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The Superlative Man
The Superlative Man soars overhead, coming to the rescue of people in danger. The tabloids splash his every exploit across the front pages. The entire metropolis is in awe of him - except for Harvey Gander, whose parents died in a freak automobile accident caused by the Superlative Man as he was dashing off to another adventure. Gander is a lonesome cub reporter for the Me ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published November 15th 2004 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux
(first published 1997)
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This is one of those times I wish I could give half stars, because I would readily give this book three and a half stars. I liked it a lot, just not enough to give it four. There's an issue with the book I can't put my finger on, as if it builds up toward something that never really comes together. Ultimately though, it's a fast-paced noir with a neat idea: a reporter investigating a conspiracy about a superhero.