Pandora Driver: The Origin
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It was the 1930s. The avarice of the elite had plunged the United States into the Great Depression. Class warfare was being waged, and someone was about to
Young Betty McDougal discovered how hard life could be when her family was evicted from their farm and forced to live in a Citadel City shelter. They struggled to survive. It was a time of desperation, sin and lessons Betty didn't want to learn. Her life felt pointless until a mysterious stranger delivered an ominous black car to her. It transformed her.
Pandora Driver became the relentless avenger of the common man, sifting right from wrong in a realm where the villains were the local gentry and the heroes were outlaws. Pandora was a mistress of disguise who used sly audacity and an unstoppable Car-of Tomorrow to unleash chaos into the halls of wealth and power. She infiltrated their ranks and adopted their methods to usurp them. Her fight was the fight of the ages. Her time was in the past, but the problems were the same blights facing society today.
Sometimes her actions were unsettling. Battling sin in the filth where it resides can dirty even the purest hearts; the good old days we remember in monochrome were lived in color. In a time when good and evil was simply black and white, Pandora lived in the gray area.
Pandora Driver: The Origin, is a retro-hero tale for mature readers. It ain't Shakespeare. It's pure Pulp!
Crooks get their due
Very interesting and the end was great. All the CROOKS on Wall Street should be forced to read it and do a book report for the courts. This might also be required reading for the Congress.
Classic hero's tale for a modern age.
Anyone who appreciates classic noir heroes like Batman, The Shadow, or Rorschach from the Watchmen will love this book. It pit's a meaningful heroine against society's great evils in a way that is poignant, and eerily familiar to us in these modern times. Easy to read, yet remarkably insightful. I hope for a sequel, well done!
A female action hero in a pulpy, radio drama in book form
Pandora Driver harkens back to the days of radio dramas and pulpy comic book heroes. If you are familiar with the aesthetic or genre of dieselpunk, than this is probably right up your alley.
The innocent Betty evolves throughout the story into a sexy, depression-era crime fighter bent on succeeding where a broken and corrupt system of justice is failing. Along the way she encounters the need for several alias and is forced to learn to compartmentalize her life.
The emotional and social undertones/subtext creates an interesting complexity as she wrestles with finding the best way to navigate her surroundings and still accomplish her dreams.
This book does contain a considerable amount of type-os that have evaded editing, so if that sort of thing raises your hackles than you might find this read frustrating. And I found part one of this book to start slowly. But after reading into part two the story picked up considerably.
- Category: Action & Adventure
- Published: Mar 17, 2011
- Publisher: John Picha
- Seller: John W Picha
- Print Length: 200 Pages
- Language: English