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Battleship (Movie Tie-in Edition)

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YOU SANK THE WRONG BATTLESHIP

During a routine naval drill at Pearl Harbor, American forces detect a ship of unknown origins that’s crashed in the Pacific Ocean. Lieutenant Alex Hopper, an officer aboard the USS John Paul Jones, is ordered to investigate the ominous-looking vessel—which turns out to be part of an armada of ships that are stronger and faster than any on Ea...more
Paperback, 293 pages
Published April 24th 2012 by Del Rey (first published January 1st 2012)
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David Pomerico
It might be silly, but this is actually such a fun idea for a movie, and Peter David is such a good writer, that he truly did a great job fleshing out the story and characters. If you like military SF or stories about alien invasions, this is your kind of story. I'll admit I'm biased, having worked with Peter on this novelization, but I had a great time with it, and I think you'll find it an enjoyable summer read.
Victor Orozco
Very good adaptation. Definitely works better when reading it than watching it sometimes. This movie was regarded as a box office bomb because of its connection with the board game. Nobody had the notion of a board game movie since Clue. Still as far as an action movie goes its pretty good. Its not perfect. I described the movie to my father as a delicious cheeseburger served with rotten bread. The bread of course being the acting and the story, the beef and cheese being the action. The book is...more
Lord Nouda
0 Stars.

This has got to be the worst book I've read in years. Thank GOD I didn't go watch the movie, because if this book is representative of it, it sucks. For an action movie, it sure lacked action. The aliens were like a really bad extraterrestrial commie stand-in. Pure ebiiiil.

The main players involve some alien "Stingers" (their equivalent of submarines/surface ships) that got wiped by conventional weapons. Apparently extremely advanced alien shield tech can be overcome by 50 calibre bulle...more
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This book was so boring, I couldn't think of a better thing to do after finishing it than taking a nap. Honestly if the movie is this boring there is no way I'm going to see this, or even watching it on disc. Reviewing a book like this is hard, not simply because it is media-to-book plot (after all I have reviewed books such as Star Wars: The Force Unleashed) , but rather because it left no lasting impression upon me. To review something you have to at least remember part of the plot. I just fin...more
Nicolas
Obviously when I picked up the novelization of a movie based on a children's board game I wasn't expecting the next great American novel. I did, however, expect Peter David to make it work. I figured reading the novel first would make the movie more enjoyable, because it would provide the opportunity round out flat characters and add a little depth. Well, Peter David has let me down. It was a dull, melodramatic story with cliched characters and no drive. The dialogue was filled with odd pop-cult...more
Despair Speaking
A tad less action-packed than the movie but hey, it's not easy to put actions into words. After all, one action is equivalent to a thousand words. So it fits the movie. Although I suppose one is better off watching than reading. What makes Battleship cool was the action and the visuals. And since the action couldn't be described perfectly and you can't see the visuals in books unless it's a moving one like in the Disney's version of Treasure Island, it's just not as good. Kudos to the author for...more
Jacob
May 24, 2012 Jacob rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Science fiction/war story lovers
I enjoyed this book. It was more entertaining than I expected a novelization of a movie sponsored by a board game to be, quite frankly. It was riveting enough for me to read it all the way through without stopping. However, I will say that I found the premise of aliens so formulaic in their outlook on life that they are too stupid to take precautions a little bit silly. Summery: good, quick read, nothing to write home about.
Charlie Ricard
Great read all the way to the end. I don't really understand how it's based on the game though. They really could have done without the line "You sank my..."!
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Orange
This was an quick and easy read and was an enjoyable way to spend a Summer day. If you don't expect a lot, it will not disappoint!
Rachel
Aug 17, 2012 Rachel rated it 2 of 5 stars
Shelves: 2012
Read exactly like the movie. Nothing new, no subtleness that a movie wouldn't be able to portray, it was... eh, ok. Pretty bland.
Mattie
good book. can't wait to see the movie, i feel prepared for it. Definitely set it up for a sequel.
Kay Brady
this book takes a while to get into. get past the first 2 chapters and it is good
Steven
Fast read really liked it. Movie is comeing out soon read before I watched it.
Vince
Predictable and cliched with flat characters. I expected better.
Lyons
when i read it just like l watch a vivid movie.
Kooshmeister
A decent enough novelization of a mediocre movie.
Joan Christensen
I miss his humor in this book.
Chris
really liked this book
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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...more
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