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Divine Misfortune by A. Lee Martinez
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Jun 28, 11

Read from June 21 to 26, 2011

This book was very different from any other that I've read...
It was quick and fun and fluffy in a good way. The basic story is that a married couple are shopping for a God- not in the sense of finding a religion- but literally internet shopping for a God. It's obviously a far-fetched fiction story written in another day and age and in it people can choose a god they want to follow. Each god has a specific area of expertise, so what's kind of strange is that let's say you picked a gardening god...I guess that's the only area in your life you'd get help with. This couple chooses a raccoon god of luck and prosperity. The way they pay tribute is to have him live with them and basically mooch off of them. Totally weird, hard to explain- but fun to read. The book has lots of twists and turns, battles with evil, love triangles, and more. A few things in the book didn't add up for me- some of it was soooo crazy and the "gods" were basically out of control all the time. Power and chaos I guess.
I will read more by this author because I did enjoy his writing style, sense of humor, and this book overall.
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