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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Logic of Demons: The Quest for Nadine's Soul-H.A.Goodman

"What would you do if the love of your life was murdered by a deranged killer? Would you become a vigilante and seek retribution? And would this revenge affect those you care for in the afterlife? LOGIC OF DEMONS The Quest for Nadine's Soul takes you on a journey inside the psyches of men and women forced to deal with the spiritual consequences of their decisions. Through the lives of a demon, two Angels, and a mysterious teenage girl, a plethora of politically and socially relevant issues ranging from the roots of genocide and sex trafficking to child conscription and religious fundamentalism are addressed in this fantasy thriller. Life as well as the afterlife converge in this novel to explain certain peculiarities of the human condition. Whether you are God fearing individual or an atheist, LOGIC OF DEMONS The Quest for Nadine's Soul addresses moral and theological issues of interest for people of all backgrounds."-Goodreads.

The thing I liked most about Logic of Demons was it explored the ideas of every action has a reaction and sometimes we are just not ready for the reaction so we need to think through things a little more sometimes. And heed those around us who are offering solid advice and warnings.

The thing I didn't like about it is that there is just too much going on. It had a very interesting premise but I just didn't feel for the any of the characters. There was just so much happening all the time so I never got to feel connected with any of them.
And since there was so much going on I didn't really get to find out about the theology. I would have liked it better if there were more of a back story on the Heaven and Hell Goodman had created.

The story telling was fine, though at times it felt formal and a bit stiff, but most the time it all flowed very nicely.

The ending had multiple surprises, which worked but also didn't. The surprises themselves were great, I just would have liked to have them more spread out in the story instead of all clumped together at the end.

I would not suggest this as a YA though. There are some very graphic scenes.
I was a bit surprised at the mixing of religions and changing them. I was not aware of that when I started reading so here is your warning. There are many religions mentioned in this book and they are all jumbled together. Very different from my normal reading choices. Especially different from any religious/Christian fiction I've ever read.

All in all it was an interesting read. Not my favorite, but not my least favorite.
I would have to give it a 2.5-3 out of 5.

I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. That, in no way, has affected my thoughts on the book or how I wrote my review. 

1 comment:

  1. Great review. I think I'll skip this one. I don't think I've seen a truly glowing review on it.


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