Hi kids. I'm Adam.
on Dec. 29, 2012 :
I suppose I should start by saying that I would rather have my testicles nailed to a sinking ship than read one more page of this reeking drivel. Where to even begin? Understandably, this novel (I hesitate to use the word, for that would imply that there was a shred of originality or novelty contained within its pages) is meant to be a satirical look at the world of superheroes and the mythos that grew up around them in the last half century, poking at well established tropes for a laugh. However, in reality, we only see the lackluster adolescent mind of the writer slapped haphazardly across the pages. I found myself asking, why? What happened to this fellow that made him so keen to abuse his nascent readership? Was he bitten by a superhero enthusiast as a child, thereby instilling a burning need to alienate any such persons by writing farces such as this? The characters are so far beyond derivative as to insult derivatives by association. One-dimensionality and predictability abounds, and I found myself already knowing what would happen next, and then slapping myself for bothering to read on to find out. I'm not waxing hyperbolic on this subject. I literally dealt myself several injuring blows as penance for reading Black Dog, such was the grievous nature of the transgression. Would that I could undo the damage to my literary sensibilities by whipping myself raw with a barbed scourge or throwing myself upon a sword, in a heartbeat I would mortify my flesh and scour my soul if only it would remove the stain that Black Dog has left on my very being.
tl;dr This book sucked the sweat off a dead man's balls.
(review of free book)
on Nov. 24, 2012 :
An amazing adventure to read, not just as the reading of an adventure but as an adventure to be felt while reading. This novel captured me from the start, but the trip took a couple of hairpin curves that I never saw coming. A truly surprising and original read that kept getting better. Mr. Simon is an author worth watching, and this book is worth reading. Thanks for the fun!
(review of free book)