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All in the Balance!

I do love a good Angels n Devils "Keeping the Balance" sort of story if done well. (Or really badly, like Ghost Rider, which sucked so badly I watched it twice).
I'm not a Christian, (I'm pagan) but I love books with a Catholic flavour.

I like...
Good Omens-Terry Pratchett
Dogma -Film by Kevin Smith
Constantine -Comic and Movies
Phil Rickman (His character Merrily Watkins is a CofE exorcist!)
Ann Rice's Vampire Chronicles.
Labyrinth-Kate Mosse
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (On my forever fave list!)
Charmed (Yeah I know it's rubbish but I love it too!)

What else might I like?


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Apr. 23rd, 2012 07:02 pm (UTC)
This one is more supernatural than angels and demons themed, but I love the World of Watches series by Sergei
Apr. 23rd, 2012 07:04 pm (UTC)
*damned phone*
Sergei Lukyanenko. They are all anout balance between the light ones and dark ones, and both the books and the movies are worth you time.
Apr. 24th, 2012 04:04 am (UTC)
Second this - and following back some of his literary references led me to Victor Pelevin's A Werewolf Problem in Central Russia and Other Stories, which is also excellent. It also has a story set in a world where software and real-life blend together, with sequences modeled on the original Prince of Persia video game.

Apr. 23rd, 2012 07:13 pm (UTC)
Michael Connolly's The Gates and The Infernals are fun, and remind me a little of Good Omens.
Apr. 23rd, 2012 08:30 pm (UTC)
This kinda sorta fits what you're looking for. It follows a woman who has study the human body & became a doctor. However, when she came to/returned to (I can't remember which.) Britain, her studies of dead bodies (To find out how they died, etc.) is considered of the devil. The church is constantly condemning her. But I wouldn't say the church is the up front focus. It's a supporting actor type role.

The series: The Mistress of Art & Death. Unfortunately, the author died & didn't finish the series. That said, I read all four & found they stood well on their own. I didn't feel lost or abandoned, when the series wasn't concluded. There are still things tied between the books. Building on past history, but it's not crucial to the plot.

Also, Pillars of the Earth & World Without End are good & center on the church. It's a duology but the second book takes place 200 years later.

Hmmm... in both cases I'm not sure if they're catholic churches or protestant. I know Dan Brown's book Angel & Demons includes the Catholic church, I think. But honestly, I didn't much like the book.

Sorry. I think that's all that comes to mind, & it doesn't quite fit but maybe you'll find them interesting? Good luck!
Apr. 28th, 2012 11:43 am (UTC)
I've got "World without end" here to start, I loved the first one so much. It's not what I meant, but it seems we have similar tastes anyway. :)
Apr. 23rd, 2012 11:01 pm (UTC)
Horns by Joe Hill is kind of darkly hilarious (but then I'm a bit warped), and is definitely worth checking out.
Apr. 24th, 2012 04:47 am (UTC)
Have you read Anne Rice's A cry to Heaven? It takes place in 1400's Italy and the castrato. I think you would love it.
Apr. 28th, 2012 11:43 am (UTC)
Apr. 25th, 2012 06:00 am (UTC)
you might like Simon R. Green's Nightside books, or Kim Harrison's witch series
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