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Adult/High School-David has taken the screenplay and turned it into an entertaining, exciting novel. The famous character has been updated for the 21st century with high-tech weapons and gadgets, and genetically altered spiders. The story traces Peter Parker from his origins as a wimpy high school nerd to a New York City photographer by day and crime-fighting superhero by night. The usual characters are all well portrayed: Peter's longtime love Mary Jane, the gruff newspaper editor J. Jonah Jamesson, Aunt May and Uncle Ben, and, of course, Spidey's nemesis, the Green Goblin. Much of the book centers on the rivals and how they came to be what they are: one seeking redemption and the other revenge. With its snappy dialogue, fast pace, and jam-packed action sequences, the novel has the feel of a comic book, and it should be a hot item with teens.
James O. Cahill, Fairfax County Public Library, VA
Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Peter David is famous for writing some of the most popular of the original Star Trek: The Next Generation novels, including Imzadi and A Rock and a Hard Place. His original works include the original fantasy Sir Apropos of Nothing, the Arthurian novel Knight Life, and the quirky werewolf story Howling Mad. He single-handedly revived the classic comic book series The Incredible Hulk and has written just about every famous comic book superhero, including Spider-Man and the futuristic Spider-Man 2099. He collaborated with J. Michael Straczynski on the Babylon 5 novels and comic book series, and with Bill Mumy, he created the Nickelodeon television series Space Cases. In his spare time, he writes movie screenplays, children’s books, and TV scripts.See all Product Description
THE BEST MOVIE-TIE IN! Peter David captures all the great moments of the movie! READ THIS BOOK! They say the book is better than the movie, well, they are about the same because... Read morePublished on Aug. 3 2003 by Zach
Peter David's take on the Spider-Man story has never been very good. Neither is this book, which is basically his version of Spider-Man on film. Read morePublished on April 8 2003
Personally, I think that many important issues were left behind during the making of Spider-Man the movie. Being direct, the personalities of the characters are a little lost. Read morePublished on Jan. 29 2003 by Amazon Customer
I thought the auther put in really good details. I loved the way the auther, Peter David made it interesting so it felt like you were watching the movie. Read morePublished on Sept. 19 2002
All there is to say is that this is definitely a good book. Peter David also added a new chapter in it, the first, where Peter Parker is still six years old and he says his uncle... Read morePublished on Aug. 29 2002
Peter Parker has always had a crush on Mary Jane the girl who lives next door to his aunt and uncle's house where Peter lives. Read morePublished on Aug. 24 2002
It takes a while for all the action!!!!! It's starts out wiht peter as a boy and he goes to live whith aunt May and Uncle Ben!!!!! Read morePublished on July 25 2002 by David adams
This book, while nicely expansive on the movie itself, could have been so much better. David's writing style is, I felt, bland and unemotional. Read morePublished on July 17 2002 by E. Fitzgerald
For my most recent birthday (wont dismiss age for privacy reasons, thankyou), I got the Spider-Man novelized version. Now, I had just seen Spider-Man...I was kinda late, mind you. Read morePublished on July 16 2002 by Anna