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Review: Third Class Superhero

User Review  - Bored to Death book club - Goodreads

Charles Yu's first book "Third Class Superhero" is a striking science fiction short story collection, but not without its faults. Some of the tales were too abstract for me and went over my head. A ... Read full review

Review: Third Class Superhero

User Review  - Angela - Goodreads

An uneven collection of short stories. The first few were the strongest. Some interesting experiments with style (telling a story through a collection of math problems, for example). Read full review

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User Review  - Jerry Peace - Goodreads

Way too cute. The first time is form experimentation. The tenth time is rote. Read full review

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User Review  - Eric Wallace - Goodreads

Clever setups and bits of humor are not quite enough to distract from the thoroughly depressing themes and conclusions of each story. Seriously, there is not a single story in this collection with much more than a hint of hope. Read full review

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User Review  - wrench - Goodreads

I feel like I forgot to read the back and then in my vagueness failed to realise that this is short stories... Anyway, long story short I only like short stories when I know they are about to happen ... Read full review

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User Review  - Joey - Goodreads

I'm glad I read this, but I would recommend skipping it and going straight to his other short story collection Sorry Please Thank You, which is phenomenal. Much of it reads like meta-fiction or ... Read full review

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User Review  - Alex V. - Goodreads

As an undergrad armed with having taken a 2000-level philosophy AND a 2000-level psychology course, I wrote a short play called "i & me & Superman." It featured no scenery and stage directions like (i ... Read full review

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User Review  - John Lee - Goodreads

Having read Charles Yu's debut novel, How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe, I knew that his short stories would be just as absurd and unconventional, but I don't think I went quite far ... Read full review

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User Review  - Thiago Rosa - Goodreads

This book was a curve ball if I ever saw one. The first story, the titular Third Class Superhero, uses the best weapons Yu has at his disposal - the appeal to artistic melancholy, the almost poetic ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jim - Goodreads

Apart from the opening title story none of the protagonists in this collection of short stories have more than two dimensions, not that Moisture Man is particularly deep but at least he has a name ... Read full review


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