Blog Tour: The Atheist's Prayer by @amyrbiddle - #bookreview
Dark Comedy / Contemporary
Date Published: February 28, 2014
After a solar eclipse, nineteen people were found dead in a remote area of the California National Forest. They were lying in a circle, holding hands and wearing plastic fairy wings. Years later, on the other side of the country, no one in the southern city of Jefferson is concerned about fairies or fairy-worshiping suicide cults. Except for Candy. She might not have proof, but she’s damn sure it’s going to happen again. The problem is, Candy is a coke-dealing stripper and the only person who will listen to her is an alcoholic mall Santa named Hank, who’s only listening because, well…she’s hot. There are seven days until the next eclipse.
In the mood for something with a little more depth but without the emotional breakdown? This was such a great novel to read about something more serious with a comedic twist.
The way Amy Biddle is able to bring each character and their religious views or lack there of to life and not point fingers or throw stones was so perfectly done. I found myself laughing out loud at so many times. As a mother, I particularly loved the views on the thoughts of children.
I really enjoyed this!
Born and raised in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, Amy now spends half of her life at sea and the other half wherever the hell she pleases. An avid traveler and dangerous daydreamer, she is most at home when surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains or the great blue sea. In her spare time, Amy co-runs Underground Book Reviews, a website dedicated to finding and reviewing quality, independent novels. Her short fiction and poetry has been published by a smattering of online publications including Every Day Fiction and Revolt Daily.