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Hero by Perry Moore

As with all books I get from amazon, I was a little wary about buying Hero. Most LGTB books are usually in poor quality, badly written and without an ounce of originality. Now don’t get me wrong, there’s going to be quite a few treasure out there, but I’m still looking.

Hero is far from original; playing on the superhero troupe as it’s plot, but it works. This book isn’t trying to get you into a panting, dripping mess, or trying to convey a deeper meaning, thereby becoming unique and different and totally-world changing (not). The book is, at it’s heart, a fun book. That just so happens to have a gay main character. That just so happens to have a male love-interest.

Thom isn’t perfect. In fact, he’s pretty much a dud at times. He’s clumsy and rash and a geeky fan-boy and risks lives because he wants to prove himself, which makes him my kind of superhero.

The supporting characters are surprisingly well-developed. Scarlette’s a tough girl, who scares the sh*t outta Thom and Larry’ll make you ill if you get too close. Golden Boy can be a bit of a pr*ck and Thom’s Dad is too macho for his own good. Oh and then there’s Ruth, the old lady that had life practically by it’s balls.
There’s a sub-plot romance, treachery and spandex, what more could you want in a novel?

No matter your sexual orientation or age, I recommend this book to any and all.

Comments

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ex_lbilover
Aug. 27th, 2010 07:52 pm (UTC)
Okay, I just ordered a copy of that! You've sold me on it. It sounds wonderful. :)) Thank you!
takkid
Aug. 27th, 2010 09:09 pm (UTC)
Someone read this? My god, you scared me! I've been wanting to do a sort of rec thing for a while and opened up a blog and started posting on that and my live journal today, and to have someone comment, much less tell me that I've sole them onto a book really has me quite surprised.

And wonderful, hopefully you'll enjoy it <3
ex_lbilover
Aug. 27th, 2010 11:48 pm (UTC)
Gosh, I didn't mean to scare you! I hope it's okay if I commented. It was such a glowing rec that I couldn't resist! Hopefully Amazon will have it in my hands in a few days. :D
takkid
Aug. 28th, 2010 06:36 am (UTC)
Ofcourse it's ok! I was just so sure no body would read this.
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