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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Teaser Tuesday: Soon I Will Be Invincible


Just grab your current read, open to a random page, and share a few "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page. BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
(hosted at Should Be Reading)

To be a supervillain, you need to have certain things. Don't bother with a secret identity, that's a hero thing. Not that it wouldn't be convenient to take off the mask and disappear into the crowds, the houses, the working world. Perhaps too convenient -- why become the most audacious criminal mind on Earth (or at least in the top four), only to slink off in the other direction when things get difficult?
from chapter 1 of Soon I Will Be Invincible by Austin Grossman

Though it's less laugh-out-loud funny than I had expected, the sombre tone and dry humour works rather well to make this superhero-populated world rather believable.

I'm in the process of changing my layout for the new year and setting up a few (two to be precise) new weekly features where I rant about covers and titles. I'm not sure if I should put them on Mondays, Fridays, or Saturdays though...
Also, I've switched to linking to Amazon from now on because I realize not everyone shops on Amazon.ca =)
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5 comments:

The Westie Loving Therapist said...

This book falls under a genre I rarely read, but it sounds interesting. Thanks for sharing!

miss cindy :) said...

This is a great sounding book actually. And that teaser is interesting :)

Can't wait to see the new layout, and the new changes. I'm going through a few changes myself :)

Richard LeComte said...

"Invincible" was in the top 10 for books I read that were published in the 'aughts. My daughther and I listened to it when we drove from Reno to St. Louis during a move in 2007 -- Dr. Impossible is a great character.

Book Snob said...

This book sounds really interested and I'm excited about your new weekly mems.

You also have an award waiting for you:
http://thegreatyaescape.blogspot.com/2009/12/award-time.html

Lisa said...

this sounds interesting

here's mine