Author: Blake M. Petit
Publisher: Publish America
Summary: Josh Corwood has spent his life admiring the superheroes that protect Siegel City. He's wanted to join them, wanted to be like them... but eventually, had to settle for reporting on them from the sidelines. When an undiscovered talent reignites his hope to join the world's protectors, he suddenly discovers that their world isn't everything he'd been led to believe. Surrounded by false idols, Josh decides to turn the tables on them and reveal the greatest con game in history... and hopefully, in the process, find the real heroes that have long been gone.
My Review: I've been a closet fan of Superheroes for quite some time. The film that really ignited my love for this genre, is of course, Spiderman. The reason; the casting. Though I have to admit, Christopher Reeve will always be Superman to me, Tobey MacGuire is just simply amazing as the quirky, and sometimes awkward, Peter Parker (shhh, I like Spiderman more).
But! I've never read a Superhero book, nor any comic book for that matter. So it was just such a treat to get my hands on this book, Other People's Heroes. And the verdict... I really enjoyed reading it!
What I loved about this story was that it didn't try very hard. It naturally uses the inherent notion inside all of us, that most strive to do well. At least that's what we think, right?
Josh Corwood is a writer for a publication that specializes in dishing the dirt and printing articles on Siegel City's beloved "masked" men. There are the good superheroes, the ones that people can count on; and then there are the bad ones, the villains that potentially threaten the safety of Siegel City. There is an ongoing battle between good vs, evil.
But soon enough, Corwood learns that he is "special", as a unique ability has been bestowed upon him, and using this opportunity to join the caped crusaders, uncovers a devastating secret.
At the core of this plot are so many gems, and I will not lie... I got a little teary eyed at a few parts. Probably my hormones, but regardless, the story did move me in several scenes. As I stated, there is something inside of all of us, that if given the opportunity, would do the right thing. But we can only hope... And with that, Josh Corwood is a real superhero. He is given that opportunity.
The book explores human nature; greed, desire, power... But sets it in the back drop of a world where Superheroes exist. There's action, suspense, treachery, friendship, and romance. Actually, this would make a good movie!!
Other People's Heroes started as a fun read, and led to a heartfelt and rewarding story.
I give Other People's Heroes five flying capes, because I would have a cape and fly if I were a super hero. Just saying...