I've started reading A L I E N by Alan Dean Foster.
I must say I'm very disappointed so far.
Its completely unlike the dialogue in the film. There are no lines I recognise at all.
OK, I'm not after the exact screenplay in a film novelisation but I am after plenty of familiar landmarks and speech in there.
Foster did such a great job with the Star Wars' novelisation, so much so that half the fun was spotting what he'd changed.
Not so A L I E N.
The introduction about pro-dreamers is clumsy and overly long and the conversations during the wake-up meal and descent to the planet are unrecognisable.
Did Foster set out to exclude all dialogue featured in the actual film?
I'm not very far into this book but already feel my chest bursting with frustration!
What's your experience readers?