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Metal Angel

3.31  ·  Rating Details  ·  42 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
A dissatisfied angel falls to Earth to pursue his long-held dream of becoming a heavy-metal rock ’n’ roll god

For Volos, heaven is a bore; the real action is in the world of mortals. So the restless celestial abandons the eternal realm, transforming himself into a beautiful, decadent example of the human male while keeping his wings intact, and sets out to become a rock sta
Paperback, 320 pages
Published April 1st 1994 by Roc (first published 1994)
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May 13, 2016 Trin rated it it was ok
This starts out enjoyably crackish, with the angel Volos falling to Earth and attempting to reinvent himself as a man (he accidentally forgets to omit the wings)—and not just any man, a rock star! Unsurprisingly, I enjoyed the bits I could imagine were a Castiel AU fic. But the ending gets seriously melodramatic. Meanwhile, Springer made me quite uncomfortable with her treatment of homosexuality in this book, which really surprised me coming from the author of the wonderful Larque on the Wing. A ...more
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Sep 07, 2013 Parallel Worlds rated it it was ok
Penguin, 1994

Intended Audience: Adult

Sexual content: Explicit

Ace/Genderqueer characters: ? (Angel/human)

Rating: PG-13/R for sex, violence, and language

Writing style: 2/5

Likable characters: 3/5

Plot/Concepts: 2/5

Volos was a lower angel, fed up with an eternity of singing praises and running errands for a distant father-god. One night he left it all behind, willing himself into existence so that he could pursue a life of rock n’ roll stardom in L.A. The only thing he didn’t imagine himself keeping
Jim DeMaiolo
Aug 15, 2016 Jim DeMaiolo rated it it was amazing
I cannot talk about this book enough. It was beautifully written and the story was intriguing and weird and wonderful.
Springer's writing is unique and special and I will always go out of my way to read her books.
Jan 26, 2008 Fyrdrakken rated it liked it
It is wingfic with a rock and roll flavor -- there to be fun, and it serves its purpose as popcorn lit.
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Oct 22, 2011 Shaunesay Eslanai rated it liked it
2nd read for Rocktober!
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Nancy Springer has passed the fifty-book milestone, having written that many novels for adults, young adults and children, in genres including mythic fantasy, contemporary fiction, magical realism, horror, and mystery -- although she did not realize she wrote mystery until she won the Edgar Allan Poe Award from the Mystery Writers of America two years in succession. DARK LIE
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