Wayne of Gotham
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When the Batman begins to investigate the events surrounding his parents' murder, he will also uncover the darkest secrets of his family's past. No fan of the Dark Knight will want to miss this one-of-a-kind window into Gotham’s dark protector in this fast-paced thriller from New York Times bestselling fantasy writer Tracy Hickman. Readers of Kevin J. Anderson’s The Last Days of Krypton and Enemies & Allies will know that comic book characters pack a powerful punch when they enter the pages of a novel. Wayne of Gotham is no exception: as the DC Universe’s millionaire playboy journeys into the dark recesses of his own past, his a journey that could spell the end for everything he holds dear—and the end of the hero he has become: the Batman.
not a good read
Don't bother with this one. The story is weak for a Batman novel. Even the Joker chapter was bland. Hickman's writing style uses a lot of cliches over and over; eyebrows arching, sweat pooling on spines. Batman laughs a few times, completely out of character for him. Clothing and furniture are tediously described. At one point toward the end, the name Bruce is used in a chapter clearly for Thomas Wayne. I don't think Tracy Hickman even reread this before he published it. I'm gonna scrub this one from my brain, thanks.
Not any Batman I recognize.....
I got this thinking the Mr. Hickman was going to put a fresh take on the Batman and give us an exciting story. What I got was a retcon that attempts, and fails, to explain the reason that Gotham has a strong set of weirdos and how all of that ties back to the Wayne family. He even retcons the night of the masquerade ball where Thomas Wayne wore a bat costume into not even being Wayne at all.
The Batman, Bruce, and Alfred are nearly unrecognizable in the way they act and the token appearance of the Joker shows just how weak this story really is.
I wish I could recommend this, but at 249 pages, it's too short, wraps up too fast and uses the Batman to sell a book instead of using him as the truly complex character and hero that he is.
In a word: Awful.
I don't know what book these people were reading, but I thought it was great. A whole new take on it. An older batman with a new mystery to his past life. It was a great read. But as I always believe, don't take mine or anyone else's opinion. Check it out for yourself and make that decision. Thanks again for a great read!!