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MeddlingMonk 06-05-2011 11:47 AM

Grim Fandango e-book
 
With help from Mikkel Rasmussen (meaning, he did all the work), there is finally an e-book version of the Grim Fandango novel.

It's in the epub format, so it's compatible with any e-book reader that supports that format. For the others, calibre should be able to convert it for your device. But remember, that's "should". And calibre is itself also a software e-book reader.

Below are direct links to the epub files. They are the same text, but formatted somewhat differently for different devices.

This version should work fine with most e-book readers and with calibre.

This version is tweaked to work with the Nook. (The difference being that the Nook requires, according to Mikkel, a flat directory structure. So if you have a Nook, or the first version just doesn't look right or work correctly, try this one.)

I should mention that the PDF version is still available at The DOD although the epub text has been tweaked slightly to include fewer typos and more onions.

AssortedAvocado 06-13-2011 03:22 PM

I've never heard of this novelisation before, but this should be an interesting read.

Thanks!

MeddlingMonk 06-15-2011 09:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AssortedAvocado (Post 2781461)
I've never heard of this novelisation before, but this should be an interesting read.

Hope so. :thmbup1:

lookoutbelow 11-13-2012 04:15 PM

I just finished reading the book on my iPad: It was a delight. A lot of respect for the guy(s?) who wrote this. Loved reading how some of the lose ends were tied together in this book. On top of that, while reading I felt I was back 12 years old again playing the game for the first time.

Cannot thank you enough.

MeddlingMonk 11-13-2012 10:52 PM

Thanks. For making me feel old. (Actually, I lie. I never feel old.)

Mikkel, for the record, did the work on the epub conversion. I was having trouble with that on my own, and he volunteered to do it. I'm the only one responsible for the novel itself. Any blame, censure, or lawsuits should be directed to me alone.

(I wonder if this thread should be sticky? Not my decision, I guess, not even if I had jam on my fingers.)

lookoutbelow 11-18-2012 03:42 AM

What I also really liked about the book was the consistent quality. More than once you see that fan work starts off really ambitious and that this transfers to a very good start, but that the determination drains over time.

This book was written in a brilliant way beginning to end (of the line). :)

MeddlingMonk 11-18-2012 04:43 PM

Brilliant? I'd be stupid to even imply that I agree with that. I do agree that a lot of fan efforts start with high ambitions and then quickly peter out. It's hard not to seem brilliant in comparison. I suspect a lot of fan projects begin without anyone really thinking things through and having a plan. I had a plan, that's all.

lookoutbelow 01-03-2013 05:59 PM

Wikipedia just told me this:

The Untitled Pixar Movie About Día de los Muertos. To be released in 2016.

Along with it was one concept art image. Could it be? You didn't sell the rights to your book by any chance? ;)

http://pixar.wikia.com/Untitled_D%C3...s_Muertos_film

MeddlingMonk 01-04-2013 04:45 PM

I'm pretty sure I don't have any rights to it. I'm a thief. :dev7:

That alleged concept art certainly seems to have a GF kind of thing going on. Probably only because it's drawing on the same source. The 'description' could pass for a documentary.

Ryam BaCo 06-09-2013 04:54 PM

today i finished reading your novel and it is amazing! thank you so much for all the effort you put into this project! :)


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