhundertflop [...]

    19. Not always historically accurate, but definitely a quick and entertaining read The concept of the book is interesting but I think I would have liked detail, especially since the book echoes a lot of classical hero s journeys especially Beowulf I think perhaps I am not a fan of Crichton s writing, but I would definitely be interested in re reading a re vamped version by another author who really could ve added a lot historical and cultural details.

    20. Adventurous, very Arabian Nights vibe A normal protagonist, without any gimmicks and an Arab Muslim hero, a rarity in Western mainstream culture A Middle Eastern met the Northmen and everyone got along just fine and fought a COMMON enemy No taunting and no one called anyone an apostate or an extremist Haha Take heed.

    21. I don t know if I would have enjoyed this as much if I hadn t been hearing seeing Antonio Banderas as the narrator, Ahmed ibn Fadlan I do believe this is one of the rare occasions where I like the movie better than the book The 13th Warrior is widely panned, but I find it entertaining.This short novel begins on a dry note, but picks up when the Arab narrator reaches the vikings and finds himself drafted, for superstitious reasons, as the 13th member of a group of warriors sent to rescue a kingdo [...]

    22. This unknown book is one of the late Michael Crichton finest One wonders what if modern humans ever interacted with the Neanderthals From The novel is set in the 10th century The Caliph of Baghdad Arabic sends his ambassador, Ahmad ibn Fadlan Arabic , to the king of the Volga Bulgars He never arrives but is instead captured by a group of Vikings This group is sent on a hero s quest to the north Ahmad ibn Fadlan is taken along, as the thirteenth member of their group, to bring good luck There he [...]

    23. This is one of those rare few cases where the movie is actually better than the book The 13th Warrior Enjoying this book really kind of requires that you be in on the joke, and have a basic knowledge of Beowulf Unfortunately, the author doesn t let you in on the joke until his afterward, and most people never bother to read afterwards by the authors in books, so most people will, regrettably, never really get what this book is about It s okay, but the author s mock non fiction style gets old pre [...]

    24. Two stars is mean but I d swear there s two weeks work in it, for Michael Crichton If I starred him for Ibn Fadlan s travel account I d go much higher It s told me I need to track down Ibn Fadlan unless this is or less the whole of what we ve got, in which case I thank Michael Crichton Don t ask me about the Beowulf bits Beyond a crude outline of the plot, Beowulf isn t home So maybe I m a sore headed Beowulf fan Sorry Ibn Fadlan is seriously groovy and I think I m in a mean mood because Michae [...]

    25. I read this back in the day, and I remember loving it.I just saw the 13th Warrior you know, the one with Antonio Banderas and it reminded me of this book After I read it, I think I d have given it a 5 star review, but looking at my tastes now, and realizing that Michael Crichton is an amazing writer, he s also not my style any If he ever was I enjoyed the history presented in the story, and I loved being able to envision all the characters thanks to the movie, but I m only giving it a 3 star, si [...]

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