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- Book 1 of 4 in The Heroes of Siegel City (4 Book Series)
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Contact Blake at BlakeMPetit@gmail.com.
Top Customer Reviews
Premise seemed silly, but that attracted me to it. It doesn't fit nicely into any specific catagory, but at the same time, you just won't want to put it down.
The writing is fun and flows nicely. It takes an ultimately unbelievable premise and makes you want to believe. I HIGHLY recommend this book to anybody who loves to read. Kids, Adults, Students, beginner and advanced readers. It is the kind on book where you can't wait to get to the end, but when you do, you wish it would have lasted much longer.
Worth reading and re-reading. Very entertaining.
Ever since he was rescued as a young kid from a burning building by the world's most iconic superhero, Lionheart, Josh Corwood has been fixated on the Capes. It's compelled him, in his adulthood, to seek a profession in journalism, and specifically a job with a magazine that delves into the superhero community. He's landed a writing gig with Powerlines, a periodical that keeps tabs on crime and puts Josh within interviewing distance of Siegel City's various Capes and Masks. Except that his worldview shifts shockingly, that day when he gained his own superpower. But maybe "The Great Pretender" isn't such a cool nom de guerre.
Like its central protagonist, OTHER PEOPLE'S HEROES is very easy to like. Blake M. Petit's storytelling is sharp and straightforward and immersive. He does a fine job of developing his characters while demonstrating a keen eye for those fun swerves on familiar superhero tropes. I think that the Conductor is an inspired invention. His power is to detect a person's emotions and so compose a fitting background musical score for that person.Read more ›
The book is written in the first person point of view and the comical internal conflict the main character exhibits throughout the book is what drew me to reading it to the end. The main character, Joshua Corwood, is dynamic throughout the book. You see him start his tale as a "Powerlines" reporter, out to get a story about the one of the "Capes" in Siegel City. What he discovers on his journey really opens his eyes about the goings on in the world of the local superheroes. I was surprised at the adventure Corwood takes as the story develops. Hooray for the new guy!
The two short stories that follow the main book are peeks into two snippets of time that happen before the main book take place. They involve two characters that are mentioned within the book. They really feel like teasers that the author could (and should) flesh out and write two separate books about.
My closing point::::GET THIS BOOK! It's a light-hearted, fun read that just about anyone will enjoy. I most definitely recommend.
Blake's first attempt is admirable in that it succeeds far better than most. Perhaps it is his training from working at a newspaper. Or perhaps it is from his work as an English teacher. Or maybe Blake is like one of the heroes about whom he writes and this is his hidden power.
Whatever the rationale, Blake has shown the ability to take a concept inspired by four color adventures, deftly move it to the world of letters, and reinvent it.
And he did not stop there. He mixed in popular culture from a variety of sources. Warner Brothers cartoons, the Marx Brothers, Abbott and Costello ... wide is the net that he casts and many are the treats he brings to us.
If you like a good, light hearted adventure story with moments of romance and humor, give this book a try. Consider it to be comparable to a typical summer action flick, but with hints that the writer could (and perhaps someday shall) expand it into much more.
And that is why Blake is so dangerous. If his first book already has reached this level, what shall he accomplish as he continues?
We can only stay tuned and await the answer with bated breath.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Based on the other reviews I really wanted to like this but I just could not get past 6% on the book. Read morePublished 1 month ago by G. Nisson
If you enjoy superhero novels, you'll certainly enjoy this onePublished 11 months ago by Kindle Customer
In his novel Other People’s Heroes, Blake Petit puts together an interesting premise. It’s a combination of the Justice League and the Legion of Doom run by a professional... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Carl Alves
This is an enjoyable take on the "superheros are real" genre. It does not attempt to be satirical or self-mocking, but tells an interesting story given the basic idea. Read morePublished on September 25, 2013 by E. Slavitt
I really enjoyed this book, and was happy to pass it along to my kids and friends when I was done. Great original ideas with interesting characters that make you love them and... Read morePublished on September 13, 2013 by Heather Baker
This is a very creative story with really good twist and turn throughout. I definitely recommend this too fans of the genre.Published on June 25, 2013 by Luke
The book is a well-written take on the superhero genre with a lot of creative content and a well-constructed story-line. I'll definitely consider other books by this author.Published on May 6, 2013 by Willem-Dirk
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