T I T L E: Barry vs. The Apocalypse
S E R I E S: Barry Glick Mystery Series (N°1)
A U T H O R: Ross Cavins
P U B L I S H E R: Ross Cavins
P U B L I S H--D A T E: April 15, 2015
I S B N: 9780982772058
Sci Fi, Fantasy, Mystery , ThrillersIntroducing Barry Glick, a middle-aged Superhero with Super-Speed, Super-Strength, and a mullet. He thought he'd retired twenty years ago ... Now in his mid-forties, after years of apathy, selfishness, and using his X-Ray-Vision on lottery scratch-offs, Barry Glick is once again goaded into action when a Homeland Security agent disappears. Barry is reluctant to relinquish his simple life of frozen pizza and fruity beers, but when his sidekick's redheaded sister is involved, he weakens as much as that other guy around Kryptonite. Barry stumbles into a situation much more dire than a simple kidnapping; he uncovers a massive conspiracy to collapse the world's financial system and bring about a modern day Apocalypse. And he's the only one who can stop it.
Barry is not your run of the mill superhero and really breaks the mold. The fact that he has flaws just makes him all that much more likable and very relatable. For those of you out there that like your superheroes perfect and a little less human then this book is not for you. However, if you have a twisted sense of humor and like characters that are not the norm then I think you will really enjoy this book.
It was funny and made me laugh out loud in some scenes. The banter between Barry and Gordon was fun to read.
Clever and enjoyable. If you're in the mood for a short humorous read then be sure to pick up Barry vs The Apocalypse. I'm giving this one four stars.