‘The Man of Leg­ends’ is an en­gag­ing novel

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - ENTERTAINMENT - BY JEFF AYERS

“The Man of Leg­ends’’ (47North), by Ken­neth John­son

Ken­neth John­son, who has worked on TV shows such as “The Six Mil­lion Dol­lar Man,’’ ‘’The In­cred­i­ble Hulk” and ‘’V,” adds to his reper­toire with the en­gag­ing novel ‘’The Man of Leg­ends.”

A 33-year-old named Will con­tem­plates his life and the var­i­ous choices he has made. He doesn’t age and can­not die, and in a sim­i­lar vein to For­rest Gump, Will has di­rectly in­ter­acted with key mo­ments in his­tory. Some­times his ac­tions prove to be ben­e­fi­cial to mankind, while at other times his at­tempt to do the right thing ends up be­ing a big mis­take down the road.

A re­porter sees pho­to­graphic ev­i­dence of the same man next to key U.S. fig­ures of the past, and al­though the pic­tures span sev­eral decades, the man in all of them ap­pears not to have aged. Toss in an old woman who loved Will decades ear­lier and a rep­re­sen­ta­tive from the Vatican who wants to elim­i­nate Will at all costs and you have the mak­ings for a mas­sive col­li­sion when all of these peo­ple — and more — meet.

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