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on Aug. 04, 2011 :
Keeping It Balanced
Being a superhero is tough. Saving the world while raising a family is tougher. That’s what Dave Johnson finds out when he encounters an alien symbiote in an FBI warehouse. Now he has to balance his real job as a janitor, his new life as a superhero, his kids, and his wife while battling gang lords, supervillains, mad scientists, terrorists, and – worst of all – a divorce lawyer.
Tales of a Dim Knight is a witty adventure with plenty of amusing references to comic books. Interspersed with the laughs is a story about finding out what really matters in life.
I enjoyed the story from cover to cover. The characters had believable personalities, and even the Bad Guy had a character arc. Although Powerhouse had a heavy list of superpowers, he couldn’t just walk over the enemies he faced. The plot moved along at a good speed.
Dave faces his greatest dreams and his worst nightmares and comes out a better man in the end.
(reviewed 3 days after purchase)
on Sep. 03, 2010 :
Well written and copyedited. It's nice to read through a story without a bunch of glaring typos. I didn't really get a lot up front to care about with Dave. But later he kind of grew on me. Nothing to dislike about him, after all.
Like the portrayal of nerd culture and the message board, and the fact that it's the 'real' news.
The confrontation with the wife up front... I don't know, seemed a bit formulaic.
Still, well written. Wouldn't mind seeing where the story goes.
(review of free book)