Today's book review is about:
The Screwtape Letters
It was under the category: A Book About Religion
This book is about a demon that services "Our Father Below" who is writing letters to his nephew, Wormwood, about how to lead a Christian astray. Since the book is written from a demon's perspective, the reader has to reverse everything he says about Christianity. Screwtape shows how demonic acts can be cleverly disguised to lead a faltering human to continue bad acts without feeling any guilt that he is doing something wrong.
This book was okay. It got about 1000 five star reviews on Amazon, but I don't see the real draw to it. I think it would have made a better audio book. I think that the letters from Screwtape were too wordy to make the book as enjoyable as it should have been, and I think I might try it again in the future as an audio book. There were some enjoyable parts, but I just didn't enjoy it as much as many of the other reviewers did.
It is hard to recommend this book based on me having a hard time getting through it. It is very short - at around 200 pages - and only took me a day and a half to finish it. I just couldn't get into it.
Stars: 2 1/2
Post a Comment