This piece is full of French’s signature muscular approach to theme and idea. He’s eager to frame a story, provide his "take." His gutsiness makes him an authoritative and compelling guide. He establishes themes at the outset. His themes in this case revolve around good and evil, faith and dreams.

French’s gutsiness extends to his character development. He goes after sweeping, substantive observations about characters—their motivations and essential experiences.

The result is a gripping and entertaining read.

Read “Angels & Demons,” by Thomas French

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