Sunday, June 07, 2009
Enemies & Allies: My Review
Book Description (from publisher)
As America and the Soviet Union race to build their nuclear stockpiles, two extraordinary heroes must form an uneasy alliance. These studies in opposites—shadow and light—must overcome their distrust of each other to battle evil and injustice.
Sputnik silently circles in the skies above the fabled cities of the United States as danger lurks in the Earth's darkest corners.
In Gotham, the shadowy vigilante known as the Batman haunts Gotham's streets . . . and the police are just as afraid of this Dark Knight as the city's criminals are.
In Metropolis, the notorious Lex Luthor is leveraging international tensions to build LuthorCorp into a military-industrial empire, competing against his business rival Wayne Industries, which is run by Gotham's enigmatic millionaire, Bruce Wayne. Luthor's activities have raised the interest of Daily Planet reporter Lois Lane, who is beginning to realize that Luthor may stop at nothing to achieve success.
At the same time, Clark Kent and Jimmy Olsen are investigating the rumored crash of a flying saucer. Clark is desperate to know if there may be other lost interplanetary visitors on Earth secretly living among them—visitors like himself.
When Batman's and Superman's paths cross, their lives change, and history will never be the same.
One of the fun things about book blogging is getting packages in the mail. You've probably noticed that I try to share the fun with my family. My little one has learned to check to see if there are any "good" books or videos in the package of the day and I've gotten quite a few books appropriate for my teen daughter. However, this is one of the few I've requested with my teen son in mind. I've picked it up a few times with the intention of reading it--but the bottom line is that I don't really care about Superman or Batman. However, my reluctant reader teen son read this book in a week and said he enjoyed it. I asked if he'd like another like this and he said that he guesses so. I consider that high praise coming from him.