WELCOME TO THE MEPHISTOPOLIS Hell is a city.It stretches, literally, without end–a labyrinth of smoke and waking nightmare. Just as endlessly, sewer grates belch flame from the sulphur fires that have raged beneath the streets for millennia. Clock towers spire in every district, by public law,... show more
WELCOME TO THE MEPHISTOPOLIS Hell is a city.It stretches, literally, without end–a labyrinth of smoke and waking nightmare. Just as endlessly, sewer grates belch flame from the sulphur fires that have raged beneath the streets for millennia. Clock towers spire in every district, by public law, but their faces have no hands; time is not measured here in seconds or hours but in atrocity and despair. In the center of this morass of stone and smoke and butchery and horror stands the 666-floor Mephisto Building, where Gargoyles prowl the wind-blown ledges and from whose highest garrets the innocent are hung from gibbets and left to rot for eons. The lone occupant of the very top floor looks down upon his dominion and smiles a smile that is brighter than a thousand suns. Here, yes, everyone is dead yet everyone lives forever.Welcome to the Mephistopolis.Welcome to the city of Hell.Welcome.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: April 1st 2003
Publisher: Leisure Books
Pages no: 366
Edition language: English
Series: City Infernal (#1)
Trashy splatterpunk action horror, more suitable for YA.
I was a little torn on how to rate this book. The ideas that Lee presents are strong. He is very descriptive, almost too much so at points, causing one or two chapters to drag. His characters are interesting. But, they are a little too know-it-all for the positions they are in and that seemed to pla...
A friend of mine just reminded me that we read this book YEARS ago. I remember liking it, from what i can remember a lot! I think i will now after almost 10 years try to finish the series=)
Fairly lame story but the effort on Lee's description of Hell made this a good read. He really put some thought into this. I found the book humorous and not in the least horrifying. The descriptions can increase the queasy factor though!
Of all the Dante's Infernal rip-offs I've read...and that's quite a few books...This may be the strangest. The author scuttles the seven circles completely and goes for a cross between The Land of Oz and Detroit. However, Mr. Lee does have a nice plot going for him; Goth twin is guilty about "causin...