Thursday, February 21, 2008

Arizona Daily Wildcat Storms Mormon

The Arizona Daily Wildcat's Astrid Duffy reviewed my book today. Here's what she had to say:

"Villarreal manages to balance his characters' opinions of Mormons as annoying with a clear understanding of Mormon principles so that the novel remains fun and humorous rather than sinking into a pit of mean-spirited Mormon bashing, as the plan might suggest.

Also fun is the fact that the novel is set on the UA campus so when the characters rendezvous at O'Malley's or that cute bagel shop north of campus, it is extremely easy to picture them, and rather comforting to hear our hometown (at least for a few years) made immortal in ink.

"Stormin' Mormon" is an easy-to-read romantic comedy with an unusually religious twist, and would be a good book to take on spring break in case of homesickness."

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