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Hellfire by John Saul
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it was ok
bookshelves: read-2017

Once again I got myself to read one of John Sauls books. As usual, Hellfires plot develops around a bunch of overprivileged, founding families of an usually meaningless town. Further, as usually, doom comes in form of misstreated an haunted kids, too-stupid-to-breath adults and some mystical place.
Lets speak clear: John Saul has only written one story in his carreer and tends to spread it out over about 20 books.
You can have fun with it if you haven't read Saul before, but if you have, you will get tired over this never ending repetition of this one, not even very creative, theme of him.
But: Hellfire is a nice and short novel. Its kind of drawn out in the beginning, but at least Saul gives us the the mercy of plotting a real end. We all know thats one biiiig improvement, concerning his other novels. The characters are a variety of dumbness or sheer nastiness. The locations however are appealing indeed.

Come to an end, I'd say: It's an okay book for Saul Starters. It's easy and fast to read and it provides a nearly solid end. But if you are already firm in his universe, just skip that one.
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Quotes Marlen Liked

John Saul
“He was my father, darling, but I have to confess I didn’t like him very much.”
John Saul, Hellfire

John Saul
“Forty-three years old, and still afraid of my father. Some tycoon, hunh?”
John Saul, Hellfire


Reading Progress

April 3, 2017 – Shelved
April 3, 2017 – Shelved as: to-read
April 21, 2017 – Started Reading
April 22, 2017 – Finished Reading
June 17, 2017 – Shelved as: read-2017

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