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Soon I Will Be Invincible by Austin Grossman
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Jul 27, 2013

it was amazing
Read in July, 2013

This book is so beautifully written, it actually took me longer than usual to get through because I kept stopping to reread things. Like -- "Wait, was that paragraph *actually* that breathtaking? Oh my God, IT WAS."

I'd take camera photos of brilliant paragraphs, then have no idea what to do with them. I read a ton of it out loud to my husband, just because I needed someone to acknowledge how awesome it was.

"Soon I Will Be Invincible" is a book about comic-book superheroes, but it isn't a comic book. And I've been thinking about whether it would still be enjoyable, even if you hadn't read thousands of old comic books . . .

I think so. I think it would hold up.

But if you HAVE read thousands of old comic books, it will own you. Read it.

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message 1: by Lisa (new) - added it

Lisa Wolf I'm so happy to see your review! I've had this on my "really should check it out" list for a while now -- and now I really do need to check it out!


Holly the Infinite Book Dragon As someone who grew up reading comic books (& I still do!) this is definitely on my list of books to read. Glad you liked it! Your review absolutely solidifies that I MUST read it!


message 3: by Tika (new) - added it

Tika I never did get into comics (I'm an Oz girl), so I will read this and REPORT BACK, madam.


Carmen I know, the writing was SO beautiful.


message 5: by Abi (new) - rated it 3 stars

Abi I kept wanting it to be about a trans-woman superhero with a crush on her nemesis. Which let me just say was a bit of a let down.


message 6: by Abi (new) - rated it 3 stars

Abi I kept wanting it to be about a trans-woman superhero with a crush on her nemesis. Which let me just say was a bit of a let down.


message 7: by Torre (new) - added it

Torre I was researching getting this book and if my favorite author loved it and gave it a great review, I'm in it now. I'm really excited to have discovered this genre of superhero novels without being graphics novels after I found Rogue Touch at my local bookshop and adding the She Hulk diaries to my amazon cart. Thanks R.R!


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