Title: It’s Superman
Author: Tom De Haven
Read before? No
Rating: 6.0 out of 10
Summary: Coming of age in rural 1930s
Why I am reading this. A different take on Superman sounded interesting.
My thoughts. I am not a huge superman fan, I have always liked the marvel comics more, but this seemed like an interesting take on it. Saying that, it probably did not help that I don’t know the world of Superman as well as I could.
It was really interesting to see where
One of the problems was the other characters. De Haven would bring people in and out of the story and it never really helped it that much. I love characterization, but when you keep having people in the story that do not move the story at a good pace, it just slows everything down.
Also, this book was so slow to read. I would have liked it more if I could have ever sat down and read a large chunk at a time. The writing style is not what I enjoy and I felt a disconnect way too often and had to try to get back into the story each time.
I guess the best part was seeing how characters interacted with each other and knowing how the future of it eventually starts. Seeing Lois think that
It was also a gritty book, with a lot of death. I didn’t have a problem with that, but I can see how when you are thinking of comics how the transition to that could be hard for some people.
There was some nice subtle humor like trying on the suit for the first time and talking about how snug it was, or trying to learn how to fly and crashing a little.
Best thing about book. The exchange between Superman and Lex Luthor at the end of the book was really good.
Worst thing about book. Wondered if I would ever finish it cuz it was that slow.