Monday, February 27, 2012

Blog Tour: The Secret Life of Copernicus H. Stringfellow





Welcome to the blog tour for The Secret Life of Copernicus H. Stringfellow by Lorin Barber!

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.


(Cover and summary via Goodreads)



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Review:

Copernicus H. Stringfellow, or Nick to his friends, is a strange fellow in many ways. His looks certainly set him apart, but what is really different is his intellect. He's nothing short of a genius, and he uses this intelligence to help those around him. Armed with his official brain food, the Twinkie, Nick has determined to help as many people as possible using his wealth and special abilities. This time though, Nick may meet a group of people that can help him just as much.

What a fun book! It does an excellent job of immediately grabbing you into the story. It is fairly unique as far as stories go too. Nick is a bit of an oddball, but he's very lovable. He seems a bit like a super hero in some senses and an awkward geek in others. He definitely has a wonderful perspective on people. Nick's ability to see past the surface to the true person inside is something we could all learn from. Nick forms a family of sorts, and what a great group of characters they are. I appreciate their diversity, and they certainly seem like a group of people I'd love to have helping me out. It's also great to see that even with all of Nick's intelligence and abilities, he still has things to learn from his new friends. It helps to show that we all have something to contribute.

One thing I found to be a bit jarring was the detailed description you got of every character almost as soon as they were introduced. While it was nice to have such a thorough description and history, sometimes it pulled me out of the story just a little bit. I just wish that could have flowed a bit better. In the end that didn't take away from my enjoyment of the book though. This book is fun and whimsical. It almost feels like a fairy tale at times. You can't help but cheer for Nick and his entire crew. I would love to hang out with all of them for a while and just talk. They have some fascinating conversations. I thought this was a really enjoyable book. It helped me gain some perspective on how I judge people and how I can do more to help others. I really look forward to reading more about Nick.

Galley provided for review.

Make sure to check out all of the stops on the tour! Thanks for stopping by!

1 comment:

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