I came across this book while browsing Locus Online this morning. The name of the book is called It’s Superman: A Novel by Tom DeHaven. Being a Superman fan, I couldn’t resist. The great thing about this book is that it is not any kind of media tie-in. It’s not a Smallville book or anything like that. I’ve never liked media tie-ins. It’s just some authors attempt at retelling the tale of Clark Kent’s younger days in his own way. I should be getting it Wednesday and I look forward to reading it.
Incidentally, I noticed something new on Amazon when I looked at this book. For newer books, it looks like they have a new feature, which they call “Text Stats”. Among other things, this gives the actual word count of the book, which means I can cull this information programmatically into my reading list in some cases, rather than have to calculate it manually as I have done over the last 10 years. (See text stats for It’s Superman).