Thursday, August 31, 2017

Five books where the hero doesn’t save the day

Curtis Craddock lives in Aurora, Colorado, where he teaches Computer Information Systems classes to offenders at a correctional facility. The newly released An Alchemy of Masques and Mirrors is his first book.

One of his five favorite books where the hero doesn’t save the day, as shared at
Soon I Will Be Invincible by Austin Grossman

Dr. Impossible begins at a serious disadvantage when it comes to saving the day, considering he is the supervillain of the piece. Despite being the bad guy, he’s in many ways the most heroic character in the story, striving harder and suffering more to achieve his goals than anyone else. This one is worth a read for its off-beat, backward look at the clichés of superhero stories and for its character building. Just don’t expect Dr. Impossible to be to be getting the key to the city at the end. The keys to the handcuffs, on the other hand…
Read about another entry on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue