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This is my personal favorite book of all time. I love the way piers mixes magic and science, His outlook of hell and heaven, and Zane. The book is both fun and light as well as addressing some very intense topics.
I first read this book as a child in the 80's and have since read it once a year. Sadly the later book in the series are not as good however still worth reading.
I don't read much fantasy but this was on sale so I thought I'd try Piers Anthony, knowing he's been around for 2 or 3 decades. I wasn't prepared for an alternate 20th century earth that is much like our own in everyday details but one where science and magic play equal roles, Satan competes with God for souls, ghosts and demons are prominent, and the lead character is not Death itself but someone who holds "the office of Death."
On the positive side, the suspenseful story is cleverly written and fast paced, and there are glimmers of humor and double meaning scattered throughout that keep the story from becoming too grim. Although I was tempted to quit several times, because this is not the kind of fantasy I enjoy, the entertaining writing style was enough to keep me engaged to the end.
On the negative side, the story seemed to me to become both more dreary and more outrageous as it approached the climax and I found myself glad when it was finished. But that may just be my own taste and limited exposure to fantasy. So, in deference to more devoted fantasy fans than I and to the well-established Piers Anthony, I'm giving it four stars, largely because I enjoyed very much the way he told the story.
I love Piers Anthony. I have read most of the Zanth books. And a few of the Incarnation. Now I listen to them. My teenage Grandson caught me listening and sat with me for over an hour. He will be looking for more books, he loved it. Grandma, who knew you were so cool. Thanks Piers, for giving me some command ground with my grandkids "no not goats" .
then gets really really boring. great premise for fantasy or comedy, but just drones with weak philosophy and slow plot. lot of potential, poorly executed.
Crafty lady that wanted to integrate her share of books and her crocheting obsession!!! I love a good mystery, drama or thriller
loved this book damn near 20 years ago when I first read it and loved it even more now!!! I had got up to vol.5 before...looking forward to revisiting those and reading the last 2!!!! thank you for having this series!!!!
This book was narrated perfectly almost as if I was reading it myself again. The only issue I had was occasionally I can hear people talking in the background. Kind of a nuisance when you hear that but it is very faint and unless you are wearing headphones with noise cancellation you won't hear it. Overall great job!!