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Satan's Guide to the Bible: 1 Satan, Hitch and Snikwad Face Their Demons

Satan's Guide to the Bible: 1 Satan, Hitch and Snikwad Face Their Demons - Stuart Lorde This is the free, two chapter preview for a series I'll definitely be checking out. Poor old Satan is up to his horns in trouble. Not only does nobody believe in him any more but it turns out he was never official in the first place. Come to think of it, who was? Surely not Anyanwu, the Igbo sun goddess who is the only God with a capital G available to pick up the crystal ball and deal with his problems, and who has just ordered him to read every version of the Bible he can find, or else.

As you've probably guessed, there's a didactic aim behind this book so it packs a lot of information and ideas into its plot, mostly courtesy of the erudite but sycophantic hench-goblin Hitch. It's a bit early to comment on the content yet, but the format is working for me so far. I always did have a soft spot for demon-based education (cf.[b:The Number Devil: A Mathematical Adventure|91358|The Number Devil A Mathematical Adventure|Hans Magnus Enzensberger|https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1316739099s/91358.jpg|1021311]). Satan's Guide has got ambition, humor and nice illustrations.

I'll probably try the next one tomorrow, amongst other things I'm interested in seeing what the lower age limit for this book will turn out to be.