A thoroughly enjoyable and fun read, with many lovely turns of phrase. The author wrote a kind of sideways...just a jump to the left (and a step to the right) novel of nerds, cons, cosplayers, cult tv series, super hero movies and most of all -- comic books. But with all new super hero names made up or changed to protect the litigious. Not all lighthearted, though. Can't really do a book about fandom and not mention the darkness, and the plot is built around a really dark moment associated with delusion. I dinged it a star because the main POV was a six year old boy who was one part manic pixie dream child and one part Yoda. Totally unrealistic, but the writing was so lovely, I just rolled with it. Recommended.
Relationship is what life is all about. In the many storylines within his book, Bob Proehl, vividly and creatively explores the shades of psychological interaction that helps us become who we are. There is a flow to the journey that the main characters are on but, secondary interactions cause you to think about the possibilities, the direction, the paths that we choose in life. I enjoyed reading and wondering where the story was taking me!
Thoroughly enjoyed this new novel by Proehl! Despite not being a big comic book/superhero fan, the novel was accessible and a delight. The cast of characters -- Valerie, Alex, Gail, Brett -- are quirky without being stereotypical. The writing is fluid, moving the story along and, ultimately, I read the entire novel in a span of three days. A great vacation read!
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