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Prince of Darkness by Jeffrey Burton Russell
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Sep 16, 2011

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I had to read this for my class "The Devil in Russian Literature". It is extremely informative and it is honestly rather incredible the amount of information the author can fit inside with less than 300 pages to work with. That is both the gooks greatest strength and its weakness. It seems that each new paragraph brings a new story or anecdote and discussion of another nuanced view of evil. It is a positive in that this book is supposed to be a general survey, but it is also a negative in that you don't get too in-depth in general and some of the short anecdotes leave you desiring more. It can also drag a tad bit in places that are covering exceptionally heavy or less than exhiliratingly stories. Overall, though, worth checking out if you have an interesting in the topic.

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