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John Rocket: Volume 1 | [Kevin Conner]

John Rocket: Volume 1

Welcome to 1953, where "superheroes" are treated as vigilantes, P.I.s, bail bondsmen, and bounty hunters as a means to supplement law enforcement. Though not completely accepted by the populace, their presence is welcomed when law enforcement is overwhelmed, or when law enforcement itself is the problem. John Rocket takes you through the lives of Clarence Fairbanks, his wife Shirley, and his niece Mildred, as you explore an alternate reality of superheroes and science fantasy set in Colorado's past.
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Friday, March 6th 1953 through Wednesday, April 15th 1953; Saturday, October 4th 1952 through Thursday, October 9th 1952.

Welcome to 1953, where "superheroes" are treated as vigilantes, P.I.s, bail bondsmen, and bounty hunters as a means to supplement law enforcement. Though not completely accepted by the populace, their presence is welcomed when law enforcement is overwhelmed, or when law enforcement itself is the problem. John Rocket takes you through the lives of Clarence Fairbanks, his wife Shirley, and his niece Mildred, as you explore an alternate reality of superheroes and science fantasy set in Colorado's past. This novel is written for those of all walks of life (from 16 to 70) who enjoy historical based fiction; and while it does involve some superheroism, it is about the lives of people who live in such a world, and not 'cliched superhero antics'. I sincerely hope you enjoy this novel! - Kevin Conner

Editor's note: This novel may be unfit for those under the age of 16, as it contains some harsh language and emotional situations.

©2006 Kevin Conner (P)2011 Kevin Conner

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    Sean Dustman hanging out in San Diego 04-26-12
    Sean Dustman hanging out in San Diego 04-26-12 Member Since 2008

    Doc in the Box

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    Would you listen to John Rocket again? Why?

    The book was full of great super hero ideas and I liked the characters but there seemed to be gaps in the story. I had to go back and look to see if I had missed the first volume. It seemed like it was written in short spurts, each a short story that tied into the entire story like the author wrote 500 words in a day then came back a week following to write anther 500 words. The characterization was good but import plot factors would just be dropped into the story at random without proper build up. I think this could have been a great book if it was put together a cohesive whole and fleshed out, right now, it feels a bit unfinished.

    I did still enjoy it and am planning on buying book 2 if it comes out but I think more editing work needs to be added in the next volume of the series.


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    Andrew Colorado Springs, CO, United States 04-18-12
    Andrew Colorado Springs, CO, United States 04-18-12 Member Since 2003

    Say something about yourself!

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    I was going to say that this book must have been written by a middle school student that had the money to get it published/audioed.....but that would be an insult to middle school students everywhere...so bad...

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