Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Review: Pacific Rim: The Official Movie Novelization

Pacific Rim: The Official Movie Novelization
Pacific Rim: The Official Movie Novelization by Alex Irvine

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Haven't seen the movie yet, but absolutely loved this book. The story concept and story world was just so intriguing and so well done.

I read this book by accident--I was browsing movie soundtracks and liked the composer for the movie, and saw there was a novelization of the movie, so got a sample of the ebook. I had to wait for something for a couple hours and started the sample to wile away the time, and I was hooked!

Characterization was deeper than expected in an adventure story--it's not as multi-layered as a women's fiction novel, but it still gives really good depth to most of the main characters.

The action was rockin'! The story reminded me a bit of those fantastic anime shows I used to watch as a kid, like Robotech and Voltron, but for adults.

I liked this book so much I bought a copy for my dad, who's a huge science fiction fan and who also likes action movies.

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  1. Movie was excellent but then again I didn't read the book :) Huge fricken robots?! Say whaaaat!

    1. It was totally like those anime shows that played on TV when we were kids! Or like the more adult anime movies that came out later, like Akira. Loved those!

  2. I've read so many good reviews for the movie. I feel like I missed out. Oh well I'll check out the dvd after it's release. I'll look for the book as well.

    1. I totally didn't know that the movie had good reviews when I read the book. Now I really want to see it. I would have waited for DVD anyway, though, because I always have to use the bathroom in the middle!