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Men in Black II Mass Market Paperback – May 28 2002


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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Del Rey; First Edition edition (May 28 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0345450663
  • ISBN-13: 978-0345450661
  • Product Dimensions: 17.5 x 10.6 x 1.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 136 g
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,486,804 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From School Library Journal

Adult/High School-When agent Jay discovers that the evil plot by the Kylothian alien Serleena centers on a power source called the Light of Zartha, he knows he must find his retired partner, Kay. In order to fill in the history of Serleena's past visit to Earth, the importance of the Light of Zartha, and where it is hidden, Kay's neutralized memory will need specialized help. It soon becomes clear that the Men in Black team is pitted against a formidable foe. Serleena, disguised as a beautiful woman, takes over the MIB Headquarters, holds Zed hostage, and stages a final battle with the agents that will decide the fate of the world. Fast-paced action scenes and lots of entertaining one-liners carry the plot from beginning to end. Fun for readers of science fiction and moviegoing fans, this title may also attract reluctant readers.
Pam Johnson, Fairfax County Public Library, VA
Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information, Inc.

About the Author

Esther M. Friesner is the author of twenty-seven novels, including The Sword of Mary and Child of the Eagle. Her short fiction and poetry have appeared in Asimov’s Science Fiction, The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Amazing Stories, and other magazines and anthologies. She won the 1995 Nebula Award for Best Short Story for “Death and the Librarian” and the 1996 Nebula for Best Short Story of for “A Birth Day,” which was also a 1996 Hugo Award finalist. She won the 1986 Romantic Times Award for Best New Fantasy Writer. Her Star Trek: Deep Space Nine novel, Warchild, hit the USA Today bestseller list. She lives in Connecticut with her husband, two children, two rambunctious cats, and a fluctuating population of hamsters.

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"Men in Black" is probably one of my most favorite movies to watch. Original, interesting, and having a superb cast with Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith, the movies will most likely remain one of my favorites for a very long time. So when I heard that "Men in Black II" was coming out on July 3rd, 2002, I was all for going to see it. But I decided first to read the official novelization by Esther M. Friesner to see what it would be like.
Here's the story. An unauthorized spaceship lands in Central Park, carrying a deadly Kylothian warrior. Her name is Serleena and her mission is: to bring the Light of Zartha back to her planet. MIB gets Agent Jay to be assigned to the case whose mission first involves getting back his old partner, Agent Kay. Only Agent Kay, whose memory had been wiped clean so he could retire, holds the secret to either the salvation or destruction of the planets Earth and Zartha.
The story is intriguing and the book can't be put down. It's very much like the original Men in Black, with all the elements which made the movie into such a success. First, about the characters. Jay is now a veteran agent, having a reputation of getting the job done, but he doesn't regularly go 'by the book'. There's also Kay, and even when his memory has been removed, he's still the tough, strong, and emotionless hard bitten guy we all know and love. Frank, the pug/alien is also back, now also working for MIB. His personality seems to have changed a bit. There's Zed, too who gets to do a lot more. But my favorite characters who have returned in MIIB is of course are the Worm Guys. They get lots more dialogue, more action, and get some pretty fun parts.
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This book is fairly close to the movie with the exception of the ending. in the movie, Laura herself is the Light of Zartha, not the bracelet. The daughter of Princess Lauranna, she is sent off to the planet of Zartha to fulfill her destiny and rule her people.
In this book, which, don't get me wrong, is good and hilariously funny, the bracelet is sent off to the planet of Zartha, and Laura is deneuralized and sent to her NYC home.
that's about the only discrepency that i can see. Actually, the additional info in the other parts of the books helps fill you in on other areas, (such as, when Kay and Jay depressurized MIB HQs and fly in, it explains that the security guard was fastened into his seat with a chain so he didn't budge)
Overall, I liked it, and i'd buy it again, even though it doesn't have quite the same ending.
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This book is fairly close to the movie with the exception of the ending. in the movie, Laura herself is the Light of Zartha, not the bracelet. The daughter of Princess Lauranna, she is sent off to the planet of Zartha to fulfill her destiny and rule her people.
In this book, which, don't get me wrong, is good and hilariously funny, the bracelet is sent off to the planet of Zartha, and Laura is deneuralized and sent to her NYC home.
that's about the only discrepency that i can see. Actually, the additional info in the other parts of the books helps fill you in on other areas, (such as, when Kay and Jay depressurized MIB HQs and fly in, it explains that the security guard was fastened into his seat with a chain so he didn't budge)
Overall, I liked it, and i'd buy it again, even though it doesn't have quite the same ending.
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