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Hooded Man: An Omnibus of Post-Apocalyptic Novels Paperback – June 11, 2013
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- Item Weight : 1.17 pounds
- Paperback : 704 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1781081689
- ISBN-13 : 978-1781081686
- Product Dimensions : 5 x 1.6 x 7.75 inches
- Publisher : Abaddon; Complete Numbers Starting with 1, 1st Ed Edition (June 11, 2013)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #2,661,492 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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I read the other reviews and I'm not really sure what has happened to their sense of adventure and imagination. This book is a bit of a long read, but it IS a combination of three books. I for one am glad of this format. Being able to go straight into the next book helped me continue the story because of the cliffhangers and twists that came with the story.
Paul Kane did an excellent job of detailing a possible apocalyptic scenario that wipes out 90% of the worlds population and force people to become their true selves, whether it be good or bad.
Robin Hood if nothing else spoke of a time long ago when a reluctant hero realized that in order for evil to triumph good men just needed to do nothing (yes I know it is not my line BUT it is still simply true). This is truly an epic adventure which would make an amazing movie. It starts with 90% or more of the entire world dying due to an apocalyptic event. The story centers around our reluctant hero who just happens to live in close proximity to the actual Sherwood Forest. The forest & his circumstances begin to have an effect on him in the sense of wanting to go back to a simpler time. His name is Robert & it is cold so he begins to wear a hood (get it). Evil men also arise to take advantage of the loss of society & any law. Simple parallels are made between Robert & a hero of olde & our story is off & running. And boy does this story run not walk to its eventual climax three books later.
Are there predictable hero's, almost (not quite) comic book type villains, endless battles with the good guys winning YES Thank God. Is there also a spiritual nature, a force guiding good to triumph over evil YES, does it overwhelm NO! These are some of the things that makes the book good NOT bad. I can not believe how many people seem to have missed that boat with so many of these negative reviews. It is also written well & flows easily & unlike some say the character development is more then adequate in a series chock full of so much action. If you are looking for a story where you know good will eventually triumph at times with much tribulation, you can not go wrong. On a personal note if you don't like a story like this I suggest you also stay away from almost every super hero movie or story ever written - or any character driven hero / good vs evil story - Just a Suggestion, Just a Suggestion, Book is actually also more like 4 1/2 stars by the way!
Top reviews from other countries
but downright solid nonetheless.
The modern day Robin Hood theme is quite well done and there are other regions covered in other collections. This is a shared universe so YMMV (Your mileage may vary) with the other authors.
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Save yourself the purchase price and buy two decent novels instead!