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Mad God Walking

4.15  ·  Rating details ·  13 ratings  ·  6 reviews
A stranger on earth and a refugee from a twisted Sideways world, Damon slowly builds a life in Brooklyn with his only friends, Thom and Sarah. Learning how to live as a human does not come easy to the being from the Sideways. Memories of the Night Hotel where he grew up, and his guardians—Aunt and Uncle, still haunt him. Despite his bitter childhood, Damon is determined to ...more
Paperback, 259 pages
Published October 18th 2016 by City Owl Press
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Tanja ~ T's Book ~ KT Book Reviews
Unfortunately, this was a bit hard at holding my attention. The main character came off more juvenile than not. I found myself skim reading. I would however like to revisit this world. Something about it is sticking with me.
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3.5 Stars

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*I received an ecopy of this book via NetGalley. This has in no way influenced my review.*

I found a lot of things in this book to be intriguing and unique, but there were also a few things I didn't like quite as much, so it's time for some lists!

Things I Liked:

- I loved the concept of a paranormal creature from another realm living in the human realm, trying to
Nov 06, 2016 rated it liked it

I wanted to like Mad God Walking. I loved the book's description so my expectations were high. I was disappointed. It isn't that Mad God Walking is bad. Parts are very good. They are simply outnumbered by the parts best described as "meh". The story progresses slowly, with a lot of time spent on the small and inconsequential. Admittedly Damon is not exactly human, and he isn't supposed to see things the same way others do....The best way I can put it is that the characters behave far younger
Robyn Bennis
Feb 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'm not exaggerating when I say I loved every page of this. There was some delightful turn of phrase, or cool action, or witty/whacky dialogue, or all three of those on every page.

It reminded me of Neil Gaiman's adult fiction: weird and smart, with flowing prose that's almost lyrical. Damon, the protagonist, was raised in the Sideways, and so struggles to understand human mores and priorities. It's a delight to be inside Damon's head, seeing our world through his unique perspective.

If you're
Oct 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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After just having finished this book, the very first thing I must say is that Damon was one of the most unique characters I’ve read in a long time. His inhumanity was at times aggravating and touching, he wanted to be human sometimes so bad but his upbringing made him less than sympathetic towards others, and he was truly an interesting character. As he was such a good character, one of the other characters in the books suffered in comparison, namely his love interest, Susan. She was still ...more
Oct 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Mad God Walking, the first in a new urban fantasy series, is a great read. The story unfolds alternately in present day Brooklyn and in a very dark parallel reality known as the Sideways. Although there is a real sense of darkness behind the story, there is enough humor woven in to make the characters a bit quirky and very likable. This book has everything I look for in a new series: The plot is unpredictable, the characters are likable and original, the magic and world building are well ...more
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Connor Drexler is a graduate of the University of Iowa, a fine wine salesman, avid adventurer and a fiction writer by way of Brooklyn. When not running around the subways carrying a bag full of wine he can be found table top gaming, singing late night karaoke and on one occasion calling up cthulhuist curses on his computer for not writing his novel for him. Connor is currently working on the ...more