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The Diva's Guide to Selling Your Soul
by Kathleen O’Reilly

Category: Fiction / Fantasy
384 pages; ISBN: 0743499409

Rating: 8/10  (Ratings explained)
Reviewer: Harriet Klausner


The Diva's Guide to Selling Your Soul
Kathleen O’Reilly
Downtown, Apr 2005, $13.00, 384 pp.
ISBN: 0743499409

In Manhattan, V is struggling to make it as a designer until she meets New York Post gossip columnist Lucy. In exchange for her soul, Lucy, who happens to be the devil, offers fame and fortune, which V gladly accepts thinking what the hell is a soul – that’s later in life, make that death.

Soon V becomes a member of the Life Enrichment Program; this has led to a successful Fifth Avenue store that only the rich frequent as the prices are exorbitant though everything sells. However that is not where the fortune and good luck are; every soul she brings into the Life Enrichment Program means a cut of their action. The only commandment is no good deeds; if one does a good deed even inadvertently, one faces the worst punishments like an inch or more to the thighs while you were sleeping.

Faust relocated into chick lit heaven (make that hell) as Kathleen O’Reilly writes a creative modern day take on the legendary sell your soul theme. Fans will appreciate the devil’s clever pyramid scheme and enjoy the antics of the lead couple, the devil and Ms. V. The story line is amusing with a fine message of materialism is not enough in life, but late in the novel key characters behave out of synch. Still THE DIVA'S GUIDE TO SELLING YOUR SOUL is an intriguing modern day cautionary chick lit tale.

Harriet Klausner


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