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   Cockroach vs. the Maiden, The, by Jagger Gravning  
  Novel, first publication in 2010
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      After years of struggling against the deadly and histrionic machinations of the criminally insane, the Cockroach, a man with a leather mask chin-strapped to his head, finally confronts destiny in the form of a seemingly ordinary youth who focuses all the rage of his failed life onto society - while finding himself graced with incredible powers.

    Though this novel capitalizes on the architecture of the superhero genre, it is not an homage to comic-book geekery, nor is it a -with-a-wink- condescension crafted for the knowing literati.

    Instead, like Shakespeare-s use of breezy romance poems and prosaic revenge thrillers for the plots of many of his most carefully wrought plays, and Tarantino-s idealization of the most compelling elements of B-movie extremes, CVM harnesses the dream-work of this American mythology and retrofits it to the highest degrees of sobriety and humanity

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