Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Summer Giveaway Hop - The Secret Life of Copernicus H. Stringfellow by Lorin Barber

The Secret Life of Copernicus H. Stringfellow: Surreptitious Superhero

Blurb (from Goodreads):

Copernicus H. Stringfellow, a.k.a. Nick, is not your run-of-the-mill genius. His mind is so powerful it can stop a speeding automobile or stem internal bleeding. As Nick goes about quietly doing good, he discovers that his powers are greatly enhanced by the nutrients present in Twinkies. Follow Nick on his amazing adventures in this humorous and exciting action-packed book for all ages.

The Secret Life of Copernicus H. Stringfellow: Surreptitious Superhero 

by Lorin K. Barber

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

The Secret Life of Copernicus H. Stringfellow: Surreptitious Superhero(I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis.)

This book is the tale of a rather strange fellow called Copernicus H. Stringfellow, or Nick as he likes to be called. Nick has an absolutely incredible memory, he can even recall the details of his birth and his first birthday party. He reads for exactly 1 hour 43 minutes every day, and by doing this has learnt a great deal, including several languages!
He first went to university when he was 11, and has since earned at least 17 PhD’S, in many different subjects, and is also a medical doctor with specialisation in a multitude of fields. He’s also invented a great many useful items, and is a wiz at stockmarkets. Thus Nick is financially secure, and even owns his own company. He also uses Twinkies to sustain his brain power, and eats them at a rate of around 400 a week!

The most striking thing about Nick though, is his outlook on life, he believes in helping people, and in spending his money wisely. He does this by employing people who desperately need jobs, and paying them fairly for their work.

Nick has just moved to Seattle, where he’s working his magic, from saving people from muggings, to helping people to heal. In a crisis though, how good is Nick without his twinkies? And is the only thing he knows nothing about… women?

This was an interesting book. It’s not the sort of thing I would normally read, but I gave it a chance and it was actually found it quite entertaining! It really made me consider how little I know about so many things, and I couldn’t help but wonder exactly what Nick would get up to next!

I have to say that I found it quite amusing that knowing all the stuff that Nick knows he has no idea when it comes to women! This probably shows that book learning doesn’t negate real-life experience, and it was nice to know that even super-Nick had his limitations!

I find it really difficult to actually put this book into a genre, it doesn’t seem to fit completely into any genre that I can think of, what I will say though is that this is different from the norm, and an interesting change!
6 out of 10.
(Book Length: 4856 kindle locations)

Author Interview - Lorin Barber

When did you start writing?
    I wrote my first book in 2004 during a long cold winter in Wisconsin.
What was your inspiration for ‘The Secret Life of Copernicus H. Stringfellow’?
    I once knew a tall, skinny, super smart guy. When I came up with the Copernicus name the it fed my humourous side and the story grew.
What three words would you use to best describe for ‘The Secret Life of Copernicus H. Stringfellow’?
    Amazing Wonderful Nerd
What are your favourite things about Copernicus?
    He's everything I'd like to be except good looking and athletic. He's kind, smart, funny and has some cool super-powers.
Could you tell us a little about what are you working on now?
    A sequel.
Other than your own, what are your favourite books?
    "Life Expectancy" by Dean Koontz, The DaVinci Code and Harry Potter. Aside from those I read mainly non-fiction.

Random Question – what is your favourite treat?
    Strawberry Shortcake

Thanks to Lorin for stopping by the blog!

And now time for the Giveaway!

Thanks so much to Lorin for making this possible ☺ 

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  1. Thanks for the giveaway!

  2. This book sounds great! Thanks so much!

  3. Thanks so much for participating -- I shared your giveaway on twitter and facebook!
    Your cohost!

  4. Sounds cool! I like characters that are larger than life! Thanks for the giveaway!

  5. Thanks, Lorin!

    I'm a new GFC follower from the blog hop. Nice to meet you.

  6. Thanks Lorin for this giveaway!

  7. Sounds interesting. This is a new one to me.

  8. I am reading this right now and am having a fun time. Good luck with the giveaway!

  9. Thanks Lorin! The books sounds like it will be great!

  10. Thanks Lorin, this sounds like a great book! I would love to be the lucky winner...thanks for the opportunity!

  11. Thank you, Lorin, for this wonderful prize. And you have great taste in books -- Life Expectancy is my favorite, too!

  12. Thanks lorin for the chance to win your book.

  13. Thanks for participating in this hop!

    This book sounds great! Thanks so much!

  14. Favourite treat is anything with caramel.

    cenya2 at hotmail dot com

  15. thank for the chnce to win desithe blonde at msnd dot com

  16. Well sometimes you just need that extra boost from a twinkie, totally relate LOL Thank you so much for your generous participation in this fun hop!

  17. Thank you for the chance to win this book. It gives readers and aspiring authors a chance to read new and different styles of writing

  18. Thanks to you both for a great giveaway!