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Spider-Man: Requiem (Marvel Comics prose)

3.61  ·  Rating Details ·  72 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
A previously unknown translation of an ancient grimoire, the Darkhold, has been unearthed by archaeologists in South America. But this chilling discovery will have far-reaching effects. Halfway across the globe, the Darkhold is relentlessly pursued by the Cabal of Scrier, an organization devoted to achieving ultimate power through whatever means necessary. And it is ...more
Paperback, 309 pages
Published October 28th 2008 by Pocket Star
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Jodi Ralston
You don't realize how important good prose is to story immersion, until you read one tale that has it and the next one tale doesn't or vice versa. Good prose, that moves beyond serviceable, is important to making plot and characters draw you in. This one had it.

Also, the plot and characters had depth and were interesting. Good surprises in this one. Spidey mostly felt like Spidey, and the villain was villainous in good ways. I did have some issues with both though. The plot dragged a little at t
Dries Messely
Jul 23, 2013 Dries Messely rated it really liked it
This was my first superhero novel, and it was a really nice, quick read. The first thing I liked was the choice of villain, which was original and fresh. It was also quite darker than the animated series and the movies (since I live in Europe, the comics are not as available as they are in the States), which was cool. It reads really fast and is never a bore. The multiple standpoints didn't confuse me at all. I just thought the last ten or so pages were unnecessary. And the scale of the events ...more
Jan 28, 2011 Michael rated it liked it
This book had a surprisingly political message to it. Not what I would expect from a superhero novel but I guess it was a way for the author to get his opinion out there. Overall a pretty good read though if you like comic book characters.
Apr 06, 2015 Mike rated it really liked it
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A very entertaining novel. A little dark especially for Spider-man, but with Carrion as villain it does fit a theme. I wasn't really expecting much from this, and was surprised by how much I enjoyed it.
The author uses both first and third person in this book; the times that the author spends in Spider-man's point of view, he uses first person and all the rest, he uses third person. I found that switch from first person to third person to be on the confusing side.
Kate Pool
Aug 20, 2012 Kate Pool rated it it was amazing
The writing was good. It wasn't over the top and the brief mentions of different super heros and super villains weren't out of place. Great book that I could not put down until I was finished!
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