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Logic of Demons: The Quest for Nadine's Soul

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3.60  ·  Rating details ·  48 ratings  ·  37 reviews
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 t ...more
Hardcover, 272 pages
Published July 14th 2010 by Authorhouse
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Dec 19, 2010 rated it it was ok
To be completely honest, Logic of Demons felt like it was written for no other purpose than to convey a message to its readers. While this is usually a fine motive, Logic of Demons was written in an overly simplistic, flat manner, which made for a very dry read.

The way in which H.A. Goodman presents his messages to the reader is so blatant that the whole book feels a bit preachy. You can barely turn a page without being told that humans have no right to judge whether or not someone deserves to d
May 04, 2011 rated it really liked it
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Devin Schwartz is a broken man. Having lost his wife, who was pregnant with their son, to a serial killer who rapped her and killed her, leaving her lifeless body in a dumpster, Devin has lost all reason for living. He becomes a man on a mission, driven by his thirst for vengeance and his need to rid himself of all the pain, Devin sets out to find the man who killed his wife and son. He finds Earl Ray, the murderer of his wife, in a hote
Jan 06, 2011 rated it really liked it
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Dec 28, 2010 rated it liked it
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Actual rating: 2.5/5

With one little decision to stay home instead of accompanying his wife to the mall, Devin's whole life changed. One more decision made out of a need to make his wife's murderer pay changed Devin's death. Now, instead of finding himself reunited with his wife and unborn child in the afterlife, Devin is enlisted in the service of The Company, selling a Formula to innocent souls–an endeavor that result
Jan 03, 2011 rated it really liked it
I received a free copy of this novel from the author but this in no way influenced my review. As always I will give an honest review of the novel. I was in no way compensated for the review. I'm sorry, but reading the synopsis of this book would make me not want to read it. It makes it sound boring, religious and preachy. It isn't that way at all!

I really didn't know what to expect when I read the letter that came with the book from the author. He seemed to be concerned about the graphic things
Dec 03, 2010 rated it liked it
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Logic of Demons was an interesting exploration in all things religious and in this aspect, was a fascinating read. I enjoyed the main character's journey through Hell and back, learning the story of some of the other characters and the ending was certainly surprising. However, there were definitely aspects that didn't work for me.

Devon's journey was definitely one full of twists and turns. I was drawn into his plight from the beginning and wanted to know why and how his wife was ripped from him.
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I really enjoyed the premise of this book. There are sociological, religious, and political themes. The story revolves around justice, the human condition and free will, how the choices we make always have consequences. Great concepts to be explored, for sure.

Devin is sent to The Company after he falls trap to his feelings about his wife’s murder and takes justice into his own hands. Apparently, he’s applie
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Slight spoilers. Read at your own risk!

Let me start by saying this wasn't a terrible book. It just wasn't for me, and it is my duty as a book reviewer to be completely honest in my opinions. I know there are many people out there who would deeply enjoy this novel, and I'll tell you why this didn't fit the bill for me. It goes without saying that this would appeal more to "adults" (whatever that means these days), say those in their late twenties onwards.

Logic of Demons begins when a steadfast ma
Jul 25, 2011 rated it really liked it
I received a hardback copy of Logic of Demons from H.A. Goodman, the author, for review. I was happy to take a look at this novel because from the description, it sounded like something a little different from what I've been reading lately and it definitely caught my interest. I honestly didn't care much for the book cover, however, the book within was definitely worth reading.
Logic of Demons is a dark, twisty novel that introduces us to Devin Schwartz, a man who recently suffered the loss of hi
Wicked Lil Pixie (Natasha)
January 11 2011Logic of Demons – H.A. Goodman
3 comments Reviews■Paperback: 272 pages■H.A. Goodman’s Website
■List Price: $15.49 US
■Publisher:AuthorHouse (July 14, 2010)
■Language: English
■ISBN-10: 1452018170
■ISBN-13: 978-1452018171
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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
Mina Burrows
Nov 13, 2010 rated it liked it
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Feb 03, 2011 rated it really liked it
This book was amazingly, surprisingly, and shockingly awesome! I've got to be honest - I wasn't excepting to like it. I find that lately, every time I receive a book for review from an author that's been published by an unknown publishing company, I'm disappointed. It had almost gotten to the point in which I felt like it must be an editor that makes a book good and not an author. Alas, not the case with Logic of Demons.

I was immediately gripped, pulled into the world of Devin Schwartz, horrifie
Jun 14, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone
Recommended to Katy by: H.A. Goodman
Shelves: ebook
Book Info: Genre: Dark Fantasy
Reading Level: Adult
Recommended for: Anyone

Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from the author; he did not request it, but I am happy to provide an honest review.

Synopsis: 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 an
Moonlight Gleam
Dec 07, 2010 rated it really liked it
Logic of Demons: The Quest for Nadine’s Soul is written from Devin’s point of view. Devin is the protagonist of the novel, and the story begins with his pregnant wife having just been raped and murdered. Holding on to the memories he shared and the thoughts of what his wife had to endure the last few moments of her life, Devin is faced with a dilemma. He can choose to let it go, or get revenge. His concerned father-in-law begs Devin not to do anything irrational, but having his thoughts filled w ...more
Melissa (i swim for oceans)
Nov 11, 2010 rated it really liked it
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Looksie (At Looksie Lovitz: Books and Wits Blog)
After the tragic rape and murder of his pregnant wife, Devon seeks revenge. Well, this lands him in a hellish purgatory which seems to run more like an office than an afterlife. His new job? To sell The Formula. If he can sell the Formula to Nadine, he will get to see his wife. This is his motivator. But what is so special about this girl? According to his boss, The Formula saves lives but Devon sees flaws. The further along Devon progresses in his journey, the more he seems to doubt his new aft ...more
Murphy's Library
Jan 31, 2011 rated it liked it
from Murphy's Library — — rated 2 and a half there

Devin saw his life turning upside down when his pregnant wife was raped and murdered. He wanted revenge and in a desperate act, he did it by himself: he killed the man who ruined his life. If you think this is tough, just wait until the end of Logic of Demons: The Quest for Nadine’s Soul.

Now Devin is dead and forced to work for The Office, selling The Formula—at first, he had no idea what it was, but soon he realize
Nov 20, 2010 rated it really liked it
Logic of Demons tells the tale of Devin Schwartz, a man who just lost his wife and unborn child to a horrible death. Taking things into his own hands, Devin takes revenge by killing the murderer. Unknowing to Devin, this act of violence sends him into an adventure of a lifetime.

Logic of Demons is a very deep book. It takes religion and morals into great consideration. A reoccurring question that came up was if Devin was correct in avenging his wife's death. Is "an eye for an eye" the right way t
Dec 16, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: own, 2010
Well, I definitely enjoyed this book thoroughly! Logic of Demons is just the right book for me when I was looking for something new and gripping. It takes you on a crazy, fantasy ride with interesting twists along the way.

Devin has just lost his wife and is dealing with emotions that threaten to overwhelm him. After making one major decision, he has no choice but to face the consequences that wait for him in the afterlife. But he wants one thing and one thing only: to see his wife, Bridget, aga
Jan 12, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: own
When I was first approached by the author to do a review for Logic of Demons, I wasn’t sure whether I wanted to read it. It sounded good, but the back synopsis almost made it sound like there was entirely too much going on for such a short book, but I’m really glad that I did get the chance to read/review Logic of Demons and surpassed my expectation by a lot.

One of the things I really enjoyed about Logic of Demons was how the Devin, who was the narrator for the majority of the book, had to come
Missy (Missy's Reads & Reviews)
Although this book is about a lot of heavier topics, I found it to be an easy and enjoyable read. The story revolves a lot around choices and consequences, which not only gives us more insight into the book but also into our own characters as well.

While we're on the subject of characters, there is an entire cast of them that make up Logic of Demons - everyone of them important to the story. I liked Devin as a character. Though I became a little annoyed with his actions and choices at times becau
Yin Chien 인첸
Jan 15, 2011 rated it really liked it
I think I should describe Logic of Demons as 'unexpected'. It started off with Devin mourning his wife, Bridget's terrible death. She was raped and killed by a serial killer caller Earl Gray. He wanted to seek revenge, and for a moment he considered calling off his idea, but finally decided to preserve justice in his own way - by killing the murderer with his own hands. Little did he know that his actions will lead to some unimaginable consequences in the afterworld - with him at the very center ...more
Dec 21, 2010 rated it liked it
There are several things I would like to criticize about this book. The first one of course the main character, Devin was too naive and never uses his brain; perhaps it was because he lost Bridget but it makes me wondering how dependent he was to her when she still alive. I think Bridget did all the thinking for him *wink*.
The second is there were too many dialogs and too many explanation; for example when Nadine’s friends appreciated her works, everyone had their share of dialogs which basicall
Dec 15, 2010 rated it really liked it
If you read my blog frequently you can tell that I adore paranormal books. I cannot get enough of them. So when the writer asked me if I wanted to read and review Logic of Demons I immediately said ‘Yes, I accept’. And I am glad I did, because it delivered!

Devin is the main character of this story. He has to deal with a terrible loss and he’s feeling guilty. He’s also very naïve and doesn’t think things trough. His mind is fixated on locating his wife and can’t see the trouble he’s getting himse
Apr 15, 2012 rated it it was amazing
What would you do if someone raped and murdered your pregnant wife? Could you forgive and go on with your life? What if this person was a serial killer who had already killed several pregnant women and was probably going to do it again? Would your very being seethe with anger and scream for justice?

Devin Schwartz was faced with such a quandary. His childhood sweetheart and the couple’s unborn child were savagely murdered. Unable to face the pain, Devin hunted down the killer and cold bloodedly
Savannah (Books With Bite)
Nov 19, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Choices, choices. Life is full of choices.What can I say other than this book was great! I love how well everything was describe in detail. The feelings, the raw emotions that Devin went through, only seemed to break my heart.

Devin has been through hell. He's done everything right in his life, yet nothing went well with his. After his wife is brutally murdered, Devin is faced with the voice of the accuser. You know, the one that tells you its all your fault. The one that says what you shouldn't
Aug 09, 2011 rated it liked it
Logic of Demons is definitely one of the most interesting and to put it mildy: weird books that I've read in a while. It deals with the idea of what's right and wrong and whether an eye for an eye is seen as okay in "God's" eyes. It's the idea of who gets to play God. Is it alright for me to be a murderer if I'm only killing other murderers? In this novel, there are arguments for both sides, and they're all actually quite convincing.

You know that image that everyone has when deciding to do some
Brandi Kosiner (Brandi Breathes Books)
This is such an emotional beginning, and it sets up the story well. I feel for the characters almost right away.

I am able to relate with Devin because I understand his motivations. He has good intentions even though they aren't carried out correctly. Nadine, a central character to the book, is introduced in a unique way. Her artwork helps her to express emotions, and I can relate with her sense of longing for more, and her discontent with status quo. Later characters introduces, Natalia and Jam
Logic of Demons is quite good as a philosophical novel. Being very interested in philosophy I really enjoyed that aspect of Logic of Demons.
I wasn’t sure what to expect as far as story line went and as I was reading through Logic of Demons I thought I knew what was going to happen but every couple of chapters things would take an unexpected turn so the surprise element was definitely there.
I felt bad for Devin almost the whole way through because things just kept going badly for him.
Logic of Dem
Lu (Sugar & Snark)
Dec 07, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: have
Rating: 8/10

Logic of Demons is refreshing in the fact that this novel is new and different. It has such a unique storyline and such a great message, that is should not be missed.

This novel takes you on a profound journey, with surprising twists. Some I saw coming, but wow the ones I did not made this a even better story. I enjoy books that take me by surprise and I appreciate it when I can pick up a book that exposes me to a entirely new and riveting tale.

So many issues are addressed, good vs ev
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