Mythfits - A short story collection by Heidi Goody and Iain Grant
This is my first experience with this talented twosome, but I think perhaps,not my last!
Fun Fun Fun!
The stories herein are a delight! They are wickedly funny, slyly subversive and very very clever! I am loathe to give away their secrets, because I want readers to discover them for themselves, but suffice to say I am very pleased to have made the acquaintance of Jeremy Clovenhoof and his motley band of flat mates.
This is an exceptionally witty and Well crafted collection. I chuckled often and smiled wryly at the clever inversion of some of our most enduring mythical creatures and religious icons;in the deft hands of Heide and Iain, a veritable powerhouse of a team it would seem!
One of my favourites is that of the squabbling Archangels all meeting for a crafty pre -Christmas reunion , all learning a thing or two about the reality of Human hearts. The angel of death praying that folk might pass away via the colourful means of cracker "choke hazards" is indicative of the darkly comic minds at work here.
The Non-Specific Prayer Assessment Unit is a thing of genius. There are some wonderfully knowing swipes at a number of religions here both ancient and established Christian figures. The placing of them in modern settings, within the mundane roles and popular culture of today just adds to their comic appeal.
With such arresting cover and an obvious joyful glee apparent in the creation of each of these exuberant tales, I have no compunction in suggesting them to anyone looking for an amusing
diversion this autumn!