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Superhero (An Action Thriller) by [Methos, Victor]
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  • File Size: 1094 KB
  • Print Length: 312 pages
  • Publication Date: November 6, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00A3BO8GS
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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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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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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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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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By Jeremy 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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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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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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Let me start by saying I am not a English major or a literary snob. I just like to read books that are enjoyable and take me to another place. I can overlook an occasional misspelled word. If the book is entertaining, has a nice amount of conflict, tells a good story, has a good premise and keeps my attention - I'm in. I am not looking for a literary masterpiece. The action in this book seemed like it was written for the movie screen and like a movie, some of the scenes stretched beyond belief, but I don't mind - if it is entertaining.

A violent gang called the Myrs, are led by a superhuman character called Agamemnon. He is robbing banks, killing people and is going on a crime spree that may be a cover for his real goal. The back story is interesting on how Jack first meets Agamemnon and how his life becomes entwined in the Myrs gang as Jack attempts to stop Agamemnon. The are really good action scenes that are describe quite vividly. I would definitely recommend this book. I got it when it was on sale for 99 cents and it has made me want to read other works by Victor Methos.
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