It's a tall order to bring something fresh to the superhero genre in 2008, especially if you try and do this in novel format. The comicbook medium already features dozens of brilliant alternate takes on the genre, such as the seminal Watchmen, to name only one. It seems an odd choice, then, for Austin Grossman to tackle superheroes in the novel form; but Grossman's bet pays off in spades. Quite simply, Soon I Will Be Impossible manages at once to play homage to all the clichés of the genre,...
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