Book Review: Damned Busters

Damned Busters: To Hell and Back by Matthew Hughes is a fun and thought-provoking novel, which will be released in print on May 31 2001. Chesney Anstruther is a comic book loving, introverted actuary that has been raised by a very religious mother. Through an unusual set of circumstances, he accidentally summons a demon and through his refusal to bargain away his soul, he triggers a revolution in Hell. With the help of a television evangelist, Chesney makes a deal with the Devil that will let him keep his soul and do some good in the world, by having superpowers to fight crime with a demon assistant. Of course, there are stipulations and complications rise up, as one might expect in a deal with the Devil. However, it is not all doom and gloom. The interactions between the socially awkward Chesney and just about every other person offer consistent comedy and that are bigger pictures about the very nature of reality raised as the story moves forward.

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