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The Dragon and the George (Dragon Knight, Bk 1)
The Dragon and the George - Dragon Knight, Bk 1 Author:Gordon R. Dickson Through no fault of his own, the once human Jim Eckert had become a dragon. Unfortunately, his beloved Angie had remained human. But in this magical land anything could happen. To make matter worse, Angie had been taken prisoner by an evil dragon and was held captive in the impenetrable Loathly Tower. So in this land where humans were edible and... more » beasts were magical -- where spells worked and logic didn't -- Jim Eckert had a big, strange problem.« less
Different from the movie, but still good, January 8, 2004
Reviewer: Rachel (Bored in Bend)
I've LOVED the "Flight of Dragons" movie ever since I can remember. (I'm 22 now) I recently found that it was based off of "The Dragon and the George," so I rushed out and picked up a copy. It's an easy read, I finished it in about a day. It was a little hard to really get into... The "present" was a bit dull, but once it got going, it was very enjoyable. At first I was miffed at the inconsistencies with the movie, but I managed to get past that when the plot got going--it was kind of nice not knowing exactly what's going to happen.
Some of the differences between the movie are:
Where are the brothers? (I assume they're in latter books)
This had Sir Bryon, rather than sir Orrin (although Orrin was mentioned)
Where's Melisan, and what's with Angie?
To name a few. All in all, I'd recommend it, and I look forward to reading the rest of the series.
I didn't realize "Flight of Dragons" came from a book until I happen chanced upon a comment while looking for the DVD when feeling a little nostalgic. I decided to order a copy of the book and see where it took me.
At first, I was apprehensive that I'd become one of those "I wish I hadnt read the book and/or watched the movie because it does not follow the story plot at all!" but thankfully, as I read this book, I realized how little I remembered of the cartoon movie I had seen some 10 years ago which made letting my imagination reinvent the characters in my minds eye all the easier. I had no reservations about what was or wasn't in the movie because I just couldn't remember. My vaugest memory of the movie was that one dragon had made the other eat rocks... but that wasn't in the book but didn't deter me.
I liked the read. It progressively moved forward and kept me interested and engaged. I finished it in about 3 nights of dedicated reading.