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Holy Water by James P. Othmer
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Aug 12, 2013

really liked it
Read from July 19 to August 11, 2013

I absolutely loved James Othmer's first novel, The Futurist, so I was really looking forward to Holy Water. It didn't disappoint, although it's not as good as The Futurist in my opinion.

Holy Water still includes Othmer's wit and cultural references. It's a thoroughly modern tale of an American male in mid-life crisis mode, with a fun "consumerism" spin and a great story of what my son calls "Capitalism with a Face" as the story revolves around a company doing the socially conscious thing strictly to make itself look good. Hell, even the protagonist, who it's hard to feel sorry for, comes up with the idea to help the people of a poor Asian country simply to bed a beautiful local woman. Surprise -- it all comes crashing down!

Othmer is my kind of writer and I hope he continues to write novels. One of the fun aspects of this book was he occasionally would include references to the music his protagonist was listening to or thinking about and his musical taste is similar to mine. Not too many novelists bring up The National in their stories!

I recommend this novel along with The Futurist.

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