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Heroes & Villains & Phil by Daryl Pollock Reviews
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    January 08, 2016

    95% of people have super powers, except for the main character Phil. He just seems to get in the way.
    It's very cleaver, witty, neat, and a great geek read.

    Here is the author Daryl Pollock's description of the story:

    Cyrus Archer. At nineteen, he already leads one of the most successful superhero leagues in New York City. He’s taken down three supervillains, eight major villains, and a whole smattering of vagabonds and ragamuffins. He has the power to generate lightning from the palms of his hands. He owns several bobbleheads of himself. But he is not the main character of this novel.

    Sebastian Kane. His very name smacks of supervillainry. He remains one of the only untouched, all-his-limbs-intact supervillains east of the Mississippi. He can freeze anything with a single touch. His wins-losses record is higher than some superheroes. He has absorbed information from comic books, television shows, movies, and past mistakes, and he knows how not to fail. But he is not the main character of this novel.

    Phil Russell. His hometown was ninety-five percent superpowered - and he was one of the lucky five percent. Cyrus Archer has been his best friend since they were in gradeschool. He has never defeated anyone, even at a game of chess. He cannot shoot lightning from his hands. He cannot turn household objects to ice. He cannot, in fact, do anything but get in the way. And he will do so for the entirety of this novel.

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