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Saturday, July 07, 2007

My review of Demon: A Memoir by Tosca Lee. And the winner of the book is.........

The winner of Demon: A Memoir by Tosca Lee is....Ronie!


From the Publisher:

Clayton, a book editor, has just been hired to author a once-in-a-lifetime memoir. The subject is Lucian, a demon with an extraordinary story to share. The fallen angel chronicles a life of heavenly bliss and rebellion, human creation and salvation, and God's relentless pursuit of mankind.

As he begins to find eerie similarities between Lucian's otherworldly life and his own, Clay reaches a devastating conclusion: He is writing his own life story. After stumbling onto the revelation that his life is nearing its end, Clay will be forced to make a choice.

Demon: A Memoir is a fresh and provocative look at the spiritual struggle for the souls of mankind. With intelligent characters and suspenseful dialogue, thriller fans will discover that evil isn't always what it appears.

My review:

Caution! Use extreme care when you read this book. It will rip the spiritual blinders off of your eyes and reveal truths that you knew, but may not have truly understood before.

Demon: A Memoir reminds me of The Time Traveler's Wife in some ways because of how Clay never knew when Lucian was going to show up, or in what form he would appear, yet he waited expectantly for those encounters with the demon. And how Clay's life started to center around his encounters with Lucian at the expense of everything else in his life will grip you by the throat, while tugging at your heart.

In fact, meeting Lucian became an obsession until it robbed Clay of the little he had, yet before he'd met Lucian had seemed like so much. And his regrets multiplied along with his poor choices. Not many people are handed the stark truth about their spiritual condition--one of total self-centered thinking-- like Clay had been. And for him to receive such a gift from an obvious, yet slick liar, who ironically seemed to care about Clay and at the same time despised him, is extremely compelling.

This story will dredge up emotion in the reader for many reasons. While Demon is not considered a suspense, it's definitely suspenseful. And the layers and layers of insight peeled away as Lucian tells his story will blow the reader's mind. Guaranteed. The Scriptures make more sense with Lucian's perspective thrown in. Like... Why do bad things happen to good people? Does anyone deserve happiness? And...is there any person who good enough?

Demon: A Memoir now ranks as one of my all time favorites, especially when it comes to the impact it has had on my emotions, my relationship with Jesus, and the way I see the world. Kudos to the author, Tosca Lee, for writing such a powerful and truthful novel.

Demon: A Memoir by Tosca Lee was published by NavPress and released on June 8, 2007.

3 comments:

kc said...

I agree with you. Demon was a fantastic book, one I won't soon forget.
Karri

micerme said...

sounds like l need to read this one!! Percy

Robin Johns Grant said...

I really enjoyed this book, also. The prose and imagery are so beautiful--and I loved that the story didn't have an "easy" ending. Very thought-provoking.

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