The Angel's Dictionary

A Spirited Glossary for the Little Devil in You

Non-Fiction - Humor/Comedy
164 Pages
Reviewed on 06/06/2017
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Author Biography

A longtime researcher of shamanism and spirituality, Sol Luckman is an iconoclastic psychonaut devoted to exploring and exposing the truth about human history and potential—wherever that might lead.

His new novel, CALI THE DESTROYER—Winner of the 2022 National Indie Excellence Award for Visionary Fiction, Silver Medalist for Visionary Fiction in the 2022 Readers’ Favorite Awards and Finalist in both the New Age and Visionary Fiction categories of the 2021 International Book Awards—is a page-turner of a sci-fi tale set in an Orwellian future seeded in the dystopian present that radically rewrites Gnosticism as well as the origins of the earth and humanity.

His previous novel, the multi-award-winning SNOOZE: A STORY OF AWAKENING, was a deep dive into Hindu mysticism, lucid dreaming, parallel universes, and cryptozoology described by INDIE SHAMAN Magazine as “superlative fiction.”

In his two international bestselling nonfiction books on the “revolutionary healing science” (NEXUS Magazine) of his unique form of sound healing, Regenetics, Luckman examined the critical role played by DNA and consciousness in healing, transformation, and evolution.

Luckman is also an acclaimed humorist. Of his multi-award-winning satirical lexicon, THE ANGEL’S DICTIONARY, Readers’ Favorite remarked that he “picked up where writers like Mark Twain and Ambrose Bierce had left off.”

MUSINGS FROM A SMALL ISLAND combines fascinating memoir, hilarious comedy and inspirational philosophy in a stunningly self-illustrated coffee table book any Lowcountry lover or contemporary art aficionado would be proud to display.

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    Book Review

Reviewed by Melinda Hills for Readers' Favorite

Irreverent in its honesty and take-no-prisoners approach, The Angel’s Dictionary: A Spirited Glossary for the Little Devil in You is an honest appraisal of words in terms of today’s sensibilities. Sol Luckman has picked up where writers like Mark Twain and Ambrose Bierce left off over a century ago, identifying new associations for words and phrases to match what they really represent today. Some entries result in a genuine laugh while others engender a discreet giggle and still more are met with a nod of the head and a mental response – ‘So true!’

Along with Sol Luckman’s witty and sometimes piercing observations, you can enjoy relevant and related quotes by a number of contemporary and historical persons, famous and infamous alike. From George Carlin and Willie Nelson to Mahatma Gandhi and Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, The Angel’s Dictionary proves that in many cases, no matter how much has changed, everything has really stayed the same. We just use different names and excuses today!

While maybe not for everyone, especially those who are offended by anything not PC, The Angel’s Dictionary: A Spirited Glossary for the Little Devil in You certainly provides a hard-hitting look at both how seriously we take ourselves and also how little we are aware of the greater world around us. Sol Luckman’s outlook is quite humorous but also a bit scary as he shows us a present and a future hinted at in works such as 1984 by Orwell and other science fiction stories. They say many a true word is spoken in jest, and perhaps Luckman’s humor is a well-timed wake-up call to be heeded while we still have time to ask important questions.

Andrew L. Foss

Much of society has lost its sense of humor for fear of melting the heart of the next snowflake down the road. I say, turn up the heat. It is much needed ... THE ANGEL’S DICTIONARY does this with wit and charm worthy of notice.

Brendan D. Murphy

THE ANGEL’S DICTIONARY is a sardonic antidote to the trite and asinine slogans and catchphrases–the basic language–of Big Brother’s thought-control system. On one level, it’s light and witty comic relief, and beyond the playful satire, it is scathingly accurate! If you’re in need of some conscious, fun, and thought-provoking wordplay then you might start with THE ANGEL’S DICTIONARY. Warning: reader may experience symptoms of higher consciousness, greater clarity, and general merriment.

Doris Moreau

I’ve never had so many belly laughs in my entire life. [This book] is absolutely witty, 'spot on' and I LOVE IT ... THE ANGEL’S DICTIONARY (Devilish as it may be) adds a quality of 'lightness' in bringing about such laughter. I do sincerely feel we may each gain by experiencing more and more laughs in meeting the existing chaos.