Ian Mackenzie Jeffers, Writer: The Grey. Update information for Ian Mackenzie Jeffers» The Grey (screenplay) / (short story “Ghost Walker”). The Grey is a survival film co-written, produced and directed by Joe Carnahan and starring Liam Neeson, Frank Grillo and Dermot Mulroney. It is based on the short story “Ghost Walker” by Ian MacKenzie Jeffers, who. I recently sat down and watched a brilliant film and when the final credits rolled I was surprised to find that it was adapted from a novel called “Ghost Walker” by.

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A must read for every man. View all 3 comments. I thought it gave a certain psychological aspect to the story and was an interesting and original way to tell the story.

A good, short, but powerful read for those who want to think twice and mxckenzie about what really happened in the end. Feb 16, Julie Tanner rated it it was ok.

Oct 12, Ruthie Jones rated it really liked it Shelves: The Grey 5 39 Aug 17, The writing style is very unique. The novella is different enough mackwnzie the movie that it’s possible to enjoy both as separate stories. References to this work on external resources. A very good read, all in one sitting!

Where can I find the short story “Ghost Walker” by Ian Mackenzie Jeffers?

Mar 03, Douglas Cook rated it really liked it Shelves: First lines “Four weeks on, four weeks off. I was left to wonder if perhaps the wolves were intended to be symbolic of death itself?

Mar 12, Mariochaparro rated it liked it. One by one they are killed off in various ways until the inconclusive ending. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide.

Jeffers also expanded the original novella into the novel ‘The Grey. Surrounded by the pack and having the leader of the pack standing in front of him, he looks at his wife’s photo in his wallet; it is then revealed that she was dying of a terminal illness hence his own futility earlier and that he was trying to kill himself earlier in the film but unable to do so.


Retrieved July 29, I sat regarding the screen with mounting dread. The personal history of the main character has been completely changed, and with that, what drives his push for survival As the large, snarling alpha wolf approaches him, Ottway arms himself with a knife and shards of glass from small liquor bottles taped to his other hand. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. Retrieved January 30, Ottway suggests they leave the crash site, but Diaz Frank Grillo questions his leadership.

About Ian Mackenzie Jeffers. Jun 20, Sudhanshu Gupta rated it really liked it. The book will always be compared to the movie, and in many ways, I agree with those on here who have admitted liking the film better. OK, the story is well done — I can see the landscape, feel the desperation of the men, and hear the howling wind as it freezes me through.

At no point does the story even make an attempt to provide any sort of plausible reason for the wolves behavior. Not to mention the total lack of female wolves! A crash follows and the handful of survivors find themselves seemingly alone in the Alaskan wilderness. However, the preceding pages it’s a short book that took more than a few days to read, never a great sign are hampered by a tough to digest stream of consciousness, one unsupported by a genuine voice or distinctive set-pieces.

The group then leaves the site.

I think about that poem a lot, and was disappointed that it didn’t appear in the source material. Promotion for The Grey in part targeted Christian groups by issuing a “film companion”, which highlighted the spiritual value of the film.

Looking for beautiful books? Siobhan Synnot of Walkee Scotsman gave the film two stars, commenting that “On the down side, there’s a lot of dull pretentious philosophizing about the heartlessness of nature and God. A gripping story about how a group of men deal with the fatal force of nature and the certainty of death.


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Trivia About The Oan. I give the short story an A for the detailed scenery, the sense of loss you get when one of the men and even one of the wolves dies and the strength of the characters.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Still, I appreciate that the book and movie are different, because I can like the book and the movie in different ways and for different reasons. Sign up jeffets LibraryThing to find out whether you’ll like this book. While doing this, he discovers a corpse, and is attacked by the grey wolf feeding on it.

Ottway states he is also an atheist, but wishes he could believe or have faith; he then recites a simple poem written by his father. This was a mildly interesting extended short story about a plane crash in Alaska. They are just enough alike and just enough different to make them both very enjoyable. So I did really enjoy this book and thought it was a good read, well crafted, and by no means a bad story, but with that being said there was one thing which I did find bothersome.

The book is intense, unforgiving, and has more of a realistic vibe to it qnd in a bag it could be one of the classics of the past decade, I reccomend this book to everyone who is in for gritty in your face adventure and true-to-life-survival-horror. The Grey by Ian Mackenzie Jeffers. Return to Book Page.