Although this is a Comics Appreciation Blog, I am now appreciating a novel based on a TV series based on a comic book series. But all is one.
Even a novel about Clark Kent can reflect our common experience of life. Lana Lang thinks:
"Funny how the past has a habit of slipping through your fingers. And the harder you try to hold onto it, the faster it slips away." (1)
That connects this book with any other novel whose characters reflect on their experience.
We are in a different age but Clark is still growing up, as ever.
(1) Smallville Omnibus 1 (New York, 2006), p. 260.