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To Reign in Hell by Steven Brust
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Sep 21, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: fantasy, humour

The book is a novel depicting the events leading up to the 'revolution' in heaven, with God, Satan and a cast of angels depicted as characters in an almost Shakespearean comedic farce. It turns out the whole good/evil thing was all just a misunderstanding. The author gives the very familiar characters an interesting fantasy twist, adding dimension to the story and personalities. It's more than a little tongue-in-cheek and has a few great subtle references or jokes which are genuinely laugh-out-loud funny, but the more sensitive and rigid minded reader might balk at some of the borderline sacrilege the novel contains.

I'd recommend it to people who want a good read and are willing to recognize that nothing should be taken TOO seriously.

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