8 May 2014
Review: Angel in Vegas: The Chronicles of Noah Sark
Author: Norma Howe
Rating: 6 out of 10
Summary (Chronicled by Goodreads): Who is Noah Sark, really? And what is he doing in the men’s room at Angelo’s Donut Shop in Las Vegas, Nevada? No use asking him; he doesn’t know. But he’s gambling that an assignment from above will shed some light — after all, a life depends on it! Only master satirist Norma Howe could craft a provocative meditation on free will from blending one (or maybe two) budding teen romances, a psychic fair, a dead frog, a headful of blond curls, and Las Vegas in all its glitz and kitsch (hello, Elvis!) with the dramatic backstory of Princess Diana in Paris. The jackpot? A wild and witty portrait of an unlikely guardian angel on a desperate mission to save a certain unknown girl from a certain unknown disaster.
Thoughts: I needed a book that I would finish quickly and this was the perfect one to read at the time. I had no idea what it was about. I really could have taken a second to maybe read the title and gain a few insights but it was much more fun to not read it. I guess this knowledge is too little too late for you since you're reading this review...sorry.
This was a cute little book. It was about something I hadn't spent that much time reading about. I was mad that the girl and guy were together since he was awful and a total waste of time but alas, I don't control the characters.
I thought it was interesting to consider how often people flirt with death. I never really thought about people in my life the way they were presented in this novel. In this novel the focus is really on what one person can do to affect your life. I never considered how little changes can have a big impact. I reflected on my life, the horror!!
I enjoyed the narrators tangents and thought it was super cool that so much on it was in relation to Princess Diana. I don't know that much about her or her life or her death but it was still interesting. I felt bad about how much the narrator thought about the mistakes he'd made. I thought the whole premise was rather interesting. Overall, I enjoyed this novel. It was cute and easy to follow. Also, the fact that he didn't always know what was happening was entertaining. There were lots of fun angel references and, after all, his name was Noah...Sark. (Say it three times fast and you'll get it if you don't already.)
Basically: This is a quick read. It's funny enough. I probably won't read it again but it was worth the hour or so it took to read it.