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Product Details

  • Paperback: 318 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (October 15, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1463686013
  • ISBN-13: 978-1463686017
  • Product Dimensions: 7.8 x 5.1 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,088,592 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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James McLachlan was born somewhere between Peru and the Equator on a jet airliner. In his youth he gained two entries in the Guinness Book of Records. One for the fastest assent on K2, the world’s second highest mountain – with a time of 14 days – and the second for highest number of lies told about mountain climbing. In the last few years James has become sick of writing million dollar blockbusters, and now only writes books of limited appeal and worth. He currently lives in Tasmania, Australia with his pet wombat and somebody else's wife.

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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Susanne R. Tyrrell on October 29, 2011
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INTERESTING is probably the word I'd use for this new title; or perhaps UNEXPECTED. It certainly delivers what the title and cover suggest, and from what little I know on the subject it is about Satanism. The thing is that it goes about it in a completely different way to what you would expect. It's very much a funny, often silly, adventure - is that the right word? - story. You don't have to have any interest in Satan, demons, witchcraft, or any of that occult type stuff to enjoy the story; the Satanic stuff (for the most part) is all in the subtext. I have a friend of mine, who knows a lot more about EVIL things than I do, reading this book at the moment, and he tells me from what he's read so far the Satanic ideology is subtly woven into the background. It seems strange to say, and if you get a chance to read the book you will see why, but given how funny/absurd/silly this book can be, it requires a very deep reading to look at its, well, DEEPER meaning.

As for the story itself, it is quite a good little adventure type thing. It's the story of Angus, a guy with many problems, who falls in with a coven of Satanists and ends up being drawn into a plot of diabolical proportions. But it's not the Satanists who are behind the plot. Shock, horror, whatever will they do? Will they save the world? etc. etc. You will have to read it to find out.

There really is a lot going on in this book, and I plan to re-read it again quite soon. There's stuff on relationships and the relationship a person has with themself. But mostly it is the old story of good versus evil, though done in a spectacularly over the top and inventive way.

I also like the way the author handles dialogue, it's a lot more natural than in a lot of books. Well worth your time to read I'd say.
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