First of all, I need to mention that I do not read any books based on TV Series or movies…but…The X files is an exception!! I really really love the series and willing to read more about it. To me, it remains as the best TV series ever produced in the history of television.
Antibodies by Kevin J Anderson is not a novelization like I Want To Believe by Max Allan Collins. Antibodies is an original story that never been shown before. I like the story, very true to the series and the characters are also well portrayed. Although I have no intention of reading Supernatural books, but I have heard that people who read it feel disappointed as the main characters weren’t well portrayed. As one of the biggest X Files fans, I dare say that Mulder and Scully were written as how they really are in the series.
Antibodies started with the appearance of Jeremy Dorman in what left of Dymar Laboratory. The Laboratory which specialized in finding the cure to cancer was mysteriously burned down by protestors. Dorman was the assistant of David Kennessy, the brain behind the project. The security hired to guard the ruin of Dymar Laboratory tried to get Dorman out of the building but when he touched Dorman, he was immediately died of tremendous amount of tumors.
Scully and Mulder found themselves investigating the death of that security. Their investigation led to Kennessy’s resident, it was already broken by someone. David’s wife and son had disappeared. David’s son, Jody, had leukemia. His disease was the one that made David eager to try any kind of breakthrough even though that breakthrough was considered as something against nature. Scully and Mulder started tracking them down.
They came across a vet who informed them that a dog in his care suddenly ran away after he euthanized him. The dog matched the description of Jody’s dog, Vader. They were getting closer to David’s wife and son. Before they could reach them, Mulder found a second body that had same symptoms as the security. The founding of the body made Mulder really worry about Scully.
What happened next is something I can’t write here because it would spoil the story.
I enjoy reading this book so much, it really has the same atmosphere as the TVseries. However, I think the portion of Mulder and Scully’s appearance is too little. If you had watched The X Files as much as I have, you can see that the show always showed these 2 agents more than the other characters in the case they were investigating…in this book, I read more about Jeremy Dorman and The Kennessy rather than the 2 famous agents. I wish that could somehow be changed.
The ending is really fun….So X Files!! The writing isn’t the best I have ever read but for me writing style has never been my number one concern as long as the story is up to my liking.
This book only confirms one thing…that is: I WANT TO READ MORE THE X FILES BOOKS.
About The Author:
Kevin J Anderson is the author of the internationally bestselling and award-winning Dune prequels (co-author with Brian Herbert) and numerous Star Wars novels, and has carved an indisputable niche for himself with science fiction epics featuring his own highly successful Saga of Seven Suns series. His critically acclaimed work has won or been nominated for numerous major awards. His most recent book is The last Days of Krypton, and he lives in Colorado
Title: The X Files – Antibodies
Author: Kevin J Anderson
Pages: 268 pages
Publisher: Harper Collins Publishers
Challenge: New Author Challenge 2011, Mystery and Suspense Reading Challenge 2011.