Continuing to ride my Andrew Pyper high, I grabbed a copy of his international bestseller, The Demonologist and set forth on a journey of occult mastermind.
As with other detailed laden novels I have read, the depth at which The Demonologist regaled the reader in the dark side of devil worship made me immediately question the author’s intimate knowledge of the subject – researched or already known? Or both? Either way the creep factor was pretty high.
This book was about how a Columbia University professor, obsessed with John Milton’s work Paradise Lost, comes face to face with the devil during his “to the ends of the earth” search for his supposedly dead daughter. Faith, betrayal, seduction, evil, and love all contribute to this novel’s narrative. There were more than a handful of times when I held my breath, trying to anticipate (or prepare) for what plot twist was coming on the next page. The truest definition of a page turner in my opinion.
This was a good read but I caution those who are strong faith based believers. This book WILL take you to the depths of evil and introduce you to what may or may not lie beyond this world.
If anything, it is a great choice for a Halloween read.
Next up on the book shelf: The Eyes of Darkness by Dean Koontz