Unholy Night

Has Seth Grahame-Smith over-stretched himself by going from Jane Austen adaptations to biblical stories?

Seth Grahame-Smith’s novel, Unholy Night, is based on the story of the three wise men. It is in the most deliciously clichéd way, rip-roaring. It is most things to most people and thoroughly succeeds in being so. There is gore and guts, but huge demonstrations of faith and the positives of religion. This original telling of the story of the birth of Jesus is compelling throughout and difficult to put down. It is a real adventure story. My only picky criticisms are that there are too many modern references to country names and too much knowledge about the human body. Other than that it could pass for a biblical story even more fantastical than those people already read. Unholy Night is Grahame-Smith’s best work so far.

Unholy Night

entertainment rating

Rating four

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