STARTER VILLAIN. by Scalzi, John.

STARTER VILLAIN. by Scalzi, John. < >


Edition: First printing.

New York: TOR / Tom Doherty Associates, (2023) dj. Hardcover first edition - "Inheriting your uncle's supervillain business is more complicated than you might think. Particularly when you discover who's running the place. Charlie's life is going nowhere fast. Then his long-lost uncle Jake dies and leaves his supervillain business (complete with island volcano lair) to Charlie." Paul di Fillipo in his review comments that Scalzi's "amiable, smart-but-schlubby protagonist has us on his side and in his pocket from the start. The plot moves like a runaway train from one outrageous shock to another. The supporting characters are all quirky and believable. And the dialogue crackles and snaps, achieving laugh-out-loud effects more often than not. Finally, the climax is unforeseeable, and the denouement truly satisfying." 264 pp. ISBN: 978-0765389220.

Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

Book ID: 88602
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