Thursday, January 17, 2008

6. "The Devil and Miss Prym" - Paulo Coelho

"The devil when down to Georgia, he was lookin' for a soul to steal..."

This song popped in my head upon reading the back cover of this slim volume (or perhaps it was "Guitar Hero" playing in the background). In this case, the devil went down with a stranger to the small village of Vizcos. He tempts Miss Prym with a task straight out of the "What If?" book with the purpose of answering his own question, "If good and evil are pitted against each other, does good have a chance?"

He creates an impossibly difficult scenario involving murder and money. But does Miss Prym switch to the dark side?

This read like a series of Aesop's fables or folktale, though not as preachy. It simply charmed me.

3.25 out of 5.0 Black Devils.

1 comment:

aart hilal said...

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