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Transformers Dark of the Moon

4.12  ·  Rating Details  ·  388 Ratings  ·  29 Reviews

All humankind was watching that day in 1969. And yet only a handful knew the real mission behind America’s triumph in the space race: to explore the alien ship that has crashed on the far side of the moon. Decades later, scientists are still struggling to understand the technology found on board—though with the treacherous Decepticons after it,
ebook, 244 pages
Published May 24th 2011 by Del Rey (first published January 1st 2011)
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Adelaide Metzger
I gave it 4 stars because, overall, the book was really good and as usual, I liked stuff in the book that weren't in the movie. BUT....because I am so wise when it comes to Transformers--there is NO WAY NEVER EVER NEVER EVER NEVER NEVER EVER, IN THE WHOLE CYBERTRONIAN UNIVERSE WOULD (view spoiler) ...more
Transformers Dark of the Moon by Peter David is a book for adults and teens. This book talks about the autobots and their human alliance also known as NEST. Optimus is very upset that the humans didn't tell them about the Ark that crashed on the moon many years ago. It contains a very special thing known as a pillar and also contains the autobot who is the leader of the autobots and controls the pillar. Will the autobots get there in time and evade the decepticons?

I picked up this book because
Jun 04, 2011 Mike rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Well, it's a movie book. And it's a franchise book. So my expectations going into it were rather low. The only reason I was reading this book was to preview it for my son. He wanted to read it. Unfortunately it is not appropriate for him. The robots and the story are right up his alley but the language and adult subject matter are too mature for him. My guess is that the book author felt that he could get away with more in the book than they will allow in the movie (in order to retain a PG-13 ra ...more
William Filimoehala
I decided to read this book because it was laying around my grandparents house and I was quite bored. So I read about a quarter of this book called Transformers dark of the moon. It's mainly about how they were first introduced into mankind. When they came humans were threatened by them. However the Transformers were threatened by the humans. This just shows how pathetic and childish humans can be.
Jul 20, 2011 Chris rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I didn't want to put the book down. It read so easily the way it was written that I just wanted the action to keep going. To see how the next battle would play out. With enough jokes there to keep up a good wit, I really enjoyed the read. A great third chapter to the Transformers saga. With all the action, I can't wait to see it on the big screen.
Noel Thingvall
Oct 02, 2011 Noel Thingvall rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Peter David once again works his novelizing magic as he turns one of the messiest scripts of the summer into a rich, rousing adventure filled with great twists and colorful characters. Makes me see the potential the finished film squandered.
Nov 02, 2014 Tanya rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: transformers, sci-fi
This novel is surprisingly good. I didn't expect much because the movie sucked, and I doubted that someone could actually improve the story and make things entertaining and realistic by writing a novel based on the script. I was wrong.

Peter David did it. He actually gave TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON life. Although the beginning of this book was kind of slow and the plot dragged, things started getting interesting after I got through the first few chapters. Unlike the cannon fodder and useless
Victor Orozco
Aug 06, 2013 Victor Orozco rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very Good. Much like the movie its beginning is supremely weak, but picks up half way. Interesting that instead of Alan Dean Foster who did the previous two novelization as well as two other tie-ins. But I applaud the move, Peter David adapts the story better than Foster. I really liked the premise of the whole movie involving the Apollo mission and liked how both movie and film had it as a celebration of the human race in the accomplishment. I didn't like that this movie was built around Sam be ...more
Khellamendra Dueir
I actually read this book before I read the other ones. I had seen the movies and was skeptical that I was going to like it. However, it came into a store I was working at and was only $2 so I decided to pick it up. I was not disappointed. The author of this book is different from the previous two and it most certainly shows. His writing flows so much better and has a great mix of seriousness with just enough humor. This particular film was a bit more serious and Peter David wrote it beautifully ...more
Jun 21, 2015 Meghan rated it really liked it
Shelves: science-fiction
I was impressed with the author! This book does follow the story line of the movie but I still enjoyed reading it. Dark of the Moon, is a dark plot and I am wondering now what happened between the end of this book till "Age of extinction".. The robot wars of Chicago? I think I want to watch the movie again :) Ps Sam needs to grow a pair...he gets so whiny!
Aug 12, 2011 Claire rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Thankfully this book was missing some of the poorer moments that the movie decided to subject its audience to, namely ill-timed Witwicky family moments. I liked this book well enough, I tend to enjoy novelizations as a general rule and this was no exception, but the last ten or fifteen minutes of the movie was squashed into one chapter at the end and that was a disappointment to me. It let the book down. I thought the switching perspectives and tenses to reflect how Transformers operate/think co ...more
Jul 26, 2016 Daniel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The book was better than the movie, and this came out concurrent with the film.
Aug 07, 2011 Enrique rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was good to read for me. I was hyped up about watching Dark of the Moon when it was comming out and to find the novel made satisfied my needs before watching it.

It's a good novelization for Sam's joureney. You get a little more in his head here with events after the events of the second film and to where he is now. I also liked how the scenes were described as they fit in with the action.

Due to this books nature as a film, it was fast paced and you were able to spread through it. I act
Jan 21, 2015 Emily rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sci-fi
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Jun 12, 2014 John rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: transformers
Better than the movie
Witek Lasek
May 13, 2014 Witek Lasek rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is so good ^^.
May 02, 2014 Aleeya rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love transformers
Karl Snape sr
Jan 30, 2014 Karl Snape sr rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
just as good as the movie.
Jun 05, 2011 Joseph rated it really liked it
This book gives me hope for the upcoming movie. The story seems very crisp, and there were some points that really stunned me; one in particular made me sit up in my seat and take notice. In fact, I had to turn back and make sure I read what I thought I was reading.

In short, it was a great read, and I can't wait to see it all take place onscreen.
Jennifer Sigman
Well written.
Indah Threez Lestari
662 - 2013

Dapat di Periplus Kelapa Gading just for 10k. Peter David makes this novel a better version than the movie.
Jun 13, 2011 Nicole rated it it was amazing
I really hope that the movie lives up to this book because I think they got the story down packed in this book.
Jun 29, 2011 Kim rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I thought the book was pretty good. I couldnt put it down towards the end. I cant wait to see the movie.
Aug 07, 2011 Shockwave rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Pretty Good some things that happened in the book would've made the movie better!
james himes
Dec 01, 2011 james himes rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
i think it was nice book and movie i tkink my best frend ben hougen
Really different from the movie but still good
Bryan Cruz
Oct 14, 2012 Bryan Cruz rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: finished-reading
I saw the movie does it count
Dec 30, 2012 Matimate rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: transformers, 2012
Passable more then movie.
Ethan Franklin
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Peter Allen David (often abbreviated PAD) is an American writer, best known for his work in comic books and Star Trek novels. David often jokingly describes his occupation as "Writer of Stuff". David is noted for his prolific writing, characterized by its mingling of real world issues with humor and references to popular culture. He also uses metafiction frequently, usually to humo
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