They were supposed to be invincible; they were supposed to be our heroes. Someone is murdering the most powerful superheroes in the world. To stop a killer, The Seven turn to a man who hates them as much as anyone. An imprisoned man known only as The Detective finds himself in the unenviable position of helping the people he despises in exchange for his freedom.
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1 . Great book
Posted July 19, 2013 by John Homes , TorontoI really, really wanted to hate this book. I am currently writing (okay, thinking about writing) a similarly themed superhero novel, and I kind of viewed this one as the competition. I really wanted to hate it. But I couldn't. It was just too d-mn good.
It has almost a Watchmen quality, but it takes it to a different level. I love anything where the heroes become the bad guys, and you can see their fall. This has that element. I loved the main character, and just the fact that, power wise, he's probably the weakest super in the book, but I'll be d-mned if he doesn't still manage to kick butt.
I believe that if this book managed to attract a following, it could reinvent the superhero novel in much the same way that Watchmen and Miller's Dark Knight Returns did for the standard comic book. It's that d-mn good.
And in the greatest compliment I can give any book (or movie/ tv show/ entertainment) is that it has inspired my own work now, as I will be borrowing several ideas of inspiration I received while reading this and incorporating them into my own work.
To sum it all up, all I can say is that this book comes with my highest recommendation.
June 13, 2013
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