Published: 31 July 2018
Publisher: Titan Books
Series: Prequel to The Predador by Christopher Golden
Format Read: Audible
The official prequel novel leads into the summer blockbuster The Predator, Shane Black’s new movie set within the universe of the previous films. With a screenplay by Shane Black and Fred Dekker, the film stars Yvonne Strahovski, Boyd Holbrook, Olivia Munn, Alfie Allen, Thomas Jane, Sterling Brown, Keegan-Michael Key, Edward James Olmos, Jake Busey, and more. Author James A. Moore (Alien: Sea of Sorrows) will work closely with Christopher Golden, author for the official novelization. The prequel novel will introduce key concepts that then will explode onto the screen in the movie itself.
The Predator, Alien, and Aliens TM & © 2017 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All rights reserved.
Hi everyone, Salty McDave here coming to you live from the burrow of where I have been hiding since I last did that post where I only wanted to show of the many aspects of Dave’s ugly mug, you know, the Dave that has forgotten to mention that he chased me away like the stray dog I am and after spending so much time in isolation that he reflected on the times that I stood in for him when he could just mentally not put into words how shit a book was. Dave seems to have gotten to his senses and allowed me to read a book he was not very much invested in. Good Grimnir how I wish he was still angry with me!!!!
Let us first take a moment to look at that hideous blurp that Goodreads decided to go with, seriously, how much wind does one need to blow up other’s assholes in order to sell a book? Just put there that some famous actors played in some movie that this is the prequel of? WT actual fuck mate? Give me at least some form of substance to make me decide that I want to pick this out of the millions of other books I might find in a shop and walk with it thinking to myself “mmm, we really have a bestseller here boys and girls”. Seriously corporate crappy people, seriously, I might be using that word along with another set of expletives in the following few sentences down below, you have been warned…
So we got of too a bad start at the beginning of this, or shall I rather say, back of this book, before we even got too the beginning. Dave has written the review for the book that this is supposed to be a prequel of, idiot that he is went on and read a book he did not even know had a prequel, shame dude, but be glad you dodged this one and gave it to me instead, your a real pal, I am, of coarse seriously sarcastic with that pal bit over there. I have become side tracked again, where was I?
Oh yeah, so a Predator comes to Earth in order to Hunt for trophies and gets involved with some people who seem to have knowledge that it, or rather, something resembling it, does indeed exist. A certain part of the American government have seen fit to finance a project aptly, and in my honest opinion idiotically, named Star Gazer like the American Government is being run by a bunch of 5 years olds, or are they? I am not a good judge when it comes to politics that happens on the top soil. Star Gazer, gazes at the stars looking for any form of alien intelligence. Star Gazer has come up empty handed for a few years now as the only evidence that there are other life forms out there comes by word of mouth from a somewhat old veteran referred to as Pappy, whom I was lead to believe was one of the surviving crew or the son of one of the survivors from the first Predator movie. Said son apparently saw his daddy taken out by one of those “ugly mother fuckers”. Pappy now leads, or trains, a crew of men that Star Gazer will call upon when things get thick, think Men In Black, yet, trying to actually take themselves serious while at the same time falling into the same stereotypical categories as there are within any army unit, seriously, you name ’em, I can tell you if they were in there. Man that has a vicious streak yet is a God fearing man, check, man that has a thing with killing and thinks “I are da bestest of the restest”, sure, why not. Man that thinks he could make any person crack with a steely stare, yeah, why not throw that in too. Those are but a few to get the idea through, I am seriously spending more time on writing shit up than I should really.
The aim of this novel was to set up Big shot CIA guy that was also the front runner for Star Gazer and that has a bigger part to play in the book that follows, bordering on mad scientist, fanatic. He had one mission in this book. Mission was to capture the Alien, yes folks, once again I was forced to read Alien inside a PREDATOR novel. Even after the name was already assigned to the ALIEN, thanks to Pappy’s horrific encounter. Alien gets captured, alien gets taken to top secret base as funding for Star Gazer starts thinning out and people behind the funding want results. The normal every day things one would expect from an Alien, I mean Predator novel. Tests needs to be run, palms need to be greased, people want revenge for enduring horrific experiences undergone under a different predator encounter. Predator escapes and Team Reaper assign themselves as the defacto crew to bring in the Alien, I mean Predator, seeing as they were the ones that brought the Predator in alive the first time. Predator ends up in some abandoned theme park and it is up to reaper crew to get the alien back to the labs, so that the lads of Star Gazer can grease more palms. This was a boring read for me, not gonna lie.
I think I am done writing about snarky ass things about the predator. I know it will always be more about the humans when it comes to a Predator novel, which sucks, when I see predator on the cover, that’s what I want to read all about. I did get glimpses of things happening through the eyes of the predator, it was so minute though, they could’ve easily called this, humans: hunters hunting funding. Seriously, where do people come up with ideas like this and what did they smoke, thinking that this would be a prequel to a movie I have heard is also not a good one, then drive the knife even further by putting a lazy ass blurp like what we have at the top and thinking that it’ll be the next best thing after pizza? Fuck off, seriously. Screw you James A Moore. 2 out of 5 stars on GR is all you will be getting from me.
Guys and girls, I am sorry this might not be a great review or up to standard from what you might have read before and come to expect from me, yours truly, Salty McDave, I can only ask that you bare with me as I need to get back into the swing of things. Being deprived of my posting rights paired with the isolation are to blame for all of it. I hope you can forgive me for this one slip up.
Wanna tell Salty how you all have been since I have been away? Drop me a comment below…