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Terminator Salvation: The Official Movie Novelization

3.85  ·  Rating Details ·  385 Ratings  ·  23 Reviews
The eagerly awaited fourth Terminator movie, Terminator Salvation, starring Christian Bale and directed by McG, reaches cinemas on 22 May 2009.

In a brand-new chapter in the Terminator chronicles, Judgment Day has come to pass and Skynet has destroyed much of the world’s population. In this post-apocalyptic world, the resistance, led by John Connor, continues its brutal fig
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Paperback, 320 pages
Published April 28th 2009 by Titan Books (first published 2009)
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Ryk
Jun 29, 2009 Ryk rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: The feeble...
See? there are these killer machines 'cause a computer's wicked smart, and they hate mankind and like to step on skulls until they break. then some people find a time-machine and go back to make sure their leader is born. But the Termintors go back to kill him instead. then the humans go back again, but then the terminators go back, so the humans go back and so do the terminators until finally everyone's so unhappy that Christian Bale has to play the leader in the new movie. Which has terminator ...more
Ben
Aug 09, 2009 Ben rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Terminator Fans
Recommended to Ben by: Myself
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Jerry
Apr 24, 2012 Jerry rated it liked it
Alan Dean Foster has been doing movie novelizations for numerous years; he even wrote the original Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope novel, though George Lucas put his own name on the cover. His writing has improved over time, although some of his movie-based works don't deliver as much content as you'd expect; compare the paltry two extra pages of his version of J. J. Abrams' Star Trek to the over six additional chapters in R. A. Salvatore's literary adaptation of Attack of the Clones, and you' ...more
Snuffles
Jul 24, 2009 Snuffles rated it really liked it
If you liked the movie then you'll probably like this one as well. ;)

It doesn't dwell too much in the action scenes (which I had feared, since they are a major part of the movie), but rather takes time for the 'quieter' scenes and goes into some of the characters' motivations and thoughts.

Having read the prequel novel before, I still felt like it was neglecting some characters and at some points I caught myself thinking that the actions were OCC. But you can't really expect the movie novelizatio
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Gregory
May 10, 2009 Gregory rated it liked it
Shelves: fiction-scifi
Mr. Foster does reliable movie novelizations and this is no different. Having seen the movie, I found it interesting that you get just a bit more out of the internal dialogue of Marcus Wright in the novel (and a bit more out of John Connor too). Obviously, some thoughts and emotions are hard to express and the movie didn't go for any internal dialogue by the actors so the novel exceeds it on that point. It is interesting that the novel was obviously written on the written script but not the scri ...more
Mark
Aug 11, 2011 Mark rated it liked it
Shelves: 2010, gifts
I'd recomend watching the film before reading the book as the scenes don't go into much detail so it's therefore hard to visualise the scene if you haven't seen the movie. But on the other hand you also get a sense of character interaction and personal thoughts of the characters that the film is un-able to show. The ending was different to that of the film and to be honest I prefered this ending. I've read Alan Dean Foster's novelisations of the first 3 Alien films and this book was just as good ...more
Heidie
Jun 15, 2009 Heidie rated it liked it
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Fritz
Jan 28, 2010 Fritz rated it really liked it
A fantastic companion after watching the film. It's post Judgement-Day, the war against the machines is on...and John Connor, is simply a solider in the resistance...not yet as the "Destined" leader his mother told him he'd be. While many believe strongly in Connor, the Resistance Leadership isn't buying into the prophetic statements. Connor is shaken to the core when he comes across Marcus Wright...
Mr. DeLay
Jan 02, 2010 Mr. DeLay rated it liked it
The book itself is fairly mundane and follows closely to what I know of the movie. It's a fun popcorn read and will keep you entertained. Meeting up with some more familiar characters was great but I grew to not really care for much of them as it just didn't feel as if the writer was invested. Given that this is was adapted from script, it's understandable.
Bryan Waters
May 02, 2009 Bryan Waters rated it really liked it
Easy read. Entertaining and compelling at the same time. You won't be giving it any awards but the author keeps you captivated for the entire ride. But then, I wouldn't have expected less of Alan Dean Foster.
Randy
Jul 03, 2009 Randy rated it it was amazing
As always, Foster takes a script and turns it into a novel worthy of an SF writer. He does this sort of thing so well. Gives nuances to the story that wasn't in evidence in the film.
Nick
Dec 11, 2014 Nick rated it liked it

A good tale but I thought connor seemed very two dimensional in this story, still the pace was good and it was told well.  

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Lynne
Jan 22, 2013 Lynne rated it it was amazing
Excellent, really made the movie come alive for me by adding more background and the characters' thoughts.
Ruru Ghoshal
Jul 26, 2014 Ruru Ghoshal rated it it was ok
I might have liked it had McG not murdered Cameron's legacy only a few months before.
Becky
Aug 04, 2011 Becky rated it liked it
Its a book from a screenplay. I can only hope the actual movie is as good.
Andrea
May 12, 2013 Andrea rated it liked it
since "the official movie novelization" to i expect as in pareho sa movie, but i was wrong. e medyo iba yung ending e. but ok lang
Rob Findlay
Dec 08, 2009 Rob Findlay rated it it was ok
Really disappointing offering from the otherwise fantastic Alan Dean Foster.
Naricat
May 02, 2009 Naricat rated it liked it
Shelves: sci-fi
Far better than the movie. The media it was presented on forced more focus on the characters than poorly thoughtout action.
Rebecca Knight
Loved it! Great read, excellent detail, extra discussion and character development that made the movie that much more awesome to watch. Loved all the military descriptions.
Dave-Brendon Burgh
May 11, 2009 Dave-Brendon Burgh rated it really liked it
Pretty damn good so far - Alan hasn't lost anything over the years!
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Bestselling science fiction writer Alan Dean Foster was born in New York City in 1946, but raised mainly in California. He received a B.A. in Political Science from UCLA in 1968, and a M.F.A. in 1969. Foster lives in Arizona with his wife, but he enjoys traveling because it gives him opportunities to meet new people and explore new places and cultures. This interest is carried over to his writing, ...more
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