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Friday, May 11, 2012

review: as one devil to another by Richard Platt

“Indeed the safest road to hell is the gradual one – the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts.” - C.S. Lewis, The Screwtape Letters

As One Devil to Another
after graduating Class Valedictorian at Temptation University, Scardagger is eager and hungry to unleash his fiendish charms to the world. his Uncle Slashreap, Departmental Head of Young Tempter Development, takes Scardagger under his wing and introduces him to his first client, a postgraduate female student.  
author Richard Platt presents his debut novel in epistolary form - a series of letters between the senior Slashreap and young Scardagger. 
reading the book was quite tedious at first and it took some getting used to. the prose was quite formal but there is no doubt that it is very well written. i also find it filled with humor and insight. 
this "diabolical correspondence" is more than just a tale of devilish mentoring and a battle for souls. it is also a commentary on human nature - its earthly and spiritual inclinations, desires and pitfalls and how all of these affect man's relationship with one another and their influence on the world around him. 
although Christian themes abound, people of other faiths may find no difficulty in getting around them. simply put, it is all about good versus evil and these concepts are universal. 
overall, this was an enjoyable and thought provoking book whose message runs deep, is significant and very timely. 
about the author
Richard Platt
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.
*As One Devil to Another, published by Tyndale House Publishers, is available at Tyndale House Publishers (softcover and ebook), Amazon (Kindle and paperback) and Christianbook.com
my personal rating is:
As One Devil To Another contains material not suitable for younger readers 15 and under. 

Disclosure of Material Connection: i am a member of the Tyndale Blog Network and i received a complimentary copy from Tyndale House Publishers. i did not receive any payment in exchange for this review nor was I obligated to write a positive one. all opinions expressed here are entirely my own and may not necessarily agree with those of the author, the book's publisher and publicist or the readers of this review. this disclosure is in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255, Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

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