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Westlake Soul - Rio Youers
Westlake Soul
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"All superheroes get their powers from somewhere. A radioactive spider bite. A science experiment gone awry. I got mine from a surfing accident in Tofino. The ultimate wipeout. I woke up with the most powerful mind on the planet, but a body like a wet paper bag..." Meet Westlake Soul, a... show more
"All superheroes get their powers from somewhere. A radioactive spider bite. A science experiment gone awry. I got mine from a surfing accident in Tofino. The ultimate wipeout. I woke up with the most powerful mind on the planet, but a body like a wet paper bag..." Meet Westlake Soul, a twenty-three-year-old former surfing champion. A loving son and brother. But if you think he's just a regular dude, think again; Westlake is in a permanent vegetative state. He can't move, has no response to stimuli, and can only communicate with Hub, the faithful family dog. And like all superheroes, Westlake has an archenemy: Dr. Quietus - a nightmarish embodiment of Death itself. Westlake dreams of a normal life - of surfing and loving again. But time is running out; Dr. Quietus is getting closer, and stronger. Can Westlake use his superbrain to recover... to slip his enemy's cold embrace before it's too late?
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781926851556 (1926851552)
Publisher: ChiZine Publications
Pages no: 243
Edition language: English
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runner
runner rated it
5.0 Truly brilliant and emotional writing of the highest order....
Westlake Soul dwells in a permanent vegetable state following a surfing accident and he is now lives (if you can call it living) back home with his family. Although he cannot communicate, through his mind and his thoughts we travel with Westlake as he spends what remaining time he has in the presenc...
Kealan Patrick Burke
Kealan Patrick Burke rated it
5.0 Westlake Soul
An amazing, heartbreaking, inspirational, and incredibly well-written novel. Like a cross between Richard Matheson's WHAT DREAMS MAY COME and Walton Trumbo's JOHNNY GOT HIS GUN, WESTLAKE SOUL is nothing short of a masterpiece. Nothing more I could say would achieve anything other than ruining the im...
The Reading Perusals of Rose Summers
The Reading Perusals of Rose Summers rated it
3.0 Westlake Soul
Before I start this review, I want to take a minute to say how awesome the cover of this book is. I partially wanted to pick this up because it deals with a tough subject in a speculative way, but at the same time, the cover really piqued my interest. Nice blend of colors and the character's featur...
Reading a Thousand Lives
Reading a Thousand Lives rated it
5.0
Thank you to netgalley for sending me a copy!I'm not sure if I can describe how much I recommend this book. Really. I'm quite stunned, especially since at first I wasn't sure it was going to be something I would enjoy. But it was more than that. I cried buckets.I rooted so hard for you, Westlake. I ...
Nocturnal Book Reviews
Nocturnal Book Reviews rated it
5.0 Westlake Soul
Egalley thanks to ChiZine PublicationsSo, I opened this book expecting a light superhero's story. Not so much.I would never ever look at or think of people who are stuck in a permanent vegetative stage in the same way I used to look them. And that's what this powerful heart wrenching book did to me....
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