Starter Villain, by John Scalzi Synopsis: A failing everyman inherits a black ops R&D company from an estranged uncle, fumbles around a lot while failing businessmen try to scam him and assassinate him for a few weeks, then retires. Book Review: Alright, I got a few bones to pick here. Mainly in expectations. First, the cover is deceptive. I was expecting an actual EVIL CAT. Our protagonist is a 30-year-old loser named Charlie. I would have much preferred to read about an evil cat, or a talking cat, or even just a super-smart cat. If you’re going to put a cat in a business suit and have the text under it read “Starter Villain” I am gonna say it’s fair to blame you for this failure to deliver on promises!
Well, that's disappointing. I was pretty pumped for this based on the blurb when I first heard about it back in April.
I was hoping it would scratch that itch I have from the very enjoyable Hench by Natalie Zina Walschots I read back in 2020.