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Saint Vidicon to the Rescue
by Christopher Stasheff

Category: Fiction / Fantasy
320 pages; ISBN: 044101271X

Rating: 9/10  (Ratings explained)
Reviewer: Harriet Klausner


Saint Vidicon to the Rescue
Christopher Stasheff
Ace, April 2005, $6.99, 320 pp.
ISBN 044101271X

The Catholic Church is poor with members leaving every day to join Reverend Sun’s organization. In one last desperate measure, the pope goes on television to show why the church must survive. The equipment they use to televise the pontiff is old but Father Vidicon repairs the apparatus until he receives a shock and dies; thanks to his perseverance the show went on and the church is saved.

People pray to Father Vidicon, who they want to make a saint, to help them when Finagles General Principle operates in their lives. Father Vidicon who is fighting the minions of the imp of the perverse is busy answering all prayers. His solution is to find an assistant who is smart and to help those who need some spiritual help. He contacts computer technician Tony Ricci threw his writings on the computer screen directing him where to go to help people in need. In return Father Vidicon gives advice to Tony about the woman to loves who he met when company’s computers were showing the writings of Father Vidicon.

Christopher Stasheff, the author of the famous warlock series, uses a contemporary setting but with the same humor in his latest work, SAINT VIDICON TO THE RESCUE. This novel is really a series of vignettes where Tony or Father Vidicon are helping people who are entangled with Finagles General Principle and Murphy’s law. The spirit and the man communicate through dreams and a computer. When Tony works on solving a prayer he is a spirit that can become any size he chooses to get the job done. This is a stand alone book that will please fans of this talented author.

Harriet Klausner


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