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Ing 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 Losing My Virginity and Other Dumb Ideas lack the polish that a publishing house 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 extraayer of polish Burn Baby Burn could be a truly great novel Or at east a great super power novel as I doubt anyone not inter My review should be taken with a grain of salt for I did not finish this book I do ove superheroes Comics movies and novels it does not matterI read the previous volume in this series about this time Indecent... Exposure (Indecent, last year I had aot of fun reading itSo I picked this one up knowing some of what I had 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 Not Without a Fight look for purpose in a world without their megalomaniacal formereaderThe pair end up causing uite a stir and draw the attention of the United States Government The US sanctions an Avengers Garden Bouquets and Beyond like group called the Covenant to track them down and capture themLots of action intrigue and sci fi madness ensueIt has been aong time since I ast rooted for the bad guys so strongly #I disliked both villains in the first book but here I got to know about them
started to #disliked both villains in the first book but here I got to know about them I started to sympathize themThe stakes are high and the action robust Once again James Maxey delivers the superhero goods Stick with Nobody Gets the Girl unless you REALLY ike downer storiesThis book starts out ok and it has 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 The Management Bible look back ad the sad beginning of the story as the highlight and happy time of the bookThe protagonist don t have much redeeming ualities about them and the so called hero 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 rushedIiked the first book and that was a pretty dark story as far as superhero stories go but this one never gets as high up as the owest point in that storyAnd with the sad excuse of an ending it has pretty much no redeeming valueI would have given it a one but it has some original ideasI would have given it a three if it had a plot or an actual ending that didn t come out of nowhere and seam to be very forcedTo bad because I was hoping for better I should have gone with my impression from the sample But I figured it was just a slow start Who knew the sample would be the high point Good but not as good as the first oneLike the headline says the first book was better Still not a bad read Oddly focused on the bad guys you can actually empathize despite how 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 humor. Force of her solar powers Burn Baby Burn follows the events of Nobody Gets the Girl The novel stands alone if you haven’t read Nobody but does contain spoilers as the characters discuss changes in the world following the events of the earlier novel. .i started to
C 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 Sleepless (Bird of Stone, livingife on the am Sundancer who has incredible flame powers is a bitter angry terrorist who believed in her father s vision of burning down a corrupt civilization Pit Geek who can iterally eat anything and also regenerate from any damage has no memories of his previous existenceThey make an odd scary violent yet somehow ikeable if you can ignore all the killing coupleWhen Sundancer #GETS THE BRIGHT IDEA TO ROB BANKS SHE THINKS #the bright idea to rob banks she thinks 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 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 iterally code new powers for himself or receive new ones coded for him by his eager online fans and Servant an invincible Superman figureChapters alternate between Sundancer and Pit Geek and the Covenant All of them turn out to 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 3 stars by a fingernail dangling above a precipiceJust as with Nobody Gets the Girl Burn Baby Burn is an enjoyable if not particularly overwhelming story Unlike the first book however 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 oves 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 WASa conclusion Plus I was happy that Nobody was not included in this book as his forced humour shades of Spidey on a run of bad puns was the worst part of Book 1Again the story drips with the time honoured gooey goodness that is the gray area between what it means to be a 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 real humanity 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 hours of enjoyment one might expect from the genre Very uick read some rather far fetched bits weird ending on to the final chapter Read. Of heroes known as the Covenant appears to halt 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 hide can the world survive when Sundancer unleashes the full. .
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This is an amazing follow up to Nobody Gets the Girl In fact I Yummy Supper 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 theines of good and evil are not clear cut Sunday was brainwashed by her 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 Being a big fan of James Maxey s Nobody Gets the Girl I was eagerly ooking forward to his next foray into the super hero world As soon as I saw Burn Baby Burn I down oaded it to my Nook I wanted to take my time really savor this book But I couldn t do it Burn Baby Burn was just too exciting too awesome to it Burn Baby Burn was just too exciting too awesome to 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 human throw downs His fights between hero and villian aren t just people hitting each other extra hard 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 Deep Listening live and who s going to die when Pit Geek and Sundancer clash with the Coventry All in all a must read for anyone whooves that arger than ife feel of comic books in their iterature My #favorite uote from the book Monkeys and robots make everything better This seuel to 2003 s Nobody #uote from the book Monkeys and robots make everything better This seuel to 2003 s Nobody the Girl ups the uotient of weird wacky comic book fun The focus is primarily on the two surviving villains from the ast 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 of her ability to open tiny wormholes within her body and et 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 heroes and villains is often just a matter of opinion Pit Geek and Sundancer begin robbing banks because they don t really know what else 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 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 who have iterally remade the world There are wormholes in space powers that iterally bend time and space with the potential to do so on an apocalyptic scale fifty foot tall babies with guns for a 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 very hard to capture the tone of a comic book with its epi. Pit Geek and Sundancer are supervillains in an age when superheroes have been outlawed After years in hiding the two team up for a series of spectacular bank robberies that threatens to disrupt the world economy When a new government sanctioned team.