The Adventures of Technicality Man – Jessica Meats

This sounds like a job for … Technicality Man?

When Alchemisto, an old-school villain, turns all water into blood and the world doesn’t go back to normal after the elaborately choreographed fight sequence, it’s up to Technicality Man to save the world. I don’t know if anyone is more surprised than Technicality Man when he actually does save the world.

After this unlikely triumph, Technicality Man decides he can’t go back to mediocrity so he interviews potential sidekicks to put together his own team, Contractually Obliged Multi-Powered Superentities Combating Imperativeness, or COMPSCI.

Can superheroes and supervillains unite against a common enemy set to destroy the Laws of Narrative Practice? Who’s catnapping all of the cats? Who’s playing that ominous background music? Oh, and what time is my interview for a place on a super team?

What Scream did for horror movies, The Adventures of Technicality Man does for superheroes and supervillains. I loved this book! Jessica Meats has taken the Mickey out of every superhero/villain cliché you can think of and more! It’s a quick and easy read, but it’s so funny and clever. I just wish I’d thought of the concept first as this book would have been just as much fun to write as it was to read.

Thank you so much to NetGalley and the author for the opportunity to read this book. This is a super spoof and should be in the hands of super fans, young and not so young, everywhere. Just don’t mention Superm…!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Once Upon a Blurb

Everyone knows how the stories are supposed to go. The good guys win in the end, the hero ends up with the designated love interest, and the plucky band of misfits pulls together to save the world. 

But what happens when a villain targets the nature of stories themselves? All the tropes that the heroes have come to rely on are under threat. 

Technicality Man and his trusty companion Continuity Leopard must join forces with a group of minor heroes to save the day. They won’t let any barrier stop them. Not even the fourth wall.

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