Sunday, January 20, 2008

Review of Demon: A Memoir

Title: Demon: A Memoir
Author: Tosca Lee
Publisher: NavPress
ISBN-13: 978-1-60006-123-3
ISBN-10: 1-60006-123-0
Pages: 311

A cadence of language, lush and near-hypnotic, draws the reader in before realizing this is God’s story, told through the eyes of an eternally-damned demon named Lucian. Deftly interwoven into the life of one normal and fallible man, aptly named Clay, is the story of Lucifer’s fall from grace and Lucian’s one unforgivable act.

Tosca Lee has given us the entire plan of salvation, told through the words of a demon—incredulous that God continues to forgive the inept and unworthy humans—when the fallen angels only made ONE mistake.

Realizing that Lucian has drawn on Clay's every dream and thought to lead Clay into a clever deception, he realizes too late that the only truth Lucian has told is that his story has become Clay's. Obsessed, what matters most to Clay is learning how the story ends.

Ms. Lee has written a masterpiece. If all references to Christianity were removed from this novel, the plotline would stand on its own merits, leaving the reader sated--yet wondering what if.

Fictionalized reality. A haunting delivery. Destined to be a bestseller!