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Angels And Men
by Catherine Fox
Publisher:SPCK (Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge)
“Angels and Men” gripped me right from the start. I read this book extremely quickly because the author has created good suspense, which made me want to find out what exactly had happened to Mara Johns to make her the way she is. I’m now reading it again, to enjoy the description and the clever and often humorous use of quotes: from the Bible, Shakespeare and other literature.
The author manages to comment in passing on quite a number of current controversial issues, such as atheism, women’s ordination and homosexuality. The reader should be aware that there is a lot of swearing, some blasphemy and a few fairly explicit sexual scenes, which makes the book more difficult to recommend to the average Christian reader. Having said this, in spite of being fairly regularly shocked, I love this book.
Mara and her group of friends come over realistically and are very likeable. The book made me laugh and it moved me. The ending hinted at some positive resolutions, but I would have liked more. A sequel would be nice! I would like to read other books by this author.
Reviewer: Heloise Hearn (19/09/14)