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Arthur Fenn is an ordinary young professor with an esoteric specialty, Comparative Mythology. He is in financial trouble and suddenly finds himself in possession of a magical spell that allows him access to the realm of the gods. He may be a professor, but he's got no common sense--so when he goes there, he makes the mistake of inviting a con-man god and his companions bac ...more
ebook, 240 pages
Published January 1st 2000 by Tor Books (first published 1998)
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Ана Хелс
За Шекли, наред със Зелазни, Азимов и може би Хърбърт, си е донякъде светотатство да се каже дори една лоша дума за качество, идеи или изпълнение на нещата им във фентъзийните или фантастичните дебри, или в зоната някъде между жанровете. Аз може би неочаквано няма да се цепя от клакьорския колектив и ще вдигна малко флагче за това колко наистина добър за четене е Шекли, въпреки минималистичното ми разочарование от приказките на Аззи, породено естествено от тъповато уголемените ми торби , кошници ...more
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OBJECTIVE RATING (my best stab at looking at the book's merits, regardless of whether or not I enjoyed it all that much): 3

PERSONAL RATING (how much the book "worked" for me personally): 4
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