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Superpowers by David J. Schwartz


by David J. Schwartz

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A party in a college flat in May 2001. A case of dodgy home-brewed beer. A violent storm. Next day: the mother of all hangovers. What would you do if the the morning after the night before brought a banging head, a raging thirst - oh, and your very own superpower?



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The end of this was difficult to read.
  Rosa.Mill | Nov 21, 2015 |
The end of this was difficult to read.
  Rosa.Mill | Nov 21, 2015 |
The end of this was difficult to read.
  Rosa.Mill | Nov 21, 2015 |
The end of this was difficult to read.
  Rosa.Mill | Nov 21, 2015 |
The popularity of vampire stories (cruise the shelves of any bookstore) used to puzzle me until I heard the writer for True Blood , which I have never watched, say in an interview that he believes the fascination with vampires is about a fear of intimacy. That rings true to me. Then there is our fascination with superpowers, usually much less literary than the vampire thing. But there are a few novels, as opposed to novelizations of films, comic books or graphic novels. One is Soon I Will Be Invincible [book: Soon I Will Be Invincible] ; this is another. Schwartz follows a group of college students as they struggle with the sudden gift of superpowers, and so there are some overtones of Spider-Man here. ( )
  nmele | Apr 6, 2013 |
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Schwartz is telling us that even with superpowers, life is still filled with problems. While that is a bit depressing, his message is neither bleak, nor even particularly original. They keep the streets of Madison safe, but face no supervillain or any major threat other than lawsuits and keeping up their GPAs. There is also some attempt at political allegory, observations of the media and law, even a tantalizing hint of other superheroes in the world. Alas, none of it really goes anywhere. I cannot recommend this lightweight, bland tale of nice kids with superpowers and personal tragedies. It might make a perfect show for the CW, but I doubt I would ever watch it.
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