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Don't Be a Hero

It’s a bad time to be a superhero.

When the world turned its back on metahumans, the golden age of superheroes came crashing down. But now a mysterious supercriminal is making one final bid for power, and with no one else left to protect the world, ex-hero Spook must risk everything to take him down. There will be no reprieve, no negotiation. War is coming.

Put on the mask.

When the world turned its back on metahumans, the golden age of superheroes came crashing down. But now a mysterious supercriminal is making one final bid for power, and with no one else left to protect the world, ex-hero Spook must risk everything to take him down. There will be no reprieve, no negotiation. War is coming.

Put on the mask. There’s work to be done.
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    M. Joseph Murphy

    Dec 17, 2012

    rated it
    it was amazing

    Don’t be a Hero is by far the best book I’ve read in years. And I read a lot of books: independent and the big houses. The last time I was this impressed was Jim Butcher’s Furies of Calderon.

    It will draw obvious comparisons between The Watchmen and the television series Heroes. Both show superheroes as “realistic” and “gritty”. This is “realistic”; it is serious. Chris treats heroes flying around in spandex or throwing trees around as accepted reality and just tells a great story. The current tr

    It will draw obvious comparisons between The Watchmen and the television series Heroes. Both show superheroes as “realistic” and “gritty”. This is “realistic”; it is serious. Chris treats heroes flying around in spandex or throwing trees around as accepted reality and just tells a great story. The current trend to take the “super” out of superheroes is often works (e.g. The Dark Knight, the television show Arrow, etc.) but it is not what drew me to comics.

    This is the book comic fans have been waiting for. It is everything this comic book geek could ever want in a novel.

    STORYLINE:
    It is the late 1960s in a world where superheroes are real. But the time of heroes has passed. They were loved by the public during World War II. Once the war ended, they were seen as a threat.

    Two former heroes, Niobe and Solomon, work as freelance investigators. Unfortunately for them, they stumble upon the career of a life time…a case upon which the fate of the whole planet depends. All the characters have a very solid arc. Often, this type of book has a glaring cliff hanger begging for a sequel. And while there could be one, there doesn’t NEED to be one.

    CHARACTERS:
    Niobe is a joy. She is flawed and heroic with moments of fragility and strength. The same can be said for the main villain. He never sees himself as a bad guy. He is rational, sane and very, very human. And, in some ways, I wanted to him to win. That is the sign of a well-written villain.

    WORLDBULDING:
    A very simple device helps build a fully realized and believable world. Each chapter begins with an excerpt from a government file or document that helps establish the past. Chris never wastes your time with needless exposition. Yet you feel as if you know a ton about this world.

    Plotting and Pacing:
    There is nothing ground breaking about the plot line. Chris Strange uses very familiar comic book tropes. He revels in it. The book is never easy to put down. Every chapter ends at a point that makes you want to keep reading.

    CONCLUSION:
    I was given this book for free to review it. After reading it, I went out and paid for it. I also picked up his other novel, The Man Who Crossed Worlds. Do yourself a favour. Buy this book and tell your friends about it. Truly, an excellent book.
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    Kimberley Anglesey

    Dec 01, 2012

    rated it
    really liked it

    I was perusing for a good detective novel, when Don’t be a Hero happened to catch my eye. I was not a comic book kid, but I’ve seen most of the movies and am somewhat familiar with the superhero ethos.

    The concept of a superhero detective intrigued me. I decided to click through to the preview of the writing.

    After the first few paragraphs, I easily determined that Chris Strange knew how to write both a well constructed sentence and an interesting story . . . And so I contacted the author and aske

    The concept of a superhero detective intrigued me. I decided to click through to the preview of the writing.

    After the first few paragraphs, I easily determined that Chris Strange knew how to write both a well constructed sentence and an interesting story . . . And so I contacted the author and asked him for an advanced copy of the book for Faerytale Magic, which he generously provided.

    Don’t be a Hero is the story of Spook. She’s a Kiwi of Asian descent, lesbian, ex superhero turned private detective scraping out a living solving cases the police can’t or won’t take on. I applaud Chris for his position that anyone, male, female, gay or straight, can be heroic, regardless of race, religion or any of the other biases we use to label people.

    Niobe aka Spook and Solomon aka Carpenter — her partner in crime fighting, have been hired to find a missing 13-year-old boy named Sam. Who took the kid, why do they want him, how is his kidnapping involved with super heros? The hunt for Sam will pit Niobe and Solomon against some of the world’s most dangerous super criminals, land her on the cape coppers wanted list and drive a wedge between she and her lover, Gabby. With no leads, Niobe gives up a piece of herself to the blind man for a glimpse into Sam’s mind. The more she learns, the more Niobe knows she should turn the case down and walk away, but once a hero, always a hero.

    Writing the action in this book must have been a real challenge, one that Chris pulled off masterfully. His characters are well developed and compelling. Doll Face was one frightening psychopath, one worthy of his own comic book series. His alternate version of history is well thought out and rich with detail. I could have personally done without the brief glimpse into Niobe’s sex life, as I don’t read romance novels and tend to skip through those kinds of scenes in any book. Consider this my parental warning.

    American readers will notice a few differences in spelling and turns of phrase, but you quickly adjust.

    Overall I gave the book 4 stars and highly recommend it to fans of the superhero genre or anyone who enjoys a good detective story.
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    Bob Milne

    Dec 03, 2012

    rated it
    really liked it

    Shelves:
    superheroes

    As a teenager, I probably spent more time in comic books stores than was wise, and certainly spent far more money there than I care to remember. I witnessed the rise of of superstars like Todd McFarlane and Jim Lee, enjoyed Tim Burton’s stunning cinematic rebirth of Batman on the big screen, and suffered through Sidney J. Furie’s death-blow to the Superman franchise on VHS. I saw comic books stores explode across North America . . . and then slowly die of attrition a the ‘coolness’ factor of com

    While I stepped away from the comic book world when the reboots and restarts made it clear the writers had run out of stories, I never lost my love of superheroes. As a result, I’m always on the lookout for new books that feature superhero themes. They’re generally hit-or-miss, but Don’t Be a Hero is definitely more hit than miss. From the writing style, to the characters, to the storyline, to the dialogue, it’s clear Chris Strange has not just a love for the genre, but an understanding for what makes it work.

    Yes, it’s derivative and cliched at times, but honestly so. Strange wears his superhero cape proudly, and tells precisely the kind of story you might expect. Simultaneously, it’s also daring and original at times, with some rather unique touches that undeniably make the story his. Rather than reuse another nameless, faceless, booming North American metropolis, he transplants us to the streets of New Zealand, giving us a setting that’s familiar, but which has room for invention. It’s a world where mankind has made it to the Moon, establishing a colony for unwanted superheroes, but still gets by with steampunk-ish technology.

    Similarly, he resists the urge to go with either the ‘super’ masculine or the endearingly geeky hero, giving us instead a lesbian superhero – one who’s disillusioned and cynical, but otherwise quite ordinary. Heck, there’s even a sidekick with the corny “guess my power” name of Carpenter, but he provides a nice balance to Spook. As for the villain of the story, he’s very well-crafted, a character who serves as both a worthy foil and source of tangible menace – and who, it must be said, has some memorable henchmen. Strange clearly understands that at the heart of every great superhero tale is that balance . . . that conflict . . . that dichotomy of good versus evil. Without a worthy adversary, even the greatest superhero is just an impressive guy (or gal) in tights, and Quanta certainly helps to make Spook matter.

    After a pair of superhero-themed novels that I left unfinished last year, and another pair that I quite enjoyed, I was curious to see how Strange would tilt the balance. Fortunately, this is another story that I quite enjoyed, and one that has me anxious to see what he’ll do next. Not only does he keep superheroes cool, he makes then fun again.

    Originally reviewed at Beauty in Ruins
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