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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Siobhan Synnot of The Izn 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.

This took a little getting used to because I could not help but think that an English teacher would cringe at the seemingly endless number of run-on sentences. I’d like to see with what Jeffers follows this book. Feb 16, Julie Tanner rated it it was ok.

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The group sets about producing makeshift weaponry. It is not said very often; but, in this case, I believe the film is better than the story.

One of those occasions when I saw the movie and then turned to the book because I was left wanting for more. I definitely dig this man’s work and I hope I read more books by him eventually. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. To ask other readers questions about The Greyplease sign up.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Ian Mackenzie Jeffers is a novelist, screenwriter and playwright. The way I was feeling in my gut, it just wouldn’t have been fair to the next film I definitely dig this man’s work and I hope I read more bo Its a bit different from the film adaption, I can assure you but the feel is still there and there is more to learn about Ottway than there ever was in the film co-written by the same author. The following morning, Burke Nonso Anoziewho had earlier been suffering from hypoxiais found dead.


Sep 24, Rebecca rated it liked it.

Retrieved February 29, One by one they ueffers killed off in various ways until the inconclusive ending. A stressed Diaz loses his cool somewhat and belligerently threatens Ottway with a knife, but is quickly disarmed and begins regretting his actions. The plot of the book is significantly different than that of the movie, as are the characterization and the back story of Ottway himself. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. References to this work on external resources.

A gripping story about how a group of men deal with the fatal force of nature and the certainty of death.

However I very quickly adjusted to the writing style as it seemed to push me through the story with the same urgency as the characters. A must read for every man. We follow John Ottway, a hunter employed by an oil company to protect the workforce from the local wildlife. Retrieved January 6, A good, short, but powerful read for those who want to think twice and thrice about what really happened in the end.

It reminded me of the Jack London short story ‘Love of Life’, with the exception that it is grittier and the odds more heavily stacked against the men who are fighting for survival. May 25, Faith Marlow rated it liked it. While searching for the wallets of their deceased colleagues, intending to return them to their families, Diaz finds an emergency wrist watch containing a radio beacon.


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. In some ways, “The Grey” is reminiscent of Hemingway’s “The Old Man and the Sea,” except that instead of the ocean, it’s the Alaska tundra, and instead of sharks, there are wolves, and instead of them eating Santiago’s fish, they eat Ottway and his co-workers.

That he’ll follow the river towards lan, that the wolves will give up. Some of that comes out in the book as well, just not as much.

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amckenzie For obvious reasons I won’t go into this, but it did leave me slightly unsatisfied. Kindle Editionpages. Open Preview See a Problem?

Live and die on this day. There’s jeffere for some conversation among the men, and this film, directed by Joe Carnahan and written by him and Ian Mackenzie Jeffers, treats them as individuals.

Retrieved January 14, The wolves within the story act in a way that is completely contrary to their own nature. Films directed by Joe Carnahan. Not to mention the total lack of female wolves! Views Read Edit View history.

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

Ottway, cold and wet, continues on alone. If not “happy,” then at least a relief in some sense?

Very often in the past I have not always enjoyed a book where I found the film favourable and vice versa.