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The Goonies

4.13  ·  Rating Details ·  994 Ratings  ·  56 Reviews
It's summer in the small seaport town of Astoria and The Goonies are restless. Big developers threaten to take over the town. Then Mikey finds an old pirate map and the kids take off to find the loot that can save their neighborhood. But they never counted on skeletons with swords, a booby-trapped underground passage and the murderous ex-con, all of whom want the Goonies' ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published October 31st 2009 by Warner Books (first published January 1st 1985)
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Tink Magoo is bad at reviews

The Goonies is the best film EVER! And I will not listen to anyone that dares tell me differently!

My whole childhood consisted of adventures trying to replicate the film. Abandoned building sites, clay pits, getting inside those giant cable wheel things and rolling each other down hills (don't tell my Mum). Who needed Barbie dolls when there was so much fun around with danger.

But, now I find myself quite ashamed, that at 32 years of age I have never read the book it all came from. I'm ready to
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Rebecca McNutt
In my experience, film novelizations are never very good, but The Goonies, already a great film and a staple of the Eighties, works surprisingly well as a book adaptation. A little like a Stephen King work, it still has all the comedy, nostalgia and action of the film but also adds in the inner emotions of the main characters, which was interesting.
Plínio Mendes
Jul 31, 2016 Plínio Mendes rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Que livro foda!!
A leitura fluiu bem e foi super rápida. Em um capítulo eu já estava apegado aos personagens e curioso pra saber o que aconteceria. Adorei a jornada dos Goonies.
Aliás, acho que eu sou um Goony!
Jesse
Sep 27, 2015 Jesse rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Being a Goonies fan(atic), when I realized (only recently) that there was a novelized adaptation of what is one of my most beloved films, of course I had to read it. Now--in general, it seems to me that someone who picks up a movie that was made into a book should not do so out of any desire to find something “new” to read, nor expecting high prose and superb character development beyond what existed in the original screenplay, right? At least, that’s my take on it.

So, I started reading. And at
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Robson Takashi
Feb 13, 2016 Robson Takashi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Foi excelente relembrar minha infância com a leitura, "Os Goonies" foi o típico filme de Sessão da Tarde. Confesso que o começo foi um pouco difícil para mim, ainda mais porque foi meu livro de mochila, que leio nas filas ou em pequenas viagens. Entretanto, quando começa a caça ao tesouro de fato há diversas descrições e queria muito poder estar lá, ser um goonie. É uma boa diversão!
Phellippe Pinheiro
é legal relembrar uma experiência tão velha de um filme e descobrir que lendo a mesma historia é como se o filme tivesse acabado de sair
Juliana Calio
Oct 16, 2016 Juliana Calio rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Eu gosto muito da ideia de fazer leituras temáticas e para o dia das crianças, escolhi Os Goonies. Acho que todo mundo que foi criança nos anos 90 ou final dos anos 80 deve ter assistido a esse filme milhões de vezes na Sessão da Tarde. Eu fui uma dessas crianças, mas por incrível que pareça, não lembrava nada dele. Achei isso muito bom porque pude encarar como uma história completamente nova. E gente, só ❤ por esse livro!

Esse livro foi escrito tendo o filme como inspiração. Apesar de ficar um p
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Kenneth
Apr 10, 2013 Kenneth rated it it was amazing
Kenneth Ellmore
April 10, 2013
5R

The Goonies
The goonies are a group of kids who try looking for treasure. There are a group of kids who are best friends there are 4 of them and their names are Mickey, Mouth, Chunk, and Data. They call themselves the goonies. They are hanging out one day in Mickey’s house and then they decide to go upstairs where there dad has all of his belongings, that’s where they stumbled upon a map for One eyed willies treasure. That’s when Mickey was explaining to them about
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Jen A.
Sep 05, 2011 Jen A. rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2011
A classic that's just as fun and easy a read as watching the film. This was my first time reading the book; it's been a while since I saw the movie, and I was really surprised at how familiar I was (usually I'm pretty inclined to forget plot points and story lines).

The book is told solely in the voice of Michael, or Mikey, Walsh. I actually really enjoyed the perspective of reading this adventure story from a single storyteller's perspective instead of just watching all of the action.

Reading t
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Rebecca
Now before I start I just want to say I love this movie! It is one of my favourites. Unfortunately for me the book did not live up to the film. It was the way it was written in first person from the point of view of Mikey (played by Sean Astin) it meant it did not for me feel like the film! Dialogue was changed things were omitted or added and it just wasn't the same. For me if I buy a movie tie-in I do it because I loved the film so it is disappointing when they change it!
Jake
Jun 15, 2009 Jake rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fiction
Speaking as someone who has met the actor who played Chunk (doesn't matter for a book review, but I had to brag), I loved reading this book.

The Goonies remains one of my all-time favorite children adventure stories. Like all novelizations, the book as I remember it offers some additional details and slight variations. Most importantly, you get to spend more time with Sloth and Chunk.

It's light. It's fantasy. And it is fun.
MICHAEL D SILVA
Apesar de não gostar de novelização achei que valia a pena ler este livro já que é um clássico dos anos 80. Achei bom, rápido e envolvente. Poderia ter detalhado mais os personagens e suas características.

Mas vale a pena a leitura vc não vai se arrepende.
José Vitor
Sep 25, 2015 José Vitor rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4,5
Acho o livro maravilhoso, confesso que quando li o começo não esperava muito dele, até pensei em trocar mas já que comecei queria terminar kakakakak ainda não to acreditando que li ele em praticamente 1 dia
Gabriel
Dec 08, 2013 Gabriel rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned, read-2013
I had such a good time reading this book. Its so easy to jump in the history.
Aaron
Jul 26, 2009 Aaron rated it liked it
Shelves: childhood-reads
More childhood memories of books I read. Again, ones based on movies. Question: Why did I read the book and see the movie? Wouldn't one or the other suffice? Go figure.
Harry Collier IV
May 09, 2017 Harry Collier IV rated it did not like it
The Goonies is easily my favorite movie of all time. It never got a sequel which is sad but according to Stephen Spielberg and Richard Donner they just never found a script that wouldn't tarnish the first film. From this it is not a far leap to say that Donner and Spielberg aren't concerned with cashing in the name for a paycheck.
This book however, is just that.

It has differences from the movie because it is based on an early draft - I am fine with that.
It has differences from itself because th
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James
Jul 15, 2017 James rated it did not like it
It sucked. I am cool with adding some meat to this story, but the bare bones you can't change; therefore, don't change what happened in the movie.
Joe
Jul 21, 2017 Joe rated it it was amazing
classic!
Sarah Sindorf
Sep 25, 2013 Sarah Sindorf rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2013
Resenha do blog Sincerando.com, escrita por Sarah Sindorf

"Aqui embaixo era um mundo diferente. Era a vida e a morte, e maravilhas e romance, e poços sem fundo e riquezas fabulosas. Aqui você precisava pisar leve e ser rápido no gatilho."

Quem lembra deles? Fiquei chocada ao perguntar à alguns amigos se se lembravam, e vários disseram que não. Felizmente, ao mostrar uma foto do filme ou dizer a sinopse, alguns se lembraram. Os Goonies embalaram minha infância, primeiro com o jogo com o qual eu fi
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Hayley
Feb 21, 2017 Hayley rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Goonies

Exactly like the film, as told by Mikey funny... Adventurous and great. Chunk mouth and data were great characters Goonies
Luciana Darce
Mar 19, 2014 Luciana Darce rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Os Goonies foi um dos filmes da minha infância, um clássico da Sessão da Tarde que toda uma geração relembra com nostalgia. Foi um tanto surpreendente descobrir que era também livro – mas essa tem sido uma nota constante pra mim, que nos últimos anos vim descobrir as versões escritas de História sem Fim e O Feitiço de Áquila.

Seja como for... Os Goonies foi lançado aqui no Brasil em duas edições primorosas da Darkside – cá entre nós, o projeto gráfico da editora vem me deixando embasbacada a cada
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Adriana Fogaça
Dec 26, 2015 Adriana Fogaça rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Os Goonies - James Kahn
Título original: The Goonies
Título: Os Goonies
Autor: James Kahn
Tradução: Cecilia Giannetti
Editora: DarkSide
Ano: 2012

Clássico da Sessão da Tarde, mas não pense que é só aqui que o filme foi e é cultuado. Temos exemplos ainda hoje 30 anos depois do lançamento, como o Dia dos Goonies. O prefeito de Astoria (Oregon, USA), em 2010, anunciou oficialmente que o dia 7 de julho como o “Dia dos Goonies” na cidade. Astoria serviu como principal cenário para o filme.*

É uma loucura e
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Jennifer Jensen (Literally Jen)
The Goonies is my all-time favorite movie, so after discovering that there was a novel version of it, I had to read it. It follows the movie almost exactly, but there are extra scenes and dialogue that wasn't present in the movie. The book is written in first person in Mikey's voice, and the narrative is true to how a young boy might talk if he was telling you his adventure about finding a treasure map, running from escaped fugitives, discovering a long-lost pirate ship, and saving his beloved h ...more
Jenna
Aug 20, 2016 Jenna rated it really liked it
The Goonies happens to be my fav. movie! So when I realized it was a novel as well I had to get it. I enjoyed a more in-depth look into each characters personalities and background. There is also a lot more Mouth/Stef sass and Data's Gadgets moments that I LOVE. There was a wonderful part where The Goonies are on a river and they spend the time bonding and talking about their fears. I thought that was a very touching moment. One thing about this novel that bugged me a lot at first was getting us ...more
Sebastien
Dec 04, 2011 Sebastien rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Fan de fantasy et d'aventure
Shelves: movie-novel
Que dire des Goonies. Je me rappel qu'après avoir lu Gremlins j'ai dû me trouver rapidement un livre pour lire en période de lecture et c'était le dernier disponible dans la bibliothèque de l'école.

Je l'ai donc emprunté en souvenir de ce film que j'avais écouté étant jeune.

Je dois dire que le livre est tellement fidèle au film que c'est à croire que c'était le scénario utilisé. A part quelque scènes ici et là, le livre est une copie conforme.

L'aventure reste tout de même intéressante, même si el
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Karlton
Jan 24, 2014 Karlton rated it liked it
The novelization is a lost art of the twentieth century. I guess with the advent of home video, there was no need for a book version of a movie that you could pick up and watch at home on television. When I was a kid, I'd devour adaptations of movies I liked, but they seem to have gone away for better or worse.

I was intrigued to see that Amazon had a Kindle version of this little book, and it is one of the better novelizations I've read. James Kahn solves the POV problem with some ingenuity, and
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Talita Chahine
Jul 24, 2016 Talita Chahine rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Como você pode passar a vida inteira amando um filme, sem saber que tem um livro por trás e toda aquela magia !!!!
Nada melhor que ler o livro que deu origem a um dos meus filmes favoritos da vida !!!
Rever esses personagens me fez voltar a ser criança, me fez enxergar como as coisas podem ser simples !!!!
E que nada é impossível se a gente acredita !!!
Não vejo porque falar alguma coisa sobre o livro acredito que todos conheçam essa história !!!
Aqueles que não conhecem , vejam o filme, leiam ao liv
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Damien Morley
May 07, 2014 Damien Morley rated it it was amazing
I really love this movie, so I wanted to read this book to see how close it was to the movie and it was pretty much spot on. there were a few more scenes that were in the deleted scenes of the movie that I found, but other than that there were pretty much identical. I personally like the movie better because the book described more about different parts in the movie that could have been more simplified. other than that I enjoyed the book. it would be a good book to read if you enjoy mystery's.
Felipejb
Jul 28, 2015 Felipejb rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
bem legal, um complemento do filme, com alguns detalhes que a linguagem do cinema deixa um pouco difícil de incluir na fita.
alguns pontos menos importantes da história são contados de maneira diferente, talvez porque o livro foi escrito durante a gravação e, na edição final, algumas cenas foram modificadas. mas pode ficar uma explicação pelo fato do mikey estar contando a história como ele se lembra, então realmente algumas coisas acabam ficando diferentes.
Colleen
Feb 22, 2016 Colleen rated it really liked it
I will never betray my goon dock friends.
We will stick together until the whole world ends. Through heaven and hell, and nuclear war, good pals like us will stick like tar. In the city, or the country, or the forest, or boonies, I am proudly declared one of the Goonies!!!
Very nostalgic. Pretty close to a play by play of the movie.
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James Kahn is an American medical specialist and writer, best known for his novelization of Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi. Born in Chicago on December 30, 1947, Kahn received a degree in medical studies from the University of Chicago. His post-graduate training, specializing in Emergency Medicine, was completed at USC-LA County Hospital and UCLA. His original work includes three novels ...more
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