Image of Immortally Yours (Monster MASH)


Image of Immortally Yours (Monster MASH)

Imagine the television show M*A*S*H — but set in limbo with demigods as patients: all the pranks, old movies, funny comments and bad food, but the war is between the gods and the medical staff is not all human. Fox blends these ingredients with great skill, creating a very funny riff on the old TV show. This is light, fun and well written — a definite item for your beach bag.

Dr. Petra Robichaud has come to terms with army life. She patches up soldiers and sends them back out to fight the never-ending war between the old gods and the new. Petra has also successfully hidden her ability to see the dead (which would rate execution) and made friends with her sphinx, vegetarian werewolf and vampire fellow medics. It’s a life — well, it’s limbo, but whatever. Then, she treats a dying patient named Galen, a Greek demigod who really looks the part, by using her hidden talent to grab his soul and make it stay with his body. Petra manages to save his life, but her secret is out. Luckily, Galen is a real old-fashioned hero and, and rather than turn her over to the gods, he wants her to use her gift to end the war. And as their attraction builds, the idea of making love not war certainly has its own appeal. (ST MARTIN’S, Sep., 320 pp., $7.99)
Reviewed by: 
Bunny Callahan