Book Reviews of Lara Croft: Tomb Raider

Lara Croft: Tomb Raider
Lara Croft Tomb Raider
Author: Dave Stern
ISBN-13: 9780743424295
ISBN-10: 0743424298
Publication Date: 6/1/2001
Pages: 352
Rating:
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
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3.3 stars, based on 19 ratings
Publisher: Pocket
Book Type: Paperback
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The ancient relic called the All Seeing Eye that grants the owner the ultimate power in the universe. A power so immense that those who possess it could rule the world. The Illuminiati..A Secret brotherhood hell-bent on finding the All Seeing Eye and taking over the world. A sinister band of men who will stop at nothing to fulfill their diabolical plot.
The Hero...Lara Croft! The greatest tomb-raiding high-flying adventurer of all time, who just so happens to hold the key to finding the All Seeing Eye. Through the living jungles of Cambodia to the frozen wasteland of Siberia, Lara Croft takes you on here greatest adventure.

I might disagree on Lara Croft being the "greatest tomb-raiding adventurer" of all time due to the fact that I think Indiana Jones might be that, but besides that, I enjoyed reading this story. It kept you wanting to find out what was going to happen.
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Movie tie in book Laura Croft, jungles of Cambodia to Siberia, clock is ticking...
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A novelization of the popular movie.
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Great book!
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Not sure where I pick this one up at. Ok fast read.
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Based on the same-titled movie released in 2001, Mel Odom's novelization of the Angelina Jolie flick is top-notch, enveloping every quality that made the archaeologist one of the most popular icons of the video game franchise.

Lara Croft observes the first third of a complete planet alignment - an event that happens once every five thousand years - through the high-tech telescope at her home, Croft Manor. Little did she know, only hours later, she would become an integral part in protecting the alignment's ominpotent power from ill-intended hands.

Through her deceased father's gift of a planetary clock, she travels from one exotic location to another to locate the pieces of the power's medium, a triangle emblazoned with the All-Seeing Eye, the Masonic symbol of omniscience. But an internal desire to see her father again brings her motives to locate the triangle halves into question. If she finds the pieces, will she use the power it contains for herself? Or will she snatch the godly control away from her foes and bury its abilities for another five thousand years?

Odom's literary portrayal is accurate and engrossing, detailing the emotional impact of each event and discovery, something that may be lacked in the film version. Rather than drooling over Angelina Jolie, Raider fans can envision the described settings and locales in the book with relative ease, with every exotic touch in place. There are only very slight changes in the book, such as Croft enemy (or perhaps not) Alex West's naked romp from the shower to the bedroom in response to mysteriously lurking shadows (provided by Croft, of course); that differs from the movie's ending locale of the dining room and its strategically placed dining table.

But the story proceeds with the same heart-pounding action and romantic passion that's found in the box-office seller. Though short, it makes the reader feel as though they are in Croft's military boots, even as much as the video games do.