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About the Author

Chuck Wendig is a novelist, screenwriter and self-described 'penmonkey.' He sold his first story when he was 18. After working in the computer and role-playing game industries he began scripting TV and film projects, including a horror film script which won him a place at the prestigous Sundance Screenwriter Lab 2010. He has published a novel and novella with Abaddon Books, two novels with Angry Robot and has a forthcoming YA series with Amazon Publishing. He lives in the wilds of Pennsyltucky with a wonderful wife, son, and two very stupid dogs.
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Product Details

  • Series: Gods & Monsters
  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Abaddon; Original edition (May 7, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1781080968
  • ISBN-13: 978-1781080962
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 1 x 7.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,255,254 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Let me put it this way, I was in a car accident, we crashed into a river. The book was on the dashboard. The car flipped upside down into the river. Four hours later I was back in the river looking for this book that I had half finished. I was so sad that I couldn't find that I got online and bought the kindle edition. I would recommend this book to anyone with warped humor, love of religions and culture, love of vulgarity, gore and violence. This is one of my favorite books and I am excited for the additions and hope they are all soon coming.
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Cason's life has gone from bad to worse.

The Bad: Employed by a sex crazed god who keeps him around as a body guard and a wife and son who hate him.

The Worse: When his employer is killed and he is blamed for it and his own wife and son beat the crap out of him.

So is the life of one, Cason Cole...

In a world where the gods of many cultures are very real and walking Earth, Cason learns hard and fast what it takes to survive. A man with a family that he can't be part of, he begins piecing together the strange events of that night five years earlier that led him to being employed by a god and now on the run from several others. Along the way, he meets Tundu, cabbie and friend; Frank, esoteric bomb maker and burn victim; a few goddesses, gods, and a real frickin' unicorn.

All of this pieces together to form a story that is both light hearted and serious all at the same time, which is something I love about this book. Despite the gravity of Cason's situation, there is almost always something that can be chuckled at. Whether it is the irony of the situation, the dialogue exchanged, or just flat out comedy this book is a fun romp through the world of "Gods and Monsters."

Another enjoyment was seeing all the different gods mixing about. I really liked that he didn't just go for the big names, either. He pulled from all around the world, some I had to go look up. I do have to say that Coyote was probably my favorite despite is lack of screen time.

One part I was a bit disappointed in was the role of Alison, Cason's wife. She was a strong female character, but after the initial action concerning her, she seemed to fall off the map a bit only to resurface just before I forgot she was there.
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A solid, gripping story that delivers on many levels. Details? Sure thing.

First I will approach the setting, as this is a shared universe in which stories by many authors will likely be told. The gods have come to Earth and strapped on human flesh. The representatives of the world's myriad pantheons are having to deal with the ultimate in 'forced relocation'. There was a good spread of deities in this book that incorporates Greek, Native American, African and even ancient Sumerian mythos. I like how this is handled, with each god retaining elements of their original sphere of influence while still having to play at being human. There is a lot of potential here and I'm excited to see what will be done with it.

The main character in this tale is Cason Cole in the role of 'man struggling to reclaim his past'. He was well developed and I found that I was given just enough information about his past to keep me interested without getting bogged down in the details. The sections where dialogue fills in the exposition or backstory feel pretty organic and Cason's own thoughts are quite revealing in the more action-focused moments. That balance can be difficult to strike and I give Chuck kudos for it. Cason's family remain on the periphery of the story but they introduce us to two of my favorite characters so I can forgive their initial inaction. The primary villain's mannerisms were chilling and I think they'd be that way even without cosmic power at their fingertips. Well crafted characters all around, even in the smaller parts.

Anyone who has read a Chuck Wendig novel before will find a familiar voice waiting for them here.
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I love Wendig and I love urban fantasy about mythology and the people and creatures from it, so this was perfect. It was similar to American Gods by Gaiman and Gods Behaving Badly, or Coyote Blue by Christopher Moore. However, this turned up the @$$kicking levels to 10.

I liked the tone and style and fast pace, and the fact that the monsters and dieties were properly researched was great. The human story was a little blander than usual for Wendig but the characters were still good and active, intelligent agents.

It was over a little too quickly, but I think that speaks to how much I liked it. Admittedly it was less deep and melancholy than some other "god" books on my list, but that was not really a bad thing--there is a lot of action and the gods feel powerful for a change, which was really fun and cool.

All in all, it was a great read and perfect for a hot summer blockbuster type book, especially because I didn't have to turn my brain off. I recommend this one.
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