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.
The style is definitely Chuck Wendig. If you are familiar with him, this book won't disappoint. If you aren't familiar with him, imagine the authorial chimera made from comic styling's of Denis Leary, a writing style reminiscent of Hunter Thompson, and the literary knowledge of Joseph Campbell.
All in all, I highly recommend this book. Go get it and read it, now!