True Review
Current Issue Number 91 Vol. 34 February 2015
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Unpardonable Sin
UNPARDONABLE SIN:

UNPARDONABLE SIN by Michael Potts. WordCrafts Press (www.wordcrafts.net), 2014, 222 pp., $15.99. ISBN 978-0-69227-591-1. Click here to purchase.

Jeffrey Conley is older now, teaching Biblical studies at Southeastern North Carolina University. Every once in a while he delves into his past as a teenager in rural Tennessee, when he re-reads his journal. In one instance, he recounts the time when, as an impressionable 14-year-old, Conley learns from a preacher about the “unpardonable sin” from which there is (Jeffrey’s literal mind translates) no forgiveness - that is, blaspheming the Holy Ghost. As a result of his belief, Jeffrey realizes a “portal” has been opened, letting in a demon from hell. The demon is obsessed with Jeffrey and works toward his downfall, bringing in shady characters, including a twisted teacher, and even going as far as killing a friend.

How to get rid of the demon? Jeffrey battles with his pubescent self, with a mind full of doubts, while dealing with his high-functioning autism (Asperger Syndrome) and his ongoing war with the demon. This makes the novel a great insight into the struggles an autistic boy faces.

There is a “Catcher-in-the-Rye” feel to this novel by Potts. I would love to read more of his work.

Andrew Andrews

 

In This Issue

Fear City The Just City Unpardonable Sin DARKNESS AD INFINITUM

H.P. Lovecraft Click on Book Cover for Review TRAFFICKING IN MAGIC

COINS OF CHAOS FRESH CUT TALES KHAKI=KILLER RELIGIONS OF STAR TREK

Now and In The Hour of our Death AN UNWILLING ACCOMPLICE NEAR TO YOU Your Friend, As Ever, A. Lincoln


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