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Demons | [John Shirley]

Demons

In a future uncomfortably close to the present day, the apocalypse has surpassed all expectations. Hideous demons roam the streets in an orgy of terror, drawing pleasure from torturing humans as sadistically as possible. Ira, a young San Francisco artist, becomes involved with a strange group of scientists and philosophers desperately trying to end the bloody siege. But the most shocking revelation is yet to come.
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Publisher's Summary

In a future uncomfortably close to the present day, the apocalypse has surpassed all expectations. Hideous demons roam the streets in an orgy of terror, drawing pleasure from torturing humans as sadistically as possible. Ira, a young San Francisco artist, becomes involved with a strange group of scientists and philosophers desperately trying to end the bloody siege. But the most shocking revelation is yet to come.

©2002 John Shirley; (P)2002 Fantastic Audio

What the Critics Say

"Exciting, vigorously original┬┐" (Publishers Weekly)
"The narrator delivers his tale of a demonic invasion of our world with masterful power. Moving at a breathless pace, he evokes all the terror of that event..." (Booklist)

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    Bill Eichhorn baltimore, md United States 11-14-04
    Bill Eichhorn baltimore, md United States 11-14-04 Member Since 2004

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    "the flaming liberals fight monsters"

    Oh god what junk. I couldn't finish it. Anytime a book bases its story around pseudo intellectual fringe groups of academe, forget it. I was waiting for one of the whiney narrators to muse, ?but don?t the demon?s have a right to kill us? After all we are dirty usurping, power drunk Americans; that have never done one good thing for the world.? Stale liberal propaganda with a smidge of LSD induced way out sci-fi, and some sex thrown in for good measure. Trust me this isn?t horror; just horrible. It?s merely a political statement masked behind a horror/sci-fi story. It?s Pravda with a light show. I knew I was in trouble when I heard super scenic Harlan Ellison did some of the narration (is there anything that man doesn?t hate?oh yeah?he loves himself that?s right) do yourself a favor, get anything else?anything!!!

    9 of 23 people found this review helpful
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    Christopher Milan, TN, USA 03-06-10
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    "What a waste..."

    If you are in for several hours of why capitalism is bad and how philosophical academia is going to save the world, be my guest.

    The premise of the novel seemed very interesting. Unfortunately, as the book progressed, the author's true intentions became clear and it was difficult to even follow the story.

    Don't waste your money or credits on this garbage.

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