The Devil’s Dream / Dead Religion (books 26 and 27)

The Devil’s Dream / David Beers

Synopsis – In an act of racist violence – or accidental over-vigilance, depending on your perspective – the world’s most intellectually gifted person loses what is most important to him. That’s bad enough, but it turns out the former wunderkind is now a mad scientist with one goal in mind. He will bring his slain son back to life, and wreak vengeful destruction and death while doing so. And if the world tries to stop him, he will simply stop the world. He can do that, you know – he’s an evil über genius.

Reaction – The action was fast and brutal, and the characters were 3-dimensional and palpable. At times I wondered just how far a genius intellect could carry the world’s most wanted criminal, even if he was motivated by all-consuming love and vengeance. The actual science of the resurrection was a bit like watching Frankenstein’s monster come to life, but I compartmentalized that into the main character’s deluded state of mind. A couple plot twists nearly had my jumping off the edge of my seat. Read this if you’re into “mad scientist” stories served with blood and guts.

Recommendation – This book renewed my will to live.

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Dead Religion / David Beers

Synopsis – An ancient god of destruction and death comes back from hibernation for its final hurrah. But the last true believer isn’t willing to surrender. Even with a past including violently self-destructive parents and institutionalization for clinical insanity, this theist isn’t going down without taking his evil god with him. What happens when an iron will battles a voracious theity?

Reaction – This book read like the movie “2001: A Space Odyssey” played… layered, vast, drawn out, and with several BAM-POW scenes which counterbalanced the meditative stretches. The psychological horror was well-executed in a supernatural framework. A fair amount of violence and gory imagery.

Recommendation – This book renewed my will to live.

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  1. I like the sound of The Devil’s Dream – I have something of a link to evil geniuses, CM, for some strange reason.


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