Diana's life was in a rut - she hated her job, she was perpetually single, and she needed a place to live. But then the perfect apartment came along. It seemed too good to be true - because it was. As it turns out, the apartment was already inhabited - by monsters.
Vom the Hungering was the first to greet Diana and to warn her that his sole purpose in life was to eat everything in his path. This poses a problem for Diana since she's in his path...and is forbidden from ever leaving the apartment. It turns out though that there are older and more ancient monstrous entities afoot - ones who want to devour the moon and destroy the world as we know it. Can Diana, Vom, and the other horrors stop this from happening? Maybe if they can get Vom to stop eating everything...and everyone.
©2011 A. Lee Martinez (P)2011 Audible, Inc.
“Martinez excels at off-the-wall storytelling that perfectly suits this cheerful apocalyptic fantasy.” (Publishers Weekly)
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I kind of stumbled on Martinez's books. If you enjoy supernatural things, alternate universes and improbable situations read his series. The character Dana finds herself in usual situations and is able to overcome the obstacles.
She us not the woman who is told to stay in the car; rather she is the go to person to solve a problem She is not happy that where is has ended up does not follow the normal rules people live by, but she learns to play by the new ones. Of course she has this big heart and wants to make things right for all which is why she ends up in funny situations.
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Thoroughly enjoyed this very strange little book. If Douglas Adams had been dropping acid, I suspect he would have come up with something like this. The female narrator, Khristine Hvam, gives a delightful performance. This is my 3rd Martinez AudioBook, after "Divine Misfortune" and "Emperor Mollusk vs. the Sinister Brain." I've thoroughly enjoyed all three of these weird books but "Chasing the Moon" was decidedly the weirdest and, perhaps, the one I enjoyed most. I hope to find more Martinez on AudioBooks as soon as possible.
there were some great visuals but the story felt rushed and unfinished. I heard great potential but it was overall underwhelming.
Delightful take on existence, apocalypse, man's place in the universe, and even Lovecraftian horror. While it is more comedy then horror, Mr. Martinez does have a suitably dark turn right before the finale to remind the reader that the creatures depicted within are quite awe inspiring and can be very nasty.
Ms. Hvam did a very good job with the reading. Good enough that I think I will try to track down some of her other work as well.
I've both read and listened to many of A Lee Martinez's books. They are all wonderful. Why can't they make movies or even animated films with stories like this? If you never read his work try this or "Divine Misfortune".
rk, kept me lisiting all night long, could not put it down
I can't think of any other word. This book was just stupid. It made no sense whatsoever. Save your money and buy almost anything else.
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