- File Size: 544 KB
- Print Length: 312 pages
- Publication Date: November 6, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00A3BO8GS
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #158,064 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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After completing his undergraduate education at the University of Utah, Mr. Methos abandoned pursuing a doctorate in philosophy for law school. A partner at a law firm he helped found, he has conducted over 100 criminal trials and has been voted one of the most respected criminal lawyers in the West by Utah Business Magazine.
Born in Kabul, Afghanistan, and having lived throughout the world before settling in the United States, Mr. Methos loves experiencing new cultures and peoples. His current goal is climbing the Seven Summits, and hopefully not dying in the process.
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Sadly, this book was so cliche, it was almost satiric. The book doesn't actually go anywhere until at least halfway through, leaving the ending feeling completely rushed. I found myself rolling my eyes at everything the protagonist does and is put through. It was as though he was completing a checklist of how to start a generic superhero origin story. Mysterious powers: check; Body enhancement with a power suit: check; Cheesy one-liners: check; Villain with similar issues: check.
Quite frankly, nothing is explained, either. The "super-powers" the protagonist (and antagonist) gain are not explained at all. The author's excuse for this negligence is that it's from space. Why is a mysterious space-metal giving Jack voices in his head? How can this genetic make-up enhance, yet be completely compatible with our human anatomy? Even the "twist" at the end was generic and vaguely explained. All these things didn't match up (even the cover doesn't! What does a half-naked woman in a trench coat have to do with anything in the story?).
The writing was simplistic, with little attention to detail. Sentence structure was so sophomoric and simplistic it was almost boring. Almost everything in the novel was laughable, even the ending and I found myself thinking that this could not be serious.
The whole story was "superhero by numbers," but you get what you pay for I guess. I did finish it and there were some relatively entertaining action sequences, although far too little for the subtitled "Action Thriller" labeled in the title. There are far better and there are worse superhero books out there, but this one was completely forgettable. Color me unimpressed.
Anyway, don't buy it, there are plenty of great superhero novels being written, this isn't one of them.
The fight scenes even had me squinching a little.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I absolutely enjoyed this book. I am into super hero origin stories and this one had a great twist.Published 1 month ago by Book_N3rd
I guess I should start by explaining the 4 rating I have given this novel. It's because I fully expect to read a better Methos novel in the future. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
Victor Methos is the Best Author I've come to read lately. His Detective Novels are tops...he can really tell a story. Read morePublished 10 months ago by margaret c.
I've always been interested in superheroes. Ever since buying D.C. comics years ago. And this book didn't disappoint. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Kindle Customer
I finished this book just to give it a chance but it wasn't worth it. If you like comic books, you'll probably like it but I've got better books to read.Published 13 months ago by Bob
This was a good story, but with many misspelled words, and some other grammatical problems. Should have had a better editor.Published 15 months ago by Mayor of Christmastown
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