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Dante's Peak

3.39  ·  Rating Details  ·  61 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews
Capturing all the nonstop thrills of Universal's explosive blockbuster, Dante's Peak portrays a literal hell-on-earth when an active volcano becomes an inferno of mayhem and destruction. The film stars Pierce Brosnan and Linda Hamilton.
Paperback, Movie novelisation, 251 pages
Published 1997 by Boulevard Books
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Yurika Tokoro
Penguin Readers/ level 2
10/29=30 minutes

volcano/ scientist/ mountain/ dangerous/ explode/ fire/ village

" Nobody said a word - they were too happy. "
This is the last sentence of the book. Harry escapes from the dangerous exploding volcano and has to be apart from Rachel and her two children. At the end they finally meet up together, and this passage comes. I think when people are too happy with something, they don't need any words to describe how they feel. Sometimes people don't need a word but
Michelle Llewellyn
Jul 04, 2014 Michelle Llewellyn rated it liked it
Movie-tie-in novelizations are not exactly great literature but, hey, sometimes you just need something fun to read, especially if you love the movie and I've been watching this one since 1999. Dewey Gram did a good job sneaking in all the nerdy volcanology jargon in his narrative so the reader learns something while hearing Peirce Brosnan's sexy voice in her head at the same time (sorry dudes). I ordered this off Amazon almost three years ago and finally got around to reading it. I wasn't disap ...more
Yusuke Sato
Dec 05, 2012 Yusuke Sato rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
12/4=30minute,12/5=35minute total 65minute

7words scientist/love/volcano/earthquake/acid/explode/danderous

1, Have you ever climbed Mt.Fuji?
NO, however, I want to climbed it.

2, Are you prepare for a big earthquake? Because a big erathquake will happen around Aiti prefecture.
Actually, I don't prepare for a big earthquake. I should prepare.

I enjoyed to read this book. I'm interested in history. I know Pompei.
There were a number of people dead in this sity. I want to go to Pompei, but it is
Dec 24, 2015 Ryota rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Short and gripping.
Time 1:22:00
Charly Gaul
Apr 28, 2016 Charly Gaul rated it really liked it
It's ok
Deidre(Dee) ~ Johnny's Grandma ~
Faithfully follows the movie of the same name. I loved the movie, and I loved this book! Awesome.
Chie Akura
1. Penguin readers level 2
2. 11/24=30minutes 11/25=75minutes
3. volcano, scientist, explore,explode, dearth, Dante, earthquake.

4. I noticed the fear of a volcano. People are killed by even a stone at a active volcano.

5. It was a little easy to image these scene, because Ontakesan exploded a few month ago.
I thought scientist is grade because they do something dangerous,especially a scientist of a volcanic.
Unfortunately, we can't do something for a natural disaster.
Takahiro Yamada
12/16 = 60 minutes
7 words summary: scientist, town, volcano, earthquake, expode, fire, rocks
Discussion questions:
1. Which do you like better, mountains or the sea?
I like mountains better than the sea. Because in the mountain, it is very quiet, and they often have good views.
2. If you had known that a very big earthquake would have come tomorrow, what would you do?
If I could know, I would buy many things, such as, water, foods, and clothes and pack them.
Kristina Lammers
Sep 13, 2011 Kristina Lammers rated it it was amazing
Dante's Peak was explosive, literally! I especially enjoyed the acid lake, and I figured out that the acid lake scene was possible! Now I will become a volcanologist! I like how intense it was when Grandma Ruth jumped in the acid lake!!!
Doctor Edward Diesel
Aug 25, 2010 Doctor Edward Diesel rated it liked it
Shelves: novelizations
Dewey Gram gets a lot of work adapting screenplays into books and after seeing how he handled Dante's Peak, I can see why. He did a good job. I will seek out more of his "novelizations".
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