The Hero Experience

The Hero Experience

by Bruce Cook


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The Hero Experience by Bruce Cook

There is no such thing as the impossible dream.

Living in Atlanta in 1967, Brad Jones is an average teenager with a vivid imagination and a unique way of seeing the world through his flights of fancy and dreams of heroic deeds. During the summer before his senior year, he and three friends decide to prove that superheroes don't need special powers, fancy weapons, futuristic vehicles, or skin tight costumes.

All they really need is great press.

Calling themselves the Bowmen, they carefully craft a plan to make one late-night appearance to halt a minor crime and phone it in to the local newspaper. All they expect to get is a news article about a mysterious band of masked vigilantes. What they didn't expect was to become seduced by the excitement of pretending to be superheroes.

Their intended short-lived hoax begins to take on a life of its own as they continue their escapades, with all their carefully laid plans frequently going awry and leading to hilarious predicaments and escalating dangers. And when they are caught in a shocking, real-life situation which forces them to find the courage they never knew they possessed, they will learn that the heart of a superhero can live inside anyone - even lanky teenagers with no superpowers and very little common sense.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781483942414
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 09/11/2013
Pages: 458
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.93(d)

About the Author

Bruce Cook is a retired schoolteacher and lifelong fan of the superhero and science fiction genres. He has two children and two grandchildren. Bruce currently lives in North Carolina. His other published work is entitled The Wishbone Express, a science fiction novel set hundreds of years in the future, when faster-than-light space travel is common and millions of inhabited worlds are part of a galactic society. The Wishbone Express is rich with exciting action, unexpected plot twists, and generous amounts of humor.

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bulldogtrekker More than 1 year ago
Interesting book; it reminded me when I first read Rocket Ship Galileo when I was 9 years old and that book started my love of everything science fiction. It's the same kind of feeling. The Hero Experience will make a great movie. By the way, my reference to Rocket Ship Galileo doesn't mean that this is a book that only young people will enjoy. Teenagers would probably not get the humor or the references to the 1967 setting. It's an action/adventure story with humorous parts, starring teenaged characters. Big difference.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago