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If you could sum up Mystery Men (& Women) Volume 1 in three words, what would they be?
Very enjoyable book.
What did you like best about this story?
I loved all the different tales of this homage to the pulp heroes of the 1930's. The stories I liked most being 'The Bagman', 'Gridiron', and 'The Red Veil'.
Which character – as performed by Jiraiya Addams – was your favorite?
Jiraiya did a wonderful job on the narration of the different stories and made each character come to life. He even did a fine job of narrating the essays at the end of each story and made them entertaining.
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
I did laugh at some of the more comical moments from the 'Gridiron' story. I will also say that I was never bored listening to the novel and enjoyed practically all of it.
Any additional comments?
All and all this was an enjoyable collection of stories written in the pulp style of the 1930's. Some of the written language in the stories did seem a little over the top at times with the descriptions of people or actions. But considering that these stories were written in the 1930's pulp style it doesn't seem out of place and fits with the themes of the book. The only thing I did not like in the book was that in the story of 'Gridiron' there was a Chinese character that was written in a stereotypical way that was a little offensive to me. I know what the writer was going for when he wrote it, but I think it could have been done in a different way. Granted, in the 1930's that is how oriental characters were written, but I wish the author would have broken from stereotype and done it differently.
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