Ack -- I can't believe I read this. I remember liking Anthony when I was in high school. As I read On a Pale Horse, I remembered why I eventually got turned off by his books. His characters spend most of their time arguing semantics or patting themselves on the back, they live in a male-fantasy world, and Anthony writes absolutely terrible endings. To be fair, I liked the premise: Zane, the protagonist, kills Death, and must therefore assume that office. As he familiarizes himself with the new job, he becomes entangled in a power struggle between Satan and the other Incarnations.
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