Ex-Heroes: A Novel

by Peter Clines | Science Fiction & Fantasy |
ISBN: 0804136572 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingGoryDetailswing of Nashua, New Hampshire USA on 3/4/2014
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Journal Entry 1 by wingGoryDetailswing from Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Tuesday, March 04, 2014
I picked up this trade paperback at Barnes and Noble today, attracted by the quirky title - and by the "buy 2, get one free" offer {wry grin}. It's about a world in which there are superheroes - but in which there is now a zombie apocalypse. Reminded me of Marvel Zombies, so I thought I'd give it a try.

The narrative toggles between showing us the origins of the main band of superheroes and revealing how they're faring once the "ex-living" (aka "zombie") plague spreads. I admit I enjoyed these origin-snippets more than the present-day problems, but all in all the story came together nicely, with lots of humorous pop-culture references mixed with increasingly-dangerous situations. The variety of superpowers - which sometimes come with serious drawbacks - is fascinating and lots of fun. Might make a dandy movie in the right hands...

[There's a TV Tropes page for the book.]

Journal Entry 2 by wingGoryDetailswing at Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Friday, July 03, 2015

Released 4 yrs ago (7/3/2015 UTC) at Nashua, New Hampshire USA

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I'm adding this to the Otherworldly bookbox, which will be on its way to its next stop soon!

*** Released for the 2015 Allergic to A challenge. ***

Journal Entry 3 by AlterEgoZoe at Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania USA on Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Took out of the otherworldly box

Released 3 yrs ago (12/19/2015 UTC) at Pocono Cinema and Cultural Center. in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania USA

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When he looked up again Tas had gone. Rising to join the others, he caught sight of something small and abandoned on the floor. "Tas you forgot your pipe." He picked it up and then saw words carved into the wood he had not seen before. Find the music, find the magic.
"Did you carve this?"
Tas did not turn. "Yes," he said, reluctantly. "I have to leave it."
"But, Tas, why?"
Tas squared his shoulders as though firming some resolve. But still he did not turn. "Because the shepherd said that it could only be used once. Thats why I can't get the pipe to play that song-or any song. I've used the magic." He took a deep breath and went on. "And he said that once I found the magic I had the pass the pipe on." he paused and then he did turn, a scamp's humor in his long brown eyes. "It's going to be a long winter. I'm going to leave it here for someone else to find."
"Snowsong" by Nancy Varian Berberick

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