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Rising from under the
Great Pyramid in Egypt, Satan reveals himself
in alien form to the world. He offers eternal
life on earth for all who follow and believe
in his words. It is his greatest temptation.
Being Satan, the bastard angel without mercy,
he sends out his demons to corrupt and convert
the last die-hard moralists left on earth. Adolf
Hitler, Marilyn Monroe, and Vincent van Gogh
demons possess three rotten souls and proceed
to attack the last bastions of purity: the youth,
the chaste, and the starving artists.
The forces of Good search for a saviour and
find a confused homeless man suffering from
amnesia and bearing a resemblance to JC. As
he stumbles into a small fishing village, he
is recognized immediately by a desperate crowd
as Christ Returned, because his face matches
the image that has just appeared on the wall
of the men's toilet in the Doomsday Cafe. The
entire population of Doomsday Harbor marches
behind JC and his new disciples: Matthew, Mark,
Luke, John, Paul, George, and Ringo.
Faith vs. Fact, Science vs. Religion, Good vs.
Evil. Great forces are at work, shaking the
foundations of everything we hold dear. Has
the Devil found the perfect way to tempt us
into believing his lies? Are we all doomed to
everlasting hellfire, or will we be saved at
the last hour by one brave, confused man with
the face of an angel? Hey, this is New York
in the 21st century. It can go either way.
One last thing: this is probably the funniest
book you have read in years. Yea, verily.
“A hilarious riff on 20th-century history and attitudes.
Devil Jazz is a smart and searing story
that takes you on a wild ride through territories
sacred and profane. A devil of a good read.”
— Chris Gudgeon, author of
Greetings from the Vodka Sea
“Being the avid reader that I am, I read Craig Forgrave’s
Devil Jazz back-to-back with another
novel about Satan or Sooty or The Beast, as he’s
more affectionately known. But this is definitely
the one that hit the spot for me. (Can’t
even remember the title or plot of the other book.)
Devil Jazz is witty, pacey and full of
evil fun. ... I used to wonder why the Devil always
gets the best music. And now I know — I
think!” — a reader from Reading, UK
“I read Craig Forgrave’s Devil Jazz
and thoroughly enjoyed it from cover to cover.
Certainly it was a tale of good and evil, but
with a twist — in fact, lots of twists,
turns, howls and unexpected pleasures. Full of
one-liners (“law and order breaking down like a six year old
Skoda”), engaging insights (like the miracle
of the burgers) and a whole lot of words to live
by (the Parable of the Blind Catcher will stay
with me for a long time).” — Alec
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