Saturday, October 13, 2012

Review: The Secret Life of Copernicus H. Stringfellow: Surreptitious Superhero

Title: The Secret Life of Copernicus H. Stringfellow: Surreptitious           Superhero
Author: Lorin K. Barber
Publisher: Sweetwater Books
Release Date: 13th March 2012
Find on: Amazon, Goodreads

Quick Review: 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.

*specially sent from the author himself*

Detailed Review: After I read the first chapter, I actually thought it was pretty cool. I liked the twists and turns that this novel had.

First off, who's this person called Copernicus H. Stringfellow? He's a genius, though not an ordinary one since he can actually control things with his mind due to his super concentration levels. He can walk through anything after a recent discovery. He's rich, after he invented Rougaine, Botox, and the Ipod for his beloved family. His mother died when he was only 2 years old and his father disappeared after he murdered his wife, leaving him with his aunt and uncle with their two older children. He could start speaking full sentences when he was only six months old. He started college when he was eleven and has over 17 PhDs. Isn't it amazing?

The story shows how people's lives were transformed after working for him when he bought a run-down house in Seattle. Also, the friends who are devoted to Nick are slowly going through a change they never expected.

Meanwhile, two men in black suits in a sedan has been watching Nick ever since they saw him move things without touching them. Turns out they from DARPA, which stands for Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.

Dr. Prescilla Spurbeck is infuriated by Nick in a way which she doesn't like. What with his status 'nurse at large' and always wandering around the hospital rooms eating Twinkies. When she starts to research about him, she didn't believe what she'd found (me too). 

In the end, what happens is a romance between Nick and Press that they never imagine would ever happen.

Not to mention a series of kidnappings that have been implemented by Dr. Cyril Veshkov, Press's ex-boyfriend, for God knows what reason.

It would be so cool if this book was made into a movie! The stories woven together made it a splendid book!

Brief Review: Nick's Science and English is enough to make people gape. If I could be just like him... This book was good with some amazing and unbelievable parts in there.

Final Rating: 4/5 'Really Liked It'

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  1. This sounds like such a good read. Thanks for recommending it!!!

    1. Well, you should! This is a really good book :)