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Monday, February 12, 2018

GOD HATES ME by Richard Cain

Demon is such an ugly word.

Malach prefers "angelically-challenged". After all, it's not his fault that he was kicked out of Heaven.

And if you'll just listen, he can explain everything.

GOD HATES ME: The Diary of an Ex-Angel is a smart, funny, and surprisingly moving tale of a demon who means well and would really like to figure out how to get back to Heaven one day. But how do you make a case for yourself when no one seems to care enough to listen?

The one thing you can't say about Castalia House is that we're too predictable. Richard Cain's new book is... just a little different than you'd probably be expecting. It's human history told through the perspective of a narcissist who never believes he is to blame for anything.

From the reviews:
  • It's a zippy tale, told in a lively style that gets the reader leaning into the narrative. It's a quirky faux memoir like something we might read if C.S. Lewis's Wormwood had corresponded with Salinger's Holden Caulfield. A few sections made me honestly laugh aloud, something I never expected to happen when cracking a book about a fallen angel. It's as if Frank Peretti actually had a sense of humor...as if Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins actually knew how to jettison the proselytizing, cut the brake lines, and just let the story run.
  • Despite what the cover looks like, this isn’t a supernatural romance novel. No, it’s something much better. This is a story of a fallen angel seeking redemption. Unfortunately for him, every good deed he tries to accomplish ends up going awry.
  • In the manner of The Screwtape Letters by C. S. Lewis, this book takes the reader inside the head of a fallen angel/demon. The perspective can be a bit troubling, as some of the more pointed passages about casual sins may hit too close to home for the reader. The author demonstrates considerable knowledge of the intricacies of the spiritual world as well as the foibles of the human psyche, upon which the demons prey.
  • Overall an entertaining and quick read.

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12 Comments:

Blogger Aeroschmidt February 12, 2018 7:32 AM  

"Despite what the cover looks like, this isn’t a supernatural romance novel." Literally what I was wondering when I saw it...

Blogger Nate February 12, 2018 7:40 AM  

" Literally what I was wondering when I saw it..."

not alone buddy.... not alone.

Blogger The Kurgan February 12, 2018 8:26 AM  

It’s like a Steve eyepunch.
Sounds interesting though, will have to give it a read.

Blogger Dire Badger February 12, 2018 8:57 AM  

This would make an outstanding movie.

Blogger James Dixon February 12, 2018 9:50 AM  

And the hits just keep coming. :)

Blogger dvdivx February 12, 2018 11:10 AM  

There ate not enough Succubi in comics. I'm all in favor of a succubus character complete with wings and a tail.

Blogger Patrick Kelly February 12, 2018 11:28 AM  

Heh heh, awesome trolling material.

Blogger stevev February 12, 2018 12:05 PM  

the cover is gay. so, so giggity-gay. I wondered why. Then I saw @7 Patric Kelly comment. Now I have to read it.

Blogger Dave February 12, 2018 12:17 PM  

It'll be interesting to see how this book does for Castalia. I'm gonna have to buy it with a burner Amazon account otherwise I can already picture the stuff they'll be pushing at me if this went into my purchase history. I mean, this book's Amazon page already has an ad for Fleur Camacho's A VAMPIRE'S SEDUCTION. Although I never heard of Fleur Camacho. he does sound much cooler than Dick Cain, I'll give 'em that.

Blogger Akulkis February 12, 2018 1:15 PM  

@9

Fleur Comacho?

I'm pretty sure he's a cousin of President Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho

Blogger James Dixon February 12, 2018 1:21 PM  

> There ate not enough Succubi in comics.

Allow me to present Larisa

Blogger el diablo loco poco February 12, 2018 3:32 PM  

>It's human history told through the perspective of a >narcissist who never believes he is to blame for anything.

HRC with a Castalia book deal? Gah.

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