- 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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- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
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#77,645 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
- #382 in Books > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Superheroes
- #1301 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Action & Adventure > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Thriller
- #2121 in Books > Literature & Fiction > Action & Adventure > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Thriller & Suspense
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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.
Anyway, don't buy it, there are plenty of great superhero novels being written, this isn't one of them.
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Easy and fun read. It kept my attention from the initial pages.Published 1 month ago by Rebecca A. Clarke
With a great start this book disappointed terribly. I won't spoil any of it if you decide to read it, but after a strong start the sad, pathos sets in and you realize the painful... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Anthony
I absolutely enjoyed this book. I am into super hero origin stories and this one had a great twist.Published 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
I guess I should start by explaining the 4 rating I have given this novel. It's because I fully expect to read a better Methos novel in the future. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Amazon Customer
Victor Methos is the Best Author I've come to read lately. His Detective Novels are tops...he can really tell a story. Read morePublished 16 months ago by margaret c.
I've always been interested in superheroes. Ever since buying D.C. comics years ago. And this book didn't disappoint. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Kindle Customer
I finished this book just to give it a chance but it wasn't worth it. If you like comic books, you'll probably like it but I've got better books to read.Published 18 months ago by Bob