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Soon I Will Be Invincible
Soon I Will Be Invincible: A Novel | Austin Grossman
14 posts | 20 read | 17 to read
Doctor Impossible—evil genius, would-be world conqueror—languishes in prison. Shuffling through the cafeteria line with ordinary criminals, he wonders if the smartest man in the world has done the smartest thing he could with his life. After all, he's lost every battle he's ever fought. But this prison won't hold him forever. Fatale—half woman, half high-tech warrior—used to be an unemployed cyborg. Now, she's a rookie member of the world's most famous super-team, the Champions. But being a superhero is not all flying cars and planets in peril—she learns that in the locker rooms and dive bars of superherodom, the men and women (even mutants) behind the masks are as human as anyone. Soon I Will Be Invincible is a wildly entertaining first novel, brimming with attitude and humor—an emotionally resonant look at good and evil, love and loss, power and glory.From the Trade Paperback edition.
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TobeyTheScavengerMonk
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“I often wonder what Einstein would have done in my position... Einstein was smart, maybe even as smart as Laserator, but he played it way too safe. Then again, nobody ever threw a grappling hook at Einstein. I like to think he would have enjoyed my #work, if he could have seen it. But no one sees anything I do, not until it's hovering over Chicago.”

#work #QuotsyMay19

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Squidapus
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Mehso-so

Squidapus kept waiting for the other shoe to drop...and it never did. While an engaging book, the big weakness is that it plays everything completely straight. It didn't do anything new or interesting regarding super heroes and the entire time it had a tension of a reveal or switch that would take all the tropes it was using and turn them on their heads. But then it didn't. So in the end all Squidapus got was a competent but by the numbers book

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jckphnx
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Mehso-so

It doesn't break any new ground when it comes to the deconstruction of superhero fiction, but the occasional funny moments help keep the entertainment value of this novel afloat.

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Prince_Of_Thieves
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vivastory
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@TobeyTheScavengerMonk
Thought you would like this

TobeyTheScavengerMonk You thought correctly! Is this one of those postcards? 2y
vivastory Yep! The set is definitely worth checking out 2y
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TobeyTheScavengerMonk
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“What do you do when you find out your heart is the wrong kind? You take what you're given, and be the hero you can be. Hero to your own cold, inverted heart.”

Posted a quote from this book yesterday, but it fit so well with #EvilPersonified I'm posting another one complete with a different cover.

This novel takes us inside the twisted mind and heart of Dr Impossible, diagnosed with Malign Hypercognition Disorder (evil genius syndrome).

LibrarianRyan 🤓👍 this sounds tight up my alley. TBR. ❤️ 2y
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TobeyTheScavengerMonk
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“One day you wake up and realize the world can be conquered... I'm going to put a mask on and scrawl my name across the face of the world, build cities of gold, come back and stomp this place flat, until even the bricks are just dust. So you can just shut up. All of you."

After I posted my first #ruletheworld I realized this book, by Lev "The Magicians" Grossman's twin Austin, about the inner-life of a supervillain is even better. #JuneTunz

Zelma That sounds awesome!!! 👍 2y
Zelma And apparently I already thought so since it was on my TBR. 😂 2y
Cinfhen Hahaha @Zelma I do that all the time 2y
Cinfhen I like this cover, a lot ❤️ 2y
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MCYmermaid
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#masks One of my fave superhero/ super villain works for its exploration of tropes.

TorieStorieS It's been a while since I read this but I loved it!! 2y
Zelma That sounds awesome! Stacked. 2y
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MrBook
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Another great #Audible haul with the 2-for-1 credit ???????!!! So, "The King In Yellow" is supposed to be a classic iconic horror book of stories, & its narrator sound fantastic! And there's "Soon I Will Be Invincible", which seems to be a refreshing take on the super hero/comic book template; again, narrator sounds amazing & perfect for the book ???????! Can't wait to dig into these #audio books ???! #blameLitsy #blameMrBook ?

ReadingRover Nice haul! 3y
BookFreakOut Invincible sounds awesome! Hello, TBR. 3y
Estherhasredhair I read Soon I Will be Invincible! If I recall, there were some spots where the characters were a little washed down. Towards the end, it felt kinda like the author was running out of ideas. 3y
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Peddler410 I have not tried audible yet but I keep hearing good things. 3y
rohit-sawant The King in Yellow is so good! 3y
MrBook @ReadingRover Thank you 😁👍🏻!! @BookFreakOut 😊🙌🏻! @Estherhasredhair Thank you for your insight 😁👍🏻👌🏻! @Peddler410 Ohh, you should 😊👏🏻👏🏻!! If you like audio books, you'll love it 😎👍🏻. @rohit-sawant 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🙌🏻! I'm more confident in my choice now, thank you 😊👍🏻. 3y
LitsyGoesPostal 😊👍🏻 3y
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vivastory
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LeahBergen This photo took me a second to figure out! 3y
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KilgoreTrout
Mehso-so

Pretty standard superhero fare. Seems like it's pulled right out of the Golden Age of comics. The good guys are so good, the bad guys want to take over the world, the one character who seemed more fluid was covered very little. Ah, well.

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KilgoreTrout

Reading this one because I heard it was a favorite of Rainbow Rowell. I hope her taste in reading is on par with her writing skills!

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KilgoreTrout
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After I finish this audiobook, I'll be checking out this new benefit from Amazon prime! Super excited!

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BlameMattBoyd

"Once you get past a certain threshold, everyone's problems are the same: fortifying your island and hiding the heat signature from your fusion reactor."

todd Ha ha! 3y
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