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)
Very quirky, but a lot of fun. Interesting concept, executed well. No I'll need to check out his other books.
This one is worth it if you like your gods to behave badly. Martinez scores once again.
Very funny urban fantasy in which choosing a religion is done like online dating, and the pantheon of gods are revealed to be just as imperfect, petty, and unique as humans. Fans of fiction like John Scalzi or Tim Robbins' work will enjoy this irreverent romp of a story.
This was the first book I've read by A. Lee Martinez - and I was hooked. It was funny (right up there with Tom Holt), irreverent, and a fast fun ride. Other books by this author had higher reviews, but this one just caught my interest. And I'm glad I started with it because I enjoyed it so much I went straight to his highest rated book (Gil's All Fright Diner) next and was very disappointed in comparison, and may not have given the author another chance had I read Diner first. But because of Divine Misfortune I'm willing to try a third.
This book was very funny and shows Martinez to have a stupendous grasp of theology in general and the ability to make a chaotic story make sense
i love storys about magic with adult humor in the storys like Piers Anthony and Orson Scott Card i also like some sci-fi storys. The storys i like best is : On a Pale Horse, The Lost Gate, Ender's Game, Split Infinity. i do not like short storys.
im starting to be a A. Lee Martinez Fan.
so far every book iv tryed i like.
all are fun and Funny.
if you like any of his books then you may like all of them like me.
It was a clever idea; very clever in fact. It stayed shallow, though, and I don't know how that could have been changed.
I like Martinez's writing generally. It often takes a time to settle in to the story but in the end it pays off; at first a relationship with the characters can be slow to develop. But this one is too little too late.
I'm up to 6 hours and am disinclined to continue.
This time round Martinez has failed to make the story paced well enough to keep going; as a result I don't care enough about the characters to finish.
Some good writing, but too disjointed for too long to develop the theme quickly enough to persevere.
Fred Berman's reading is very good. In this case it it the writing that lets us down.
I've read many of Martinez's books, and this was by far the least interesting. A reader with an annoying voice only made it worse.
If you like humorous SF/Fantasy, try some of his other works.
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