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Back to the Future, Part 1 by George Gipe
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Oct 24, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: sf, adaptation, time-travel
Recommended for: Anyone who's saw and liked the film and has an open mind.
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Some film novelisations are almost the script with 'he said'/'she said' filled in. Not this one. The story is told with no small amount of depth, and I dare say you could enjoy this as a novel without ever knowing there had been a film (though the cover would be a giveaway, but you get the idea).

There are certain differences from the film. Whether because the author worked from a different script, or they simply felt that way, I don't know. The Marty of the novel is a bit more of a thinker, but still recognisably the kid who looks like Michael J Fox. Several of the story beats are different (the opening is entirely 'new', for one), but the plot is pretty much the same. Don't come in looking for the exact same thing that you saw in the cinema, but a worthy alternate look at the same story.

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