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Evil? by Timothy Carter
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Jul 23, 2009

really liked it
Read in July, 2009

Timothy Carter's EVIL tells the unlikely story of Stuart Bradley, a gay teen, whose small Christian town in Ontario suddenly has a radical opinion about the Sin of Onan...more commonly referred to as "going single-player with the joystick". As it turns out, though, it is a fallen angel that has incited the hatred in this town, and now it is up to Stu, a small demon named Fon Pyre, and Stu's friend Chester, who may or may not be gay but certainly isn't the brightest bulb at times.

At its surface level, the novel obviously tells the moral of acceptance over hatred. Ok, we've been there and done that. What makes EVIL stand out, though, is the original plot twist of a fallen angel as well as the ample supply of jokes. Carter keeps the plot rolling along with rapid-fire jokes at every turn, keeping readers interested in the otherwise fairly standard plot progression.

Stuart is a likable protagonist, and Mr. Brightly is a ell-crafted villain, but the star here is the tiny Fon Pyre, who, as demons are wont to do, tries to twist Stu's every word; in the end, though, Fon Pyre shows genuine care for Stu and grows as a character.

With a high-speed chase scene, fallen angels, demons, and the number one hit "We All Live in A Yellow Jesus Submarine", EVIL is an entertaining read that is sure to please. It will be available in stores August 9.

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