Westlake Soul

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ChiZine, Apr 15, 2012 - Fiction - 250 pages
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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 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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User Review  - copefiend2 - LibraryThing

The story is a journey through emotions and feelings. The struggle of a superhero who cannot escape his own body is compelling and a page turner. This is a tremendous book and it could not have been ... Read full review

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User Review  - runner56 - LibraryThing

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 ... Read full review

Contents

Why Fat Annie Quit
Long Fall
FALLIN
Resolve
We Are Family
Virtual Reality
Unplugged
The Fucktard Strikes Again

A Week in the Life
Yvette
Soul Food
The Bad Guys
???
Respite
Rainbows
Superhero
Supervillain
Downward
Copyright

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Rio Youers has been praised by some of the most noteworthy names in the speculative fiction genre. He is the British Fantasy Award-nominated author of Old Man Scratch and End Times. His short fiction has been published by, among others, Edge Science Fiction & Fantasy, IDW, and PS Publishing. Rio lives in southwestern Ontario with his wife, Emily, and their daughter, Lily Maye.

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