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Dante's Journey by J.C. Marino
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Jul 01, 2010

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Read from April 28 to May 15, 2011

A good book. Follows the travels through hell of Joseph Dante, recently deceased Boston PD, as he comes to grips with dying and going to hell. There's some deeper philosophical stuff lying under the surface, as any book about hell is likely to have, but it isn't forced and certainly doesn't feel preachy. I found the beginning 50-100 pages to be a bit heavy on the old jargon and it reminded me of the noir detective shows, but it got much better after that. The ending left me a bit confused, but after I thought about it a bit, it came together.

I've never read the original Dante, so can't really compare the two, but I could probably guess that, besides the basic structure of hell, there are few similarities.

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04/28/2011 page 90
24.0% "The first 20 pages or so almost made me put it down, but it's gotten progressively better as I've gone on."
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