What if one day-suddenly, inexplicably-you discover you have a superpower? And what if it’s not a very good superpower, either, like flying or super strength, and you have no idea what you are supposed to do?
Leaper follows the confessions of reluctant hero James, a recently divorced, life-long
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To tell you the truth… I don’t really read books. I have no patience for them. So you may ask, “Well if he doesn’t read book then how does he write so many reviews?” Well I listen to them. Audiobooks. I feel that when I read I have to dedicate all of my time, talents, and interests, oh and lets not forget my attention span, into reading, comprehending, and finishing that book. As I read I feel like I should be doing more productive things like my laundry or cleaning my room. I love audiobooks.
But with this book I actually read it. Cover to cover, every word!. I hope you are proud of me! And the fun think about it is that I never once fell asleep. That means it was actually a good book!
I didn’t know it was a christian book when I picked it up.
I walked into the library one evening not knowing that I would pick up a book to read. I had always wanted a good novel about a superhero. For some strange reason superheros always come in comic books and graphic novels, but rarely ever in a novel form. I love superheros, but I just can’t get into a graphic novel.
So I walk up the the librarian at the desk and I ask “Could you help me? I would really love to find an adult novel about a superhero.” She looked at me with this wide eye look and lowly turns to her computer. After narrowing the search down several times and finding only children’s books and of course graphic novels, she finally comes up with three books: The Adventures of Supermom! (parenting 101), The Awakening (which further investigation showed me that it was not really what I was hoping for), and Leaper. I quickly checked to see if it came in audio for and… it did not… So like a rabbit chased into a corner, I checked out this book and figured it would take me two check out periods to finish it.
I finished it in a week and one day.
It was such a good book. There were things in it that I was unsatisfied with particularly the author’s writing style, like the choppy a awkward first person pressent tense of the narration and the frustrating way that every one argued the exact same way and that 89% of the conversations are arguments. It gets rough…. BUT IT WAS STILL A GREAR BOOK! (I’ll give him slack, this was his first book and it is probably much better then what I could have done)
But He really good at knowing how to slip simple things in, like a flashback that demonstrates his paranoia, and then through it back at you in an amazingly great parallel. The author does that all so much, and SO WELL! I liked it!
But the most greatest thing I discovered about this book was the thing that I did not even know was in there, a message of hope and faith. I loved how the author was able to take a thing like a superhero and teach how it testifies of Christ. All things denote that there is a Christ! Even the stars in the heavens and their orbit, to the face of every flower, child, and reflective watch, all teach us that Christ loves us and plays an active role in everyone’s life. He loves us that much!
“Without God, reality is madness. Reason will tell you so. You either madly trust in God, or you trust in a world gone mad without him.”
This was a good book.
This debut novel by author Geoffrey Wood was absolutely one of the best books I’ve read in a good while. Entertaining, funny, witty, with great characters and a compelling story. Did I say funny? Well, I don’t often laugh aloud while reading in a room by myself, but this book had me do just that and quite a lot. But don’t let the humor mislead you. This is also a very serious novel that tackles some very serious Christian issues in very interesting ways. Without saying too much, the play on the
I didn’t really enjoy this book. I am not a zany comedy type of girl. It reminded me a lot of Bruce Almighty. I can see how some people would get a kick out of it though. I will say the moral of the story was overall good. I was glad that the author concluded that God is still good in the midst of a crazy world, and that we simply trust Him. Amen and amen. He then seems to convey that helping others is the way to cope with the madness of earth. This is where I disagree and think many people who