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  • File Size: 544 KB
  • Print Length: 312 pages
  • Publication Date: November 6, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00A3BO8GS
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #222,220 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Victor Methos is a former prosecutor and is currently a criminal defense attorney in the Mountain West. He is the author of over forty books and several short story and poetry collections. Combined across all platforms, he has sold over a million books since 2011.

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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46 of 50 people found the following review helpful By Jonny Magnum on March 5, 2013
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I didn't know what I was getting into when I started Superhero. The cover looked great and the author had plenty of other work already released. It was free (at the time), so I figured why not.

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.
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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Joshua holbrook on January 5, 2013
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This was a quick, decent read. I finished it in a couple of hours in one sitting. It was fun and the action sequences, although fairly short, are well thought and well described. It's pretty much a cut-and-dry hero story, fairly predictable. I felt it was lacking in character, the people in the story are all very one dimensional and tend to just run with whatever weird stuff happens. I did enjoy it however, but maybe not enough to read it again anytime soon.
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28 of 32 people found the following review helpful By jpanic on January 1, 2013
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Very cliched story, very corny, not particular good writing. I just didn't understand why the book has the ratings it has.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By War Child on March 13, 2013
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The author has no understanding of how real people talk and could not be troubled to perform even rudimentary research into the subject matter, not the correct spelling of slang words and phrases in simple conversation, nor the science underlying the alien powers or suit, nothing. Nothing is ever fully explained or developed. There is zero character development. The basic concept, while not particularly original, could have supported a good yarn, but the writing, especially the dialogue, is poor.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By S. Greene on March 10, 2013
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Poorly written and poorly edited. There are basic mistakes with grammar, the style is childish, and the scenes of action resemble a teenager trying to describe the "cool" parts of The Matrix.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Matt on April 23, 2013
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This novel wanders a lot and really seems to have been constructed from a formula, but the main purpose of this review is to alert potential buyers of the author's laughable attempt to license the story to buyers of the book. There's a page on the inside that informs the buyer that by purchasing the book you have licensed this story to read, and are not permitted to re-sell the book or give it as a gift (it is suggested that if you wish to give this book as a gift, purchase another copy and give that one away). Well, I would never wish to poison a friendship by giving this amatuerish effort to that friend, but the author here really needs to read up on the first-sale doctrine that specifies that when a physical book is first purchased, the right to control sales of that item disappear and the purchaser is free to re-sell it without consulting the originator. His attempt to impose some sort of a licensing agreement on the buyer might be appropriate for electronic versions of the story, but when I buy a physical book, it is my right to re-sell that as I see fit, according to US law. Nice try to goose sales, but ultimately, deceptive and misleading.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Remy on February 20, 2013
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I'm halfway through and struggling to continue, the writing is childish and feels like it came from myspace. (Heh, that sounds like a title of an awesome horror movie.)

Anyway, don't buy it, there are plenty of great superhero novels being written, this isn't one of them.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Kim on February 21, 2013
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I really enjoyed reading this book. I don't read many action thrillers so this book was a pleasant surprise.
The fight scenes even had me squinching a little.
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