Do you like science fiction? Have you read any comics in your life? If so, then Spider-Man: Venom Factor just might be the book for you. This wonderful book will leave you marveling in awe at the compelling and dramatic storyline, witty dialogue and mysterious plot so much that your hands will be drenched with sweat in anticipation of the next page. No kidding. If those of you who have been living under a rock, or if you're Amish (no offense), then you have heard of Manhattan's "neighborhood Spider-Man". If not, then Spider-Man is a young man that got bit by a radioactive spider, thus giving him spider-like powers for this reason he is named Spider-Man. I recommend you borrow, or better yet, buy this, and buy it now.
The major dilemma in this novel was that a symbiote from outer space has managed to take over Peter Parker's co-worker Eddie Brock. Eddie's mind then gets warped and goes berserk trying to create destruction. Luckily for New York, Spidey's here to the rescue! Spidey tries to help his co-worker and friend, Eddie Brock to fight the symbiote and not to give in to its power. While Spidey's trying to handle things with Venom, the Hobgoblin decides to wreak havoc and to get Venom on his side. From there, you must read the book to find out the spine-tingling story that is Spider-Man: Venom Factor.
If I were Siskel or Ebert and I rated books, then I would have to give Spider-Man: Venom Factor, a 2 thumbs up. Not only because I am fan of comics and Spider-Man himself, but also because Diane has made a nearly perfect conversion from comic book to hard book. Artist Ron Lim also has contributed to the atmosphere to the book with his wonderful artwork; really giving you that comic book feel without actually reading comics. If I were to read more books for later reports, then I'd read more of Diane Duane's series of Spider-Man books or X-Men. Even if you hate reading, you won't hate this book because of the brilliant plot and storyline, also the romance, and action. Now I know this is not some award-winning book or whatever, but if all of you Spider-Man fans go out and buy this book, then it might, it just might, have the potential to reach award-winning status. What are you waiting for? Read it now!