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3.59 of 5 stars 3.59  ·  rating details  ·  32 ratings  ·  5 reviews
192 pages
Published August 1985 by TOR Books (first published 1985)
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Michael
Sep 02, 2012 Michael rated it 2 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Ghostbusters enthusiasts, novelization fans, people with nothing better to do
Recommended to Michael by: Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis
Shelves: science-fiction
This is a very typical novelization of a hugely popular film. The author had a little leeway to add some background details and some of the internal dialogue of the characters, but mostly he had to stick to the script. Serious Ghostbusters fans will be pleased that the scene in the Central Park weather station (cut in the theatrical release) is included, here moved to “Fort Detmerring.” Other brief ghostly vignettes have been created by the author. I remember that I didn’t like some of the autho ...more
Jason
Some parts pulled from an earlier draft of the screenplay that I've read about. Which is fine.

The lack of understanding of the characters was not, though. Ridiculous, terrible backstories tacked on.

And every joke was mangled.
Lucy
Interesting look at the movie; a fair number of moments that can be seen as deleted scenes, or that ended up never filmed. Richard also wrote some of the better Real Ghostbusters episodes, and is obviously comfortable in this universe.
Sasha
Jul 04, 2011 Sasha added it
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coworker said it was terrible that i had never seen this movie. so he lent me the book.
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