"Self-deprecation has splash damage"
In defence of the the tagged book this man was a super hero! I want to be in a book club with him.
Canada reads (survivor for books, canadian style) is the platform where he defended this book. It was not my favourite of the 6 (5?) books. But he was my favourite defender of all time! I want to be in a book club with him!
Oh my goodness!!! Edited to add this is Paul Sun-Hyung Lee (Appa from Kim‘s Conveniwnce)
An unusual exploration of superheroes and villains that I thought bears some correlation to modern policing in this world. The book is gritty and snarky and I liked the imperfectness of the characters. I recommend the audio, the narrator is excellent. Spreadsheet nerds will also appreciate this book because the real hero analyizes data and numbers.
One hench, injured by a superhero, decides to use her data analysis knowledge to change the world. By way of villainy.
This was not what I expected, but I enjoyed it. This was a fascinating story that managed to make me care about how the story ended without making me root for any of the characters.
And an examination of the collateral damage of super powered battles. Popular media doesn‘t usually address those types of consequences. 🌕🌕🌕🌗🌑
Such a unique book that kept me intrigued throughout its entirety! I love the focus on superheroes not being the best or most admirable people in the world. I loved reading a book that showed the "humanity" of villains. The book does a great job of showing that people are much more complex than just good or bad. The imagery is incredible. Their is a great diversity of characters. I would love to see this become a movie or show!
I think I‘m going to be in the minority with this one by bailing. I don‘t think there‘s anything wrong with the book per se, it just comes across as being a little too over the top for my tastes.
Finally picking up the last of the Canada Reads 2021 shortlist, which I will hopefully be done in time for the debates next week! I‘ve enjoyed the other 4 picks, but this is the one I think I‘m the most excited about.
This was such a fun and fantastic read! The concept of a book from the point of view of a henchman to a villain was delightful. It has quirky writing, relatable characters, and is full of action.
The concept of the damage caused by superheroes was really interesting and definitely raises some ethical questions. I also couldn‘t predict fully where this story was going, which was great.
I really love the premise & the LGBTQA rep - a bi MC! two characters who use they/them! a trans character who is never deadnamed! - and the author is really engaging in interview.
But for me, the book didn‘t quite stick the landing. I enjoyed it, but I don‘t whole-heartedly recommend it the way I‘d hoped.