Monday, September 12, 2011

Daily Kindle Bargains - Other People's Heroes by Blake M. Petit

Other People's Heroes by Blake M. Petit is available on Kindle for just $2.99.


Josh Corwood has spent his life admiring the superheroes that protect Siegel City. He's wanted to join them, wanted to be like them... but eventually, had to settle for reporting on them from the sidelines. When an undiscovered talent reignites his hope to join the world's protectors, he suddenly discovers that their world isn't everything he'd been led to believe. Surrounded by false idols, Josh decides to turn the tables on them and reveal the greatest con game in history... and hopefully, in the process, find the real heroes that have long been gone.

From the Reviewers:

"This is a satiric take on super-heroes by a true fan who knows his comics and writes pretty funny scenes and dialogue... The story has a bit of an Astro City vibe to it, since it focuses on a guy who decides to become a super-hero, only to discover that the heroes he’s admired for so long are fake."
--Craig Shutt, a.k.a. "Mr. Silver Age," Comics Buyer's Guide magazine

"Another great thing about this book is the entirely unique comic style mythology that Petit masterfully builds in his prose throughout the novel. I kept feeling like there should be panels to accompany his prose, and the fun thing is that, through this precise descriptions, I was able to build the comic book pictures in my head. It is rare to find that type of in depth mythology building in a short novel as opposed to comics that spend issues and issues in order to establish one character... It follows the golden age of comics ideal with a post-modern twist that keeps a modern, cynical reader interested. Essentially, it is this type of mythology building that makes this book enjoyable for those who love superheroes and super villains as well as those who enjoy twisted little romps into the superhero genre. All-in-all, I give this book two resounding thumbs up."

--SpasticTeach, 5-star Amazon review

About the Author:

Blake M. Petit is a writer, columnist, reviewer, podcaster, actor, director, and teacher from Ama, Louisiana. He is the author of the novels Other People's Heroes and The Beginner, as well as the short story collection A Long November and Other Tales of Christmas. His weekly comic book column, Everything But Imaginary, has appeared Wednesdays at since 2003. In January of 2007 he joined with his longtime friend Chase Bouzigard to host the weekly 2 in 1 Showcase comic book podcast, appearing every weekend at CXPulp. Blake is a member of the board of directors of the Thibodaux Playhouse theatre company in Thibodaux Louisiana, where his original stage play The 3-D Radio Show was produced in 2004. In a former life as a newspaper editor, his weekly Think About It column won the Louisiana Press Association Award for best column in 2001. In his free time, he teaches high school English, which at the moment pays better than the rest of his more impressive-sounding endeavors put together.

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