The Demonologist by Andrew Pyper

Posted: August 3, 2014 in Fiction, Horror
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The DemonologistAfter a lot of YA fiction and vampire myths I wanted to read a real horror novel. Horror is one of my favorite genres,  even though I usually have trouble sleeping at night after reading too much of horror I am kind of sucker for them. I picked up this book by Andrew Pyper ”The Demonologist” looking at the title. Sadly, this isn’t scary, and the purpose goes unfulfilled here. This book had real promise but somehow it missed to deliver it. It may work good as a horror movie with lot of scary sound effect and creepy graphics but as a book it failed to deliver the horror. Some of the scenes were disturbing and frightening but most of the time it was just boring. I felt the main character, Professor David Ullman miraculously figuring out the next step in his adversary’s plan was kind of too much to take in.

David Ullman is a Columbia scholar who has devoted his life to studying Milton’s Paradise Lost despite being an atheist. His personal life is a mess, his wife is having affair and there is a lot going with his daughter. When he is approached by a mysterious woman to jet off on an all-expense-paid trip to Italy to play witness to an event, he jumps on the chance to flee his failing marriage and get away with his daughter, Tess. But things don’t go as planned, and when Tess seemingly commits suicide he can’t belive that she is dead. David is off on a whirlwind adventure to get her back. Will he succeed in adventure by blindly following some clues? What is this even he witnessed, that changed his entire life?

My rating: 2 out of 5. I believe it is hard to write horror novels, all a reader wants is a good scare but that is hard to come.  I would have liked if this was a short story, the character development seemed very forced and I felt that the story was bit dragging.

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