View Full Version : Charles Frederick Novelization

05-06-2007, 05:05 PM
Charles Frederick wrote a novelization of GF a while ago, maybe 2 or 3 years, over 100,000 words. Recently, his site went down, and I found, unfortunately, that I lost the file somehow.

It's not on the internet at all. I would really appreciate if someone could say if they had one and to send me it or point me in the way of it.

05-10-2007, 12:01 PM
i never knew about this..

King Dando
05-10-2007, 01:04 PM
I knew about it. I think I have it on my computer somewhere, although I've never actually got around to reading it.

05-14-2007, 05:12 PM
I can't help you in your quest to locate a copy, but I can however say, that his novelization is one of the best books I've ever read. Obviously a large portion of the book is ripped from the game but their are many chapters which fill in the blanks. It's well worth tracking down, don't give up till you find it.

05-16-2007, 01:43 PM
If anyone need the novel, just send me a private message with your email address.

05-16-2007, 03:33 PM
It's in cold storage on the GFN ftp somewhere awaiting the museum rebuild. Let me see if I can find it.

05-16-2007, 04:07 PM
Got it. :)


PDF version (nicer formatting) (http://www.grimfandango.net/gfnovelpdf.zip)

Word Document version (http://www.grimfandango.net/gfnoveldoc.zip)

05-16-2007, 05:03 PM
Jesus H. Christ.

05-16-2007, 07:44 PM
Omg...I can die happy now...

05-17-2007, 04:14 PM
cool im printing this off in dark blue because my black ink has ran out, even more grim ;)

05-18-2007, 07:00 AM
Jesus H. Christ.

King Dando
05-18-2007, 08:21 AM
Jesus H. Christ.

Jeepers H Crackers.

05-19-2007, 05:22 PM
Alright Noone told me it was abuot 130 pages long, I left it for an hour and my dad is gunna kill me!! Good read so far though although i dont like the fact that there is swearing. And even worse that Manny is doing the Swearing.

05-21-2007, 10:41 AM
Oh, its a wonderful novelization. Its on my pc but I haven't read it in about a year. I must read it again sometime

05-23-2007, 03:44 PM
Is Charles Frederick an author?

And if not, why not?

Anyway, yes I have it on my computer, and yes I did find it very enjoyable. The writing style fit right in with the style of the game, they elaborated in areas I wanted elaboration, and overall it was an enjoyable read.

However, I would be much interested in writing that extends beyond the game. While it was a very nice novelization that should have been published to be like a movie-tie-in book (except this time as a game, obviously). If Frederick did extend write a fanfiction that went beyond canon storyline than please direct me to it.

That was my biggest complaint...and really it doesn't count because I went into this knowing it would be a novelization of the game. So being what it is I rate it very highly and have and will continue to recommend this novel to any type of Grim Fandango fan.

05-24-2007, 09:18 AM
I recall Frederick having written short pieces going beyond the game's timeline. For example, there was one about Manny and Glottis in a bar in Puerto Zapato, one about Valentine's Day in Rubacava, and one about how Domino started working for Hector. They were really good, so I hope someone has them saved.

05-24-2007, 12:18 PM
Hi VampireNaomi,
I have those saved however I'm not sure how to post them to this board. If you can PM me your email address I can forward a .zip file with all of them in it and maybe you can post it to the board for everyone to enjoy. Let me know.

05-25-2007, 10:32 AM
Needless to say, I would be quite interested in acquiring those files as well Jag.

05-26-2007, 12:37 AM
For everyone who doesn't have the shorter stories, I put them up on my old Geocities account. Thanks to JagJedi for sending them to me since I had long since lost them myself.

Everyone knows that Geocities sucks, so if someone with real web space wants to host them, everyone would be grateful.

Don Copal (http://www.geocities.com/fyrios87/copal.doc)
New Year's Fandango (http://www.geocities.com/fyrios87/newyear.doc)
Valentine's Fandango (http://www.geocities.com/fyrios87/valentine.doc)

05-26-2007, 10:02 AM
I've put them here for the time being, although any links will change once the site is re-done so I wouldn't link to them in the long-term or anything. :)


05-27-2007, 02:15 AM
Thanks, Thrik! You're full of awesome. :)