Curzon hThe superheroics or the absurd science or try to make everything strictly realistic yet it still reads as plausible on the page within the context of this universe if you can suspend your disbelief that far It is very much like reading a comic book without pictures yet it manages to be just as fun The final chapters are as epic as they are ridiculous with Sundancer and Pit Geek teaming up with the Covenant to stop aundred naked eadless Sundancer clones unleashed by an evil
Chimpanzee Mad Scientist From mad scientist from uman civilization And then there is a sad and surprisingly touching coda to the relationship that as evolved between Sundancer and Pit Geek
Burn Baby Burn WillBaby Burn will appeal to those who don t ave an appreciation for the aesthetics and logic of superhero comics but if you do I d rate this and James Maxey s previous book Nobody Gets the Girl as among the better superhero novels out there This second book in fact was significantly better than the first both in terms of character and plot development and in polished writing 4 stars but like 45 I do love superheroes Comics movies and novels it does not matterI read the previous volume in this series about this time last year I ad a lot of fun reading itSo I picked this one up knowing some of what I ad in store for me And I was not disappointedThis book picks up a few monthsyears after Nobody Gets the Girl The story follows two of the minor villains from the previous book as they look for purpose in a world without their megalomaniacal former leaderThe pair end up causing uite a stir and draw the attention of the United States Government The US sanctions an Avengers like group called the Covenant to track them down and capture themLots of action intrigue and sci fi madness ensueIt as been a long time since I last rooted for the bad guys so strongly I disliked both villains in the first book but ere I got to know about them I started to sympathize with themThe stakes are Garfield Swallows His Pride (Garfield, high and the action robust Once again James Maxey delivers the superhero goods Being a big fan of James Maxey s Nobody Gets the Girl I was eagerly looking forward tois next foray into the super ero world As soon as I saw Burn Baby Burn I down loaded it to my Nook I wanted to take my time really savor this book But I couldn *T DO IT BURN BABY BURN *do it Burn Baby Burn just too exciting too awesome to put down I read this book in a day I couldn t stop turning pages This time it s the super villians who get the spotlight specifically Sundancer and Pit Geek Maxey does an incredible job of turning these mass murdering villians into complex sympathetic characters He meticulously builds a very believable relationship between these two emotionally damaged characters Another thing Maxey does extremely well is detailing the inevitable super uman throw downs His fights between Serafina and the Seven Stars hero and villian aren t just peopleitting each other extra ard they are dangerous catstrophic explosions of raw power It s not just the combatants who are in mortal jeapordy but whole cities of innocent bystanders even the earth itself You really aren t sure who s going to live and who s going to die when Pit Geek and Sundancer clash with the Coventry All in all a must read for anyone who loves that larger than life feel of comic books in their literature My favorite uote from the book Monkeys and robots make everything better Reading self published novels is seldom rewarding than a tedious chore They re generally poorly written poorly plotted poorly proofed poorly printed and just poorly executed all around So I m excited to say James Maxey s Burn Baby Burn is none of the above While it does lack the polish that a publishing ouse complete with a full staff of professional editors copyeditors and proofreaders could provide it still manages to be both immensely readable and insanely enjoyable With that extra layer of polish Burn Baby Burn could be a truly great novel Or at least a great super power novel as I doubt anyone not interested in the genre would enjoy it That s the book s only real flaw that it is unlikely to be accessible to anyone outside its built in target audience Overall Burn Baby Burn is fun action packed What She Saw (Conard County humorous and at times philosophical In other words it s everything you could ask for from super power fiction outside of four colors Good but not as good as the first oneLike theeadline says the first book was better Still not a bad read Oddly focused on the bad guys you can actually empathize despite ow awful they are The themes are down to earth despite the fantastic powers I felt some things came out of nowhere Also this one gives up any pretense of being a comedy although there is umor. Force of Namen-Und Sach-Register Zum Jahresbericht �ber Die Fortschritte in Der Lehre Von Den Pathogenen Mikroorganismen Umfassend Bacterien, Pilze Und Protozo�n her solar powers Burn Baby Burn follows the events of Nobody Gets the Girl The novel stands alone if youaven’t read Nobody but does contain spoilers as the characters discuss changes in the world following the events of the earlier novel. This is an amazing follow up to Nobody Gets the Girl In fact I ll go so far as to say that it is better in just about every way than the first bookI ve always been a sucker for books where the lines of good and evil are not clear cut Sunday was brainwashed by er father Pit was damaged and confused ServantOgre was a conflicted bully None of them were completely innocent nor were they completely guiltyThe nods to Nobody Gets the Girl were nice while I appreciated that no knowledge of the first book was reuired in order to enjoy the *second book 3 stars by a fingernail dangling above a precipiceJust with *book 3 stars by a fingernail dangling above a precipiceJust with Gets *The Girl Burn Baby *Girl Burn Baby is enjoyable if not particularly overwhelming story Unlike the first book owever this one gets off to a rather clumsy start and I was really wondering after the few dozen pages if I should continue Let s just say the preachiness that one character loves to spew as an apparent justification for well the injustice around them and being inflicted by them after all what better way to make it a better world than by destroying the current one gets a bit tiresome Thankfully things do pick up and it even includes some deliciously bizarre plot turns as it races to a conclusion Plus I was than Alien Chastity Belt happy that Nobody was not included in this book asis forced Faker humour shades of Spidey on a run of bad puns was the worst part of Book 1Again the story drips with the timeonoured gooey goodness that is the gray area between what it means to be a Lawbreakers Suspense Stories hero or a villain What or perhaps better said whom starts off clearly being a nasty SOB turns out before you know it to be a character with realumanity flaws and perhaps even a nice butt Then again those that are supposed to be the good guys might be anything butt though you wouldn t want that kind of truth being reported on the news now would you Conclusion pretty much everyone on the planet is a jerk but try not to get killed in the process of figuring things outThe book was very affordable and at the price I paid certainly worth the few HIPPO IN THE GARDEN hours of enjoyment one might expect from the genre Very uick read some rather far fetched bits weird ending on to the final chapter Stick with Nobody Gets the Girl unless you REALLY like downer storiesThis book starts out ok and itas some good ideas and things you don t see elsewhere However it is on a downward slope pretty much from the beginningIt starts off pretty negative and only manages to go down from thereBy the end you will look back ad the sad beginning of the story as the Spinal Trauma highlight andappy time of the bookThe protagonist don t Shadow (New Species, have much redeeming ualities about them and the so calledero s are worseThere is not much of a plot and It ends very suddenly We also don t get a resolution of many of the issues that come up during the story So while the book wonders all over the place in search of a plot it s ending still manages to feel forced and rushedI liked the first book and that was a pretty dark story as far as superhero stories go but this one never gets as 細味人生100篇 high up as the lowest point in that storyAnd with the sad excuse of an ending itas pretty much no redeeming valueI would The Gathering (Darkness Rising, have given it a one but itas some original ideasI would MongoDB have given it a three if itad a plot or an actual ending that didn t come out of nowhere and seam to be very forcedTo bad because I was Chastity hoping for better I shouldave gone with my impression from the sample But I figured it was just a slow start Who knew the sample would be the Experiential Learning high point This seuel to 2003 s Nobody Gets the Girl ups the uotient of weird wacky comic book fun The focus is primarily on the two surviving villains from the last book Pit Geek can eat anything by warping space time Sundancer s power appears to be flying and shooting flames but this is really a byproduct ofer ability to open tiny wormholes within er body and let solar energy flow through themThe war between two evil genius scientists is over The good guys won although readers of the trilogy know that in this universe the distinction between eroes and villains is often just a matter of opinion Pit Geek and Sundancer begin robbing banks because they don t really know what else to do This leads them into conflict with a new team of superheroes known as The Covenant and it also leads to war between umans and a new race of ighly evolved chimpanzees This novel is full of zany new superpowers Pit Geek is essentially an inter dimensional zombie who cannot be killed An army of naked A New Philosophy of History headless women attack the South Pacific The world s first open source superhero allows the public to upload computer code to modifyis abilities A sentient alien probe known only as Spac. Pit Geek and Sundancer are supervillains in an age when superheroes Abortion, Choice, and Contemporary Fiction have been outlawed After years iniding the two team up for a series of spectacular bank robberies that threatens to disrupt the world economy When a new government sanctioned team. ,
E Donut travels through seven dimensions The battle scenes are epic the stakes are igherI give the book a lot of credit for sheer imagination It reminded me a lot of some of Joe R Lansdale s off beat stories like Dread Island The Drive In Bus Tour and the Ned the Seal series Unfortunately Burn Baby Burn lacks the complex uman relationships that grounded Nobody Gets the Girl and elevated it into a meaningful story about responsibility moral ethics and family ties There is a charming romantic element to Pit Geek and Sundancer s story but even this is too straightforward and uncomplicated to create real narrative depth Without meaningful characters this is no *Than A Simple Adventure Romp *a simple adventure romp you might find in any comic book Which is not necessarily a bad thing My review should be taken with a grain of salt for I did not finish this book This book is a seuel to Nobody Gets the Girl but it is really a stand alone novel in the same universe The supervillain main characters Sundancer formerly Burn Baby and Pit Geek were secondary characters in Nobody Gets the Girl FRITZI auf Sylt - ÖLMALEREI - Kunst in Fotobrillant-Druck here they become the antihero protagonistsJames Maxey s superhero universe is as creatively disordered as any comic book universe There are aliens There are supergeniuses whoave literally remade the world There are wormholes in space powers that literally bend time and space with the potential to do so on an apocalyptic scale fifty foot tall babies with guns for a Big Little Man head a race of supergenius chimpanzees created as a byproduct of a supervillain s science experiment and so onThe problem with superhero novels is that it s veryard to capture the tone of a comic book with its epic four color smackdowns and blend of advanced alien civilizations ancient pagan gods vampires magic users from another dimension mutants gadgeteers with ultra tech weapons and whatever else fits a particular character concept without being very silly on the page But James Maxey does it Burn Baby Burn starts out relatively tame Sundancer and Pit Geek former minions of Sundancer s father the nearly omnipotent Rex Monday are living life on the lam Sundancer who The Man from Beijing has incredible flame powers is a bitter angry terrorist who believed iner father s vision of burning down a corrupt civilization Pit Geek who can literally eat anything and also regenerate from any damage Creating Lasting Value has no memories ofis previous existenceThey make an odd scary violent yet somehow likeable if you can ignore all the killing coupleWhen Sundancer gets the bright idea to rob banks she thinks big She doesn t just take money she starts a campaign of terror to convince people that their money will never be safe in a bank Creating a run on banking institutions she and Pit Geek begin destabilizing the economy in a matter of daysAt this point the government reluctantly accepts the Understanding Markets and Strategy help of a semi outlaw band of superheroes called the Covenenant They consist of Raildancer daughter of Dr Knowbokov who was Rex Monday s old arch rival Ap a young man who can literally code new powers forimself or receive new ones coded for Montana Dreams him byis eager online fans and Servant an invincible Superman figureChapters alternate between Sundancer and Pit Geek and the Covenant All of them turn out to Immerwelt - Der Pakt have complex backgrounds and the author takes advantage of the novel form to make them all interesting and complicated people than can be developed in a comic book Ap is gay and spent some time on the streets as a teen prostitute this causes friction with Servant who is a born again Christian Except Servant it turns out just might be a literally born again superhero as inis previous life e was a drug dealing supervillain now supposedly deadWhile there are chapters spent on revealing secret origins the purpose of the story is of course to bring these two groups into
Superpowered Conflict And Theirconflict and their are literally Earth shaking After Sundancer and Pit Geek get away the first time they flee to the island nation of Pangea ruled by super intelligent chimpanzees This does not sit well with the Covenant who scheme to find a way to retrieve the wanted terrorists notwithstanding Pangea being a sovereign stateOn Pangea which was a development that seemed to come out of almost nowhere yet it fit into this superhero world just fine we learn a bit about chimp culture and the chimp factions before there are villainous plots exposed a tragic secret unearthed about the fate of Pit Geek and Sundancer and finally another battle this time to save the worldIf this all sounds very epic and exciting and ighly improbable it is But the charm of Burn Baby Burn is that unlike many other superhero novels I ve read this one doesn t dial down the scale of. Of Picture Theory heroes known as the Covenant appears toalt their crime wave Sundancer and Pit Geek are forced to take desperate measures to retain their freedom When they finally run out of places to ide can the world survive when Sundancer unleashes the full.