This was a great read! I'm not a huge fan of Superman stories, and have always found the character (as portrayed in movies and recent comics) to be quite one-dimensional and boring. This book definitely added life to the character and helped me understand where he came from.
Written as if Smallville (the television show) had continued past Clark's high school years and taken place in the 1930s, this book establishes the relationships of Clark, Lois and Lex in the setting of a murder mystery or crime novel. Lex is the manipulative politician and businessman who begins to show signs of his mad scientist phase. The characters (including those who did not appear in the comics) were interesting and likeable. I actually cared what happened to these people.
I would highly recommend this novel to anyone who enjoys sci-fi/fantasy/superhero tales, as well as to anyone who loves the feeling of 30s noir and pulp stories. It really made me feel as if I was in the 30s, watching as a superhero developed.
This is the first book in years I've read/listened to twice within 6 months. It's exciting, funny, compelling and nostalgic all at the same time. An instant classic! If you are a scifi, video game or 80s fan - buy this book. So much fun!
While Wyclef has had an interesting life, I couldn't help be a little disappointed with his biography. It felt cursory - he deals with his early life and the formation of the Fugees in great detail (particularly his relationship with Lauryn Hill), but the description of his personal life sounded superficial. While he mentions his kids and wife, they are often discussed only in the context of the Fugees. There's barely anything about his career after the Fugees. While I found this informative, I wonder how much is happening behind the scenes that wasn't discussed.
Wow! This is a really outstanding biography of a rapper/performed who had an incredibly interesting life. It was compelling, sad, exciting and very personal. I'm actually surprised about how personal the bio gets - he doesn't shy away from talk about his kids, ex-partners, etc. The reader is crisp and very appropriate to stand in for Ice. Highly recommended!
I loved this book! It was exciting, pulse-pounding, techno sci-fi which had a plausible story and good theoretically take place in the not-too-distant future. While their are main characters, there is no major protagonist, so you were constatnly left with the feeling that no character was safe from demise. This is a fun, exciting sci-fi story!
The narration was also outstanding. The voices used were different enough that you knew other characters were speaking, but not so jarring as to remove you from the story.
I look forward to reading more from this author!
It wasn't the height of science fiction, but I enjoyed the story of the book and the messages it was trying to relay. The voice acting was very enjoyable with the narrator immitated accents very well. I would recommend it for a light read!
This book was a lot of fun, original and had a very interesting story. However, I feel it tried to accomplish too much. It seemed to try to establish a new universe in order to develop a sci-fi series, rather than focusing on the story at hand. As a result of far too many peripheral characters and the mistake of jumping back and forth in time to explain these characters' origins, this book was extremely hard to follow (especially in audio book format). It was worth reading, but I wish it was more focused.
This book is great! It's different from the second season of the TV show, which gives you more of the character you love. Highly recommended!
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