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Questionable Heroes [Kindle Edition]

Elmore Hammes
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Superheroes become the idols of our children,role models to look up to and emulate. But what happens in the dark shadows, out of the public spotlight? What happens when the men and women behind the masks let their own desires guide their actions? Questionable Heroes tells the story of the heroes of Kanapolis, from vigilante to ghost hunter to Amazonian beauty. Some remain true to their noble calling; some do not.

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About the Author

Elmore Hammes has authored numerous novels in a variety of genres, most of which area available online and by order at retail bookstores. His fiction has appeared in online and print publications ranging from the obscure to the nationally distributed.

Product Details

  • File Size: 641 KB
  • Print Length: 200 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Kanapolis Fog Publishing Emporium (November 22, 2011)
  • Publication Date: November 22, 2011
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006COCQZ0
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very enjoyable novel May 9, 2012
By Rich M.
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"Questionable Heroes" is an excellent novel in a somewhat hard-to-write-for genre, superheroes and supervillains. Mr. Hammes' book, however, reads like a good comic book and plays out like a good role-playing game sessions. Not everybody is exactly what they seem, and there are some interesting takes on classic comic book conventions. Mr. Hammes provides some excellent characterization for characters on both sides of the law.

I would definitely recommend this novel to any comic book/super-hero fiction fan.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An easy five stars April 13, 2014
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I love good "supers" literature. There is too little out there that truly can engross the mind. This was great. I don't think many people grasp how much skill it takes to have true ensemble stories with such characters, and this author did it very very well. I don't know if I saw any typos, not that I let such a thing get in the way if the writing is otherwise good. I'll be looking for more of this genre from Mr. Hammes, hopefully. May there be many future "Great American Superhero Novel" -types books out there.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Ok...but could be better June 28, 2013
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It was a fun yet exasperated book. Each chapter had so many different point of view from a different character that it was just plain frustrating. Especially if you identified with a character and expect to see a storyline and progression develop around him or her, then new chapter new character.
The only saving grace is that so many individual plot lines got sorta rolled into one at the very end.
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More About the Author

Elmore Hammes is primarily a writer of fiction. His short stories have appeared in publications ranging from obscure e-zines to nationally distributed magazines. His writing is as eclectic as his reading habits, including young adult fantasy, science fiction, contemporary literature, humor and superhero stories.

He participates in Mainstage Community Theatre in Anderson, Indiana. His favorite roles would include Jonathan Brewster in Arsenic and Old Lace, Professor Marvel in the Wizard of Oz and Uncle Barnaby in Babes in Toyland.

Twice a year, he goes on mission trips with St. Patrick's Church of Oxford, Indiana to help build homes in Mexico.

He shares his home with two cats, Chuck and Snuggles, although Snuggles does not acknowledge Chuck's existence. He volunteers for the Animal Protection League in central Indiana, and is currently fostering Holly, who was unhappy with being caged at the shelter. If she decides to play nice with the current residents, she may just stay!

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