Thursday, June 28, 2007

Demon: A Memoir by Tosca Lee

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This is what I like to call speculative fiction. It poses the question, "What if?", and then proceeds to mess with the reader's mind, opening up a dialogue and causing the reader to think outside the box.

"Demon: A Memoir" is a what if of huge proportions. What if a demon could be interviewed by a human being, and what if it was written down for the world to read? What would we gain? What would we lose?

Clay works for a small publishing house and is struggling through life. Recently divorced, a frustrated author, he lives a meaningless existence...until he meets Lucian.

Clay's entire life changes with these few words: "I'm going to tell you my story, and you're going to write it down and publish it." And so the journey begins...

We learn what it must have been like for the ones cast out of Heaven to watch as God created the world. How it must have felt to observe Him stooping down, scooping up a handful of dirt, and molding it into His finest creation...then breathing the life into it from His own mouth.

This is the story of our salvation from evil's perspective, and it is chilling, eye-opening, and a little mind-blowing. Tosca Lee has taken on a huge task of redefining what it means to believe in God and in Christ, all without demeaning it or warping the truth.

And she does a masterful job.

We have more to look forward to from Tosca as she currently works on her next novel, "Havah: The Story of Eve"...and I'm sure it too will be mind-bending fiction.

If you don't mind having your faith challenged...if you can handle suspending disbelief in a tremendous way...if you've ever wondered how satan and his minions view us...this is the book for you.

"Demon: A Memoir" gets 6 out of 5 bookmarks from me...with a Bible charm...can't hurt to have Scripture handy when talking to a demon!!

Happy Reading!



Dawn Burns said...

I've been looking at this - is it scary? I can't read scary.
I'm wondering how it compares to the The Ishbane Conspiracy?

Denise said...

Wow, great review my friend.

M. C. Pearson said...

Hiya...I'm still waiting for my vote on this one. Only a quarter of the way through. It has raised a few questionable things to me though...I don't like that the demon can read minds in this book. I'm also a bit confused by feeling sorry for the demon. Oh well, I'll see what I think after I'm done. There have been a few people who didn't want to post about the book because they didn't agree with some of the things in it.

Her writing is really awesome though...I am captivated. Yikes! LOL.

M. C. Pearson said...

Oh, I'm so silly...just found the review again! Thanks Deena. Your review and this one: have made me really want to finish the book. :-)

Dayle James Arceneaux said...

Don't worry, Dawn. It's not scary. Don't let the great cover throw you.

Demon is the best Christian novel I've ever read. Very well written and brilliantly portrayed.

I can't say enough about this one. It also would make the perfect gift for a non-Christian friend.