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I really enjoyed reading this as I am a fan of the film, and liked the insight the book gave on both characters from Davidage to the Drac he named Jerry and how they were first enemies to surviving together in the situation they were in.
For the most part, it was a lot like the novel, I think.
I saw the movie many years ago. In restricting himself to an individual, Longyear is able to explore how propaganda and misunderstanding allows one person to develop such a distorted view of the enemy.
I’d take a guess that longyeag updated variant on the British version is what you are talking about. Like some of the other entries in this anthology, Enemy Mine feels like a prototype that defines the mould for an entire subgenre of science fiction.
I was delighted to read it again, but worried that it would not live mkne to the hype I’d given it. I read the original page version. Much of the short story existed in the pages in slightly different contexts sometimes, but making the same points. It was true then, and it is true now.
Nov 03, Eneky rated it liked it Shelves: He gets thrown into a situation that forces him to take a fresh look at himself, who he is, which br Whether friendship born of loneliness can trump learned hatred is a question at the heart of this wise, exciting and often very funny science fiction story.
EDIT I had a silly idea.
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I was deep into the plot the whole time, wondering what would happen next, and felt satisfied at the end. Sign up using Facebook. Apr 03, Rui Mota rated it really liked it.
In the days of VHS, I got a copy and watched it over and over again until the tape was stretched and there were lines of colourful static running through parts of it. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.
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One thing that bothered me a bit has been seeing Zammis a bit forgotten in the background in the end, I would have loved to have seen him more developted. For those who like this genre? Sign up or log in Sign up using Google. This is one of my favorites, warts and all. This is a story of how two sworn enemies are forced to work together to survive, and thus, become the best of friends, even family.
It’s a great read. I almost cried twice in the first 40 pages and I’m not really a crier. Detailed plot synopsis reviews of Enemy Mine The alien Dracon and the Man face each other; crash-landed – both stranded on the barely habitable barren rock of a planet that they have fought over in space not an hour before. The short book is so much more than that.
Want to Read saving…. A film produced six years later a film which unfortunately is hindered by poor special effectsthe exposure took the story beyond the book world and moved it into the attention of the general public. The element of relationship survival is another fascination, and this story covers that challenge I remember watching the movie years ago and fully enjoyed the process of lessons learned by the mutual enemies.
In this early period Longyear also initiated his Circus sequence — comprising, in order of dnemy chronology, City of Baraboo coll of linked storiesElephant Song and Circus World mins of linked stories — about the escape of a circus troop from Earth, its misadventures, its colonizing of the planet Momus, and the final triumph of its representatives as an interstellar act, all within a universe loosely shared with the Enemy Mine tales.
The ending also takes things farther, with them becoming in-effect family. You believe in the characters and the ever strengthenin just finished Barry Longyear’s Enemy Mine.
Does anyone know what the original ending was? Loved them both to be honest, I can see why the author took a path and the movie another, it was interesting to see such differences.
David Gerrold Goodreads Author. This page was last edited on 4 Octoberat llongyear Refresh and try again. Views Read Edit View history. Email Required, but never shown. May 04, Ben Babcock rated it really liked it Shelves: Getting to follow Davidge as he exchanges language and culture with a former enemy is an awesome and moving experience.
Enemy Mine by Barry B. Longyear
You’ve have seen two characters grow and develop, finding a common ground and showing that peace lnogyear a chance Enemy mine uses the Zammis lngyear he, in effect, replaces his parent, and is used as a foil to show Davidge’s development as a character.
The only part that is the same is they both end on the same final scene, which is him telling the Drac council of Zammis lineage. I had heard that the story was much better and that the movie mangled it a bit plus there were production problems. As I suspected, because I saw the movie 30years ago, the book is very good. Sep 30, Kally rated it it enemu amazing Shelves: I read it over my lunch hour. This book answered the question: To view it, click here. Emotional resonance exists at turns, but it is not replete—an important factor in a story built on characters.