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Who Wouldn't Want Pet Monsters and to (kind of) Save the Earth?
on April 14, 2016
I found Divine Misfortune first and, while I was not totally entertained by it, was interested enough to try more of Mr. Martinez's work. In the company of Ogres left me flat, but I really liked Nameless Witch and Helen and Troy's Epic Road Quest and loved Monster - something quite new about that one.
Chasing the Moon, however, has something really special - the way Diana knows she is not quite sane anymore and wonders if that's ok, is extremely compelling. Her character's eagerness to understand little parts of the craziness of the alien universe she has come to inhabit even though she knows it may cost her what is left of her sanity is somehow wonderful. Oh, and I like her monsters and the way she kicks a$$. Anyway, Chasing the Moon and Emperor Mollusk versus The Sinister Brain are both very clever, even after several readings I still find more to enjoy. Now, I find myself, having read everything of Mr. Martinez that is available, waiting impatiently for more.
If, I can ask a favor Mr. Martinez? A sequel to Chasing the Moon might be very cool....... :)