The Love God of Indian Frybread

Review by Serena Yates, Rainbow Book Reviews

Two ardent collectors of Hollywood memorabilia, a fan of dead people and his best friend, their issues with former and current lovers, and a mummy whose spirit “wanders” out of its museum are the colorful ingredients in this humor-laced fantasy about eternal love. There is a lot going on in this book, and I loved the mix of LA history and historical Hollywood tidbits that A.J. Llewellyn wove into this tale. It’s fun, slightly mysterious, filled with flawed characters, and a plot that twists and turns in expected as well as unexpected ways.

Ever is a great guy – maybe a little naïve, definitely a total romantic, and not very lucky in matters of the heart. His ex took their business and ran, so Ever is trying to build up a new existence. It is going to involve Hollywood memorabilia, mummies (if Ever can make it work), and his best friend, Jhonny. Their adventures trying to find noteworthy souvenirs are really funny, and their knowledge of Hollywood and movie history is extensive.

But events really take off when Ever and Jhonny’s common enemy, museum guard Chris, starts behaving even weirder than normal. He is suddenly determined to date Ever, becomes creepier by the page, and exhibits some truly strange behaviors while he is at it. Ever and Jhonny only slowly figure it out, and what they learn changes their lives.

If you like imaginative stories with a touch of the fantastical, if action-packed sometimes-chaos is your thing, and if you’re looking for an entertaining read that will probably make you laugh, then you might like this novella.