Sunday, June 10, 2007

Now isn't that a friendly little demon!

Ok, I seriously love this book. What a nice one to cap off the 48 Hour Reading Challenge with!

So there's this demon, right? Well, this demon is totally bored after an eternity of reflecting pain back at the souls in Hell. He wants to go experience the life that they messed up. He figures he could make his own body, but that would take some effort, and it's not like anyone will really notice if he just quietly slips in to Shaun's (a rather despondent teen who was going to die anyway) body. His goal is just to experience. He's not going to make any impact either positive or negative. But he finds out that you can't just take the sensations; living isn't just physical. Slowly, he does start to affect those around him - and the impact may just be a little surprising coming from a demon from Hell.

This was really funny. Our Demon was entirely charming. On one hand he's got a detached view of the world, but he can't help but let compassion and love in and it makes all the difference. And the cover rocks. Inane but true statement of the day: This book makes me happy. That's all the review needed, right?

'twould be a good pairing with Good Omens... A Certain Slant of Light shares the whole body-snatching thing, but isn't nearly as light-hearted (although, if you haven't read ACSL, you really ought to - It's very good!)

Reading: 224 pages in 1 hr 54 minutes
Posting: 21 minutes (phew! right under the deadline!)

Complete stats to come.


Little Willow said...

When people ask for The Lovely Bones, I give them Dead on Town Line, A Certain Slant of Light, and The Ghost and Mrs. Muir instead.

tanita✿davis said...

This sounds really fun.
Admittedly, I did not enjoy The Lovely Bones very much...

Jackie Parker said...

It IS really fun.

Anonymous said...

Late to the party...

Thank you so much for recommending this to me - I lurrrved it! ^_^