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Soon I Will Be Invincible

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Doctor Impossible - evil genius, mad scientist, diabolical time-traveller, wannabe world dominator - has just broken out of prison. Again. After ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 3.250
Chiroptera

If You Love Batman . . .

by Chiroptera on Sep 24, 2009

(and you should), then this is a book you'll want to read. Grossman is either a well-read comic nerd or else an excellent researcher. The book capitalizes on the graphic novel stereotypes without ever becoming banal or condescending. With deep characters and a plotline that challenges readers to rethink our idea of good and bad guys, this book is an excellent read for the superhero fan and the comic dilettante alike.

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Tracey

Soon I will be unhappy...

by Tracey on Oct 24, 2008

...because I've finished this delightful book and no sequel seems to be in sight. Mr G has written a book which captures perfectly the genre of the superhero while at the same time making us feel sympathy for the bad guy (hell, I wanted to BE Dr impossible by the end of the book!) He makes us think about what it would take to be a superhero if such a thing was possible. He makes us care about the characters so much that you can overlook the odd clanger in his writing. A near flawless book - and I don't say that often. Go out and buy if for anyone who ever read comics. They'll be your new best friend. If they aren't already.

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Book Napakin

Entertaining but not much new here

by Book Napakin on Jul 5, 2008

Grossman creates a pastiche universe based on comic archetypes to put a modern view on how super folks deal with their superness. This isn't anything new conceptually, and one could argue that there's been a glut of these types of "fairy tales meets modern reality and all of its personal complications" stories out there in recent years. It is briskly written, and even though the style can be too self-aware and hipster at times, Grossman does have a fondness for the space. It's an amusing, entertaining story for the first 2/3 of the book, particularly when Grossman is playing with his favorite character, the villain, Dr. Impossible. But the last third of the story, particularly the flat ending, suggests that Grossman would've been better off skipping the typical villain / hero clash as the main driver of the plot. He and the reader have much more fun with the mundane insanity of living in a super-powered world.

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shaneo

25 years too late...

by shaneo on Apr 8, 2008

...to be considered hip or cutting edge, it's more of a half-hearted "Watchmen" without a sense of humor about itself.Grossman misses the joke of his own creation while adding nothing new to genre.

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