Wednesday, August 15, 2007

A Pagan's Nightmare

If you haven't heard of A Pagan's Nightmare, a novel by Ray Blackston, you should check it out.

Sartre said, "Hell is other people." Blackston's anti-hero, Larry/Lanny, might say, "Hell is evangelical Christians."

The premises of both the book and the book within the book are original. It's a sharp departure in style from Blackston's previous books. At its best, it reminds me of Vonnegut meets Heller. At worst, it reminds me of something I would write.

It's neither a bust nor brilliant--it's interesting, and I recommend reading it, especially if you ever feel as if marketed, political pseudoChristianity gets on your nerves.

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