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A novelisation that is not remotely super,
This review is from: Superman Returns (Mass Market Paperback)
I purchased the novel yetserday and have not seen the movie yet. I am a superman fan and imagined I could feed my interest and impatience for the movie's release by reading this novel. The story is interesting and is pretty much what you see on the trailers. The action is described to perfection but the main problem is that the writer is habitually self-sabotaging. He gives way too much information when it's not relevant, it slows the story down and a lot of it seems to be nispired form Smallville. This novel is pulp, it's useless it constantly stresses Bryan's theme of Superman being a saviour but the writer does it to death. I always thoguht superman loved what he did and enjoyed himself, not like Batman or the post-teen angst ridden Spiderman.
The story itself also seems to do an injustice to Lois and Clark, making Lois uninterested in Clark and generally uninteresting. The book drags and has not filled me with confidence for the film. All in all a dissapointment.