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Inferno by Larry Niven
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Feb 05, 12

Read from January 29 to February 05, 2012, read count: 1

By Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle
Publisher: Orb Books
Published In: New York, NY
Date: 1976
Pgs: 237

Imagine not being able to feel anything...not being able to see anything. And it goes on...and on...seemingly forever. Until you call out to God, and you feel the bottle open and you are poured out from your own private Hell into Hell. Benito has rescued you. And he has a plan. All you have to do is follow him downward through the deeper and darker sections of Dante’s Hell in search of the way out. All you have to do is follow...and not fall victim to the guilt that you belong in any of those lower depths with the damned souls trapped there. That’s all.

Science fiction, quest, good vs. evil

Main Character:
Allen Carpenter

Favorite Character:
Allen Carpenter is us. We walk through Hell in his shoes.

Least Favorite Character:
This was a rare book where I liked all the characters.

Favorite Scene:
When Lucifer looks down at Allen and asks him the question.

Plot Holes/Out of Character:
This is pretty tightly plotted and the OOC moments are thin.

Last Page Sound:
Mmmmm...that’s good. I just hope that the recently produced sequel is as good.

Author Assessment:
They are tremendous together.

Disposition of Book:
Keeping it and re-reading it. Possibly sooner rather than later. It’s a rich tapestry of a story.
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