Book 4, Ex-Heroes - A Novel
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The fourth novel in Peter Clines' bestselling Ex series.
When he’s awake, George Bailey is just an ordinary man. Five days a week he coaxes his old Hyundai to life, curses the Los Angeles traffic, and clocks in at his job as a handyman at the local college.
But when he sleeps, George dreams of something more.
George dreams of flying. He dreams of fighting monsters. He dreams of a man made of pure lightning, an armored robot, a giant in an army uniform, a beautiful woman who moves like a ninja.
Then one day as he’s walking from one fix-it job to the next, a pale girl in a wheelchair tells George of another world, one in which civilization fell to a plague that animates the dead…and in which George is no longer a glorified janitor, but one of humanity’s last heroes.
Her tale sounds like madness, of course. But as George’s dreams and his waking life begin bleeding together, he starts to wonder—which is the real world, and which is just fantasy?
A very good quick read. I highly recommend it
Nice continuation, but no new developments
Felt like this could have been a short story or novella. Not enough material for a full title.
That said, some new character background is shared and a mediocre twist is added to the story. Hope the next book is better.
The story dragged, and then was wrapped up in the last 20-30 pages, which felt rushed.
As usual, Mr. Clines has created a fantastic story that is equal parts entertaining, intriguing and fascinating. The characters continue to grow and evolve and I am already looking forward to the next book in the series.