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Costume Not Included: To Hell and Back, Book 2 (edition 2012)

by Matthew Hughes

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Title:Costume Not Included: To Hell and Back, Book 2
Authors:Matthew Hughes
Info:Angry Robot (2012), Edition: Original, Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages
Collections:Your library, Office Shelves, Read, Fiction, To read
Rating:****
Tags:Science Fiction, Fantasy, Superhero, Demons

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The blurb is misleading for this book. Boss Greenley is just a minor background character. He may end up a bigger deal in the last book but the real plot is going with Hardacre and Jesus. Hardacre wants to be the most important man of his age or at least this chapter in the book that God is writing. So he tries to end the world. Chesney has to stop him and the Devil from doing that. One of the funniest scenes is when Jesus is meeting with a TV news reporter and he casts out the demons in the man. It was great. This book is not as funny as the first one but there is more character growth all around. Chesney gets a lot which is good as he is the main character. But his mother, his girlfriend, and even Hardacre get good growth. If you have read the first book then you need to continue with this series. If you have not you need to. It is really great.

I give this book a Four of Five stars. ( )
  lrainey | May 10, 2016 |
Matthew Hughes has to be one of Canada's most under-celebrated, under-appreciated writers. Easily capable of dancing between genres, in this sequel to The Damned Busters, Hughes unfolds a wry, witty tale, absolutely heretical, deliciously irreverent, that continues the concept of 'is God making this up as He goes along?'

As always there are clearly-drawn characters that lift off the page, a pace that is steady and at times palpitating, and just when you think matters might become too serious he ambushes you with an insight that leaves you laughing out loud.

If you're a fan of Terry Pratchett, allow me to introduce you to Matthew Hughes. You're in for a rocketing good read. ( )
  fiverivers | Jun 7, 2012 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0857661396, Mass Market Paperback)

Chesney's efforts to Save The Day and Win the Girl make slow progress. Meanwhile, Boss Greeley's deal with the Devil makes him ever-stronger, and untouchable, while the Reverend Hardacre digs deeper and finds that not everything in reality is quite what it seems...

File Under: Fantasy [ Everything's Meta | Britney's Peers | Dance With The Devil | The Demonic Duo ]

e-book ISBN: 978-0-85766-140-1

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:05:01 -0400)

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Chesney's efforts to save the day and get the girl make slow progress. Even as he is trying to learn the ropes, Boss Greeley has made a deal with the devil. A deal that is making Greeley stronger by the minute.

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