The Fictional Man by Al Ewing

The Fictional Man

Al Ewing

320 pages first pub 2013 (editions)

fiction science fiction speculative fiction adventurous challenging medium-paced


Funny, whipsmart, profound and moving, The Fictional Man is a worthy successor to Ballard or Dick by best-selling comics icon Al Ewing (Immortal Hulk) "What's it like, not being real?" In LA, where today's star is tomorrow's busboy, discarded "F...

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Community Reviews Summary of 50 reviews


reflective 70%
dark 60%
challenging 40%
funny 40%
lighthearted 20%
mysterious 20%
tense 20%
adventurous 10%
emotional 10%
hopeful 10%
inspiring 10%
sad 10%


medium 90%
fast 10%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 62% | A mix: 37%

Strong character development?

Yes: 77% | It's complicated: 11% | No: 11%

Loveable characters?

No: 50% | It's complicated: 30% | Yes: 20%

Diverse cast of characters?

It's complicated: 44% | No: 33% | Yes: 22%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 100%

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