Books: Divine Misfortune by A. Lee Martinez


Full of Humor, Gods, Love, Chaos, and Humanity I highly recommend Divine Misfortune by A. Lee Martinez for anyone who is looking for a light-hearted fantasy book to lift their spirits. I loved this book because it made me laugh, it made me think and it distracted me from the world for a couple days. As far as style, I would put Martinez in line with writers like Terry Pratchett, Christopher Moore and even Neil Gaiman to an extent. He writes in the modern day, with a fantasy twist, and has characters with real problems and fantasy solutions. At least, in this book.

From his website:

“Teri and Phil had never needed their own personal god. But when Phil is passed up for a promotion – again-it’s time to take matters into their own hands. And look online.

Choosing a god isn’t as simple as you would think. There are too many choices; and they often have very hefty prices for their eternal devotion: blood, money, sacrifices, and vows of chastity. But then they found Luka, raccoon god of prosperity. All he wants is a small cut of their good fortune.

Oh — and can he crash on their couch for a few days?

Throw in a heartbroken love goddess and an ancient deity bent on revenge and not even the gods can save Teri and Phil.”


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