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The ABLES Paperback – May 1, 2015
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The heroes of this wildly inventive and unpredictable superhero epic don't want to be ignored, or pitied, or placed on a pedestal. They want what all of us want: The chance to forge their own destiny. The fictional world The Ables inhabit struggles to admit it needs its team of Special Ed heroes. But it does, and I would say our pop culture landscape (and, you know, your bookshelf) needs them even more.
Executive Editor of Cracked.com and NY Times Bestselling Author
About the Author
Jeremy Scott is a writer and entertainer from Nashville, TN. He is the co-creator & narrator of CinemaSins, a YouTube channel dedicated to movie-related comedy that has amassed over 3.8 million subscribers in under two years' time. A former online marketing consultant, Jeremy spends his time writing, being sarcastic, and generally hoping to find a good laugh once a day.
Top Customer Reviews
Let’s get the bad out of the way, and then end on a high note.
First off, the entire formatting of the book was a confusing choice. Having non indented paragraphs with large spaces between them was distracting and difficult to ignore. My thought is that the author did this intentionally to imitate how I imagine brail might read. Large spaces to separate thoughts and an unattractive presentation that is easier for the blind to read. If that was an intention decision then I applaud the originality. If it wasn’t, well… I would just pretend that it was.
I also noted several errors in formatting. One paragraph was split at the end leaving three words floating, another chapter ended on what I assume was supposed to be the heading of the following page, and several pages were left entirely blank. As a self-published author myself I understand how difficult it can be to catch everything, but some of these were fairly obvious, and a quick look would have found them.
I also found myself confused on the time line of things. One chapter would end, then in the next the character says it’s been weeks when it only read like one day.Read more ›
The book centers around Phillip, a blind telekinetic and his group of friends, each of whom has a different superpower and disability that renders them an outcast even in the superhero community. But, over time, they learn to fight the forces of evil together.
Like I said, the book is fairly Harry Potter-lite. Plain every-boy character discovers he has hidden powers and goes on adventures with them and his friends. In the beginning, the prose was decent, but nothing truly memorable. However, after the first third, Scott kicks the writing up a notch, taking his characters through some unexpected trials and tribulations I had not expected and were quite fun to read.
That's not to say that they're weren't flaws. There was maybe one good female character worth mentioning, and her scenes are a blip in the radar of a 300 page book. The plot twists are all things anyone could see coming a mile away without even trying. And, of course, they're were a handful of notable plot holes. The only one I'll mention is that they do have healers, and they don't explain why they can't cure most of the disabilities.
All in all, this book was mostly just average. If you like superheroes, you'll probably like this.
BOOK SIN TOTALS: 4
SENTENCE: SUMMER SCHOOL
MOVING ON FROM MY RANT ABOUT DISABILITIES TO THE ACTUAL REVIEW:
Noble attempt but ultimately a bit drab and stereotypical which is odd coming from a guy who points out inconsistencies and cliches for a living.
The book is not terrible but it can be downright laughably insufferable with a few glaring perspective inconsistencies given the character's disability and obvious plot points. The end was downright stupidly insane and I saw the "hero" coming 1/3 of the way through.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great quick read. An amazing idea and execution. Cannot wait to see what Jeremy Scott writes next.Published 1 month ago by Luke Fortier
i could not put it down. i found myself reading it at every avaiblable opportunity.Published 2 months ago by Sasha Krishna
The thing I loved about this book, was that it truly is original.... It did not remind me of anything I had ever read before.... Originality is a rare feat these days. Read morePublished 2 months ago by a.vance
Saw the twist coming and didn't care for how the author handled it. Rest of it was good though.Published 3 months ago by Nick
A magnificent read with a lot of emotion. It's also a very quick and easy read for a surprisingly deep story.Published 3 months ago by Elizabeth
A great story idea and some interesting characters who are in a undreamed of world. There are some nice twists along the way. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Jane Cavanah
The writer of this book often will be seen on youtube sinning films for predictable plots and characters, yet he does the same thing when writing a book. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Nahaylem
I loved this book for so many reasons. The story is really cool, the idea is fun and interesting, the characters are likeable and I experienced a lot of different emotions with... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer