#835 The Demon Barker of Wheat Street by Kevin Hearne

The Demon Barker of Wheat Street by Kevin HearneThe Demon Barker of Wheat Street by Kevin Hearne

So there’s a guy who is a druid. He goes to this strange carnival, with a couple of other people. A bunch of weird stuff starts happening. Someone is killing someone. A bunch of strange portals, that are actually gooey orifices show up. There’s some sword swinging and some other stuff happens.

What I liked

Um…

What I didn’t like

I’ll be honest with you, I read this; I have no idea what it’s about. Well, I know it’s about a druid and a bunch of gross portal things, that are actually orifices. There’s lots of talk about squishy stuff. It’s gross. I was not entertained.

Overall

If you like weird gooey stuff, read this, otherwise, don’t.

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If you’ve read this, what is it about?

If a story has gross stuff in it, does it turn you off of the story?

#830 Recession of the Divine by Hillary Jacques

Recession of the Divine by Hillary Jacques Recession of the Divine by Hillary Jacques

There’s been a fire at the carnival. No one was hurt, but there’s still an investigation. Olivia has been sent to investigate the fire, but she’s no normal person. She actually was a titan, Mnemosyne, in fact. As she investigates more, she finds out that some of these things weren’t accidents. Someone wants to use Olivia and her powers. There’s a bet going on. The person who gets Olivia to go back to her divine ways wins. Will it happen?

What I liked

The idea of gods living every day lives is an intriguing concept. It reminds me of the book Gods Behaving Badly, just a little.

What I didn’t like

I’ve liked most of the Carniepunk stories, but this one isn’t one of my favorites. I felt that there should have been more to the story.

Overall

Maybe someone you know is a Greek god or goddess in hiding.

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If you were divine, would you want to blend in among normal humans?

What do you think about the concept of the divine walking the Earth?