Nothing excites me like when a story keeps you wondering how it will end. I recently read The Devil’s Lieutenant by Shervin Jamali, which did just that. The following are my thoughts on the book and why I recommend you read it.
In the blink of an eye, Michael loses his family. As his life spirals out of control with grief, he is presented with the possibility that their souls might be trapped in Hell. Michael is a good man, a moral man, forced to do terrible things.
Thus begins an unimaginable and nightmarish journey to rescue his family from the depths of Hell, with the Devil as the puppet master pulling his strings.
Warning: Graphic violence and profanity included.
My Honest Thoughts
This book was fast paced to say the least. Constant action revolved around every turn as the main character, an assassin for the devil, goes on his killing spree. The best part of this though, was the high writing quality with which it was presented. It was above average in terms of digestibility and I flew from cover to cover because of it.
The plot does contain some elements of convenient deus ex machina and does not break new ground in terms of concept. However, it doesn’t try to be something it’s not either. The protagonist, Michael, is put through the ringer and his reaction to his terrifying situation is entirely human. His story of finding himself through hardship seems to be the theme overall and is a relatable one. It is one I too enjoy diving into, as mentioned when I discussed healthy vengeance! Will Michael’s be healthy? Read this exciting tale and find out!
Rating: 4.3 / 5
Dramatic Rallying Cry About Why You Should Read It
Do you like doing speed? No? Good. Drugs are bad mkay. But this book will get you on a raging high with no negative health effects and you won’t come back down until you finish it.
On this intense trip you’ll be introduced to both the devil and God. The main character, Michael, is essentially a puppet to the two. However, this puppet wants nothing more than to cut off his strings. In fact, dude doesn’t even believe in them at first. Surprise-surprise, former cop man. So there he goes on a tear of violence, language, and revenge. It’s bloody magnificent, bloody being the key word.
If all I’ve said so far makes you feel a little intimidated, don’t be: this is also a happy family tale. The love Michael has for his son and wife are his entire motivation. He would do anything for them, which is truly a beautiful thing.
So get on your ass if you aren’t already, whip out $0.99, and start reading this goddamn book.