The Homeless Hero

Rated 3.75/5 based on 4 reviews
Pinnacle is strong. He's fast. He can fly. He's a real superhero. But he gives too much. And the young journalist who is besotted with him will either have to persuade him to be selfish or watch him give everything to being a hero. More

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About James T Kelly

My father lulled me to sleep with physics lectures. My mother took me to libraries to give other people a chance to tell me to be quiet. When I came of age I left the big city lights and moved out east to seek my future amongst words.

I write genre stories. That means my lies are a little more fantastical, and sometimes feature unicorns and monsters.

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Review by: Andre' Mwansa on March 18, 2018 :
“I asked him about his powers. He seemed embarrassed.

"The I'm not that powerful," he said. "Men and women who risk their lives to keep us safe. Single mothers working two jobs to put food on the table. Kids who do homework instead of drugs. That's power.”

This was a very nice, short, kind of sad touching read. Just what I needed before going down to sleep. 🤐
(review of free book)
Review by: Bradley Cobb on March 16, 2018 :
The writing leaves a lot to be desired. It is written in first person, with the narrator being a woman reporter (note: the author of the book is a man). The sentences are often incomplete and unexplained as (without any rhyme, reason, or warning) the narrator skips from one topic to another. Seriously, one paragraph about lusting after Pinnacle, followed immediately by a one-sentence paragraph about not getting along with her mom. That's the end of the chapter.

The idea behind the book sounded great. But instead, it is a story about a woman reporter wanting to sleep with the hero. At least, that's what the first several pages reveal. I quit reading after that point.
(review of free book)
Review by: L. Marrick on Nov. 18, 2013 :
Right now there's a trend of artists taking Disney princesses and giving them unhappily ever afters. Like the Little Mermaid winding up as an exhibit at Sea World and Cinderella drinking away her sorrows at a bar.

The Homeless Hero does the same thing with a superhero. It takes the idealized icon of a man with a cape and spandex suit, and asks, But what would it really be like if some guy just had this irrepressible compulsion to help people... and the super powers to do it? He probably would be a head case.

So yeah. This story was kinda awesome. You should read it.
(reviewed 2 days after purchase)
Review by: Mihiru on Oct. 10, 2013 :
Heart wrenching. I totally RECOMMEND it.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
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