Dusi: An Odd Tale About a Broken Hearted Medusa
Dusi By Devon Monk
So I have always been interested in reading more Devon Monk. I enjoy her Age of Steam series, but been hesitant to read her urban fantasy novels because at first glance they seem cliché. I have read a good amount of urban fantasy and what I hate most are the uninspired knock off of other authors. So I decided I would give her short story collection, A Cup of Normal, a try to see if I like her stuff. The first story in the collection is called Dusi and here is my review.
What is Dusi about? It’s about a broken hearted Medusa of all things. She and Perseus were in love, or she so she thought. Then he left her one day to tell the world he killed her (the monster), and sucked up all the fame and glory for the rest of his life leaving her alone. But years rolled on. Fast forward to present day, she’s living as a “sculptist” in Seattle making money selling her “art” to pay the rent to living from day to day and hiding the fact that she is a monster. She’s very reclusive and has not bothered to love a man since Perseus left her. Then one day, there’s a strange man knocking on her door absolutely obsessed with her art and the story carries on from there.
The good? It’s a fun and unique little read. It has a sweet ending and sometimes a cute little story is nice every once in a while. Not everything needs to be dark or epic.
The bad? It’s a predictable. It’s easy to tell where this story will go, but by no means is it cliché.
Overall, it’s a fun cute little read. If you stumble across it, give it a look. It’s not a must read, but it’s a good read.
2 smoothies out of four.
Overall Rating: An Odd Tale About an Broken Hearted Medusa