Summary

Fifteen years after losing most of his family to a devastating, pudding-related tragedy, Simon Debovar has settled into a life of self-imposed exile from the stinking, selfish morass of humanity. Content that his daily highlights will include hazelnut coffee, a long bath, and the occasional jar of olives, his life is completely upturned by the discovery that his ornate living room carpet is the deciding factor in a bet between God and Satan.
When mysteriously well-timed carpet thieves deprive him of the crucial heirloom, Simon is forced to leave his hermit's existence behind for a world of angels, demons, witches, and immortals.
And then it gets complicated.
©2015 Justin Lee Anderson (P)2017 Tantor
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"I laughed, I cried, I bought a fireside rug!" (Ian Pattison, creator of Rab C Nesbitt)
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4 out of 5 stars
By Misspelt on 27-03-17

A Good Yarn

Although billed as a comedy I didn't laugh out loud. I think it true to say that it is a humour that youngsters might find more amusing. That aside it was witty, had a lot of novel aspects to it on the fantasy theme, ticked along at a good pace and I definitely wished to hear what happened to our hapless hero.
I haven't read (though this was audio!) any books (other than Neil Gaiman's) that throw such variety in. Well worth the indulgence of listening. The narration was great. Why not 5 stars? There are books out there that top this on every aspect but it all boils down to personal preference.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Peter Casebow on 16-03-17

Great story well read

Justin Anderson has created a wonderfully imaginative new world to explore and enjoy. Well read by Matthew Davies.

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2 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 13-05-17

not bad, but not great

This book is like Douglas Adams trying to wrote like Neil Gaiman. It was a decent book, but fell short in a lot of ways. Unfortunate, really, the potential was totally there.

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 11-04-17

Enjoyable and light hearted

A merry light reading, although a bit juvenile. some parts could have been written by a raunchy hormone fueled teenager. Very well performed

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