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Author: Paul Gallico
ISBN: 0582535484
Pages: 32 pages
Publisher: Longman (October 1, 1982)
Language: English
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e-Book The Poseidon Adventure (Longman movieworld) epub download

by Paul Gallico



Author Paul Gallico has created a dark masterpiece where he uses the disaster as a metaphor for the turning . Overall, "The Poseidon Adventure" makes an excellent and fast read.

Author Paul Gallico has created a dark masterpiece where he uses the disaster as a metaphor for the turning of people's seemingly ordinary lives literally upside down and stripping them of their quaint civilized comforts. Reverend Frank "Buzz" Scott leads a rag tag group of people from the dining room to hoped for salvation in the ship's engine rooms and the keel and rescue. Some of Gallico's verbiage shows it's age, but ultimately the novel is a story of courage and strength of character, of failure and loss, of intense drama and great suspense.

The Poseidon Adventure was not only a major best-seller but a major motion picture. Unlike the book, the picture ended with the Poseidon still afloat. Determined to send the ship to its inescapable fate, Paul Gallico has written a new novel that combines the characters he made famous with the dramatic flair for which he is noted. The result is a sequel that stands completely on its own-a breathtaking adventure of the horrors of impending disaster and of the danger from those modern-day pirates of the sea: scavengers.

Paul Gallico’s most popular book is The Poseidon Adventure. Showing 30 distinct works

Paul Gallico’s most popular book is The Poseidon Adventure. Showing 30 distinct works. The Poseidon Adventure by. Paul Gallico.

Items related to The Poseidon Adventure: Level 1 (Longman Movieworld). The inspiration for the 2006 Warner Bros. film, Poseidon, Paul Gallico’s The Poseidon Adventure is an intense and dramatic story about a gigantic ocean liner and its unimaginable final journey. Paul Gallico The Poseidon Adventure: Level 1 (Longman Movieworld). ISBN 13: 9780582535480. The Poseidon Adventure: Level 1 (Longman Movieworld). ISBN 10: 0582535484 ISBN 13: 9780582535480.

A handful of survivors must fight for their lives-struggling to make it from the upper deck of the ship to the hull, the only part above water, before the ship sinks. Faced with rising water and the violence of desperate passengers and crewmembers, the group must do everything it can to survive-before time runs out. Adapted into an award-winning film by Irwin Allen, The Poseidon Adventure is a thrilling tale with timeless suspense and excitement.

Paul Gallico's novel The Poseidon Adventure had ended with the ship's . However, once again the film that followed ended up bearing little resemblance to his book.

Paul Gallico's novel The Poseidon Adventure had ended with the ship's sinking. The original film changed much of the novel's plot and ended with the ship still afloat. After the huge success of the film, Gallico was asked to write a novel that would be a sequel not to his first novel, but to the film. In response, Gallico wrote Beyond the Poseidon Adventure, which was published in 1978. However, once again the film that followed ended up bearing little resemblance to his book Media releases.

Poseidon had consisted of squares of frosted glass inset into alternating steel and copper bands, the lights located behind the squares.

Poseidon had consisted of squares of frosted glass inset into alternating steel and copper bands, the lights located behind the squares ith the bodies of the dead or unconscious scattered about in pathetic heaps of clothing that looked as though there was no one in them. They were dead of broken necks and broken backs; unconscious from concussion or skull fracture. Some of the heaps moved feebly, protesting against the pain of shattered limbs and internal injuries.

Paul Gallico (1897–1976) was an American novelist and sportswriter. He founded the Golden Gloves amateur boxing competition, and wrote the book that inspired the movie The Pride of the Yankees, starring Gary Cooper. Gallico is known for his short stories and novels, several of which were adapted to TV and film.

The Poseidon Adventure - Paul Gallico. He was not ill but the book was bad, the champagne would not stay in the glass, the cruise had not been particularly successful for him and he was bored stiff. CHAPTER I. Rehearsal for Disaster. At seven o’clock, the morning of the 26th day of December, the . The ceaseless swooning of the ship he took as a personal affront. Unlike the book, the picture ended with the Poseidon still afloat

The Poseidon Adventure was not only a major best-seller but a major motion picture.

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For those expecting this to be like an over the top, action adventure flick where the cute and clever kids save the day, and the plucky square jawed hero pulls everyone through... forget it. Author Paul Gallico has created a dark masterpiece where he uses the disaster as a metaphor for the turning of people's seemingly ordinary lives literally upside down and stripping them of their quaint civilized comforts. Reverend Frank "Buzz" Scott leads a rag tag group of people from the dining room to hoped for salvation in the ship's engine rooms and the keel and rescue.

But the journey is far from easy, facing the perils of a capsized vessel, with obstacles like upside-down stairways, flooding passages, deep booming explosions rocking the ship, failing emergency lights, and machinery and boilers falling from their mountings. They also face their own inner demons as well. Scott fervently believing that the only way to reach safety is via the engine rooms and await rescue in the propeller shaft wings, while ignoring other possible, safer routes to the ship's former bottom.

Others in the group as well as those they meet along the way provide for drama and an examination of the human condition when placed in mortal danger. The failure of the lights results in a stampede by fear-driven crew running down a main corridor like lemmings to their deaths they are trampled, or killed by falling over stairway openings or into a large pit where a boiler tore through several decks of the upturned ship, the young girl of the group Susan is raped.

The young boy Robin, brother of Susan is lost in the blackout and crew stampe, never to be found again, and his exact fate is chillingly never revealed to the reader.

This book simply pulls no punches, though it does show the other side of the human equation as people help the elderly Rosens through the ship's twisted and inverted bowels, and Belle Rosen saving everyone with her surprise feat of swimming through a flooded corridor, though it later costs her life when she dies of a heart attack mere minutes from rescue.

When Rev. Scott dies, James Martin, a proprietor of a haberdashery, gallantly takes charge and sees everyone through the rest of the way. The ending is not easy, either. Not only is Robin never found and Mrs Rosen as well as several others die along the way, but the survivors of Scott's intrepid band must deal with the biting sting that other survivors, some left behind in the dinning room, had a much easier time in going the other route to the ship's cargo hold. The route Scott insisted they not go. But ultimately they are alive when so many others have died, either succumbing to their baser natures as the crew did during the blackout, or passively staying put, hoping for someone to come to them.

For those used to the 1973 adaptation of the movie, this book will be just a wee bit of a downer with the boy dying and his sister being raped as well as more gruesome ends for people, but the characters as other reviewers have pointed out, are far more interesting and multi-dimensional, even Susan's rapist is shown to be nothing more than a frightened young boy, who realizes the terrible thing he has done to her and runs off to his death, driven by guilt. So this is not for the faint of heart, but it is ultimately a rewarding look at the human heart in the face of disaster.
krot
This book was a departure for author Paul Gallico from other books. I recommend finding his other books. The 1970's movie starring Gene Hackman was a very good adaptation of the book. But read the book.
Kerry
"Upside down, in the biggest transatlantic liner ever built, 81,000 tons of metal hanging between heaven and the bottom of the sea."
-Chapter 5 of "The Poseidon Adventure."

During a 1937 North Atlantic crossing aboard the infamous Queen Mary, author Paul Gallico had quite the scare when, out of nowhere, an 80-foot rogue wave struck the liner, causing her to keel over - almost on her side. Thirty years later this event would serve as the inspiration for his 1969 best-seller, "The Poseidon Adventure."

The story concerns the efforts of a small group of passengers attempting to escape a cruise ship after it is capsized by a massive wave. Gallico tells his story with a strong sense of suspense and a richly detailed group of diverse characters.

And those characters are the most fascinating aspect of the novel. Gallico does a masterful of job of building them into people of depth and dimension. With the sea disaster as the underlying premise, he strips them of their security and their dignity, testing their might, taxing their bodies, and stripping them of their clothes.

In so far as the actual escape is concerned, the reader gets a strong sense of the imminent danger and claustrophobia encountered by the survivors. Throughout the book one never forgets how close they are to impending doom. Gallico is almost unrelenting in his sense of urgency.

Overall, "The Poseidon Adventure" makes an excellent and fast read. Some of Gallico's verbiage shows it's age, but ultimately the novel is a story of courage and strength of character, of failure and loss, of intense drama and great suspense. It will leave you as stunned, breathless, and exhausted as the survivors.

The book was re-released in June of 2006 and is still available. I highly recommend you add it to your reading list!

NOTE: I also listened to the audiobook this summer. In some cases Dylan Baker's voices are brilliant (Mike Rogo, Frank Scott), but in many cases they are a bit annoying (the Rosens, Hubie Muller). At the start it seems like Baker went into the studio cold - he seems unsure and uneven. But by disc 2 he finds his stride. The audiobook's abridgement was authorized by the Gallico estate, but like most abridgements it takes away from the story. Worth a listen if you're pressed for time, but I highly suggest sitting down with the actual book.
Saberblade
Book was in good shape - just did not enjoy the story! I love the original movie but it was difficult to like any of the characters in the book - nothing like in the movie!
Darkraven
I bought this to read the book to one of my favorite Disaster Films, and I was not disappointed. My only gripe was the writing style, similar to A Night to Remember by Walter Lord.
Kipabi
ok
Kirinaya
Second time I have read this book. Fantastic. Have seen the movie 30 - 40 times. One of my all-time favorites!
This book was well written and a very enjoyable read. I also recommend seeing the movie. Both were fantastic =-)