Synopsis at Tyndale Media Center
As One Devil to Another is an astonishing debut work that C. S. Lewis’s biographer and foremost Lewis authority Walter Hooper calls “a stunning achievement, the finest example of the genre of diabolical correspondence to appear since this genre was popularized by C. S. Lewis.” Enter into this chilling and diabolical tale, one that reveals the very tricks and strategies of Hell. Through a series of letters between devils created by Platt, senior devil Slashreap trains his young protégé, Scardagger, to win an individual soul away from Heaven and into their clutches. As the devils plot their way to triumph, they reveal the spiritual dangers and risks we face in today’s society. Their frighteningly accurate perspective on issues such as contemporary technology and sexual mores is interwoven with timeless matters such as the power of prayer, the purpose of suffering, and the promises held out by Heaven . . . and Hell. Destined to become a modern classic, As One Devil to Another is a brilliantly written, deeply unsettling perspective on twenty-first-century society . . . a glimpse of ourselves through the eyes of those who have embraced their underworldly existence.
Here is a little about the author - source Tyndale Media Center
Richard Platt has been in love with words and the music of language all his life, but he did not begin writing until his early forties. He is a contributor to the literary quarterly Slightly Foxed and was a finalist for a 2012 San Diego Foundation Creative Catalyst Fellowship for his one-man play, Ripples From Walden Pond: An Evening with Henry David Thoreau. As One Devil to Another, his first novel, is dedicated in grateful homage to C. S. Lewis. Richard and his wife, Susan, live in California.
My Comments :
'As One Devil to Another' is a rather peculiar book, I must say. It's nothing like the books that I have read before. It's very unique, and quite a revelation in itself. When I first flipped through the book, I feel awkward reading correspondences between devils. I feel rather uncomfortable reading the book at first. It's rather...queer and diabolical, but I got used to it and I have to say that I kinda enjoy the originality of it's storyline. This book makes me think, and I'm sure that you could relate to what the devils is doing in order to corrupt the world in this story.
This story is not for everyone, I suppose as it brings you into a strange, underworld perspective and you got to keep your mind open when you read this book and take it as it is.
I rate this book 3 out of 5 stars. Highly recommends it for thinkers and scholars alike.
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