Monday, January 24, 2011

Divine Misfortune by A. Lee Martinez

You ever feel like you have no idea what to say about something?  Well, that's how I feel about Divine Misfortune by A Lee. Martinez.  This book was so...bland...that I've been trying for weeks to come up with something interesting to say about it.  Unfortunately for you, I honestly cant.  I suppose if you're looking for an easy, short read to get your mind off things, its not that bad, but the concept of all the gods ever imagined existing and all vying for your devotion and worship can create some really interesting concepts and in a way he does bring a few into play but in the end the gods are just whiny, petty brats, and the people are one dimensional and incapable of being independent.  The ending didn't really solve anything, the middle was incredibly slow, while the beginning sucked you in promising an interesting story from an interesting concept.  Whats really awful is that the book itself wasn't especially bad.  It was well written, and even clever at times but the author could have done so much more with this story.  I was expecting a flavor full bonanza when I picked this up but all I got instead was a rice cake.
-Nikki
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