Thursday, April 24, 2014

Reading Now: Clowns, Gods & Risk Managers

I never have just one book in my currently reading pile. Apart from Stink and the Shark Sleepover that I'm reading with the kiddos, I have three books I'm relishing this week. It's quite the motley crew with clowns and the stuff of nightmares, gods and comedians, and a risk manager dealing with a monster.

NIGHT TERRORS by Tim Waggoner

I vacillate between "Oh god, clowns!" and "this world is pretty interesting." We have a secret organization that fights nightmares brought to life using humans and their own personal nightmare (i.e. clowns). I have to say I instantly identified with our heroine, which helps with the whole coulrophobia aspect.

Out May 27  Amazon | B&N | Indiebound

LAST GOD STANDING by Michael Boatman

God has quit his whole "god-gig" and is living as a human and stand-up comic. This leaves a bit of a power vacuum, of course, and will likely doom the world. I usually like books that deal with various pantheons and generally muck around with mythology, so I'm digging this story.

Amazon | B&N | Kobo | Indiebound

TWO SERPENTS RISE by Max Gladstone

I adored book 1, Three Parts Dead, with it's mix of gods, magic and courtroom procedural, so I was really looking forward to book 2. Set in the same world, but with different characters, this one follows a gambler and risk manager as he deals with a monster and an at-risk water supply. Of course, things are only going to get worse and riskier. I really like the integration of our modern professions in this mystical world.

Amazon | B&N | Kobo | Indiebound

If you haven't tried THREE PARTS DEAD, it's $2.99 on  AmazonKobo 

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