- Publisher: Warner Books (NY) (May 1985)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0446328413
- ISBN-13: 978-0446328418
- Product Dimensions: 7 x 4.2 x 0.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.4 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #517,216 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Goonies Paperback – May, 1985
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Top Customer Reviews
The main thing that makes this book so much better than typical film novelizations is that it's told from the point of view of Mikey Walsh (Sean Astin's character), so we really get inside his head and his early-teenage perspective on things. Second is the fact that writer James Kahn (no, not that one) wastes no time in getting things going and makes every sentence and every paragraph relevant or interesting.
He also nails every character to a tee. Chris Columbus' crazy assortment of Goonies and their eccentric personalities is one of the many things that make the film so great and Kahn gives them all enough space to fully develop among chase scenes, octopus attacks and booby traps. But the best character of the lot has to be Sloth. He's such a cool guy!
Taken from Chris Columbus' complete script, there are a few scenes in here that were cut from the final film (I don't know if they are included in the DVD extras) but I particularly like the extra scenes were Sloth shows off what a misunderstood genius he is and how good he is at impersonating and acting. He and Chunk are the REAL heros of the film.
The last, but certainly not least, advantage this book has is the deeper insight into the metaphysical connection between Mikey and One-Eyed Willie.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I love it I had already Watched the movie about a thousand times and the more up watch it the more u no and love it the book was mostly the same if not better I recommend this. Read morePublished 13 months ago by turtles11
I loved this movie as a kid and decided to read the book 30 years later. I must say that I thought I knew the movie so well I could recite parts of the movie. Read morePublished 15 months ago by James Herrera
This is a must read for any Goonies fan. Well written and full of andventure. I loved the extra Goonie details.Published on April 18, 2014 by Schatzie
I remember getting this book from the Troll Book Club when I was in fifth grade and the movie had first been released. For anyone who loved the movie, this book is a must-read. Read morePublished on April 22, 2012 by greenstar
The Goonies is my favorite movie ever... no doubt about that...
I love the movie and after reading this novel it just adds to the adventure!
It's a great read! Read more
Book was written after the film was made. I knew it was risky, but thought I'd give it a shot. Not worth it!Published on September 20, 2010 by Jimmy the Tulip
If you are a Goonies fan, this is a good read. There are slight variations from the movie, which is interesting.
Its a good quick read.