While earlier superhero narratives (most notably, Alan Moore's brilliant graphic novel, Watchmen) have brought out the darker sides of their heroes, Grossman lowers, drastically, the evil quotient of his villain. Though he speaks of destroying the world, Dr. Impossible mostly engages in some felony theft and a lot of taunting. Strangely for a book about superheroes, no one dies.And a response from Dwight Garner, senior editor of the New York Times Book Review.
Monday, July 02, 2007
Felony Theft and a Lot of Taunting
My review of Soon I Will Be Invincible, in the San Francisco Chronicle: