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The Neon God: A Novel

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In the suffocating bosom of August, Dionysus arrives in New Orleans. For too long, the Greek God of Revelry and Wine has endured the incessant bickering atop Mt. Olympus, and so he descends to be with the mortals and indulge himself in the city's reputed decadence and vice. When Dionysus is parched and aching for even a drop of the vine, he mistakenly stumbles into a ...more
Paperback, 286 pages
Published June 7th 2019 by BookBaby
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Aubrey Jones
Jan 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The Neon God brings forth a story that, like its cover, is simultaneously dark and colorfully vivid. The Greek God of the Vine, Dionysus, arrives in the city of New Orleans where he meets law student Zibby Dufossat. While each finds the other fascinating, this tale is hardly a love story, and the paths of the two characters quickly diverge.

Dionysus meanders into the heart of New Orleans, immersing himself in wine and debauchery, creating a following of worshipers everywhere he goes. Zibby,
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Dan Kalin
Jul 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Neon God: A Novel is first and foremost a story about New Orleans. While it could be argued New Orleans is merely the backdrop, I'd say no other city could support what happens within this story. Dionysius the God of Revelry and Wine, or Dio for short, has relocated to New Orleans seeking a more relaxing locale than Mt. Olympus where he is always under the baleful (and dangerous) gaze of his mother-in-law Hera. He soon learns not to address the locals as "Nubians" and not finding the party ...more
nines
Aug 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Neon God brings forth a story that, like its cover, is simultaneously dark and colorfully vivid. The Greek God of the Vine, Dionysus, arrives in the city of New Orleans where he meets law student Zibby Dufossat. While each finds the other fascinating, this tale is hardly a love story, and the paths of the two characters quickly diverge.

Dionysus meanders into the heart of New Orleans, immersing himself in wine and debauchery, creating a following of worshipers everywhere he goes. Zibby,
...more
Kerstin Vollbrecht
Sep 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Dionysus, the Greek God of wine, descents to the realm of mortals, specifically to New Orleans, where he meets Zibby Duffosat, law student with whom he seems to establish a particular connection. But as Dio himself is absorbed drinking and debauchery and Zibby in her studies, which makes them lose track of each other, macabre things begin to happen in the city, of which Zibby remains unaware, but which somehow involve Dio.
This is a fast paced read giving both the perspective of Dio and of
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B
Jul 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book. Zibby was an extremely likable character. She was competent, smart, and feisty. Her story alone without Dio could have been a stand alone story. The switch between Dio and Zibby was seamless and you didn't find yourself trying to remember where one left off and the other picked up. For a period of time I did find myself wondering how Dio fit into the story, but the ending while not entirely happy wrapped things up nicely.


It was an easy read and fairly entertaining.
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Geo
Nov 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This was a quick and enjoyable read. It includes a great deal of Greek mythology, which I'm a big fan of. The author does a great job with the characters and the plot, which becomes clearer as the reader gets closer to the end of the story. This book also made me want to take a trip to New Orleans. I highly recommend this book.
Carmen
Sep 08, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Out of the two perspectives/points of view, I preferred Zibby Dufossat's - I really enjoyed reading about her college experience as well as just her general life experience. At times, Dionysus could come across as a bit self-absorbed.
I got a copy in exchange for an honest review.
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