While some call him John, he's more widely known as the devil. He's fun, egotistical, and more than a little handsome, but more importantly, he's bored and looking for something to do to spark things up. Not to mention, he is in desperate need of some friends, which he inadvertently finds in Pierce and Calla - who are gods in their own right, but on the side of good.
Chaos and mayhem follow John at every turn, until he eventually loses all his powers to his bitch of a wife who overthrows him and takes on the role of Satan herself. But there's no need to feel sympathy for John - he is the devil, after all.
This is one comedic fantasy you won't be able to put down.
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Reviewed by Francine Zane for Readers' Favorite Not surprisingly, Sympathy for the Devil by AJ Aaron is the story of John, better known as the devil. John is bored with life and goes to great lengths to relieve his boredom. It wouldn’t be a story if everything went according to plan, and that is where the fun starts. Fortunately, he has his White Lighter friends, Pierce and Calla, to lean on for moral support and guidance, even as he tries to drag them down to his level of crazy. From beginning to end, Sympathy for the Devil is filled with playful dialogue and fun twists. The narrator, Will Tulin, is a true professional. His tone is consistent. His pacing is perfect for both the spirit of the story and the enjoyment of the listener. The production quality is clear with no annoying special effects to take away from the story. While stories about the devil have been around for ages, Aaron has added his own special brand of humor and updated themes to be relatable to modern generations. For example, John's decision to use video games as a means of filling up hell with lost souls will resonate with anyone who has walked around a park and seen more people looking at their phones than at the world around them. Sympathy for the Devil is not Christian fiction. Some of the plot points are adult in nature and may offend the more strait-laced reader, even though they are not particularly graphic in nature. Fortunately, these sparse vulgarities work well given the characters' personalities and add a bit of immature humor to what has often been treated as a very somber topic.
You wouldn’t think that you might have sympathy for the devil but this book gives meaning to the phrase “Poor Devil”! AJ Aaron’s newest book is his best by far. It combines fantasy and humor with great characters and believable settings to create an entertaining story. Once you start you won’t want to put this down. You might even recognize some characters from your home town. Get it.