Book Review: League of Sombodies by Samuel Sattin

July 17, 2013

League of Sombodies by Samuel Sattin is an irreverent novel which combines humor and fantasy to create a unique book. I h ave been reading a lot about the War on Men lately and this book just seemed to come in just in time for all the hoopla.

  • 400 pages
  • Publisher: Dark Coast Press (April 9, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0985035501

Book Review: League of Sombodies by Samuel Sattin

My rating for League of Sombodies – 4

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League of Sombodies by Samuel Sattin (website | Facebook | @SamuelSattin)is a book that needs close attention and some background in Jewish culture to enjoy. I knew I would like the book the moment the author introduced Fearghas Murdoch Sikophsky a Scottish/Jewish/Polish strongman who feeds his child plutonium hoping to turn him into a superhero.

This book is unique, inventive and original. The characters are absolutely nuts, quirky but strangely compelling. The plot was strange, zany and funny complicated by love stories and strange relatives which pop-up every now and then.

Christians had an entire universe of the macabre to work with. Jews, they had mother-complexes. Honestly, Lenard found the former more favorable, even if for him, though his particular complex involved a raving, burly Scotsman.

This novel is very wordy, which makes it tough to read but I found it to be part of the humor, either on the dim witted Lenard or the reader. Sometimes however, the joke seems to last too long and the book didn’t seem as tight as it should have been, especially during the action sequences which I found a few to be disorienting and lasting pages instead of paragraphs.

This book is not for everyone, Mr. Sattin offers a comical glimpse into the world of manhood, becoming a man and your own person while dealing with external pressures from religion, society and, of course, women. The book is full of pulp-style adventures, comic book like violence, vulgarity and social commentary.

Fearghas Murdoch Sikophsky wants to raise the world’s first legitimate superhero – the candidate: his son Lenard. However, before becoming a hero Lenard must pass several tests from an ancient book which teaches men how to be men. In the process Lenard falls in love with the mentally unstable Laura Moskowitz.

Twenty years later Lenard, who is no mental giant, has his own son, Nemo, who is being trained to be a superhero like his father. But before Nemo can take the mental, the Sikophsky men have to be put to the ultimate test.

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  • Heather J. @ TLC Book ToursJuly 19, 2013 at 6:12 pm

    Sounds like this book is a great read for the right reader!

    Thanks for being on the tour.

  • LectusAugust 3, 2013 at 10:06 pm

    Jewish history, eh? So that’s why I had no idea what was going on! And the words… my god, so many words! The story had its funny parts but I couldn’t even stomach to finish it 🙁

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