“Hench by Natalie Zina Walscots
A book that defies classification; is it a superhero book? a love story? a book about work? I really enjoyed this strange novel. I’ll try to describe it.
It starts off as a book about a woman working at a temp agency. She is working at a special temp agency, one that specializes in working with villains. That’s right! In this world, there are superheroes, and villains. The villains need temps (henchmen) to do all sorts of things like, payroll, data entry, and more specialized jobs too.
“”…the idea that forcing anyone with powers to choose superheroism or be labeled a villain is deeply flawed.”"
Then the main character has a run-in with a hero and her life changes. Her opinion of superheroes changes too. She goes deeper into the hench world.
“To seek vengeance and power instead of cowering when the world punishes you. That’s what they think evil is, do they not?”
I was rooting for the villains throughout the whole book. This book is funny, sarcastic, and full of expletives. Vengeance is at the core of this book, but along the way heroes and villains fall in love, and relationships are made and broken.
“Anna, we’re the bad guys.” “That doesn’t mean we’re inconsiderate dicks.”
Rating: ★★★★★ Book #55 in my #ReadingChallenge2021 #Books #BookReview #NatalieZinaWalscots #superheroes #Fiction #Villains #comicbook",