The Marvelous Effect 04.18.2007

The book The Marvelous Effect has been gaining some press lately. But no matter how much hype, I’m still wary when I hear things like:

What if Harry Potter was a black kid? That’s the question that author Troy CLE initially tried to answer when he created his character, Louis Proof.

There are some turns of phrases in the Amazon book description that I inherently distrust:

falls into a coma due to a virus of a mysterious, celestial origin

This story is a megadramatic, remarkably true, super action fantasy

I’m going to try and avoid making any final judgments until I actually flip through the pages. Who knows, it might be really good. But I’m not holding my breath. Color me skeptical.