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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We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. No trivia or quizzes yet. I Agree This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and if not signed in for advertising. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The wolves seem compelled by an almost vindictive need to slaughter the group of survivors and throughout the book behave in an incomprehensible way which even leaves the characters in the book baffled.

Use mdy dates from March All articles lacking reliable references Articles lacking reliable references from February Articles with hAudio microformats Album infoboxes jeffrrs a cover. Mar 12, Mariochaparro rated it liked it. The backstory of the main bby Ottway, gives the novel much more depth than your usual cliffhanger survival story. I wouldn’t dream of spoiling either, as the poetry of how these things gets revealed is part of the joy of the experience. Both are sad, but for very different reasons.

Sep 24, Rebecca rated it liked it.

Retrieved February 28, One of those occasions when I saw the movie and then turned to the book because I was left wanting for more. The wolves within the story act in a way that is completely contrary to their own nature.


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Still, I appreciate mackezie the book and movie are different, because I can like the book and the movie in different ways and for different reasons. While attempting to save Talget, Diaz falls from the tree and badly injures his knee. Apr 29, Eli marked it as dnf. Once more into the fray.

Written in the first person by John the writer integrates his current situation with flashbacks of his youth and family.

There’s also that old reliable theme of facing our demons and worries threaded throughout the story. I found this wolf-packed survival history of human and animal nature as an opposite to Call of the Wild.

Trivia About The Grey. The all male survivors have to battle the intense cold, packs mmackenzie blood thirsty wolves, and mainly themselves. To ask other readers questions about The Greyplease sign up. Retrieved January 14, I searched all the usual sites to try and find a copy of the book only to find that is was very difficult to get hold of the original version, but it has been rereleased under the same title as the film.

It was largely about surviving wolf attacks. About Ian Ghoxt Jeffers. The stream-of-consciousness writing was difficult to follow.

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

I thought it gave a certain psychological aspect to the story and was an interesting and original way to tell the story. 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.

The men drew first blood and the wolves reacted as if threatened. The book has a lot more wolf action than the movie. But the film wolves, to me, feel more elemental; they are a force of nature, mirroring the storm that is pursuing him from within.


To the dead, I suppose, and to us left. Taking charge, Ottway sets the survivors on the task of building a fire. At time I did get a little tired of the writing style.

On the surface, it’s a story of wilderness survival and the comradeship of men in dire circumstances, but it wlaker out more as one man working through all of his inner demons, and whether he overcomes or succumbs to them in the end is left a bit up to the reader’s interpretation. Very often in the past I have not always enjoyed a book where I found the film favourable and vice versa.

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 ghosg trying to kill himself earlier in the film but unable to do ghots.

I was left to wonder if perhaps the wolves were intended ueffers be symbolic of death itself? While reading this book I could not help but think that the author just thought it would be cool to write a book about a group of men being hunted down by a pack of wolves.

The way I was feeling in my gut, it just wouldn’t have been fair to the next film