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The Devil May Care


Worth reading 😎

An amusing, irreverent look at what might happen if the Devil didn't like the book an author wrote about him.

The idea behind this book was the main reason I wanted to read it. I found the idea of an author writing book about the Devil, and the Devil taking the book so personally that he decides to single out said author, to be rather funny and it was an idea that had a lot of potential. The juxtaposition of Ted's life, after his book is released and gained popularity, and Chester, the devil tasked with getting Ted to renounce what he'd written, allowed the story to unfold in an interesting way and the two characters playing off of each other kept me invested in the story. The shifting between the two points of view kept me at the edge of my seat as the climax neared and I waited to see who won the battle: Ted or Chester. The prose for this book is impressive and the author has a very strong voice. It was clear to me from the first page that he was being very deliberate with the way the story was unfolding. I mentioned before that I chose this book because the premise sounded amusing to me, and the book delivers on that humor in the best way possible, when its appropriate.

While I enjoyed the story, I do feel like the blurb gives a little too much information away. The truth about Annette's identity would've worked better, in my opinion, as a plot twist or revelation, rather than being told her connection to the situation outright. There were a few plot developments that were a bit predictable, but they're predictability doesn't harm the story as a whole. While I have praise for the author's prose and voice, I didn't connect with the writing style as much as I have with other authors, but I do respect his skill level.

All in all, this is a funny book with an interesting story and likable characters.

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About the author

I was born before the digital age, a time when there were still people who could see auras and accurately read palms and tea leaves; dowsers found water with a tree branch. On the mountain was a witch's coven, there were haunted houses; it seemed like magic was all around us. Maybe it still is... view profile

Published on September 18, 2020

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80000 words

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Genre: Urban Fantasy

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