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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on May 13, 2003
You can definitely differentiate between the Novel and the TV Series The Incredible HULK and as a result, the Novel is definitely more closer to the Comic, the way the HULK is supposed to look and act.. So what if there were some minor changes compared to the comics, Comic Purists will never be happy no matter how good the movie is and it will be.. My Recommendation: If you need more familarity with the character the HULK, Pick up this Novel today.. The scene with the Hulk Dogs was actually described in brutal fasion and I could play out the entire book in my head and visualize every scene and I have come to the conclusion that this movie will be very emotional, and you know what?? That's a Good thing.. This is sort of like A Beautiful Mind meets A Beautiful Monster type of story.. Audiences love a good story and this is what will sell this movie the most: The STORY and FX come 2nd.. Perhaps The Matrix Reloaded won't be the mvoe to beat this Summer, but instead, it's The HULK!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on August 25, 2003
Peter David, the acclaimed comic book writer that revitalized The Hulk, adapts the maligned movie into a decent novel. The Hulk takes its sweet time showing up, but the characters and their backstories are well drawn enough to make the wait worthwhile. There are some minor changes in character and motivation, especially in regards to Glen Talbot, and, for the most part, it helps the story more than hinders it (though there are a few narrative wrinkles that another rewrite could have ironed out). Not a bad book at all, fans will certainly enjoy it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on January 12, 2006
This book is alot better than the film it's self. I can't believe the book is alot better than the movie. Peter David does such a great job on this book that it's not hard not to like it. I recomend This book

If you liked this book, check out the movie, soundtrack and video game
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on September 14, 2003
I was very disappointed with HULK, mainly because there were numerous aspects of the movie that I just didn't understand at all. So, I thought reading the novelization would help me figure some of it out. Well, it worked, and now I believe the book pulled it off better than the actual film!
For one thing, in the movie it was often hard to figure out what the characters were feeling. The book, thankfully, fixes all that, and I found myself absolutely riveted reading it. Also, the way certain events play out in the novel are much, much better than in the film (especially the ending, which still remains a bit of an anticlimactic mess, but is much better than the version in the movie). Notice, the changes are minimal throughout, but they quite often make a surprisingly large difference.
But the best part of the book was how vividly author Peter David wrote the mind of the Hulk. While in the movie we saw none of this, and the Green Goliath was anything but dramatic, here we see lots of things from his point of view. Though simplistically written, that is perhaps why these portions are so fascinating and intriguing. David spent many years writing for The Incredible Hulk, and it shows.
The one thing I liked better about the film, however, was the action. Though David wrote it as well as anyone could have, I srongly believe that all action scenes work better on film, especially those of HULK.
HULK is still far from a great story, movie or book. I just can't wait for the obligatory sequal, which will hopefully tie up a lot of loose ends, make a lot more stuff clearer, and overall make up for the entire first installment.
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on June 11, 2003
I first picked up The Hulk by Peter David just because he had written a decent novelization of Spider-Man last year, and I expected more of the same- but this book was totally different. Yes, it was just as good, but instead of being about thrills it focused on the very essence and drama of human emotions, family ties, and love. Peter David wrote a very solid adaptation of a movie that mainly focuses on the character of Bruce Banner and triggers his mutation- mentally and physically, which is nice when you're expecting a huge exploding popcornfest. Ang Lee, Bruce Banner, and Jennifer Connely look to have a winner here. Don't expect this to make a much at the box office as Spider-Man(the average American might not be able to fully comprehend it)but here's to what was a good story and should make a great film.
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on January 3, 2004
I bought this book at an airport and, after seeing the fil, did not have very high hopes but i was desperate so i bought it.
After finishing the book I'd packed i reluctantly turned to the novelisation and i found myself reading more than i intended to each day.
The plot seemed to make more sense and i found myself caring more about the characters than in the movie.
Nothing against the movie - i loved it but once you've seen something you've seen it right? - WRONG! Reading Hulk i realised how wrong i was.
I have now decided that novelisations of movies are great idea and have read Spider-Man, Daredevil and i intend to read LXG and X-Men...
...Mow if i could just find X-Men 2 then that would be great!
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on July 4, 2003
I've read a few movie to book novels including the star wars books (minus AOTC) and X-men. this one by far surpasses them. I was a bit wary of it but the style was wonderful and was written to tell the characters thought and feelings. It shows more of the Hulk's feelings and of Bruce's feelings. There is also a few parts that weren't in the movie such as info about Bruce's adoptive mother and info on Glen and Betty. The narration is omniscent and revolves mostly on the character's thoughts/feelings but never is boring. I would strongly recomend this book to anyone who liked the movie or anyone who thought the movie was lacking.
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on March 1, 2006
As with most comic book turn movie titles, Hulk has minor changes to fit cinematic necessity. Peter David does his usual excellent writing on the Hulk that makes the character jump off the pages. Fast pace storyline, twists and humor are all included, making it another comic based movie success.
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on August 21, 2014
This book was better than expected. It has wonderful sensory details and great grammar. The book had figurative language. Some of it was nice while other figurative language wasn't .
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on April 30, 2003
Peter David tells an entertaining story, and does his best to make the characters seem like more than comic book figures. For example, the relationship between Betty Ross and Bruce Banner is well handled, and some of the action scenes were very well told. However, tThe scene in which Bruce Banner's father terrorizes a four year old Bruce so badly that the child decides to forever internalize his anger is cliched, trite and predictable. Betty Ross' later attempts to quell the fury in Bruce by walking through his bombed out childhood home is equally ineffective. Another scene, in which David Banner (Bruce's father) evades military security to irradiate himself with gamma rays is ridiculous -- who would leave a damaged radiation machine unguarded? The climax, in which father and son battle, ends with the usualrevelation -- calm will conquer fury, even though 99% of the book sgggests that people should release anger or else they will lose their loved ones, and fill up with a terrible anger that can only be destructive when it is inevitably released. Another scene, in which Glen Talbot tries to anger Bruce Banner so that he can obtain a DNA sample the Hulk is ridiculous -- earlier in the book, David Banner collects a hair sample from Bruce, and manages to create Hulk like creature. Why can't Glen do the same with? Finally, there is a ridiculous battle between The Hulk, and some gamma-irradiated dogs dispatched by David Banner to kill Betty Ross. While some of this book suggests that the movie will be breathtaking, it also points out some horrible script flaws that will ruin the filmgoing experience.
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