Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Seth's review of The Secret Life of Copernicus H. Stringfellow: Surreptitious Superhero by Lorin K. Barber
Copernicus H. Stringfellow, a.k.a. Nick, is not your run-of-the-mill genius. His mind is so powerful it can stop a speeding automobile or stem internal bleeding. As Nick goes about quietly doing good, he discovers that his powers are greatly enhanced by the nutrients present in Twinkies. Follow Nick on his amazing adventures in this humorous and exciting action-packed book for all ages.
I had almost forgot about this book until the other day, when I came across an article saying that one of my favorite snack foods was coming back from extinction, the Twinkie. Then it clicked in my head and I was disappointed in myself for letting it go this long. The story was fairly fun to read. It’s about this ‘average’ man who goes about and helps people to the best of his super abilities. The opening part of the book has Nick giving a runaway girl’s mother a job with a call, him getting hijacked by a hitch hiker, who somehow shot himself after trying to shoot Nick. No, he didn’t point the gun at himself. Nick used his super mental powers to redirect the bullet to the unfortunate hijacking hitch hiker.
So here comes the explanation of how he’s able to do it. It’s Twinkies. Nick’s brain has become finely tuned over the years and he found out that they were the perfect energy for his super mental expenditures. No, I’m not spoiling the book. It practically gives it away at the start.
Anyways, I loved this book’s sense of humor. I read it within one setting because I wanted to find out what happened to Nick.
Seth gives The Secret Life of Copernicus H. Stringfellow: 4/5.
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I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. Neither Seth nor I were compensated in any way for this review.