Before I drop into my review, I should note I don't normally read horror.
"If that's true, why did you read A God in the Shed?"
Because the idea of accidentally trapping a god in your backyard shed is awesome, and because I loved JF Dubeau's previous book, the sci-fi The Life Engineered.
The good news, despite straying from my usual genre, is I enjoyed AGITS and plan to read its sequel when it comes out. This is a dark supernatural thriller with a high (and gruesome) death count, but that's what happens when dealing with a god of death and hate. Dubeau has hit on a brilliant concept in this book and he executes the premise well. The story moves smoothly from revelation to revelation and the complex web of interrelated characters and plot points converge.
PS: If you do plan to pick up this book, I recommend getting yourself a physical copy. Inkshares have done an amazing job with the design and production of this — the cover looks great, and the pages are rough-cut, giving the book a glorious on-theme feel.
PPS: I won't be booking a ticket to Saint-Ferdinand any time soon.
You can buy AGITS from:
- Book Depository.
- Your favourite local bookstore.