Review: Logic of Demons by H.A. Goodman

Author House
July 14, 2010

What would you do if the love of your life was murdered by a deranged killer? Would you become a vigilante and seek retribution? And would this revenge affect those you care for in the afterlife? Logic of Demons: The Quest for Nadine's Soul takes you on a journey inside the psyches of men and women forced to deal with the spiritual consequences of their decisions. Through the lives of a demon, two Angels, and a mysterious teenage girl, a plethora of politically and socially relevant issues ranging from the roots of genocide and sex trafficking to child conscription and religious fundamentalism are addressed in this fantasy thriller. Life as well as the afterlife converge in this novel to explain certain peculiarities of the human condition.
Whether you are God fearing individual or an atheist, Logic of Demons: The Quest for Nadine's Soul addresses moral and theological issues of interest for people of all backgrounds.

The author of Logic of Demons, H. A. Goodman, contacted me through email requesting a review. I was definitely interested in the book after reading the summary. The idea of exploring the minds of characters making difficult decisions had grabbed my attention immediately.

Unfortunately, I had trouble connecting with the characters. I'm very certain this was because I feel this book would be better for an adult audience. I had a lot of trouble with the main character, Devin. He was so naive about his entire situation. I thought Devin made major decisions too quickly and didn't evaluate the obvious environment he was in.

Logic of Demons was full of twists that I never saw coming. This aspect of the book was quite enjoyable. Although I did find that the plots twists unraveled too quickly and moved onto the next twist shortly after.

I enjoyed H.A. Goodman's ideas for this book. The fact that this man loves his wife so much he seeks revenge and ends up doing the devils biding is intriguing to me. Since the character spends some of the story in Hell, the writing does get graphic. I liked Goodman's take on the afterlife. I felt the descriptions could have been a little clearer and more in depth.

Awesome Quote:
"You see, Satan knows exactly what to say to you when times are tough. He's not called the Great Deceiver for nothing."

Characters: 1/5
Creativity: 2/5
Voice: 1/5
Plot: 1/5
Impact: 1/5
Overall: 1/5


I liked that this book made me question my beliefs on what actions are terrible enough to send someone to Hell. It made me examine the reasons behind why someone would act a certain way. Overall, Logic of Demons just wasn't the book for me.



Crazy Katie

6 comments

  1. I'm reading this one right now (also by request), and so far I pretty much agree with your review. This is really more of an adult book, and it's not my kind of thing, but I'll post an honest review anyway. Thanks for the honest review. :)

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  2. Thank you so much Kat! I was very nervous to post a negative review, so I'm glad I wasn't the only one feeling this way.
    :)

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  3. Hm. I have this one in my pile as well and am starting it next. It's really difficult when you don't connect with the characters, they always make or break the story for me. Thanks for your thoughts on this one, I'll keep them in mind as I'm reading!

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  4. Hey Jenny! I hope you enjoy this one! I look forward to your review :)

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  5. I appreciate your honest review, Katie. I thought Logic of Demons was extremely well-written, but I too thought it was much more of an adult book. I think I just appreciated it more because of my religious beliefs, perhaps. Not sure haha :)

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  6. Hi Melissa! I'm glad to hear you loved Logic of Demons! I think you're right about the religious beliefs part, I'm not that religious so I think I might have gotten more out of it if I was :)

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