23 May 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Whom God Would Destroy by Commander Pants

When I first got this book, I was excited to read it, but it fell by the wayside for a month or so. I picked it up when I was kind of bored of the usual stuff I read and looking for something different. After trying to slog through the first quarter of it, I put it down again. I did end up picking it back up over the course of the next few months, but it didn’t really start pulling me into the story until around the last quarter of the book. It was definitely different, but…

The story itself is fun, a little more than “out there” and a whole bunch of crazy (but the good kinda crazy). I loved the plot and I loved the “what in the heck is this author doing now” moments. If it hadn’t have had this, would have easily given up on it. This probably the single biggest “saving grace” for this book. The storyline is fantastic. Really, it’s great.

The problem is in the telling of the story, in my opinion. It’s slow moving. It’s bogged down. There are two many characters that don’t seem matter and just when I think I know that character, we’ve skipped over to something else that seems unrelated only to come back and I have to try to figure out who was who. I really think the book needs a good content editor. Someone to sift through it and bring out the best parts, reorganize the turn of events and keep it moving. As it is now, when it’s good, it’s really really very good. But when it bogs down and switches too quickly, it’s really really bad. It’s sad because this author can obviously write – and write very very well. It’s the editing that he’s sorely lacking.

Overall, I’d recommend this book if it had some serious content tweaking – to those who enjoy a lighthearted laugh and those of us with just a little bit of conspiracy theorists lurking under the surface (seriously, let’s talk about that moon landing) 😉

I vacillated between 2 and 3 stars on this one, but ultimately, I had problems following the story lines and, well, that’s the most important part.

Whom God Would Destroy by Commander Pants

Description:
It’s 1987, and “God” has returned to Earth to goof on humanity once more. Equipped with a new message and a bell that makes people happy, he opens up a new age store, ready to have some fun. Fortunately, things don’t turn out quite like He’d planned.

Whom God Would Destroy is a thought provoking novel about God, insanity, Big Macs, space aliens and the search for the Ultimate Orgasm…but mostly it’s about taking reality with a pillar of salt.

Whom God Would Destroy; it’s about God, Big Macs, insanity and the search for the Ultimate Orgasm!

Rating: ★★☆☆☆

Book count for 2011: 29

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