The Orpheus Industry

By Jennie Kermode

Rating: 4 stars

In a world where the Greek gods are real and walk amongst us, it’s dangerous to be noticed. Musician Oscar gets noticed and has to figure out how to survive when he ends up having Persephone fall for him and working for Apollo’s record label.

This is a fun and sexy book. Oscar is an engaging protagonist and his constant craving for Irn Bru and chips n’ curry sauce keeps the story grounded, despite the casual presence of gods and monsters. Speaking of gods and monsters, it’s definitely handy to keep a Greek mythology (or at least Wikipedia) nearby as a reference as not all those mentioned are household names.

The casual approach to sexuality, (hetero- and homo-) is a nice, and a subtle suggestion on how things might have been different if the major monotheistic religions had never gained their grip on the world.

Book details

ISBN: 9781554041756
Publisher: Double Dragon Publishing
Year of publication: 2004

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