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by Michael Crichton

eBook Eaters of the Dead download ISBN: 0060891564
Author: Michael Crichton
Publisher: Avon (August 29, 2006)
Language: English
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Michael Crichton - Eaters of the Dead Series -. (Science Fiction, Thriller ) The year is A. D. 92. When one considers the Icelandic sagas, which are among the great books of the world, one must admit that the Norsemen produced a culture. But was it civilization?.

Michael Crichton - Eaters of the Dead Series -. 922. A refined Arab courtier, representative of the powerful Caliph of Bagdad, encounters a party . Civilization means something more than energy and will and creative power: something the early Norsemen hadn't got, but which, even in their time, was beginning to reappear in Western Europe.

Eaters of the Dead: The Manuscript of Ibn Fadlan Relating His Experiences with the Northmen in AD 922 (later republished as The 13th Warrior to correspond with the film adaptation of the novel).

Eaters of the Dead: The Manuscript of Ibn Fadlan Relating His Experiences with the Northmen in AD 922 (later republished as The 13th Warrior to correspond with the film adaptation of the novel) is a 1976 novel by Michael Crichton. The story is about a 10th-century Muslim Arab who travels with a group of Vikings to their settlement. Crichton explains in an appendix that the book was based on two sources.

Michael Crichton's Eaters of the Dead tells the story of Beowulf as seen from an Arab diplomat, Ibn Fadlan. While Crichton markets the book as fiction, it is based on the 300 year old translations of, Ahmad Ibn Fadlan's 921 . In some ways, it is about a meeting of two very different cultures. As a result of a dare, Crichton's set out to prove that epic poem, "Beowulf" was based on actual events.

Michael Crichton Eaters of the Dead The Manuscript of Ibn Fadlan,Relating His Experienceswith the Northmen in . Читать онлайн Eaters of the Dead. 922 To William Howells Praise not the day until evening has come; a woman until she is burnt; a sword until it is tried; a maiden until she is married; ice until it has been crossed; beer until it has been drunk. VIKING PROVERB Evil is of old date. arab proverb introduction the ibn fadlan. The Manuscript of Ibn Fadlan, Relating His Experiences. with the Northmen in .

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John Michael Crichton (/ˈkraɪtən/; October 23, 1942 – November 4, 2008) was an American author, screenwriter, and film director and producer. His books have sold over 200 million copies worldwide, and over a dozen have been adapted into films. His literary works are usually within the science fiction, techno-thriller, and medical fiction genres, and heavily feature technology.

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We spotlight the book and movie versions of Eaters of the Dead by Michael Crichton on The Official Site of Michael . The short version is, I wrote Eaters of the Dead on a bet that I could make an entertaining story out of Beowulf. It’s an unusual book. Readers either like it, or they don’t.

We spotlight the book and movie versions of Eaters of the Dead by Michael Crichton on The Official Site of Michael Crichton. I’m quite pleased with the movie (13th Warrior), which I think captures the feeling of the novel very well. Eaters of the Dead Audiobook. Eaters of the Dead by: Michael Crichton. Performed by: Simon Vance. Unabridged recording: Run time: 5 hours. Media Options: CD, Download, MP3-CD. From the Official Archives. Eaters of the Dead Book Cover.

Author : Michael Crichton. A refined Arab courtier, representative of the powerful Caliph of Bagdad, encounters a party of Viking warriors who are journeying to the barbaric North. Genres : Science Fiction, Thriller. He is appalled by their Viking customs - the wanton sexuality of their pale, angular women, their disregard for cleanliness. their cold-blooded human sacrifices.

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The year is A.D. 922.  A refined Arab courtier, representative of the powerful Caliph of Baghdad, 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 . . .

“Crichton knows how to craft a tale, one that keeps the reader turning the pages.”—Houston Chronicle

“Michael Crichton is one of our most gifted popular novelists. A true son of Jules Verne and H. G. Wells. . . . A master of plausible and frightening scenarios. . . . He is a connoisseur of catastrophe.”—Los Angeles Times

Comments: (7)
Mave
Michael Crichton's Eaters of the Dead tells the story of Beowulf as seen from an Arab diplomat, Ibn Fadlan. In some ways, it is about a meeting of two very different cultures. Ibn Fadlam, a devout Muslim, is both fascinated and appalled by the customs of the Vikings, who have sex in public, engage in human sacrifice, fear nothing (or so it originally appeared), have a fondness for strong drink, and don't bathe regularly. There are sections I remember from reading the book over 30 years ago, such as when the Vikings use onion soup to discern whether an abdominal wound is fatal: If they can smell the onion near the wound, then it is considered fatal. In another section, Ibn Fadlan is afraid of being lowered down a cliff on a rope. They tell him: The only way to fall is to let go of the rope, and only a fool would let go of the rope--and you are not a fool. As he does in other science fiction novels, like Andromeda Strain, Crichton blends the truth with fiction: Ibn Fadlan was a real person, and the books alludes to some of his actual travels and writing. The book also inspired a movie called "The Thirteenth Warrior."
Burking
From the beginning, 'Eaters of the Dead' unapologetically mirrors the epic poem, 'Beowulf' and its film adaptations. Fortunately, Crichton's story also has a movie: 'The Thirteenth Warrior' strengths the book with perfect casting, atmospheric terror, and complex cross-cultural relationships. The book doesn't measure up to the writer's other works, say 'Jurassic Park', in excitement and suspense. Yet, Antonio Banderas as Ahmed Ibn Fahdian and Vladimir Kulich as Buliwuf - and the horde of menacing creatures who come through the mist - make the movie an essential, enriching addendum to the novel.
Ranicengi
I was thrilled to see this book in print once more. My copy has been read, shared, and read again; it's worn so I snapped up a second copy. Don't miss your chance to own it. This book is based upon surviving fragments of Ibn Fadlan's journal written while he lived among the Northmen--Vikings, often thought to be barbaric, quite primitive, all brawn with small brains. A fine professor translated the fragments of Fadlan's journal, and Crichton learned of them while studying in college. He turned the translated fragments into a novel that tells of the unrepentant warrior nature of these men, but also tells of their courage, brotherhood, and loyalty. They were more than bullies and bruisers. Read Crichton's foreword and afterword, but above all, enjoy the story of Buliwyf, a mirror image of Beowulf, the English epic poem read in most high schools year after year after year. The book is a good action tale, and it's a lesson in another pocket of the Western world.
Agamaginn
Several months ago one of my cyber-friends wrote a review on "The 13th Warrior" and invited me to see the movie. After reading the book it was based on, Michel Crichton's "Eaters of The Dead," I watched the movie.

The movie was a financial disaster, losing over 100 million at the box office; I enjoyed both the movie and the book.

For the most part, the movie stuck to the text; however, as always, I would recommend reading the novel first. While Crichton markets the book as fiction, it is based on the 300 year old translations of, Ahmad Ibn Fadlan's 921 A.D. eyewitness account of his travels from Bagdad to Russia and contact with the Vikings.

As a result of a dare, Crichton's set out to prove that epic poem, "Beowulf" was based on actual events. The plan was to strip away fiction from fact to get to the bottom of it. Realizing that had been exposed to Ibn Fadlan's documentation of Viking life and culture. Accordingly, he put together this scholarly yet interesting story from Ibn's viewpoint.

On an emissary mission assigned him by a Muslim ruler of Bagdad, Ibn came upon a group of Warrior Vikings who king had passed away. While at their camp, a Nobel messenger from King Hrothgar relayed that the King was under attack from a beastly tribe of mist demons. A soothsayer (angel of death) set in motion the selection of 12 Viking Warriors and a foreigner as the rescuers. Conscripted, Ibn reluctantly joined the 12 Warriors, led by Buliwyf to do battle with the mysterious "Mist Monsters" against all odds in an attempt to save the Kingdom.

While the movie, stars Antonio Banderas, who plays the part of Ibn Fadlan and Vladimir Kulich as Buliwyf and Omar Sharif with a small part as Melchisidek, Ibn's interpreter, I recommend that you read this short, 186-page action adventure prior to watching the movie.

Enjoy!
Scoreboard Bleeding
I'm normally a great fan of Crichton, but I didn't care too much for this story. I was simply unable to develop much attachment for the narrator, and a plot that should have been electric wound up feeling kind of like a newspaper article. The problem is not with Crichton's story-craft; it is with the man telling the story. I think Crichton did exactly what he intended to because it really felt like it was composed by somebody else. I'll give him points for the plot, characters, and word use. I just found this creation too dry for the material that it was covering.
RuTGamer
I cannot believe this little gem inspired the 13th Warrior! What a FANTASTIC book and worth reading. Based upon numerous historical documents from throughout the ancient world. A job well done by the late Crichton wading through the mire of scholarly debacle concerning the witness of Norse culture during this time period through the eyes of a Muslim.
Blackseeker
This is a good book, not great. Crichton is to be commended for his approach to the subject matter and the nerve to re-write the Beowulf story.
I liked it all right, just like I enjoyed the movie, The 13th Warrior.I would recommend it to anyone interested in Beowulf or in the folk-history of
northern Europe, but don't expect a classic.