Review: The Devil Rides Out (Duke de Richleau, #6)

The Devil Rides Out (Duke de Richleau, #6)
The Devil Rides Out (Duke de Richleau, #6) by Dennis Wheatley
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Ham house horror isn’t usually a genre I read. The book was recommended to me by a fan of the author. The story is a fun romp through good verses an evil satanic group. Where normal horror focuses on building the tension and scaring the reader, this book focuses on the action of our heroes; a Duke, an American millionaire and an English millionaire and his Russian aristocratic wife. The language is colonial WW2 time with references to black servants, slit eyed Chinese and a distinctly chauvinistic outlook. Think of Enid Blyton’s language and that’s what this is like. The book needs to be rewritten for modern diversity orientated views as there is a good story underneath it.

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