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Devil's Ink: Blog from the Basement Office

3.44  ·  Rating Details  ·  18 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
Devil's Ink is a collection of fictionalized blog posts from instructing, informing, ridiculing, and occasionally encouraging his demonic minions to "use those things that humans have created to help us reach our goals." Written with a light hand and a witty touch, Jeffrey Pugh's work succeeds in showing the reader that Satan's affection just might be defeated by simply do ...more
Paperback, 170 pages
Published April 1st 2011 by Fortress Press
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CinnamonHopes
Jul 12, 2011 CinnamonHopes rated it it was ok
I'll keep it short and sweet:

'The Screwtape Letters' was better.
Lee Harmon
Jul 09, 2011 Lee Harmon rated it it was amazing
Is the Devil omniscient or merely opinionated? I don’t know. He certainly has lots to say, as he rants for page after page in his “blog from the basement office.”

At first, I felt like I just wasn’t getting it. I shook my head over the first dozen pages, thankful this lurking evil was all a myth. Then, I considered the many who do take the Devil seriously, imagining him as a sort of personified version of everything wrong with the world, and to them, this book must be absolutely frightful! How do
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Richard Brand
May 25, 2012 Richard Brand rated it really liked it
When you copy a masterpiece the risks are very high. Pugh does not make you forget C.S. Lewis but he does a very nice job of talking about the evil that surrounds us and the masks and illusions that we have that keep us from a more redemptive people.

From the craft point of view there is a slight problem because there appear to be elements that surprise even the Devil. There is "the enemy" who is God and there are humans, and there are the Demons and the one writing this blog, the Devil. But the
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Rebecca Grace
Jan 04, 2012 Rebecca Grace rated it did not like it
I loved the concept of this book. It could make for a great comedic film, starring someone like Jack Nichols as the blogger Devil. However, I didn't get very far into this book before I cast it aside. I'm getting too old to force myself to finish a book that I'm not enjoying.

Problem? The author is taking himself way too seriously, and the tone of the book is very preachy. The internet is a tool for evil? Facebook is a tool for evil? Does Jeffrey Pugh in direct contact with God or Satan, that he
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Robert D. Cornwall
Apr 14, 2011 Robert D. Cornwall rated it it was amazing
Shelves: theology
Jeffrey Pugh's book is for the modern age what C.S. Lewis's Screwtape Letters were to an earlier age. The Devil writes a blog and deals with all the issues of the day from torture to politics to theological matters. Pugh's Devil does represent, it seems to me, an "anti-Hauerwasian" position, so I think you'll see the "bias" as you read. All togehter however, this was an interesting and challenging book. Like any set of blog posts, you can't read it all in one sitting!

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George Donigian
Oct 04, 2011 George Donigian rated it really liked it
The premise: What if Satan kept a blog? Pointedly fun read based a bit on The Screwtape Letters, by C.S. Lewis, but most definitely a book for the 21st century.
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