Homemade dinner tonight that I didn’t have to cook! Hanging out with my extra family being nerdy and Mama T made us all dinner. I feel like a teenager again.
Okay, I love a good graphic novel but I am kind of fussy about them. I am not a really into super heroes, mostly because I don’t have the time or the energy to catch up on 50 years worth superhero history. But John, my brother from another mother, knows exactly what it is that I am into so when he put this in my hands, eyes sparkling, I knew I was in for something special. I don’t even know where to start, The art is stunning, it never misses a beat. I stopped several times to just take in what was on the page and appreciate the work that went into it. And the story was just as great. As a religion nerd I was fascinated by the premise “The narrative focuses on a group of people with superhuman powers known as “The Pantheon”. Each member of The Pantheon was at one point a normal person before being chosen to merge with the spirit of a deity. It is said that each cycle of The Pantheon will not live past two years from the start of the series, and that every 90 years the Pantheon is reincarnated” (Thank You Wikipedia)
I can’t wait to read the next book, I am truly jazzed! In the mean time John advised me that a TV show based on the book has been green lit by Universal TV. I am not sure how I feel about that but we shall see… in the mean time I give this book two divine thumbs up!!!
Can I just say how much I love Christopher Moore?! Gil and I pick 5his book up ages ago, he read it and I forgot we owned it. It was fantastic. Funny, thoughtful, irreverent which is what I want from a C.M book.
The story itself was complex enough to be interesting but not convoluted and hard to follow. The characters were rich and the imagery perfect, I can close my eyes and see everything in my minds eye.
I like books that make me laugh out loud and this book certainly qualified. It will be going back on the shelf for a reread.