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darkSIDEchoes
05-21-2010, 06:35 PM
The book that came with the LE, what exactly is in it? Is it any good? Is it worth getting if I can get my hands on it?

warnuke
05-21-2010, 06:46 PM
The book is very well worth the read if you love the game, for me it opened up the game and the characters included. Once you start reading you can't get your eyes off the page, if you like the game find this book and read it. good luck

darkSIDEchoes
05-21-2010, 10:04 PM
Is it a story in itself or is it the full manuscript? What's actually in it?

Pearson
05-21-2010, 10:51 PM
It has in it:

* Preface
* Nightingale's Field Notes
* Interviews (Characters from the game)
* The Manuscript
* Alan Wake Fiction Stories
* Non-Fiction Stories
* Exhibits
* Afterword

That is what the book consists of, hope that helps!

Monkah
05-21-2010, 11:16 PM
The whole idea behind the Alan Wake Files is this guy named Clay Steward would have dreams similar to Alan's and perhaps FBI Agent Nightingale. He would see Alan in his dreams, as well as the town of Bright Falls. For clarity, he travels to Bright Falls and happens to find Nightingale's files he had accumulated while tracking Wake. Along with these files, Steward does some of his own digging around town, and compiles everything into the Alan Wake Files.

I hope that provides a better understanding of what to expect.

Shadowfan789
05-22-2010, 03:51 AM
Would reading this book before you play the game ruin anything for me? Like... should I read it before or after I beat the game?

Pearson
05-22-2010, 04:32 AM
Would reading this book before you play the game ruin anything for me? Like... should I read it before or after I beat the game? I don't think that it really matters when you read the book. I think that it really doesn't ruin anything for you in the game. I read it while I was playing the game, I had just finished up Episode 3 at the time.

Shadowfan789
05-22-2010, 04:37 AM
Sweet, thank you for answering.

Pearson
05-22-2010, 04:47 AM
Sweet, thank you for answering. Not a problem, glad that I could help.

Ozbaab
05-22-2010, 02:28 PM
I tought it was awesome, loved it. Everyone who likes the game should read it :o

Ali_P_84
05-22-2010, 08:23 PM
The "compiler" of the book is Clay Steward, who was the non-taken character you meet in the initial nightmare sequence in the game, before you get to the lighthouse.

Red Testament
05-22-2010, 08:30 PM
So it involves Clay. I was wondering why we never found out anything else about him. I was curious how he knew Alan.

Ali_P_84
05-22-2010, 08:37 PM
I haven't got round to reading it yet, very much looking forward to it.