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 find Luka, raccoon god of prosperity. All he wants is a small cut of their good fortune. Oh - and to crash on their couch for a few days.
Divine Misfortune is a story of gods and mortals - in worship, in love, and at parties.
©2010 A. Lee Martinez (P)2011 Audible, Inc.
"Wonderful... from start to finish." (sfsignal.com)
I love a good chaotic adventure with creativity, heart and lots of laughs.
A creative comedy about quarky gods and people.
The setting takes place in a strange modern-day world where gods and creatures from every myth exist alongside mankind. They have apartments, wear modern clothes, watch reruns on cable television and gain followers through Internet advertising.
The characters we follow in this funny world are Teri and Phil at a time when they finally decide that to gain a little god power in their corner might help smooth out some rough patches on the road to success. Unfortunately, when they sign up with Luca, the raccoon faced god of prosperity, things are not nearly as simple as they were hoping. Soon, Luka, also known as Lucky to all his friends, is dragging all sorts of strange baggage of his own into their lives. Laugh as Teri and Phil learn to put up with their divine but manipulative new roommate and all the chaos, both good, bad and just plain strange, he brings with him.
Full of funny laugh-out-loud moments, "Divine Misfortune" is recommended to those who might find a satire involving a human outlook on old pantheons of Gods interesting and humorous.
This book was cute and funny. The narrator did a great job with the different voices, and it was a fast, fun read. There were gods in this book that I'd never heard of.
I chose Divine Misfortune because I wanted something bizarre that would make me laugh. I got what I was looking for.
Teri and Phil decide to give in to social trend and get themselves a god, because it seemed it was the only way to get anywhere in the world. Everywhere around them, people were using gods to prevent accidents , get promotions, ect.
Naturally, they think a god of luck will be a good choice.
But Luca's help comes with all kinds of unanticipated costs, and they continuously get more bizarre.
Divine Misfortune is great for a lighthearted, quick and irreverant read.
I loved the snark and humor throughout.
Quick, the God on the couch, is my favorite supporting character and his limited interaction always made me laugh.
This is my second listen to an Alex Lee Martinez book. I already downloaded my third.
I've read most of A. Lee Martinez's available works and I can't help but love them. They are funny, satirical, witty, and even insightful at times. Divine Misfortune is a great read with fantastic twists and turns. Once you finish this one, I suggest either A Nameless Witch or Helen and Troy's epic road trip. Both will have you laughing at one point or another.
I have not read the print version, but I had fun listening to this and would recommend it to many people I know.
Lucky had a lot of nuance that made me laugh out loud at times, but I would have to say their interrupting a dream was fun to imagine.
Yes! Once I started, it was a hard novel to pause.
The story and topic seems pretty interesting and unique. But the narrator delivers the story with the same voice for all characters. That and his annoyingly loud breathing between every other word made it impossible for me to make it very far from the beginning.
Who'd a thunk? Funniest, well, ONE of the funniest books I've had in a long time. A most enlightening and entertaining author. I'm setting up an altar to A. Lee Martinez in an out-of-the way corner of my home. Hey, couldn't hurt..
The voice performance was perfect.
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