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A Short Stay in Hell - Steven L. Peck
A Short Stay in Hell
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An ordinary family man, geologist, and Mormon, Soren Johansson has always believed he'll be reunited with his loved ones in an eternal hereafter. Then, he dies. Soren wakes to find himself cast by a God he has never heard of into a Hell whose dimensions he can barely grasp: a vast library he can... show more
An ordinary family man, geologist, and Mormon, Soren Johansson has always believed he'll be reunited with his loved ones in an eternal hereafter. Then, he dies. Soren wakes to find himself cast by a God he has never heard of into a Hell whose dimensions he can barely grasp: a vast library he can only escape from by finding the book that contains the story of his life. In this haunting existential novella, author, philosopher, and ecologist Steven L. Peck explores a subversive vision of eternity, taking the reader on a journey through the afterlife of a world where everything everyone believed in turns out to be wrong.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780983748427 (098374842X)
Publisher: Strange Violin Editions
Pages no: 108
Edition language: English
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Shiftyj1
Shiftyj1 rated it
4.0 A Short Stay in Hell
The food in hell is fantastic. Anything you want. Whenever you want it. They do your laundry and the bar is open 24/7. You can hang out with your friends all day, every day, for eternity. Sh*t, there are even walls and walls of books on the shelves for as far as the eyes can see…and beyond. 410 page...
Book Which I Have Done Read Them
Book Which I Have Done Read Them rated it
4.0 A Short Stay in Hell
Title is extreeeeeeeeeeeeeeemely ironic.Short read and very thought provoking.Clever alternate take on the concept of hell.
andor
andor rated it
Simply fantastic. I have no words.
Osho
Osho rated it
An entertaining riff on Borges's Library of Babel. The library is the hell to which the narrator is assigned. The joke is that the true religion is Zoroastrianism; however, the hell described isn't consonant with Zoroastrian beliefs, and the most salient aspects of the library described are Borges's...
To Read Is to Fly
To Read Is to Fly rated it
4.0
Peck uses the Borges story "The Library of Babel" as inspiration for his own take on a version of Hell in this thought-provoking novella. As the story opens, Soren Johansson finds himself dressed in a robe, sitting on a metal folding chair with a view of men and women who are screaming while swimmi...
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