Free Read [Ebooks Book] ↠ The X-Files: Whirlwind - by Charles L. Grant ✓

By Charles L. Grant | Comments: ( 866 ) | Date: ( Oct 14, 2019 )

Serial killers come in all shapes and sizes, but this one is particularly puzzling.There s no pattern to the mutilated bodies that have been showing up in Albuquerque both sexes, all races, ages, ethnic groups There is no evidence of rape or ritual Only one thing connects the victims They were the victims of a natural disaster One of the most unnatural natural disasSerial killers come in all shapes and sizes, but this one is particularly puzzling.There s no pattern to the mutilated bodies that have been showing up in Albuquerque both sexes, all races, ages, ethnic groups There is no evidence of rape or ritual Only one thing connects the victims They were the victims of a natural disaster One of the most unnatural natural disasters imaginable, leading to a most painful, most certain and most hideous death.Mulder and Scully, FBI the agency maverick and the female agent assigned to keep him in line Their job investigate the eerie unsolved mysteries the Bureau wants handled quietly, but quickly, before the public finds out what s really out there And panics The cases filed under X.


  • Title: The X-Files: Whirlwind
  • Author: Charles L. Grant
  • ISBN: 9780061981869
  • Page: 481
  • Format: ebook

About Author:

Charles L. Grant

Charles Lewis Grant was a novelist and short story writer specializing in what he called dark fantasy and quiet horror He also wrote under the pseudonyms of Geoffrey Marsh, Lionel Fenn, Simon Lake, Felicia Andrews, and Deborah Lewis.Grant won a World Fantasy Award for his novella collection Nightmare Seasons, a Nebula Award in 1976 for his short story A Crowd of Shadows , and another Nebula Award in 1978 for his novella A Glow of Candles, a Unicorn s Eye, the latter telling of an actor s dilemma in a post literate future Grant also edited the award winning Shadows anthology, running eleven volumes from 1978 1991 Contributors include Stephen King, Ramsey Campbell, R.A Lafferty, Avram Davidson, and Steve Rasnic and Melanie Tem Grant was a former Executive Secretary and Eastern Regional Director of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America and president of the Horror Writers Association.



Comments The X-Files: Whirlwind

  • David B

    This is the first X-Files novel I have read. I didn't expect deathless prose, but neither did I expect the writing to be quite so poor nor the plot to be so mediocre. This would make for a very average episode were it to be filmed for television. When I read a novel based on a television series, I want to see a story that puts the characters in situations that we can't see on the tube, be it for budget considerations, mature story content, or whatever. I haven't read anything alse by Charles Gra [...]


  • Robyn

    I've never read a book based on a TV show before, so I wasn't really sure what to expect here. Over all, it was a pretty good read, it was fairly exciting and the final twenty pages or so were really gripping. The main "mystery" of the plot would have been better if it hadn't been so obvious as early on as it was, (the title made it a total giveaway, as well) and I left this novel feeling like it needed one more really good twist. However, the author writes the both Mulder and Scully well, and i [...]


  • Randolph Carter

    Another piece of work by Grant to presumably pay the bills. This time a much better story than Goblins since Grant basically steals the story from his own Oxrun Station novel The Bloodwind. Move it to the Southwest US from Connecticut, call it Sangre Viento (get it?), and voil��, instant X-Files novel. Doesn't even require an original idea. Instead of snow and ice, we get sand and gravel. Grant seems to forget this is a new novel and in the final third of the book he forgets to even call it [...]


  • Andrew

    Ok Lets hope this one sticks as it seems is have a few problems of late.Anyway the book - ok this one is really little better than the first one (Goblins) the book still feels little more than an episode they could not afford or didn't want to make - the characters seem to be different to that of the show - to the point they either feel unfamiliar or just WRONG. Either way the book if read as a standalone and not part of a bigger world is enjoyable enough but not only do you feel that there has [...]


  • Batsap

    A quick time-waster for the undiscerning X-Files fan.If you are a fan of the X-Files, then I would recommend the Kevin J. Anderson novels or the Topps graphic novels rather than this. Mulder and Scully are as shallowly written as the rest of the characters in this poorly written novel. In fact, if it wasn't for the names, I think the two agents could have been anyone.The plot itself was also disappointing - the blurb made it sound a lot more exciting than it actually was. I felt no sympathy for [...]


  • Martyn Perry

    A crazy spiritual whirlwind is wreaking havoc around New Mexico, stripping humans to little more than muscle and bone in seconds. Sounds exciting and scary right? Unfortunately, the writing just doesn't match up to the premise in this book.Not as enjoyable or as streamlined as Goblins, the other X-Files book Charles L. Grant wrote. This is still enjoyable stuff, hence the rating, but the theme and overall quality of the mystery, the complete lack of tension throughout the story and some of the m [...]


  • Conan Tigard

    Charles Grant has done a better job of portraying Mulder and Scully in this book then he did in Goblins. I was pleasantly surprised with the better characterization of the agents in this book. A lot of the beginning of the story focuses on the people in Arizona and the building of the story. But once the FBI agents arrive, the story starts rolling as more people end up dead. This book is a fairly quick read and quite enjoyable, if you like the television series. Even if you haven't seen the show [...]


  • Monse

    ¿Cómo me puedo tomar del todo en serio un libro que en su versión traducida bautiza a uno de sus personajes con el nombre "Velador"? Ese detalle, sumados a otros, como el hecho de que Grant retrata a los latinos como meros estereotipos, hicieron que no disfrutara demasiado con la lectura de este libro. Scully y Mulder vuelven otra vez a verse extraños con las caracterizaciones que hace el escritor. Pero por suerte esta vez no tenemos que soportar otra pareja de agentes que no vienen al caso, [...]


  • Darnia

    I've read this book almost 20 years ago and I used this book as my high-school literature project. The one I can remember that the translation is so aweful, it was hard for me to understand what the story about. But I kept reading it until the last page 'coz I was the massive fans of Mulder-Scully. Maybe I always am :D


  • Noelle Walsh

    As far as firsts go, this was really good! I really enjoy The X-Files and this story felt like it was very much a part of that universe! It was creepy and had great world-building (at least, in my opinion it does) and Mulder and Scully were characterized very accurately! I think X-Files fans could enjoy this book.


  • Kristin

    I expected this to be a quick read, but it was so cumbersome it took weeks, not days. Generally a yawner with hard to keep track of characters. A tiny dash of Scully/Mulder rapport, but not enough to keep it afloat. But really, if you dare to re-watch the show, it's not much better!


  • Dvdaverio

    Cool and creepy.Cool and creepy. Enjoyable and well written. Just like watching it on TV. I think ill cue up another X-Files novel right now.!


  • Tommie Haag

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  • Sara

    popcorn read


  • Aurélie

    Encore une lecture sympa, sans plus, à l'époque où j'étais dans le trip X-Files.


  • Gavin Felgate

    Charles Grant's second X-Files novelisation opens with the discovery of skinned corpses in the New Mexico desert, setting up what appears to be a standard serial killer novel. It would also appear that the killer is the sinister Leon Ciola, who shows up quite early in the book.But, this being The X-Files, the story lurches into Stephen King-esque supernatural territory, with the only major fault in the novel being that its title will probably give you a big hint as to what the actual cause is, a [...]


  • George K.

    Βαθμολογία: 7/10Δεύτερο βιβλίο του Τσαρλς Γκραντ στην σειρά The X-Files που διαβάζω και αυτό με την σειρά του μου φάνηκε καλούτσικο, αν και όχι κάτι το τρομερό. Κλασικά, οι γνωστοί πράκτορες του FBI Μόλντερ και Σκάλι θα αναλάβουν άλλη μια ασυνήθιστη υπόθεση που ανήκει στον χώρο του υ [...]


  • Shayla Morgansen

    I like all things X-Files, so this book didn't have to work hard to keep me entertained. Witty back-and-forth banter between Mulder and Scully and a healthy dose of disbelief from the peripheral characters was enough to make this story feel like a real X-Files episode. The deaths were pretty gruesome and Grant didn't hold back on gritty details or language where it felt appropriate. Considering I picked Whirlwind off my shelf yesterday for the sole reason that it fit into my handbag (perfect siz [...]


  • Laurie Locke

    This book is okay but that is kind of to be expected. It’s a novelization of a TV show; it’s not Hemingway! It was a quick read and the story was mildly entertaining. Though I guessed the “twist” ending well before the novel was complete, it still held my interest. I do have to say that I thought that there were too many characters introduced who went absolutely nowhere. They were not fleshed out at all but again it might be to be expected in a book like this one. Not much that I can say [...]


  • Hannah

    I love the X Files as much as the next girl (=very much!), so when I found this one somewhere for 1.50 euros I couldn't resist. I thought it would be a nice "guilty pleasure" but I didn't enjoy it much at all. The story is alright, though a bit predictable (no real surprises anywhere, like you expect from the X Files), but the style isn't great. I think the author could write much better if he tried less hard to be poetic or literary. What bothered me most, however, is that I found myself exclai [...]


  • David Bonesteel

    This is the first X-Files novel I have read. I didn't expect deathless prose, but neither did I expect the writing to be quite so poor nor the plot to be so mediocre. This would make for a very average episode were it to be filmed for television. When I read a novel based on a television series, I want to see a story that puts the characters in situations that we can't see on the tube, be it for budget considerations, mature story content, or whatever. I haven't read anything alse by Charles Gra [...]


  • Jessica

    Just awful. I wasn't expecting much; we picked it up on a whim on a road trip to read to each other in the car. It's just terrible. Worse than the cheesy (and recycled) plot and the trite writing was the fact that Mulder and Scully were written so completely out of character. The people who would read this book are the people who love the characters so much the show isn't enough. I'm not convinced the writer had ever even watched it - they were that off.


  • oxana

    I've read this book before in Finnish, at least a couple of times. I remember the premise quite vividly; skinned animals and people, although the "skinning" method seems to elude even our favorite FBI agents, Mulder and Scully.Caught between a sheriff with a secret and a reservoir of Native Americans who are not very welcoming of outsiders poking into their lives, it's time to solve yet another x-file.The plot progresses nicely, painting a very clear picture of what is going on, and it delivers [...]


  • Alison

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It's a great take on the hit TV series. Being a fan of the series, I was looking for specific details that would go back to other things happening in the show. I do admit, I bought it because, well, it's X-Files. The take at something that could possibly never happen, except when Fox Mulder and Dana Scully are around is awesome. Even though it starts out slow, and you don't get the whole shebang of it until the late middle, it keeps pulling you in. In all, I'd say [...]


  • Louis

    Whirlwind was a bit of whirlwind in itself. At times it had a good pace and was actually interesting. At others it was rushed and felt like it was trying to do too much. I don't know if this is a standalone book or if it's a novelization of an episode. If it was a novelization that would explain much. In conclusion, it's x-files and if you need a quick distraction it'll do. However there are better choices out there.


  • Mentxuli

    Me parece obvio que el fanfic me estropeó para siempre este tipo de libros porque al lado de muchos que leí en el pasado, Viento de Sangre me parece soso, falto de originalidad, lento, con una trama estúpida, y con unos Mulder y Scully muy lejos de la realidad.En cualquier caso, lo leí porque lo ví en mi kindle ahí mustio y sin atención, y siempre tengo mono de Expediente X. Siempre es un placer reencontrarse con Mulder y Scully, y me divirtió algún qué otro pasaje, admitámoslo.


  • Chris

    In the barren desert of New Mexico, strange deaths are occurring, so Special Agent Mulder and Scully are called in to investigate. In the second book of the series, an Indian legend, bodies that are flayed, and a cast of strange suspects leads to a well written story that follows the television series beautifully. This mystery actually had me guessing until the end to discover the clues on who was creating the strange "whirlwind."


  • Nanny SA

    Menceritakan tentang perjuangan Mulder dan Scully agen FBI untuk membongkar rangkaian kematian yang mengerikan dan melibatkan orang-orang dari suku Indiannurutku jalan ceritanya terlalu ruwet sehingga berkali-kali harus membalik halaman untuk menghafal nama, juga terjemahan yang rasanya kurang bagus sehingga malah memperparah jalan cerita. Baru bisa merasakan keterlibatan dalam cerita setelah kira2 1/3 bab-bab terakhit, walaupun sampai akhir cerita rasanya kurang bisa dimengerti.


  • Ryan

    This is as close to perfect for a TV show tie-in as I could ask for. The book is structured in the same three-act way as a "Freak Of The Week" episode of the show. It's never exactly mysterious as to who the villain is and what exactly is going on, but it's written in a brisk way so that does not end up mattering. I read at a middling pace and I finished this in a night and a lunch-break. Quick and enjoyable. Worth picking up for a quick read if you find a second hand copy (as I did).


  • Kitty

    This book was not nearly as good as "Ground Zero", which is the other X-files book I have read, but it was still pretty good. Although I didn't like this author nearly as much as the guy who wrote "Ground Zero", mostly because parts of it were not clear, and I didn't get alot of the ending, which is incredible for me and anything wierd.


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