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Now that's not to say the book is for everyone -- if you're really not a fan of the superhero/comic book genre, it might not be your cup of tea. But you know, now that I think about it, Red Raptor might be your thing regardless. If you like characters with complexity and depth, ones that have real (albeit mostly hero-related) problems that they face and overcome, then by all means crack the spine and dive right in.
I will say that, generally speaking, I'm not a fan of first person present tense storytelling. In fact, only two books come to mind where the perspective was handled so well that I hardly even noticed -- "Bright Lights, Big City" and this one. That, for me, puts this book in very exclusive company.
I have it on good authority that Part 2 is well under way, so if I were you, I'd get in on this series now. Not only because it's a great read, but also you'll be able to make fun of all the bandwagon jumpers once the series really takes off.
The Red Raptor Files follows the adventures of “The Red Kite” who is the sidekick to “The Black Harrier” — both of which are taken from Robin and Batman, pretty much in every detail. There are other heroes and villains as well, all with a Gothamite doppleganger. Because of these similarities, one could almost say this is a Batman fanfic piece – and it may be. But, it’s also a VERY good one.
The book is a page turner — I finished it all in one sitting, unable to put it down. The style was light and engaging, and the plot moved at a rapid pace. Almost movie-like. If you’re familiar with comics, you’re going to love this book.
Whenever I read books like this (and I don’t read many), I always think of the novelizations of popular DC storylines that I see in the B&N stacks. I was never that impressed by those books, despite the usual star power writers attached to them. They just seem clunky, or overdone somehow. That the magic of the comic storylines just weren’t able to transfer to the prose.
Not so with this book. It is a comic story written in prose — and a darn fine one at that.
I definitely recommend it and I’m looking forward to the next one.
I had a lot of fun reading this. It made me smile a lot, it made me laugh, and it made me cringe for the main character whenever he got into a tough spot. Strong writing, great pacing, fun premise. Highly recommended!
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I enjoyed the story and look forward to the follow up.
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