Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Holding Out for a Hero

Soon I Will Be Invincible by Austin Grossman
Dr. Impossible, the self proclaimed evil genius and master mind behind several plots to takeover the world has escaped from prison. His nemesis, the do-gooding, indestructible, hero called CoreFire is nowhere to be found. Now it is up to the Champions, a group of dysfunctional superheros, to track down Dr. Impossible and foil his latest scheme.

I think this book is good for a light read. It is funny at times, but also takes the time to develop the characters and their relationships to each other. At times the story is told from the point of view of Dr. Impossible, the misunderstood and under appreciated villain who has a flair for dramatic outfits and over the top inventions. At other times, the story is told from the point of view of Fatale, the newly created half-human cyborg who was recruited to fight with the Champions. I like how the story presents both sides, because it shows how sometimes there can be a very thin line between super hero and super villain.

At times, I wished the story had a little bit more action, and a little bit less back story of the characters. Overall though, I thought the book was entertaining, and would recommend it if you are looking for a grown-up read about people who fly around in tights saving the world, or create doomsday devices to destroy it.

Jenny R - Reference 

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