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The River of Dancing Gods

by Jack L. Chalker

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Series: Dancing Gods (1)

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Joe and Marge, minutes away from death, are rescued and brought from Earth to the magical world of Husaquahr by the wizard Throckmorton P. Ruddygore to battle the forces of Hell itself!
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This book was enjoyable to read, but not one I would recommend to others. If you are just looking for something to pass the time, this will do, but there are better books out there. ( )
  ArcherKel | Aug 17, 2022 |
Abandonné ce livre. Je n'aime pas ce style parodique. Mais il y de bonnes idées dans ce livre.
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  phcallefr | Aug 15, 2020 |
I picked up this book and the rest of the Dancing Gods series off a community free-books shelf a few weeks ago, knowing nothing about them but that they are in the fantasy genre.
If the men who wrote the Urantia Book had instead decided to just focus on writing halfway decent genre fantasy, they might have ended up with something like this book and the rest of the series.Based loosely on Christian mythology, this fantasy lands 2 people from our world in a bizarre place where they are turned into stereotypical comic book characters. The guy, a truck driver, is transformed into a character a bit like Conan, while his companion, a woman he picked up hitchhiking out in the middle of nowhere in Texas, winds up in a skimpy skirt like what Xena might wear. All along the characters are aware that the stereotypes they are playing out are rather artificial, but they are Rules developed by a committee that helps manage the world they must navigate through on their equally stereotypical quest. It is hard to work out how tongue-in-cheek some of this book is, but it is creative and entertaining. ( )
  JBarringer | Dec 30, 2017 |
I like Chalker's science fiction, but I'm not so sure about his fantasy. This was a slow read...it didn't start to get infesting until 2/3 through. But, because it had promise toward the end, I might try the remainder of the series. ( )
  Razinha | May 23, 2017 |
It's better than my three star review might lead you to believe, it's just not my favoured brand of fantasy. ( )
  oswallt | Nov 25, 2016 |
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Edwards, LesCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Sweet,Darrell K.Cover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed

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For David Whitley Chalker, who, being born 12/19/81, did his crying best to prevent the completion of this nove.
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Just because your whole life is going to hell doesn't mean you have to walk there.
Just because your whole life is going to Hell doesn't mean you have to walk there.
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