Loved following Jacobs and his neuroses on his long journey from A to Z. As enjoyable as other NPR alums like David Sedaris and Jonathan Goldstein. Cantor did an engaging reading. If only Audible would offer an encyclopedia...
I love comic books and I love science books and I hated this book. The science wasn't past anything you couldn't have learned in high school. Even worse, the authors seemed to randomly pick and choose which superpowers they think are impossible, like superspeed, because you would get too hungry, and the possible, like Aquaman. Your own estimates on what superheroes should really be able to do are just as valid and probably more interesting.
One reason I got the book was because of the Dean Koontz intro but he never recommends the book. He just talks about how he is not interested in comics and has never read them.
Enjoyable mixture of fiction and history and enlightenling introduction to cryptic Renaissance lit.
I had been worried about John Stewart's increasing conservative-bashing but this book doesn't have any of that. Bits of astute political commentary mixed with hilarious sarcasm and classic Daily Show wit. I am just sorry it was so short.
It took a while to get used to the timbre of the narrator but was glad I did. Fascinating story told from a very human point of view.
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