The Rocketeer Summary ¼ E-book or Kindle E-pub

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The Rocketeer Summary ¼ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ´ The World in Turmoil1938 In Germany Nazism reaches a fever pitch Rumors of War spread accros the continent of Europe In the calm before the storm Hitler searches for a shortcut in his plans for world domination and looks to Hollywood He sends his agents across the Atlantic to the cellThe World in Turmoil1938 In Germany Nazism reaches a fever pitch Rumors of War spread accros the continent of Europe In the calm before the storm Hitler searches for a shortcut in his plans for world domination and looks to Hollywood He sends his agents across the Atlantic to the celluloid capital of sin and glamour on the trail of an all powerful secret weaponThe Golden Age of HollywoodLos Angeles Cliff Secord is a barnstorming air ra. A visually stunning movie with excellent character development and a tight plot is turned into a mediocre novel As thrilling as the movie is the novel doesn't uite compare The prose is very straightforward almost boring and adds very little insight to the characters or to the action I was hoping for a glimpse inside the characters head and a chance to 'get to know them better' Instead what this book is full of is a bland retelling of the script Sadly even the photographs from the movie are in black and white and aren't the best shot they could have chosen I believe the best way to experience the movie isn't through the novelization but by simply enjoying the show with a nice big bowl of popcorn And a big screen Definitely a big screen

Free read ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ó Peter David

Ce pilot He makes his living by living dangerously is happiest when he's shattering air speed records and riding the contrail edge of disaster After thugs destroy his prized GeeBee race plane during an FBI gun battle Secord finds himself out of work out of luckand hung out to dry For someone has saddled him with the most dangerous weapon of the war the Cirrus X 3 rocketpack a flying device faster and dangerous than any Secord has ever. Pretty much like the movie was with a few minor changes in dialogues The writing seems a bit rough and awkward in places but over all the pacing is much like the movie and its a uick fun read What I DID like about it was that it lets you get into the characters' heads a bit gives them a little bit depth and motivationCould use another rewrite or two but all in all I did enjoy reading it for the second time

Summary The Rocketeer

The RocketeerEncountered Now he and his starlet girlfriend are on the run one step ahead of gangster mercenaries federal agents and Nazi assassins who prowl the City of Angels looking for America's most reluctant heroMen have died for this weaponCliff Secord is next in lineBased on the Screenplay by Danny Bilson Paul De MeoFrom a story by Danny Bilson Paul De Meo and William DearBased upon the comic book series The Rocketeer created by Dave Stevens. After I saw the movie The Rocketeer in the theater I picked up the novelization when I found a used copyI sometimes enjoy reading written treatments of a movie to see if the adaption can add anything to the storyThis is a typical bad guys after the rocket pack adventure set in 1938 and reminds me very much of pulp fiction from that era Which it is supposed to of courseThe movie is a bit better than the book but Peter David does a good adaptation and keeps the 'feel' of the movie in his writingRecommended for pulp or adventure fans and for those who liked the movieRead before I joined GR so dates unknown