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Sunday, March 27, 2016

2016 Challenge - Book 31, The Screwtape Letters

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

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