From the Notebooks of Doctor Brain

Minister Faust

Book - 2007
Average Rating: 2.5 stars out of 5.
From the Notebooks of Doctor Brain
"An outlandish, outrageous tour de force by the most innovative prose stylist in the field." -Robert J. Sawyer, author of Hominids They're Earth's mightiest superteam-and dysfunctional as hell. OMNIPOTENT MAN-a body with the density of steel, and a brain to match THE FLYING SQUIRREL-aging playboy industrialist by day, avenging krypto-fascist by night IRON LASS-mythology's greatest warrior-but the world might be safer if she had a husband X-MAN-formerly of the League of Angry Blackmen . . . but not formerly enough THE BROTHERFLY-radioactively fly POWER GRRRL-perpetually deciding between fighting crime or promoting her latest album, clothing line, or sex scandal Having finally defeated all archenemies, the members of the Fantastic Order of Justice are reduced to engaging in toxic office politics that could very well lead to a superpowered civil war. Only one woman can save them from themselves: Dr. Eva Brain-Silverman, aka Dr. Brain, the world's leading therapist for the extraordinarily abled. "Faust has pretty much invented his own genre. He's totally original, full of surprises." -Richard K. Morgan, author of Altered Carbon "Samuel Delany, Harlan Ellison, and Ishmael Reed all rolled into one. Faust's writing is biting, insightful, and hugely entertaining." -Ernest Dickerson, director From the Trade Paperback edition.

Publisher: New York : Del Rey, 2007.
ISBN: 9780345466372
Characteristics: 390 p. ;,21 cm.


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Jul 10, 2011
  • daymakerdave rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

A little more pseudo-psychology than super-heroism, but all in all it wasn't a bad book. Fun idea about a world of superheroes who are mostly dis-functional and they're therapist.

Jan 23, 2011
  • Rawlins rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Creative, and simultaneously fascinating and frustrating. Ultimately it's a good read, but like a rich dessert it's almost difficult to have too much of it at once.

Jan 04, 2011

The writing is excessively clever and witty which actually makes it difficult to read for an extended period of time.

I liked the idea but I couldn't finish the book.


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