This is an interesting book and answers a number of questions that just aren't relevant when you're deep into comic book reading. It's a good step back from the fantasy world and provides intriguing explanations on how each superhero is able to do the things they do. I wish there were more analysis on other superheroes. Superman, Flash, Aquaman, Green Lantern, and Batman were either inadequate or just plain boring. Spiderman, Atom, and Submariner explanations were ok. Maybe the author will write a second version with analysis on characters from the Avenger, Xmen, Ironman, and DareDevil.
This first book is too long on the history of comic books and short on analysis of the superpowers. Hopefully version 2 (if it comes out) will jump directly into the analysis of each superhero's powers and analyze more Marvel characters.
If you ever thought you couldn't do something cause it's too difficult than you need to read this book. The author's relay of his experiences in boot camp and as a Sniper will sure to make YOU feel 'dead' in comparison. For all those times when you couldn't make yourself go to the gym, push that extra 5lbs off your chest, or go an extra minute on the treadmill - this book will make you think twice about your capabilities. It is an inspiring book that will urge you to remember to push for that extra mile when you mind says you can't. It reminds you that whatever task you're struggling with, there are other tasks that are more difficult yet are being conquered by someone else more determined than you. Great book.
Although I like the latter half of Timeline, it took a heck of a long time to get there. The first half of the book was character building mainly to support the 2nd half where each of the character's talents were put to use. The story was predictable. I've read better books by the author. However, the explanation on quantum foam was very interesting.
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