Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: December 2nd 1978
Publisher: Pocket Books
Pages no: 237
Edition language: English
Series: Inferno (#1)
I have been meaning to read this book for years. I love Dante's Inferno, and I love reading alternate versions of classics. I also really like reading Niven & Pournelle's work, so I thought this would be a great book.As it is, the book was merely "meh" for me. The main character had some intere...
I loved this in 1987 when I read it in my Dante elective with Tom Hungerford. It didn't really hold up when I read it later but really I don't care. I just have the memory of my teenage delight.
Niven and Pournelle rewrite Dante as a pulp SF novel. Well, it would perhaps have been funny as a short story, but as it was I just felt appalled after a while.I wonder which level of Hell they're going end up in for doing this? My guess is the Tenth Bolgia of the Eighth Circle ("various sorts of fa...