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Killing the Devil by Paul Michael Peters
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Killing the Devil (edition 2017)

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The devil is a liar. He is a deceiver, a murderer, and a cheat. The devil takes on many forms to tempt you to do wrong. But what if you could stop him? Would you give up everything to save the world from sin? Or would you rather party in hell with the sinners than be bored in heaven with the saints? When Tex Bryant decides to rid the world of the devil, little does he know he's going to become the very thing he despises most. His journey as the ultimate evil takes him from city to city, where he leaves only destruction in his path. Nothing can save his soul from eternal damnation . . . except perhaps the woman he never stopped loving. Killing the Devil: A Collection of Short Stories explores the journeys of three people as they confront evil in its various forms. Each must choose between the wicked and the good. Paul Michael Peters is author of Insensible Loss, Mr. Memory and Other Stories of Wonder, The Symmetry of Snowflakes, and Peter in Flight. Follow him and his work at paulmichaelpeters.com.… (more)
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A fascinating collection of intriguingly disturbing short stories, Paul Michael Peters’ Killing the Devil brings to life that endless philosophical debate over the necessity of evil, reminding readers that “without choice, humanity would be nothing more than a group of robots…”

Of course, with wrong choices, human beings make robots of themselves, surrendering freewill to temptation and losing dignity and hope. Author Paul Michael Peters winds his debate around the life of a man determined to kill the devil, and suffering the consequences of that “choice.” In between are tales of other rights and wrongs, most intriguingly the story of someone finding goods for sale in the forbidden zone, where the reader is left to learn just what’s forbidden and why. Perhaps that’s the point—all commandments have a reason, however much the devil may deny it.

Thought-provoking, haunting, with the power of parable perfectly blended into reality, this is another must-read collection from Paul Michael Peters, and highly recommended.

Disclosure: I was given a copy and I offer my honest review. ( )
  SheilaDeeth | Oct 19, 2017 |
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The devil is a liar. He is a deceiver, a murderer, and a cheat. The devil takes on many forms to tempt you to do wrong. But what if you could stop him? Would you give up everything to save the world from sin? Or would you rather party in hell with the sinners than be bored in heaven with the saints? When Tex Bryant decides to rid the world of the devil, little does he know he's going to become the very thing he despises most. His journey as the ultimate evil takes him from city to city, where he leaves only destruction in his path. Nothing can save his soul from eternal damnation . . . except perhaps the woman he never stopped loving. Killing the Devil: A Collection of Short Stories explores the journeys of three people as they confront evil in its various forms. Each must choose between the wicked and the good. Paul Michael Peters is author of Insensible Loss, Mr. Memory and Other Stories of Wonder, The Symmetry of Snowflakes, and Peter in Flight. Follow him and his work at paulmichaelpeters.com.

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