My rating: 5 of 5 stars
With just under 500 pages, this book is a helluva lot longer than anything I’ve read recently, but the description looked promising so I gave it a shot. The basic structure is built like most books I’ve read, but that’s the only thing typical about it. “May I read your shirt in braille, Miss?” Gems like this one pop up throughout the book, and even at the end where many authors lose steam, Mr. Munz carries his humor all the way through. It’s definitely not a quick read, but each chapter offers great amusement on its own, and within the larger context of the story. The end of each chapter left me with a chuckle every time, and the introduction into the next did the same. Often, I’d read the next chapter’s intro just because, even when I knew I’d (sadly) have to put it down until my next reading opportunity. Well edited and with a great cover, Zeus is Dead clearly falls under the category of professionally produced e-books, this author is the real deal. Throughout the book the author is a visible narrator, but he does so in such a way that that in itself is also funny. The characters, though numerous, were easy to keep track of as individuals because the author treated them as such. Each character has clearly defined traits displayed throughout the text. With a humorous book like this, (imo) the author ran the risk of those characters becoming caricatures, but he deftly avoided gross exaggeration for the sake of effect, relying instead on his character development skills to bring them to life. I intend to read more from Michael G. Munz.
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