21 June 2012

Up Jumps the Devil; Michael Poore

Up Jumps the DevilUp Jumps the Devil by Michael PooreMy rating: 1 of 5 stars

The devil is alive and well and living in America.  Apparently we're his favorite country and he's been messing with us since pre-colonial days: he's with the Indians, the Puritans, Benjamin Franklin, Robert Johnson (maybe), at Woodstock, etc..

While that sounds like a great premise, the time-jumping nature of the book and the lack of real coherence in terms of who or what the devil is or does made it difficult to really get interested in the book.  Tightening up some of the excessive description and adding more character development would have made for a much better book.  As it was, I couldn't get more than 1/4 of the way through.

ARC provided by publisher.

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