Book Review/Giveaway: As One Devil To Another by Richard Platt. Ends April 27th, 2012
As One Devil To Another by Richard Platt
About the Book: As One Devil to Another is an astonishing debut work that C. S. Lewis’s biographer and foremost Lewis authority Walter Hooper calls “a stunning achievement, the finest example of the genre of diabolical correspondence to appear since this genre was popularized by C. S. Lewis.” Enter into this chilling and diabolical tale, one that reveals the very tricks and strategies of Hell. Through a series of letters between devils created by Platt, senior devil Slashreap trains his young protégé, Scardagger, to win an individual soul away from Heaven and into their clutches. As the devils plot their way to triumph, they reveal the spiritual dangers and risks we face in today’s society. Their frighteningly accurate perspective on issues such as contemporary technology and sexual mores is interwoven with timeless matters such as the power of prayer, the purpose of suffering, and the promises held out by Heaven . . . and Hell. Destined to become a modern classic, As One Devil to Another is a brilliantly written, deeply unsettling perspective on twenty-first-century society . . . a glimpse of ourselves through the eyes of those who have embraced their underworldly existence.
My Review: A fiendish correspondence in the tradition of C. S. Lewis’ The Screwtape Letters.
This book is about a series of letters from Slashreap, the loving uncle and mentor to his nephew Scardagger. This book takes you on a journey into the heart of hell, an insight into the mind of the devils and their plans to keep humans from God.
In a letter to Scardagger, Slashreap selected a female as Scardagger first client, a postgraduate from a prestigious university. The plan was for Scardagger to exploit her prosperity, good health and her happiness.
Their plan is to try as hard as they can to win souls away from God and into their clutches through technology. Slashreap talked about how they can use technology such as television, cell phones, computers, games, current social issues and the creation of reality TV to distract people from God. Slashreap did say, “And so to television. Ah, even the word is music to the ears of every Devil. It is perhaps our greatest triumph in the last five decades.”
The funny part of this book was when Scardagger is unable to carry out the tasks set by Slashreap and from time to time Slashreap got frustrated.
I really didn’t care for this book but it was an interesting read. If you are a fan of C.S. Lewis you may enjoy it.
Disclaimer: As per FTC guidelines, I received a copy of As One Devil to Another from Tyndale House publishers in exchange for my honest review. I received no monetary compensation. All opinions expressed here are mine and mine alone.
Bio of Richard Platt
Richard Platt has been in love with words and the music of language all his life, but he did not begin writing until his early forties. He is a contributor to the literary quarterly Slightly Foxed and was a finalist for a 2012 San Diego Foundation Creative Catalyst Fellowship for his one-man play, Ripples From Walden Pond: An Evening with Henry David Thoreau. As One Devil to Another, his first novel, is dedicated in grateful homage to C. S. Lewis. Richard and his wife, Susan, live in California.
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