Evil? by Timothy Carter
Review by: Lauren
Book of Stuart, Chapter 1:10.
10 And, yea verily, Stuart did commit the Sin of Onan in the shower. And this was witnessed by his own brother who did cry out unto their mother. And there was much wailing and gnashing of teeth.
11 And the townspeople rose up against him and all Onaners, calling upon one another to tear the youthful sinners limb from unclean limb. And there was much pants wetting.
12 And lo, Stuart did join forces with the demon, Fon Pyre, and together they did set forth to discover the cause of the town's trouble.
13 And, hark! A pair of fallen angels would plant seeds of hatred unto the townspeople. And on the seventh day, Stuart did vow to rip the fallen angels a new one and layeth upon them an epic smacketh-down.
Evil? interested me right away because of how original the summary sounded. A teen boy who is caught masturbating in the shower by his little brother is suddenly thrust into a horrific situation where the people of his town are out for his very life practically. This confuses Stuart of course as he doesn't feel he's done any wrong, and after all, the town pretty much accepted his being gay, so what's the deal now? However, the priest believes that Stuart didn't do anything wrong and agrees to help him figure out what's going on. It isn't until Stuart confronts the demon, Fon Pyre, who he'd been summoning for awhile in order to get some of his questions about good and evil, heaven and hell, answered.
Fon Pyre reveals to them that it's a fallen angel who has caused the town's madness. His quest to stop people from "spilling" has made the hatred overflow, but if it gets any worse, the demons are going to be able to crack through the thin line and atttack the people of the town.
So why is an angel of all people so set on punishing Stuart and others like him? Is Fon Pyre a truly evil being or can there be a fine late between good and evil?
Evil? is definitely a fun and amusing novel. It's a fast read that keeps you flipping the pages. I loved that Stuart seemed like a real person who had his own thoughts about things. However, that does't mean that he won't learn something in the overall scheme of things...after all, how could you not really? I liked that the paranormal aspect involved angels and demons but was very unique in its own right. It's nice to find something a bit different, a bit odd, but it just works! I'd definitely recommend giving it a read. It might not be your thing, but then again, you just might like it. What's the harm to try?
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