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Literature / Repossessed

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Repossessed is the 2008 novel by AM Jenkins about a Fallen Angel from Hell named Kiriel who, sick of tormenting the damned, wants a taste of what it is like to be human. Breaking protocol and leaving Hell, Kiriel takes possession of ordinary teenager Shaun to see what it's like.

Has no direct relation to the 1990 film of the same name, although they are both comedies that involve possession.

This novel provides examples of:

  • Fantastic Slurs: Kiriel makes a point that the term "demon" carries too much negativity to it for him to really accept it. He prefers "Fallen Angel."
  • Hell: Hell is not described as a place of eternal pain and suffering. If anything, from the way Kiriel describes it, Hell is a place where the damned torment themselves, the Fallen Angels watching over them acting as dark reflections of themselves to work off of. Once the damned feel they have served out their punishment, they move on to somewhere else.