The Seven Deadly Sins: New Writing from the Edge of Transgression
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The Seven Deadly Sins: New Writing from the Edge of Transgression

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In this lively collection of new writing, seven of our most acclaimed authors and thinkers go head to head with Lust, Greed, Gluttony, Envy, Wrath, Sloth and Vanity to explore what we really mean when we talk about sin. The resulting mixture of erudite and playful essays and startling new fiction might not make you a better person, but it will certainly give you pause for...more
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published March 1st 2013 by Union Books
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Nicole
I think I spent a good ten minutes just ogling the cover of this book. It has a vintage look, but is also pretty stunning. If I stumbled across it at a store, I’d probably buy it simply for the striking look.
Content-wise, impressed me just as much. All the authors provide a very in depth look at both the history and modern context of the seven deadly sins. Several times they showed me a new perspective. What I really liked was how each piece differed. Some were academic, others more storied, and...more
Danielle
I won this book as part of the First Reads Giveaway.

I found it to be a very clever take on the seven deadly sins and the relevance to our society/era. They aren't just essays, but are entertaining and creative methods to get the reader to think and consider the nature of a sin and how they can be defined today. Had a fun time with this book!
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