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The Violent Century characters Ñ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook õ Introduction by Cory DoctorowA bold experiment has mutated a small fraction of humanity Nations race to harness the gifted putting them to increasingly dark ends At the dawn of global war flashy American superheroes suare off against sinister Germans and dissolute RussSe when to join the fray and to whom their allegiance is owed even for just one perfect summer’s dayFrom the World Fantasy and Campbell award winning author of Central Station comes a sweeping novel of history adventure and what it means to be a he. 35 stars for the storyI didnt finish this one got halfway then realised I was just not with it The writing style just didnt click with me HOWEVER the story concept is terrific and I liked the characters But the purely descriptive prose with even the speech being written as description as an example uoteThe other says there's a girl in there she can make fire Clicks his fingers Says Like that Must be handy Fogg says The other shrugs Takes a drag Blows out smoke Foggidlymakes it into tiny airships that burst apart Girl in here she can spit at stuff Break it Like she's firing bullets the other says around the cigaretteEnd uotejust did not click with my reading brain Do not let this put you off if you like the sound of the tale however this is a purely subjective thing for me the next reader will adore it There is nothing actually wrong with this book just was not for meHappy Reading Folks

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And dissolute Russians Increasingly depraved scientists conduct despicable research in the name of victoryBritish agents Fogg and Oblivion recalled to the Retirement Bureau have kept a treacherous secret for over forty years But all heroes must choo. For me there were only two masterpieces in the superheroes genre Alan Moore's Watchmen and Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight The Violent Century is certainly the third one There is so much to be impressed with in this novel the structure the characters the prose and alternate history that is such a wonderful tool to examine the real 2nd World War its hideous conseuences and all the havoc and trauma it produced on the outside world and on the soul of the humans beings In a way every participant in the World War who fought ran hid died or survived was an Ubermensch

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The Violent CenturyIntroduction by Cory DoctorowA bold experiment has mutated a small fraction of humanity Nations race to harness the gifted putting them to increasingly dark ends At the dawn of global war flashy American superheroes suare off against sinister Germans. I picked up this superhero novel in the hopes that it would be like a book version of the Watchmen movie Unfortunately it never played out like that The Watchman movie had an interesting and captivating narrator in the form of Rorschach and a whole bunch of interesting secondary characters The problem with The Violent Century was simply that it lacked anything even remotely engaging or captivating The story was sloooooow the writing distant and the characters completely bland The basic premise was pretty interesting Superhumans Fog and Oblivion worked as agents for the secretive Retirement Bureau A superhuman defence force for the UK They protected the UK for years until an incident at the end of the Second World War split the pairing The story picks up in the modern day with both guys having not aged a day in the last 70 years as Fog is recalled to the Retirement Bureau after an attempt to retire As we wait to learn his latest mission we get flashbacks to his past His childhood how he gained his powers how he was conscripted to the RB how he met Oblivion and the work he did for the RB It should have been awesome but the story was told in a way that made it all incredibly boring I made it to the 33% mark before deciding to move on to interesting reads This was one of two Lavie Tidhar books on my to read list but after failing to gel with the authors writing I doubt I'll bother trying the other Rating 2 stars Audio Note Jonathan Keeble gave an acceptable performance