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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Del Rey; 1ST edition (May 25, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0345470540
  • ISBN-13: 978-0345470546
  • Product Dimensions: 6.9 x 4.3 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,546,801 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The amazing adventures of one of the greatest superheroes of all time
continue in Spider-Man 2.

Two years have passed, and Peter Parker struggles to cope with the demands of life as a college student, a Daily Bugle photographer, and a crime-fighting superhero. But it hasn’t gotten any easier. Condemned by the press, tormented by secrets he can never reveal, forced to give up the girl of his dreams—at times the lonely burden of Spider-Man seems almost too great to bear . . . and the temptation to give up grows stronger by the hour.

Enter the archfiend Doc Ock, armed with a lethal invention powerful enough to destroy half the city. If Spider-Man tries to stop Doc Ock, he’ll be placing the lives of those closest to him in mortal danger. If he doesn’t, it could be the end of the Big Apple. With millions of lives hanging in the balance, high about Manhattan’s glittering skyline, Spider-Man confronts his destiny, his fiercest enemy, and himself.

About the Author

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, as well as the official novel of the movie Spider-Man. His original works include the fantasies Sir Apropos of Nothing, Wode to Wuin, and Knight Life, and the quirky werewolf story Howling Mad. He single-handedly revived the classic comic book series The Hulk and has written just about every famous comic book superhero, including Captain Marvel, 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.

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Very well written and very entertaining with great characterization.
K. Johnson
You will read about the dinner date when John Jameson took Mary Jane to meet his dad, J. Jonah Jameson.
Bryan E. Leed
Peter David is just the PERFECT writer for Spider-Man 2, the novelization.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Bryan E. Leed on July 7, 2004
Format: Mass Market Paperback
If you like to read Movie Tie-In books, then this is a good one. This is a book written after the movie script was written, though some scenes and elements may differ, most of this book follows the movie closely, while adding some extra scenes.
You will read about the dinner date when John Jameson took Mary Jane to meet his dad, J. Jonah Jameson. This has some funny dialogue, and it touches on Spider-man's predicament of possibly endangering his family and friends if his secret identity was known.
We see the amusing night that Mary Jane met John Jameson, as well as the time that she got fired from the Moondance Diner, by Enrique' (her slobby boss seen in the first Spider-man movie).
In the book, Dr. Octavius has many lines of dialogue about b-movie scientist stereotypes versus God; which makes him a little more sinister, though it is strange, and unlike the friendly, pre-accident Dr. Otto.
We get to hear John Jameson's explanation to the crowd in the church, after getting the bad news note, which is really very intelligent and dignified, not angry or resentful. He really is a great guy!
There are also many brief, minor references for the knowledgeable comic book fans to pick up on, (the Man-Wolf, Gwen Stacy, Dr. Henry Pym, Namor, etc...).
The book has more instances of Uncle Ben invading Peter's thoughts, including more dialogue than the film gives Ben.
The artificial intelligence of Doc Ock's arms are given dialogue, too! They call him Father, and their thoughts are more defined than in the movie, where we only hear Doc Ock's side of the conversations.
It's also great to have some of the more memorable, major film dialogue in the book, like Aunt May's moving day monologue about heroes.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Kimberly Murphy-Smith on June 1, 2004
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I read this book cover to cover in two hours, and when it was over, I screamed into the air, "HOW MUCH LONGER UNTIL THIS MOVIE OPENS?"
By the end of this book, you will feel Peter Parker's pain as tries to keep his life from spinning out of control. Peter David spins a web of a story that will hold you in its grasp and will not let you go, even on the last page. If the movie is half as good as the book, it will rock so hard. Buy this book. You won't regret it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Blanche on July 29, 2004
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Though this is not my type of reading, I became caught in the web of Spider Man 2. A wonderful story entwined with the never-ending battle between good and evil. A must for everyone.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Vincent Nguyen on May 27, 2004
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This book was great. I love Peter David's brand of humor and the little touches he adds to the screenplay. The story itself is very deep as it's more about characterization than the first book. This book may not be as "action-oriented" but I'm not reading this for the action (I'm watching the movie for that!) and it was fun reading about Peter, MJ, and Doc Ock. Check it out.
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In my experience, books based on movies tend to be above average in terms of storytelling, and tend to be better then the movies themselves. Spider man 2 follows that trend, creating a rich and compelling story that hooked me within moments of reading.

We all know the plot of Spider man 2 by now. Peter continues his task of being spider man while trying to juggle being a super hero, a pizza delivery guy, and a college student. But the pressures of all three burdens beings to wiegh down on him, and the temptation to give up being a hero grows stronger by the minute. Will Peter succumb, or overcome the monumental difficulties that are in front of him?

Like the novel based on the first spider man movie, spider man 2 takes the basic plot of the movie and enriches it with material that can only be found in a book, such as being able to read what the charachters are thinking. Peter David has added some great ideas within the pages. My favorite is the idea that the tentacles actually "talk" to doctor octopus and address him as "father" while acting like children eager to please a parent. It works very well and adds a very interesting idea that's not in the movie.

The charachters are given a lot of enrichments and enhancments, furthur adding to the already great personalities that they already have. My favorite charchter has got to be doc ock, who is good at heart, but manipulated by forces outside his control into becoming something he's not. Aunt May continues to be the wise cornerstone that Peter needs to simply keep his sanity. Harry Osbourn is one of the most fascinating charachters in the storyline of the movies, being both the best friend of Peter and the biggest hater of Spider man.
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By Jay Lopez on May 31, 2004
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Peter David hits the nail right on the head. His characterization of Peter Parker, with all his problems (love, money, jobs, studies, relationships) has captured the essence of what Spider-Man is: a super-hero with real life problems that ordinary people have. The book provides an excellent balance of action/adventure as well in-depth characterization of the main protagonists. Even J.Jonah Jameson's character and his views on Spider-Man is right on. Watch the film to see the amazing Spider-Man in action but read this book to experience that his powers are both a blessing and a curse.
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