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The Unlikely Heroics of Sam Holloway: A superhero story with a big heart Paperback – 9 Aug 2018
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Possibly the best book about a geek written for geeks ever written. Sam is one of us. By the time Sam's adventures have come to an end, your heart will have broken - but then it will swell with joy. This book is bloody lovely. Read it. (SFX Magazine)
It's the kind of story that will have you tearing up with empathy for Sam one moment, and crying with laughter at his haphazard heroics the next. One thing's for certain, we need more Sam Holloways - in literature and life. (Culturefly)
Thomas' warmth and compassion shine through in The Unlikely Heroics - it's a book to make you consider the hidden drives and issues that can shape a person's behaviour. It's also funny, warm and ultimately full of hope. (Western Mail)
Be aware... this book will own your heart! It's a funny yet touching human voyage of discovery with an unlikely hero... You'll be cheering him on! (Peterborough Telegraph)
A laugh-out-loud feelgood novel about an unlikely hero and the woman who saves him.See all Product description
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My favourite chapters were the Phantasm scenes, which were so genuinely funny and perfectly executed. But I think what will stick in my memory the most is Sam’s story, which I felt deeply along with him.
Brilliantly drawn and has that wonderful cosy British quality that can easily be overdone and kitschy but here feels real, affectionate and modern.
I have read all of Rhys’s novels and though they are all different stories they have in common these very real characters who, though conflicted, strive to be kind and brave in the worst of circumstances. If you liked The Suicide Club, you’ll love this one.
Throw in a tragic past, two goofy but loveable friends and a love interest and you have one of the most wonderful books I have read this year.
Thomas deals with mental illness in a very tender way and the book will stay with me for a long, long time.
I blubbed my way through parts of it so be warned, have tissues handy and try not to read on public transport!
If you have to read one book this year I would highly recommend this one.
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