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Here Be Demons de Esther Friesner
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Here Be Demons (edició 1988)

de Esther Friesner (Autor)

Sèrie: Demons (Friesner) (1)

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A bawdy fantasy spoof featuring a group of misfit demons who have been banished from Hell. They end up in an African desert where they meet a group of American kids on an archaeological dig. But what these kids do not know about the seven deadly sins is an eye-opener to the demons.
Membre:david.maness
Títol:Here Be Demons
Autors:Esther Friesner (Autor)
Informació:Ace (1988), Edition: Reissue
Col·leccions:La teva biblioteca
Valoració:****
Etiquetes:No n'hi ha cap

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Here Be Demons de Esther Friesner

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I have had this series for a very very long time unread. I may have waited too long and am too old to appreciate the story. Might be timing. Brain is a bit scattered. Why do I always feel I have failed the book rather than the other way around. ( )
  Karen74Leigh | Sep 4, 2019 |
[Caveat: I know Ms. Friesner a little, though she probably doesn't remember me. I worked with her husband in New Haven decades ago. I don't think this influenced my reactions to her books, other than to have given a few of them a try in the first place.]

This is an enjoyable humorous fantasy that manages to do more with its premise that you'd guess from the blurb or the awful cover. A handful of demons are stuck in the desert until they can make up for the ineptitude and finally bring some human souls back to hell. Given the fact that they're in the middle of nowhere, many centuries pass between opportunities. Into their clutches comes a band of amateur archaeologists on a cheap commercial tour. Then they find the tomb of Saint(?) Quintus, the very first failure the demons had, and things rapidly ratchet out of control. No spoilers here but the story holds up to the very end and even ties nicely back to its opening.

This is the fourth Friesner novel I've read and as I was finishing it, it struck me that she is probably the closest there is to an American Terry Pratchett, and I'd like to emphasize "closest" and "American." To my tastes, she's better than the Pratchett of Strata and Colour of Magic, but not to the level of Small Gods, Mort, Nation, or dozens of other Pratchett novels. I can't think of any other American writer of humorous fantasy or SF as consistent as Friesner. And her voice is solidly American, not a useless attempt to mimic Pratchett, Wodehouse or Adams. She can slip in the wry characterization or poetic scene image with the best of them. This isn't my favorite Friesner -- for that, so far, I'd pick Temping Fate or Yesterday We Saw Mermaids. But it's a perfectly respectable comic fantasy. ( )
1 vota ChrisRiesbeck | Apr 5, 2014 |
I liked this humorous fantasy about demons and people. I look forward to reading the next book, Demon Blues. ( )
  krin5292 | Feb 24, 2011 |
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A bawdy fantasy spoof featuring a group of misfit demons who have been banished from Hell. They end up in an African desert where they meet a group of American kids on an archaeological dig. But what these kids do not know about the seven deadly sins is an eye-opener to the demons.

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