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17 May 2004

I notice that Fictionwise, which sells ebooks, has a special promotion (top of its front page) on the ebooks of the movies of “Spider Man 2”:http://www.fictionwise.com/ebooks/ebook22112.htm and “Van Helsing”:http://www.fictionwise.com/ebooks/ebook22111.htm. I can’t imagine anyone going to these special effects extravaganzas and thinking, ‘I love this but I want to be able to read it in ebook form to really enjoy the subtlety of the plotting and characterisation.’

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  1. You neglect the fact, however, that the writer of the book is one Peter David, a very good and long-time writer of comics. Unlike those who likely wrote the plot to this movie, he may actually have an understanding of the continuity and backstory of all the characters involved.

    I learned to really enjoy Peter David’s writing during his run on the Hulk. He actually made the characters interesting. To the point where he did an entire issue centred around Hlk and Betty Ross sitting on a cliffside just.. talking. It was great!

    I for one will most certainly download and read the Spider-Man book as soon as it is available. As for the Van Helsing book, it seems like the only thing Kevin Ryan writes is Star Trek, so I think I will give it a pass.

    Comment by Reid — 18 May 2004 @ 1:52 am

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