Thursday, November 6, 2014
As One Devil To Another by Richard Platt
If you enjoyed C.S. Lewis's Screwtape Letters, you will enjoy this book. The book consists mainly of the correspondence of senior devil, Slashreap to his young protégé, Scardagger. The intent of Slashreap's letters are to coach Scardagger on winning a soul away from Heaven and into their clutches. The contemporary issues of technology and morality come into play as Slashreap encourages Scardagger. The timeless issues of the power of prayer, the problem of suffering and the promises held out by Heaven and Hell are also addressed.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book and thought the writing was excellent. Foremost C.S. Lewis authority Walter Hooper calls it "a stunning achievement, the finest example of the genre of diabolical correspondence to appear since this genre was popularized by C.S. Lewis." I whole heartedly agree!