I was hesitant to get this book because anti-prejudiced propaganda was repeatedly regurgitated on my school desk as I was growing up. (I did always wonder why it's only blacks and gays they care about rather than females, Latinos, and ugly people. Just kidding, I know why.)
But, I figured that if its good enough for Stan Lee, it's good enough for me. And it really was.
I thought that I wouldn't want to hear about all his little problems. But I did. I have not been so interested in what happens to a character since when I was ten years old and reading Harry Potter. This may have something to do with the fact that every time someone has innately understood the way I think, it has been a gay man, but even so, that's saying something.
Go ahead, spend the credit!
FYI it's not erotic.
If you're a comic book nerd, like me, you'll definitely enjoy this superhero story. It unapologetically steals several characters from the DC and Marvel Universes (each with enough subtle changes as to avoid being TOO cliche), but the story is still fun. The first few chapters contain a LOT of flashbacks that drew me pretty far out of the narrative, but I had a blast once I got past that point.
This book was completely unoriginal, I can't imagine any books from these authors would have any imagination.
There were no characters in this book, only thinly veiled references to already established super heroes.
Was this a FanFic turned novel? Every character was ripped from well known comic books with slight name changes.
Sci-Fi & Vampire Novel Freak
Yes beacause the main character reminds us that despite the consequences you should do the right thing, be true to yourself which are nice ideas that often need reinforcing.
Can think of another book I have read where the main character was not living up to their potential because of parental discrimination, but landed a traineeship based on their natural abilities and ended up in a team of unusual individuals who fit together professionaly, but who really needed each other out side of the job.
I liked the accent given to Warrior Woman, have no clue where it came from. Thom was the favourite for me.
No it didn't have that must finish it now element, I listened to it over a weekend.
Some Goodreads reviews sight sloppy writing but this must be more apparent in print because to book seemed smooth when narrated. A sequel might be interesting to see how blossoming relationships develop and where the League went after the final confrontation.
I love my life but trading allows me to escape without transportation cost!
great story . lots of twists and turns, that you would not expect . kept me listening!
Supporting Characters. The theft of existing tropes. Unrealistic treatment of main character. Treatment of gay characters.
Most of his character origins are completely ripped from very recognizable and established popular superhero characters. Thom's choices infuriated me as both a gay man and a comic book enthusiast. The homophobic overtones of the story are both unrelenting, unbelievable and completely infuriating--as are the choice of the main character. Thank goodness there will never ever be a sequel.
Every character sounds like a slightly different flavor of an overwrought drag queen. Truly a difficult listen.
Thom's powers are interesting, but underdeveloped.
I love a story that I haven't already heard 100 times before. Great performance. For anyone who grew up on super heroes, you'll love this.