Culture Man, Guy Cook

Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Space Opera

Rob’s “Year of Culture” gave him purpose last year: to perform and blog about a cultural activity each week. This year he’s at a loss until a mix-up at his ex-girlfriend Marianne’s laboratory leads to limited superpowers. He resolves to win the local tennis tournament, the Hampshire Cup. His best friend, Paul, and his physio, Kate—who can’t resist a superhero on the books—help him. Meanwhile, a supervillain stalks Winchester stealing cultural artefacts—all of which, oddly, have featured in Rob’s blog. Nicknamed the Velvet Vandal by the local press, the crimes become more ambitious and Rob is drawn in.

Soon he, Paul, Kate and Marianne are entangled in a summer of mystery and adventure. Who is the Velvet Vandal? What role does Marianne’s sinister professor play? And can Rob’s powers lead him to discover his true calling? Amongst the rooftop battles, daring raids on an Oxford laboratory, hopes of romance, an escaped anteater, and the morally dubious attempt to win the Hampshire Cup, a thrilling climax approaches.

Culture Man is one of the most brilliant fantasy/adventure novels that I have ever had the pleasure of reading. Culture Man is a novel that is guaranteed to shock as well as thrill and excite its readers with the story’s action-packed moments and compelling moments that will stick in readers minds for a long time. Culture Man is a story that captivated me from the premise alone; I adore adventure novels, so it is no surprise that I loved Culture Man. Culture Man is a book I am obsessed with so already I am going to recommend this bewitching novel to you lovely readers but if you need more convincing then continue to read to find out more about this incredible book!

Culture Man is a superb novel that will take its readers on a journey of adventure and action and what the reader encounters along the way is truly shocking as well as thrilling! The reader will be introduced to the protagonist of the novel, Rob. Rob’s life recently found purpose thanks to his mission to ‘perform and blog about a cultural activity each week,’ and this served him purpose as well as provided much entertainment. However, after his ‘year of culture,’ he struggles and finds his days lackluster, and when he becomes involved in an accident at a laboratory (his ex-girlfriends!) he is soon gifted with superpowers, and well, now his adventure begins.

The reader will follow Rob as he, along with his friends Paul and Kate and his ex-girlfriend Marianne, become entangled in a plot of mystery and suspense. This is thanks to a supervillain who is stealing cultural artifacts. Artifacts which Rob has also blogged about which in turn, makes it personal. The reader will follow the four main characters as they try to find out who the supervillain is and stop him and this book lovers is the premise of the sensational Culture Man!

The story of Culture Man captivated me from the first page thanks to the books sharp literature and strong opening. The reader thanks to the exceptional author Guy Cook will be thrust into the action early on thanks to Cook’s fast-paced narrative. The fast-paced tale combined with the extraordinary story had me in a frenzy and turning the pages with haste, and when a reader does this, then they know that the book is excellent and worthy of a recommendation!

Guy Cook is not only a phenomenal writer for his flawless ability to capture his reader’s attention, but he is also a great writer for his descriptive powers and characterization of characters which will hook his readers. The premise of Culture Man is exceptional, original and unlike anything I have read before. Cook has accomplished the near impossible, Cook has managed to write an entertaining, bewitching and flawless story that will perfectly unfold in readers minds like a movie and now that I think about it, why is this book not a movie already!

Guy Cook is a phenomenal writer who knows how to grasp his reader’s attention from the first page. Cook instead of writing long, drawn-out builds up which are commonly found in fantasy novels, decides to ditch this approach and thrust his reader into the heart of the story straight away so that the reader is instantly captivated and immersed. I personally love this approach, what is the point of having a long build-up with little excitement? This is only necessary if the author in question can’t develop the characters in the story quickly, but with Cook, the reader will not encounter this issue because Cook instantly develops his characters and makes the reader invest in not only them but also their journey.

Overall Culture Man is a sensational, thrilling as well as fantastic story that will provoke your thoughts as well as entertain you and so I have no choice but to award this stellar read five stars. If you are a reader who loves fantasy novels and adventure, then this book is for you so do not miss out on the chance of reading it!

Thank you so much for reading book lovers! I appreciate it so much, I love discussing wonderful books with all of you so please comment below and let me know your thoughts on Culture Man. Do you see yourself reading this book? Do you love the genre? Please let me know your brilliant thoughts below and I will be sure to comment back. Thank you so much again for reading!

Goodbye for now book lovers,

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Well, I feel honoured by this review. The style is unusual and highly enthusiastic, and I don’t think I’ll get another quite like this. Thanks very much, Aimee Ann! The book grew out of something I did: a “Year of Culture”, set in Winchester, which was a New Year’s resolution to do something cultural every week. I went to galleries, museums, old castles, Cathedral bell towers, Status Quo concerts and more. I wanted to write a book about a flawed superhero (but without too many superpowers), and one day the idea hit me to combine it with the Year of… Read more »

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