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Alan Wake novel

The Alan Wake novel

Alan Wake is a novel by Rick Burroughs, based on the Alan Wake video game. It was released May, 25th 2010.


The plot matches that of Alan Wake, though differs from the source material from time to time and is considered non-canon.

Back Cover BlurbEdit

"Welcome to Bright Falls-a seemingly idyllic small town in the Pacific Northwest.

The perfect place for Alan Wake, a bestselling crime novelist and his wife, Alice to relax for a few weeks. Maybe a second honeymoon and the fresh air will cure Wake of his writer's block.

But when Alice goes missing under mysterious circumstances, Wake's desperate search for her leads him into a hell only he could imagine.

In the depths of nearby Cauldron Lake, a dark and malevolent presence has awakened from a long slumber. It's reaching out now, turning the townsfolk into mindless killers. Sheathed in shadows, vulnerable only to light, they are Taken.

Wake's journey will lead him to the very edge of madness, and deep within the dark woods, he will come face-to-face with a story he apparently wrote but has no recollection of writing."

Differences from the GameEdit

  • On the ferry to Bright Falls, Mott is staring at the couple, which is noticed by Alice. "There's the creepiest guy watching us," she says. Alan walks towards Mott challenged, asking if he had a problem, but Alice steers him back to their car. This is a perfect example of Alan's bad temper.
  • On their way to the cabin, Alan and Alice stop off to see what they think is a UFO in the woods.
  • Alan leaves a note on the car windshield after waking up.
  • There is more information on Agent Nightingale's past.
  • The Anderson Brothers have more prominent roles.
  • The ending is different: Alice washes up on the shore and is met there by Sheriff Breaker, who seems to be expecting her. Alice cries as she tells Breaker she doesn't think Alan is coming back. She then thinks she can hear Alan say "It's not a lake, it's an ocean."


  • On the cover, Alice's face can be seen amongst the ripples in the lake (beneath Alan's reflection).
  • On the cover, reflections in the lake look like trees, but are actually people.
  • There is a typo where Barry Wheeler introduces himself as, "Barry Weaver".

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