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Bob Proehl – A Hundred Thousand Worlds pdf book

Bob Proehl - A Hundred Thousand Worlds pdf book

Bob Proehl – A Hundred Thousand Worlds pdf book

A Hundred Thousand Worlds

Author : Bob Proehl
Publisher : Viking 
Release : June 28, 2016
Genre : Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction

Book Review

“A Kavalier & Clay for the Comic-Con Age, this is a bighearted, inventive, exuberant debut.” —Eleanor Henderson, author of Ten Thousand Saints

“Proehl creates worlds within worlds within worlds, all of them full of surprise and wonder.”
—Charles Yu, author of How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe

Valerie Torrey took her son, Alex, and fled Los Angeles six years ago—leaving both her role on a cult sci-fi TV show and her costar husband after a tragedy blew their small family apart. Now Val must reunite nine-year-old Alex with his estranged father, so they set out on a road trip from New York, Val making appearances at comic book conventions along the way.

As they travel west, encountering superheroes, monsters, time travelers, and robots, Val and Alex are drawn into the orbit of the comic-con regulars, from a hapless twentysomething illustrator to a brilliant corporate comics writer stuggling with her industry’s old-school ways to a group of cosplay women who provide a chorus of knowing commentary. For Alex, this world is a magical place where fiction becomes reality, but as they get closer to their destination, he begins to realize that the story his mother is telling him about their journey might have a very different ending than he imagined.

A knowing and affectionate portrait of the geeky pleasures of fandom, A Hundred Thousand Worlds is also a tribute to the fierce and complicated love between a mother and son—and to the way the stories we create come to shape us.

Review

“Who doesn’t like a good origin story? This delightful novel has a dozen of them, each sparking deftly off the next. A work of wit and heart, A Hundred Thousand Worlds is for anyone who craves a smart family saga. Especially one with superheroes. I loved it completely.”
—Karen Joy Fowler, Booker Prize finalist and author of We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves 

“Proehl creates worlds within worlds within worlds, all of them full of surprise and wonder. One of the best novels I have read in a while.”
—Charles Yu, author of How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe 

“For all its acrobatic wit and outsize charm, at its heart this is the love story of two everyday heroes—a mother and a son—who, like their author, possess the superpower of storytelling. A Kavalier & Clay for the Comic-Con age, A Hundred Thousand Worlds is a bighearted, inventive, exuberant debut.”
—Eleanor Henderson, author of Ten Thousand Saints“A tribute to the pleasures of fandom — as well as to the special connection between a mother and her only child…Equal parts great American road-trip narrative and coming-of-age novel, this brilliant story from a debut novelist is a treat for the diehard nerds and fans among us.”
Refinery29

“With enthralling characters and tons of heart, this read (much like a good con) has something for everyone.”
Bustle

“A truly beautiful read. Proehl effortlessly weaves an engaging story with very likable characters… It’s a relatable, heart-wrenching and poetic narrative for any comic book fan.”
– Tumblr, The Comics Blog

“Proehl has done an excellent job of integrating all of the story lines and creating memorable characters to populate them…The story is deeply satisfying and will delight both comics fans and general readers.”
Booklist (Starred Review)

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