Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Debut Showcase: Captain Freedom

Captain Freedom: A Superhero's Quest for Truth, Justice, and the Celebrity He So Richly Deserves (Amazon USA, UK, Canada)
by G. Xavier Robillard (website - doubles as a blog)
Harper Paperbacks
Trade Paperback

Publisher's Blurb:

Freedom's fifteen minutes are over!Software pirates! Mostly extinct dinosaurs! Giant barbarians! Crooning criminals! Captain Freedom's beat them all, saved the world, and looked fantastic doing it—but he couldn't fend off middle management.

The Superhero lifestyle is all that Captain Freedom has ever known. What's he supposed to do now? Enter politics? Write a children's book?

Freedom's in a bad way and he's only a stint in rehab away from a lifetime of celebrity reality shows. But with the guidance of his new life coach, maybe Freedom can stumble in a new direction—even if it means having to make peace with his parents . . . or finally commit to a single long-term archenemy.

Tia's Take:
Er . . . don't know what to think. It looks like a lot of fun. Certainly nothing I've seen so far would turn me off. The cover probably says it all. This novel is a Kirkus Featured Review. It released February 3rd.

Mulluane's Take:
Er... Me either. I can always use a good laugh though so this is a maybe.


Hagelrat said...

looks like fun and that can only be a good thing right?

Samantha said...

I thought the same as Hagelrat above. Would be a nice to read between meaty, involved books. (If it's as amusing as the premise leads us to believe.)

Tia Nevitt said...

I love authors who can use humor and still write a meaty book (e.g. Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn). But I also like being entertained, and this book looks very entertaining. And perhaps might have some meat as well.

Raven said...

This book does sound a little off the wall, but it could be fun. If I came across it at a bookstore, the blurb would be enough to make me open the front cover and take a browse.

Merc said...

Hah! That looks like way too much fun...