Item description for Angel on My Shoulder, Demon in My Ear by Kristina Marrick...
The old wives' tale says: every person has an angel on one shoulder and a demon on the other. I bloody well wish someone would have told me it was true. At the age of 32, I, Theodore Banner, was the most unlucky bloke I'd ever had the displeasure of coming across. I had a horrid job, a dirty wanker of a boss, and a pathetically shanty flat. Then, one random day, as it so often happens, I met the most charming chap and most beautiful woman I'd ever seen - and both wanted to befriend me And as if that weren't queer enough, it turned out that the man was my demon, and the woman was my angel. Bollocks, that was quite a bit to wrap my head around. But even that, I could handle. Then, they began to fight over me...
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Studio: Outskirts Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.5" Width: 5.5" Height: 0.57" Weight: 0.71 lbs.
Release Date Aug 14, 2008
Publisher Outskirts Press
ISBN 1432731815 ISBN13 9781432731816
Availability 122 units. Availability accurate as of May 24, 2017 02:43.
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Brilliant! Sep 29, 2008
Well my Mom and I both read this book within a few days, and let me tell you we couldn't put it down! I loved the character of Ted. I loved how honorable and valiant he was. At the same time, I totally could see him as a real person. Catia and Gorhen were hilarious together and their chemistry was undeniable. The book really made me think about free will and the consequences that can affect not only your own life, but the lives of others. It's a modern take on the battle of good versus evil. People that like theology will like this book. At the same time people that just want a good, funny read will like it as well. Angel On My Shoulder, Demon in My Ear is a great debut from a brand new author who I can foresee being around a long time to come.
I really enjoy the work of this new author! Sep 12, 2008
I was skeptical of this book at first. A brand new author, she's young...I wondered if it would be any good, or just some teeny-bopper fad. I was floored. This book was interesting and entertaining from beginning to end. All plot matter was funny and/or thought-provoking, but there were parts where I, as a reader, found myself wondering "what does this have to do with anything?" Never was the book dull or confusing, but as it began to unravel toward the end, every last little thing came into view, and fit in to the plot and the characters' lives as perfectly as puzzel pieces. Everything made sense, and the discoveries left you breathless and content. From about Interlude 29, you can't put the book down - the feeling of "I have to know what happens next" is too powerful. The end was wonderful: a mix of sadness and inspiration that left me feeling good. I really got to love Ted. I also enjoyed how worldly the book was; taking us to different places on the globe, and introducing us to many famous deceased individuals such as: William Shakespeare, Judas the Iscariot, Oscar Wilde, and Poker Alice, just to name a few. This young author is very creative and has so much promise. I hope she writes another book soon - I will definitely be reading it.
Bought on a whim -and LOVED it! Aug 29, 2008
I was interested in this book when I read the title. I thought, "Oh, what's this?" After reading the synopsis, I thought it was definitely worth checking out. I finished it in one day! I could not put this book down. The characters just popped off the page, and the dialogue was excellent. I could hear all the different voices when I read it, like the people were real and in the room with me. I liked Ted most of all, unsurprisingly, but Gorhen and Catia were fantastic as well, and a perfect match for each other. Their arguements were some of the highlights of the book. I loved the part where they were fighting about Ted, and he was right outside the door. He makes the comparison about how divorced parents act regarding their only child, and I know it's true, because I lived that. I loved this book, it was so real. I think it will give people something to believe in again.
A guy who doesn't like to read Aug 23, 2008
I hate reading. It's boring, but a friend told me to read this, so I started it. I finished it two days later. This book was really good. Ted's really funny, and there aren't any sappy slow-moving parts. Gorhen is awesome. What's not to like about a suave, charming guy who has the world at his fingertips, and knows just about everybody - living and dead? The fact that he's constantly surrounded by hot girls isn't bad, either. I envy Ted for the stuff that happened to him, especially getting to hang out with Mary and Bianca. The line about him letting "the cold water reach all the extermities of his body," I get that. It made me laugh in a lot of parts. I also liked how the author had the band members of Weezer as characters in her book. They were only there for one scene, but it was cool, cause they're my favorite band. I really liked this book, and I think anybody - even people who don't like to read - will get a kick out of it.
Best book I've read in months! Aug 22, 2008
I didn't know what to expect from this book, since this author is brand new, but I was floored! (And I read Kristina Marrick lives in Battle Creek - so she's probably 35 miles away from me!) Ted is my new hero! I fell in love with him by the second chapter. (Actually "Interlude." I think it's so cool that she calls them Interludes - it makes her book different.) Anyway, this book went really fast. Too fast! There should be a part 2! I loved the scene in Las Vegas most of all, I had to do research on "Poker" Alice for a history class, and there she was, in Las Vegas waiting for Ted! And just as vulgar and out-spoken as she supposedly was in real life. I was psyched when I saw that the author included her. Catia, the angel, is so cool - she's always calm and respectful, putting what's "right" before everything else. She so soft, almost fragile, yet, in some ways, she seems stronger than the demon, Gorhen. I found myself wishing I could be more like her. But Gorhen is awesome!!! He's so aloof and charismatic, I know I would totally fall for him if he were a real person. Good girls like bad boys and all that. I thought the epilogue was a great touch. Remember Anne Rice's "Vampire Chronicles"? I can see Gorhen the demon reaching rockstar status the way the Vampire Lestat did. Kristina, please write more soon!