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If at Faust You Don't Succeed by Roger…

If at Faust You Don't Succeed

by Roger Zelazny, Robert Sheckley (Author)

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Series: The Millennial Contest Series (2)

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This is the sequel to Bring Me the Head of Prince Charming, which I read (and enjoyed) at least twenty years ago. However, I recall being unable to get into this book and ultimately giving up on it. I gave it more of a chance this time and read the whole thing, but it never lived up to its predecessor. Honestly, it's a bit boring, and the writing style is uneven. Yes, it was written by two people, but sometimes it seemed like they alternated paragraphs without reading the previous one. The characters from the previous book do make appearances, but they're kind of shoehorned in, to the point where you don't need to have read the first book to follow this one - they don't have a whole lot to do with each other, other than both being about the Millennial Contest (the contest between Good and Evil to decide who gets to rule Earth for the next thousand years). All in all, pretty forgettable. ( )
  melydia | Nov 25, 2015 |
The celestial war is faught with the help of the humans, it was supposed to have been Faust but it ended up being Mack the Club, trying to rob Faust. A series of adventures in time with some famous characters. The story sometimes comes across as being a frame to visit historical characters on rather than being a truly coherent story. Fun and light but undemanding. ( )
  wyvernfriend | Jul 28, 2006 |
Not as funny as the first book, but it still have it's moments. ( )
  isiswardrobe | Mar 25, 2006 |
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Zelazny, RogerAuthorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Sheckley, RobertAuthormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Steadman, BroeckCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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The two representatives of Dark and Light had agreed to meet at the Halfway Tavern in Limbo, there to set in motion the Contest that had been agreed between them.
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The last Millennial contest--between the forces  of Good and Evil for control of the  universe--didn't work out quite so well for Evil and its rooters.  But it's time for the next round, and this time  the demon Mephistopheles is carrying the ball for  the forces of Darkness. But all is not as it seems.  The harried archdemon mistakenly signs up a  medieval cutpurse names Mack the Club, thinking him the  learned Dr. Faust. The demon Azzie, still  stinging from the Evil's last defeat (and not being  chosen to head the current effort), takes events into  his own claws. And the pious angel Michael--well,  let's just say some of his tactics in the titanic  struggle to come are not quite cricket . . . .

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