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The Unlikely Heroics of Sam Holloway

A superhero story with a big heart
352 pages
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Cover TextThis is no ordinary love story and Sam is no typical hero...but he is a hero.
Charming, quirky, and absolutely bursting with heart, this is the perfect book club read for fans ofThe Rosie Project, A Man Called Ove, and Eleanor Oliphant.
Sam Holloway has survived the worst that life can throw at you. But he's not really living. His meticulous routines keep everything nice and safe - with just one exception...
Three nights a week, Sam dons his superhero costume and patrols the streets. It makes him feel invincible - but his unlikely heroics are getting him into some sticky, and increasingly dangerous, situations.
Then a girl comes into his life, and his ordered world is thrown into chaos ... and now Sam needs to decide whether he can be brave enough to finally take off the mask.
Both hilarious and heart-warming, this is a story about love, loneliness, grief, and the life-changing power of kindness.
Find out what readers are saying about Sam Holloway:
'A hilarious, laugh-out-loud story which also manages to be deadly serious, proving that it takes incredible courage to overcome the pain of grief. It will cut you to the heart and remind you of what's most important in life. Read this book - I can't recommend it highly enough' Created To Read book blog
'Sweet, funny, sad and ultimately uplifting, this is a really charming and enjoyable read, with a great character in Sam' NetGalley reviewer
'Highly recommend this book. Emotional and inspirational with a dash of action and romance' Goodreads reader
'What a cracking read. Thoroughly enjoyed reading it and empathized with all the characters. An easy, comfortable read, perfect with a pot of tea and tin of biscuits. Loved it' NetGalley reviewer
'A lovely, feel-good book, definitely worth reading' Goodreads reader
'Brilliant book, well written and gripping from page one' Goodreads reader
Additional textBe aware... this book will own your heart! It's a funny yet touching human voyage of discovery with an unlikely hero... You'll be cheering him on!
Product TypePaperback
FormatB-format paperback
Publishing year2018
Publishing date15/08/2018
Pages352 pages
SizeWidth 128 mm, Height 198 mm, Thickness 23 mm
Weight246 g
Article no.32456439


PrefaceA laugh-out-loud feelgood novel about an unlikely hero and the woman who saves him.
CritiquePossibly the best book about a geek written for geeks ever written. Sam is one of us. By the time Sam's adventures have come to an end, your heart will have broken - but then it will swell with joy. This book is bloody lovely. Read it. SFX Magazine


Thomas, Rhys
Rhys Thomas lives in Cardiff with his partner, fellow writer Amy Lloyd, as well as three cats - Aniseed, Henry VIII and Sheldon Tillikum Cooper. THE UNLIKELY HEROICS OF SAM HOLLOWAY is his third novel.