Contracts exchanged

“Faust among equals" is the second book from this volume.

For me, this book is typical of Holt's early work. It draws heavily on his legal knowledge and centres around the contract Faust makes with the devil. Faust has escaped from hell and is chased by a vicious vigilante who never misses…

It spans continents and periods of time and I particularly liked the idea of a lawyer who has offices in every "time" and can communicate up and down that continuum!

The final scene in the theme park set in hell is amusing if only because theme parks are such consumerist hell that there is a wonderful resonance with our world!

Not his best but still a good example of absurdist fiction. I read it weeks ago but forgot to note it.


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