Wednesday, April 20, 2011

The Plain Man

I have just finished reading "The Plain Man", by Steve Englehart. It's the 3rd volume in his "Max August" series, following "The Point Man" (first published in 1980) and "The Long Man" (published last year). Steve, for those who don't know, was the writer of "Captain America", "The Avengers", "Doctor Strange", and "Master of Kung Fu" for Marvel Comics and "Batman" and "Justice League of America" for DC, back in the 70's. I'm attaching a blurb Steve asked me to write for "The Plain Man". I don't know if he's going to use it, but here's your chance to read it. (and read his books).

This is a worthy successor to the first Max August books. Steve Englehart has create a series of rip-roaring,  page turning, pulp tomes that function as teaching tools about the current state of incipient fascism in American politics and the uses of the imagination and the occult therein.
Think “Carolyn Casey meets Jeff Sharlet”. Think “J.K. Rowling meets Ian Flemming”. What if the hippy radicals really COULD have levitated the Pentagon during the 1968 ritual exorcism, and the Pentagon fought back with warlocks of their own? This is radical, impassioned, intelligent, fun stuff. Become an Alchemist! Read Max August!

1 comment:

K-Nova said...

Huh. Never heard of this. I'm intrigued!

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