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Just Call Me Superhero review ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ↠ Russian born Alina Bronsky whose Hottest Dishes of the Tartar Cuisine was named a Best Book of the Year by Publishers Weekly and a Favorite Read of the Year by both The Huffington Post and The Wall Street Journal returns with a startling new novel about the difficAce his demons group or no group he is in dire need of support But the distance he has put between himself and The Guru’s misshapen acolytes may well be too great to bridge An atmospheric evocation of modern Berlin and a vivid portrait of youth under pressure Just Call Me Superhero is destined to consolidate Alina Bronsky’s reputation as one of Europe’s most wryly entertaining and stylish authors. I love Alina Bronsky's dark humor and will read anything she writes but this one was not my fave This is also the second book I've read in the last two months about a self absorbed dude with an attitude problem and a face ruined from an accident

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Or young people with physical disabilities which he dubs “the cripple group” led by an eccentric older man known as The Guru Marek is dismissive of the other members of the support group seeing little connection between their misfortunes and his own The one exception to this is Janne the beautiful young and wheelchair bound woman with whom he has fallen in love When a family crisis forces Marek to f. “Just Call Me Superhero” by Alina Bronsky is the story of a young man named Marek who lives in modern day Berlin Marek was attacked by a rottweiler leading to facial disfigurement and is tricked by his mother into attending a support group This forms the basis of the storyMake no mistake about it Marek is far from a likable character He is blunt homophobic a jerk to anyone who finds themselves unlucky enough to be in his company and seems to have no problem with any of it However he is an also extremely well developed character who shows a wonderful amount of growth by the end of the bookThe wry humor had me literally laughing out loud at times Bronsky knows exactly when to insert sarcasm and absurdity to break mounting tension It makes what could be an extremely depressing book an enjoyable and somewhat lighthearted oneThe only reason I gave “Just Call Me Superhero” four stars instead of five is the homophobia is very over the top There is growth and resolution to it but I believe some of the phrasing may be a result of it being a translation As long as you keep this in mind I recommend “Just Call Me Superhero”This review is based on a complimentary copy provided by the publisher through the Goodreads First Reads program in exchange for an honest review

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Just Call Me SuperheroRussian born Alina Bronsky whose Hottest Dishes of the Tartar Cuisine was named a Best Book of the Year by Publishers Weekly and a Favorite Read of the Year by both The Huffington Post and The Wall Street Journal returns with a startling new novel about the difficult work of self acceptance After an encounter with a dog in which he was worsted seventeen year old Marek begins attending a support group f. I had a hard time rating this book It fits anywhere between 2 and 3 stars for me It is the story of a 17 year old boy whose face is mutilated in a dog attack and is sent to group therapy for kids with disabilities There he falls in love with a girl in a wheel chair I know what you are thinking The Fault in Our Stars If TIFOS is a perky golden retriever who sets out to please you Just Call Me Superhero is the sardonic European cat who smokes cigarettes and throws eggs at the golden retriever This book is VERY European The dialogue is odd and doesn't flow that well lost in translation maybe The characters are very unlikeable I would be willing to look past this point because I tend to like unlikeable characters but most of them are not well constructed I didn't actually mind this book It was enjoyable for the moment and it had a shocking very vague ending My biggest gripe with the story though is the representation of the transgender character you are never uite clear if he identifies as transgender so I'll just refer to his name Kevin Yes this story is told from the position of a boy who is uite frankly an asshole with little regard to others but I couldn't tell where the boy's negative comments about Kevin begin and where the author's end There is a slightly redeeming story arc between the boy and Kevin but I don't feel it justifies the cartoon like representation of Kevin at the beginning Overall this book was kind of eh when I wanted it to be a wow There were glimmers of a great book hidden in certain scenes but then the author would take it to weird places Thankfully it was uick read