Pacific Rim: The Official Movie Novelization [NOOK Book]

Overview

The official novelization of the upcoming sci-fi blockbuster Pacific Rim from visionary director Guillermo del Toro!

When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity's resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots ...
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Pacific Rim: The Official Movie Novelization

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Overview

The official novelization of the upcoming sci-fi blockbuster Pacific Rim from visionary director Guillermo del Toro!

When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity's resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. But even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju.

On the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes-a washed up former pilot (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi)-who are teamed to drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger from the past. Together, they stand as mankind's last hope against the mounting apocalypse.

"I wanted to make not a war movie, but an adventure movie, with a huge, romantic sense of adventure, a sense of grandeur, and operatic battles..." - Guillermo Del Toro
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Editorial Reviews

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“This is what novelizations should strive towards. Does it capture the essence of the film? Does it add to the experience? Yes on both counts.” – Blogcritics 

“A blockbuster thriller ride.” – Geek Smash

“When the action starts, it doesn’t stop and fulfills all hopes of excitement and action as one could hope for.” – Geekstronomy 
“If you enjoy action stories, military Science Fiction or monster stories than you will almost certainly like the fast-paced action in Pacific Rim.” – Twisted SciFi 

“This book is a must read for any fan of Pacific Rim that wants a deeper, richer experience in that world. Irvine completely transformed a film about giant robots punching monsters into one of internal human struggling and triumph.” – Dorkadia 

“I would happily recommend this book to anyone looking to beat the bejeezus out of an afternoon and send it down to a watery grave in the depths of the Pacific Ocean.” – Fanboy Comics 

“All throughout the book (mostly between chapters) there are files and dossiers about the characters, places, and events in the Pacific Rim universe. These files give you an amazingly large understanding of the story and its world.” - 8 Days a Geek 

“Worthy to be owned by any Pacific Rim fan.” – GameNTrain    

“Told from a strong 3rd person omniscient perspective, Alex Irvine does Pacific Rim does justice while bringing it to a new audience of readers and fans. Fans of the film and this book can only hope that Mr. Irvine has a shot at adapting a sequel!” – Fulvue Drive-In 
 

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781781166796
  • Publisher: Titan
  • Publication date: 7/16/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 57,627
  • File size: 7 MB

Meet the Author

Alex Irvine's first novel A Scattering of Jades won the Crawford Award for Best New Writer. He also won awards for Best New Novel from Locus Magazine and The International Horror Guild and was a finalist for the Campbell Award for Best New Writer. He is an experienced writer of novelisations including Transformers Exodus, Transformers Exiles and Iron Man: Virus.
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 30, 2013

    I loved the movie and I love the book.  The book goes a bit deep

    I loved the movie and I love the book.  The book goes a bit deeper into what the characters are thinking about and how they feel in the moment.  I hope there is a sequel!!!!

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 21, 2013

    Good

    Good book, gives a more detailed background of charaters and history then the movie.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2013

    Great

    Still a better love story than Twilight.

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 16, 2013

    The movie was awesome.

    SO AWESOME.

    4 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 2, 2013

    Great read for timekilling

    This was a good book, a great tie-in for the movie. I bought it because, while I saw the movie, which was fun to watch, the day I saw it there was some problems in the theater which distracted me from paying attention to the prologue, so i didn't really understand the timeline of events. But, this book was also great for the character profiles!

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 5, 2013

    Wont work

    It wont let me read it and i lost 30 bucks trying to get it! Get your stuff togethwr nook seriously!

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 18, 2014

    Not exactly what I was ecpecting

    Thought it was going to be more action packed or atleast a bit better dialog and it gets confusing in the middle.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 29, 2013

    Best book

    This was one if the books we had to read for school for imagery, it was better than the book I was reading. I lived it and recimen it to everyone.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 5, 2013

    Not bad for a movie tie-in.

    The pace was fluid and the action non-stop; just like the movie.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 28, 2014

    Night

    Swims through the breach to the human dimension with the human

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 14, 2014

    Excellent reading for any Pacific Rim or Guillermo del Toro fan.

    I would have given it a full five stars had I not noticed (this may be my mind playing tricks on me) that there had been revisions made to the book between reading it directly after purchasing it. With how often the Nook syncs up with what's stored online I wouldn't be surprised if it WAS revised. With that said I would greatly appreciate it if an explanation were to be brought forth for this.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 8, 2014

    Awesome. Must read

    Awesome

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2014

    Disappointed

    Really good, but even after I bought it, it finished after 22 pages and said (End of Sample). I REALLY WANT TO READ THE REST! COME ON, FIX IT!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2014

    Egg

    Col

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2014

    Elijah Oliver was here

    This book is of the chain homey

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2014

    I like this book. It is pretty much a play-by-play of the movie.

    Good book, no errors in the novelization.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2014

    BEST MOVIE EVER

    OMG THEY EVEN MADE A PACIFIC RIM BOOK?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2013

    Love it!

    I loved the movie it was awsome and the book is almost exactly the same the movie was epic!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2013

    Awesome Steel

    Pacific Rim is one of the coolest movies in the world to me , now it's on a NOVEL! I can't believe it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 30, 2013

    WHOZ THE CUTEST GUY

    CHUCK WUZ CUTE

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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