Your Orisons May Be Recorded by Laurie Penny

Your Orisons May Be Recorded by Laurie Penny
Publisher: Tor Books
Genre: Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Paranormal, Contemporary
Length: Short Story (28 pages)
Rating: 4 Stars
Reviewed by Astilbe

All prayers are answered, but sometimes the answer is no. And sometimes the answer is “let me talk to my manager and get back to you.” From author Laurie Penny (Unspeakable) comes the Tor.Com Original novella, Your Orisons May Be Recorded.

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The thought of prayers being routed to a call centre grabbed my attention immediately. It’s definitely not something I’ve seen in this genre before, and I was quite curious to find out how immortal celestial beings would go about responding to prayers while spending time in a place as mundane as an office. The answer to that question was far more clever than I could have imagined, and I enjoyed every single moment of discovering it.

There were a few points where the storyline wandered a bit too far away from the main plot. While I definitely enjoyed seeing those glimpses of the protagonist’s past, I would have preferred to spend more time exploring their current life instead. With only twenty-eight pages to work with, I didn’t think there was quite enough room to spend as much time in their backstory as the narrator did. It would have been perfect for a novella or full-length novel, though, and this was a minor criticism of something I really enjoyed a lot.

The world building in this tale was phenomenal. Let’s just say that the average person’s assumptions about the spiritual realm were far from accurate in this universe no matter which religion that individual happened to follow. The truth was complicated and it kept me coming back for more. Despite the subject matter, I wouldn’t call this an inspirational story. It contained religious references for sure, but the way they were put together as the narrator described all of the complexities of working in a call centre for people of every or no faith reminded me much more of a satirical look at office politics than anything pious.

Your Orisons May Be Recorded should be read by anyone who has ever wondered what it would be like to know what other people really hope and pray for when they think no one is paying attention.

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