The Last Condo Board of the Apocalypse by Nina Post
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I read this book and I loved it. It’s funny. I laughed a lot at all the intricate jokes spread throughout the story. A real awesome job by Nina Post.
I must point out a few downfalls though. The read is very quick and easy, but some elements get dropped into the plot without explanation and it caused me to wonder whether I was the one not paying attention or the author missed a few transitions along the way. I don’t think the plot is messy because I understood the main storyline. There are a lot of shifts in POVs that confused me. Also, the chapters are very short, maybe too short? The book is only 296 pages long but there are sixty-one chapters. Some chapters hit the nail right over the head, while others didn’t quite do it for me…
The world building is rather limited. Most of the action takes place in the Amenity Tower where all sorts of angels and monsters cohabit. The author also invites us to Pothole City, which I imagined was an urban environment similar to New York City.
Some of the ideas are absolutely hilarious – the Single Purpose angels are really cute and funny. Kelly is the MC, and she’s a monster hunter. Angels gather in condo board meetings and address every issue a condo owner would have to deal with. During the story, Kelly’s motivations behind becoming a monster hunter are slowly revealed. Af, the other MC, is an angel of the apocalypse stuck inside a human body.
This book had nothing to do with Paradise Lost. It doesn’t deal with existential questions. Rather, take it as a funny tale about an unlikely group of people who save Pothole City from its end.
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I like reading Nina’s books are they are really good.