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Armageddon Mass Market Paperback – July 1, 1998


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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Hyperion; First Edition edition (July 1, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0786889381
  • ISBN-13: 978-3442442904
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 4.2 x 6.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,470,642 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 30, 1999
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I loved the movie and the book was just as good! It takes the action and drama of the movie and puts it into words that i could have never imagined to use.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 15, 1998
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I went to see the movie ARMAGEDDON and I LOVED it, so I went looking for the book. I was so excited when I found it. I thought it was going to be as hilarious and as well written as the movie. When I finished it I felt dirty, I felt like I had been used. I felt like hyperion just wanted my money and didn't care whether or not they were even in the same galaxy as the movie as long as they got paid their 2 cents. The book followed the same plot line as the movie, but there was hardly any description, there was very little of the outstanding dialogue that made the movie so funny. Mr. Bolin even left out a whole scene (anyone else out there remember the animal crackers scene). If this book was based on the screenplay and the original story, pray tell why were there obvious omissions, numerous gloss overs, unnecessary condensing and just in general off the cuff writing. Bad off the cuff writing at that. This was thrown together in a hurry to catch the spill off from the movie and it shows.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 28, 1998
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I read the book ARMAGEDDON before I actually saw the movie and as a result I was so glad that when I saw the movie it was nothing like the book. The book is unispiring and often silly it dosen't give you a good chance to know the characters at all. Espically HENRY STAMPER, he seems physchotic almost at times, certinatley not somebody you'd send to save the world like in the movie more like the looney bin. Grace seemed to be kind of a uninteresting charachter as well not like she was potrayed in the movie. My advice skip the book and see the movie.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 20, 1998
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I saw the movie "Armageddon." It was really good, then I bought the novel. I read it quickly, it seems M.C. Bolin was in a hurry because he didn't describe much. One thing I think he shouldn't have done was cut out Steve Buscemi's wisecracks out. It goes by the movie good, but I think in this case the movie was better then the book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 2, 1999
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I thought it was spectacular book! But! IT could of been much much better. They left out a little from the movie and the dioaloge was a little blan, it had barily any emotions or you just didn't really notice. But I thought it was a good book. I give it ****s!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Ian H. Krouse on April 10, 2004
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I've read MANY, MANY movie tie-in books, and I like them! I think they're great. They give extra descriptions, and usually include small scenes that weren't in the movie. Part of the reason is because they're usually written straight from the script. BUT, most authors try and give some more insight to the scenes occurring. They do RESEARCH. They explore CHARACTER. In short, they give new dimensions to the source material that aren't evident on the screen.
Having said all of that, the novelization of Armageddon sucks. I think I read it faster than the movie takes to watch (never a good sign). It felt like a junior adult/children's adaptation. It was a joke. I was extremely disappointed. And I've got MANY examples to which to compare. This is by far one of the worst movie novelizations I've ever read.
It could've been really good, too. The movie was fantastic. That's what makes it all the worse.
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