Title: The Secret Life of Copernicus H. Stringfellow
Author: Lorin K. Barber
Publisher: Sweetwater Books
Publishing Date: March 13th 2012
Genre: Sci/Fiction , Humorous
Series: Stand Alone
Copernicus H. Stringfellow, a.k.a. Nick, is not your run-of-the-mill genius. His mind is so powerful it can stop a speeding automobile or stem internal bleeding. As Nick goes about quietly doing good, he discovers that his powers are greatly enhanced by the nutrients present in Twinkies. Follow Nick on his amazing adventures in this humorous and exciting action-packed book for all ages.
This was a very fun, laugh out loud, warm hearted book. I enjoyed this book immensely. I was expecting a little more action and super hero moments from the summary but really the book didn’t need them. What this book did have was enough for me.
The story is about a man who is a multi billionaire, Twinkie eating, gentle hearted, genius. Sounds interesting right? Copernicus H. Stringellow is able to do things with his mind that any other human would only dream of doing. He can move objects, forces, and energy with his mind. He has loads of money and multiple doctorates but he decides to work in a hospital as a nurse. Why? Well that’s simple, to help people. This is what the story is about, a great guy helping people in need with a little bit of action, lots of humor, and some occasional tears.
Copernicus (Nick) has had a really bad start to life but he decided, with the help of others that loved him, to use his special talents for good. He is a wonderful character and I was drawn to immediately. His conversations are a little awkward, and he is a little bit nosey, and he tends to make his own rules, but that’s okay because he is all about making things right and giving people the life they deserve. I fell for Nick as he greatly entertained me and inspired me.
The story focus on Nick and the relationships he builds throughout the book but there is another story that interweaves and connects with Nick in the end. It’s a great book and it was a real page turner for me. I found myself wanting to follow Nick’s life more and more.