Evil is Dull and Repetitive

By Peter Darcy | On May 9, 2016 | No Comments | In Truth

The devil and his demons are dull and predictable because of their single-minded rebellion against truth. Crime itself – as opposed to the solving of it – is boring to the complex mind, though endlessly fascinating to the simpleminded. One film about Hannibal Lecter is riveting, but a second is inevitably stupefying. We love a series hero, but a series villain quickly becomes silly as he strives so obviously to shock us. Virtue is imaginative, evil repetitive.

[Dean Koontz, Odd Apocalypse (Bantam Books: New York, NY, 2013), p. 24.]

Written by Peter Darcy

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