Saturday, April 02, 2011

Bonus B flashback post-Brave Men Run

originally posted back in 2006 on my personal blog before I invented SciFi Media and subsequently abandoned it for several years before coming back with a vengeance.

Brave Men Run - A Novel of the Sovereign EraFinished listening to Brave Men Run today. It is self described as what would happen if John Hughes (Pretty in Pink, Breakfast Club, etc.) wrote comic books. The story is set in the 1980's and follows Nate Charters as a group of people with superhuman abilities (sovereigns) make themselves known to the public at large. Nate has some abilities of his own.
Unlike most stories with super powered people, Brave Men Run doesn't have the whole costume and now that I have powers I have to be the most noble person crap that you get a lot of times. Brave Men Run shows teenage rebellion and character interaction that is realistic. The characters' abilities are more part of the conflict that drives the character to the action instead of being the action themselves.
This is a surprisingly good book that is offered for free on Podiobooks.com. The writer, Matthew Wayne Selznick also offers print and E copies on his website for those people who don't do podcasts or audio books. 

9 comments:

Sarah Allen said...

Good review :) Thanks for sharing!

Sarah Allen
(my creative writing blog)

Tyrean Martinson said...

Thanks for sharing your review. Sounds interesting.

Alison Miller said...

Oh my gosh - I am so glad I stopped by! I love John Hughes and one of my very first writing projects was a story about five teens with superpowers - dubbed it The Breakfast Club meets Fantastic Four.

Loved this post.

Tomara Armstrong said...

I have never of Brave Men Run, but you sold me. I am going to check it out.

Thanks,
~2

Margo Kelly said...

Interesting! Happy B-day. I'm a new follower from the A-Z Challenge - nice to meet you! :)

www.margokelly.blogspot.com

Raquel Byrnes said...

Never heard of podiobooks before, I'll have to check it out.
Edge of Your Seat Romance

Alex F. Fayle said...

It sounds like a great story, especially since the action focuses around the problems the superpowers cause instead of using them to solve problems.

Michael said...

Brave Men Run is a good starter recommendation for all things Podiobooks. One of my first and a favorite.

Pat Tillett said...

sounds good and I think I'll check it out! Thanks!