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Code: Veronica [Mass Market Paperback]

S.D. Perry
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Nov. 27 2001 Resident Evil (Pocket) (Book 6)

A desperate search for her missing brother once again pits Claire Redfield against the terrifying bioweapons of the Umbrella Corporation. Her quest leads her to a remote island where a mad genius has unleashed every grotesque creature at his disposal to stop her from interfering with his horrific agenda.

Catapulted to the bottom of the world, Claire is at last reunited with the man she came to find. Chris Redfield has been fighting a one-man war of his own against Umbrella's most terrifying creations...and is now on a collision course with the man who betrayed the S.T.A.R.S. in Raccoon City. A man who should, by all rights, be dead: Captain Albert Wesker.


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S. D. Perry is a novelist living in Portland, Oregon.  She is currently lives with her husband, Myk, her two children Cyrus and Myk Jr, and their two dogs. She mostly writes tie-in novels based on works in the fantasy/science-fiction/horror genre, including Resident Evil, Star Trek, Aliens and Predator. She has also written a handful of short stories and movie novelizations. Her favorite Star Trek series is the original series, with her favorite characters being "The Big Three" - Kirk, Spock and McCoy.

 


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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best books in the series Nov. 26 2002
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S.D. Perry's novelizations of the Resident Evil video game series have been excellent mostly, and this volume in the series is no exception. Code: Veronica, the sixth book in the series, is based from the video game of the same name which you can find on the Dreamcast and PS2 game systems. Perry adds so much more to the story and characters than the writers of the game's storyline ever could; the suspense and shocks make it a page turner and you genuinely care for the heroes. The story starts as Claire Redfield (one of the survivors of City of the Dead, the third book in the series and the second game in the video game series) is captured by Umbrella and sent to an uncharted island where she is kept prisoner until, as luck in the Resident Evil universe would have it, all hell breaks loose and zombies and monsters are abound. Eventually she meets up with another prisoner, Steve Burnside, and the two become allies trying to escape, all the while Claire's brother Chris is on her trail to save her. The relationship between Claire and Steve is compelling, as is the sense of urgency that is at an all time high here. While I think some parts of the ending get more and more unbelieveable, Perry's novelization remains faithful to the game it is based on, and if you've never played the game you'll want to after reading this. All in all, Code: Veronica is one of the best in the series (books and games respectively), and if your a fan of anything Resident Evil then you have no reason not to read this.
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5.0 out of 5 stars S.D. Perry does it again! Nov. 17 2002
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Those of you who have read my previous reviews will know that I am a hardcore fan of the Resident Evil series. In addition to this,there isn't one book that S.D.Perry has written that I have not enjoyed. With that said, here's my take on this recent installment.
Once again, I must congradulate Perry for breathing life into these characters. She continues to stay true to the videogame series while at the same time revealing certain aspects of the characters (Claire, Steve, Chris) that helps us to identify and even sympathise with their struggles. The mythology surrounding the evil Ashford twins, Alfred and Alexia, is finally fleshed out in this novel, filling in the gaps left by the videogame.
When I first encountered these evil characters, I felt disappointed, believing their introduction in the game was ridiculous and farfetched. However, S.D.Perry helps readers to understand their origions, and she brings credibility to their role in this story, as well as the reappearance of Albert Weskers.
Finally, the story has a happy yet sad ending that leaves readers to question the possible future of the surviving characters: Will they ever bring down Umbrella? Will their life on the run ever end? Where will the series go from here? These are questions I have often pondered after reading each novel. I have no idea how the game and the novels alike will bring a close to Umbrella's evil legacy, but whatever happens, I look forward to the next novel and videogame; I'm sure other fellow RE fans will too.
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This book is in my estimate second only to City of the Dead in the series. First off I'd like to inform others that I read this book in less than 24 hours, my record for the shortest time I've ever read a book. This is a very fast paced and entertaining book! One of the best features of the book was its logical explanations of nearly every occurence in the game and even moreso. In addition, the humor thrown in added a nice and genuinely funny touch. A reason I enjoy the series so much is that it throws out the B-movie-star-voiced-over stereotype characters from the games and brings them to life, displaying their full emotions and with problems and reactions a lot of people can relate to. That factor is also present here. One thing that disappointed me was the lack of description during some of the game's most exciting moments, such as Claire's first encounter with the Bandersnatch. Also, some of the plot in the book is confusing if you haven't played or don't own the game. This book is best experienced in culmination with the game, but also an excellent read by itself. Highly recommended!!!
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I couldn't ask for a better survival/horror/thriller! I found myself completely enveloped in the book from beginning to end. And the heroine, Claire Redfield, is amiable, well-developed, believable and interesting to those of the opposite sex ;)
For those who follow the Resident Evil series, whether in video games or by books, you will remember Claire Redfield from Resident Evil 2 or "City of the Dead."
The young, 19 year old, has gotten herself in even deeper than her first adventure in Raccoon City ("City of the Dead") after she travels half way across the world to Paris in search of her brother, Chris Redfield, a missing S.T.A.R.S police member whose last known whereabouts were in France. Claire finds herself at a dead end once she reaches Paris, only to find Chris is not there. Instead, after infiltrating a head intelligence agency, Claire finds a gun to her head and herself in a VERY bad situation. The girl is roughly apprehended and taken to an extremely secluded military base located in the middle of the ocean, Rockfort. A mysterious facility in which secret experiments have been conducted to create dangerous creatures to be used in war, is filled with gruesome images of death and horror that make the gut cringe. The things Claire sees would scar just about anyone for life, but will have the reader constantly turning the page.
Our heroine, Claire, is thrown deep into the middle, when, just with her arrival to Rockfort, a special forces team, attacks the island, destroying many of the buildings and causing a toxic spill, which infects the island inhabitants, turning them into the blood-craving undead.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Veronica
Je n'ai pas lu ce livre, je me le suis procurer pour compléter la collection "Resident Evil" à la bibliothèque ou je travaille par contre les étudiants... Read more
Published on May 20 2011 by Lise Bertrand
4.0 out of 5 stars My Review
I've read all of the books in the resident evil series by S.D. Perry and own a lot of the resident evil games. But this book definitely stands out. Read more
Published on Jan. 12 2004 by chris barker
5.0 out of 5 stars A great book!!!
As soon as I saw it, I thought " I have to have this book". I liked it. It tells what the characters are thinking which was never in the games unless there's a cinema... Read more
Published on July 22 2003
3.0 out of 5 stars mmm...zombies.
Don't be confused by the low rating. I liked this book, I really did. It gave you a little bit of insight on how the characters in the game were thinking. Read more
Published on May 18 2003 by Frank J. Richards
5.0 out of 5 stars Pretty Cool!
This book is pretty cool! The reason why I like this book is, because, Well you see I have the game, and I don't really like Steve Burnside in the game, but when I read the... Read more
Published on May 6 2003
5.0 out of 5 stars COMPLETELY AMAZING!!!!!!!!!
After playing the video game, i have gotten a craving to read the book... I HAD NO IDEA WHAT I WAS GETTING INTO!! I CAN'T PUT IT DOWN!! Read more
Published on March 18 2003 by Claire Redfield
5.0 out of 5 stars ONE OF THE BEST NOVELS!
OH MY GOSH! This Resident Evil book is one that will keep you on the edge of your seat! When I began reading it, i didn't know what i was getting myself into... Read more
Published on March 17 2003 by Miaka Yuki
3.0 out of 5 stars Not very scary.
It seems that every other book in the Resident Evil book series is not very good. And this is one of them. Read more
Published on Feb. 14 2003 by Photopro
5.0 out of 5 stars Resident Evil: Code Veronica
Resident Evil: Code Veronica by S. D. Perry
Plot: While searching for her brother, Chris, Claire Redfield breaks into Umbrella HQ, gets captured, then becomes a prisoner on... Read more
Published on Jan. 28 2003
5.0 out of 5 stars WOW!
Un-doubtedly the best book I have EVER read. (and i,ve read quite a lot). Any self respecting Resident Evil fan MUST own this. Read more
Published on Oct. 1 2002 by Chris Redfield
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