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Who is Killing the Great Capes of Heropa? Paperback – September 7, 2013
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About the Author
|Andrez Bergen is an expatriate Australian author, journalist, DJ, photographer and musician, based in Tokyo, Japan, over the past eleven years.|
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Now on to the good stuff: The story was pretty damned good. A world that was NOT what it seemed at first glance. It reminded me very much of a game I used to love to play `City of Heroes' which was my favorite game I ever played. I felt this book borrowed heavily from that game, whether intentionally or unintentionally.
The references to comic book history brought a smile to my face. It was just great. The author did a fantastic job of researching the past greatness of Marvel Comics.
All in all the characters were fleshed out very nicely, the action was good though a little sparse. I could have done with more of it myself. But the mystery was interesting and what action we did see was great.
All in all I really liked this book. I thought it was a very good read. I give it 3 1/2 out of 5 stars Well worth reading.
Instead I found it to be a melancholy and distopian look at identity and responsibility. It has sweetly sentimental aspects and deeply cynical ones as well, and somehow manages to get them woven together, mostly.
I didn't think the plot held together all that well at the the end, and the pacing is a bit rough in the middle. Some of the characters seem a bit flat, too, like there's no sense that they have real lives going on while they are off the page. But for the most part, this book is well-written and engaging, if perhaps a little too sad to be exactly fun.
Like the main character, I was expecting some light, escapist fare and got something else. I'm glad.
The book is thrilling, full of unexpected moments - frequently funny and, occasionally, surprisingly poignant. There are some well-hidden existential quandaries buried in the plot as well, but don't be alarmed because it is, from cover to cover, always fun.