Monday, August 06, 2012


--- a book review by Edd Doerr

Televenge, by Pamela King Cable (Satya House Publications, 2012, 578 pp., $19.95 [Oct])

This novel, of Dickensian length and melodrama, is the story of one woman's years-long struggles and confrontations with with a sleazy, disturbed pentecostal televangelist and megachurch pastor. (Appropriately, the original meaning of the word "pastor" is a herder of sheep.) The author grew up in a Southern pentecostal milieu that is reflected in her writing style.

I would not dream of giving away the complicated plot. Let me say only that although the novel is overly long, it is a real page-turner. The author is a somewhat conservative Christian, and that lends her work a certain air of verisimilitude.

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