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Posted July 30, 2009
Reviewed by LaLeesha Haynes for TeensReadToo.com
LUX THE POET, by British author Martin Millar, offers a fun, eccentric story of a poet in search of eternal fame and fortune.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
As Lux searches a Brixton riot for Pearl - the lesbian love of his life - he meets the resistance of those he has wronged while avoiding the brutality going on around him.
Lux's positive attitude of eternal optimism and vanity make this book an enjoyable read. However, this story would not be complete without the escapades of Lux's past lives. We learn more of his antics through the eyes of an angel who has been misjudged and sent to earth to complete a million acts of kindness, only to be foiled by her nemesis, an angel who revels in evil-doing.
It was these stories that give the book depth and make Lux an enjoyable character.
There are moments in this book that make it more suitable for an adult audience because of its crude nature; although fleeting, it would still be inappropriate for a younger audience. But it is this mix of oddities that makes the book an entertaining and witty novel.