Sergei Lukyanenko, the author of Nightwatch or Nochnoj dozor
July 25, 2005 8:38 AM   Subscribe

I've been trying to find the official website of Sergei Lukyanenko, the author of Nightwatch or Nochnoj dozor, an epic trilogy about a battle between the forces of good and evil. The interesting thing here is that a. this is being compared to LOTR or the Matrix, b. its Russian, c. it was a huge hit in Russia. The film's reviews seem intriguing... However I'm trying to find the book which is apparently available for download on his official website.

Articles reference a livejournal.com website/blogsite, but I can't find it. However, apparently thousands of fans of his can. The only reference I've been able to find is a post from someone else who can't find the official website. Any ideas on how I can find this guy?
posted by zia to Media & Arts (8 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
Is this it? I don't know Russian, so I'm not sure... Oh wait... there's an English link. Don't see the book in question, but IMDb says this is his official site...
posted by Moondoggie at 8:46 AM on July 25, 2005


Response by poster: Thank you!

Can't believe I didn't see it on IMDB
posted by zia at 9:14 AM on July 25, 2005


Did you misidentify this? My only hit for "Nightwatch" on imdb of any note is the Ewan McGregor movie and its foreign original. The website at http://www.rusf.ru/lukian/english/index.htm seems to be Night PATROL, not Nightwatch.
posted by phearlez at 10:27 AM on July 25, 2005




It's an excellent film, by the way. Artful, visually quite astounding, subtly disorienting in a David Lynch, Jean-Pierre Jeunet kind of way; loved the way nothing is ever actually explained, and you have to piece together the clues to understand what's going on. The LOTR comparison is inappropriate; instead, imagine a Blade movie done by Jeunet, mix in Requiem for a Dream-like visual flourishes and a little Greenaway surrealism, add a pinch of amphetamine, and you have a wonderful, occasionally hyperkinetic piece of magical realism. I'd compare it to The Matrix, except I thought Night Watch was rather more stylish and substantial; it's one of those rare films which has both style and soul.

The trailer is quite good.

I would love to read the books, but an English translation has not been published yet, as far as I know.
posted by gentle at 12:02 PM on July 25, 2005


*cough*
posted by gentle at 12:03 PM on July 25, 2005


You can buy a legal and subtitled version of this film on DVD from Superhappyfun.com. I thought it was excellent.
posted by luriete at 1:50 PM on July 25, 2005




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