Are we all ready for a bit of a light hearted adventure involving ALL the gods, goddesses, deities and any other thing a person could worship? You are? Good 'cause I have just the book for you. It is Divine Misfortune by the always fabulous and wonderful A. Lee Martinez and it is just as good as his other ones. But first as always SPOILERS AHEAD!
deus ex machina (seriously that's what Lucky calls it) every thing gets sorted out in a fairly awesome manner.
American Gods...kind of like the author read it and then took it in a completely different direction (all my own personal opinion of course). The characters are fun and well rounded. Teri and Phil are your very typical suburban working pair, but they are not cliches, they each have their own personalities and in the end really love each other very much. The various gods/goddess featured in the book are great, a bit egotistical, a bit quirky, and a bit enamored with the mortals (not that they would admit that of course). The book has the right mix of world building, process, story line, character development, and a whole lot of humor. This book does something I love, which is takes a concept and explores it pretty completely, instead of giving us a bit in the beginning and then only popping it back in on occasion. This book took the concept and adeptly applied it through out the whole book. Obviously I very much enjoyed this book. It was easy to read, had an engaging story, and made me want to continue reading so yeah YAY! I give this book 8 out of 10 navigation charms and recommend it to anybody who wants a good read, some laughs and likes a bit of the divine with their morning coffee.
What deity would you choose as your patron? What is an acceptable tribute? Do you think their is a deity of reading and books?