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Inferno - Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle
Inferno
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After being thrown out the window of his luxury apartment, science fiction writer Allen Carpentier wakes to find himself at the gates of hell. Feeling he's landed in a great opportunity for a book, he attempts to follow Dante's road map. Determined to meet Satan himself, Carpentier treks through... show more
After being thrown out the window of his luxury apartment, science fiction writer Allen Carpentier wakes to find himself at the gates of hell. Feeling he's landed in a great opportunity for a book, he attempts to follow Dante's road map. Determined to meet Satan himself, Carpentier treks through the Nine Layers of Hell led by Benito Mussolini, and encounters countless mental and physical tortures. As he struggles to escape, he's taken through new, puzzling, and outlandish versions of sin--recast for the present day.  
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780765316769 (0765316765)
Publisher: Orb/Tom Doherty Associates
Pages no: 237
Edition language: English
Series: Inferno (#1)
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troygerth
troygerth rated it
5.0 Inferno
Pure Fun
suzemo
suzemo rated it
3.0 Inferno
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...
Only the good stuff
Only the good stuff rated it
4.0 Inferno
very good story
anderlawlor
anderlawlor rated it
2.0 Inferno
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.
Manny Rayner's book reviews
Manny Rayner's book reviews rated it
1.0
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...
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