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Books from Hell

11 months ago

Hello. I like to read some strange books, and would love to read something where the main character is in hell. 
I`ve read @Inside, outside@ by Philip Farmer, @Damned@ by Chuck Palahniuk and @Divine comedy@ by Dante Alighieri.

So if you know some books describing the life in hell, let me know. Thank`s.

Books from Hell

11 months ago

Books from Hell

11 months ago

That's pretty much the most truthful thing ever published.

Books from Hell

11 months ago

That`s where i`m going for my summer holidays =)

Books from Hell

11 months ago

Haha, just say this. I love how you picked a beautiful picture for it.

Books from Hell

11 months ago

Books from Hell

11 months ago

There's Flan, which takes place in a setting that is ostensibly Hell. Since I like to believe I have the upper hand on symbolic-looking bizarro shit, I personally think it could be a Post-Y2K America created to troll people who were panicking about it already. But the setting is quite often referred to as Hell, if memory serves, and Jesus Christ kills people with a screwdriver, so it could be Hell.

There's another bizarro story about H.P. Lovecraft's work. The man himself is the protagonist, and the setting is not actually Hell, but someplace quite similar. The name alludes me. I also just wanted to mention that someone wrote a story about H.P. Lovecraft going on an adventure in a hellacious nightclub, without ignoring the fact that H.P. Lovecraft would rather not leave his house. Or socialise.

There's also "From Hell", a letter allegedly written by Jack the Ripper, which was allegedly sent from Hell... According to the alleged Ripper, allegedly.

There's also several Buddhist texts on "Naraka", which could refer to one of several hells described therein.

An Irish guy from Ireland once wrote his own vision of Hell in medieval times, forgot his name, though.

Odysseus visited Hades once.

The novelization of DOOM wasn't very good.

 

Books from Hell

11 months ago

Thank you for your suggestions. 

Books from Hell

11 months ago

Main character goes to hell?

The Divine Comedy,as told in 3 parts (Hell, Purgatory, Heaven) By Dante Alighieri, as translated by Clive James (original is even better if you can read Italian). 

Best of all, it's all one great big poem. A classic, definitely give it a go.

Books from Hell

11 months ago

READ OP DAMMIT

Books from Hell

11 months ago

No time, gotta spread the word of Dante!

EDIT: In my weak defense, you didn't mention Clive James, so maybe it will help someone else lurking through this in the far future. Smiri se.

Books from Hell

11 months ago

I was excited to find a new hell-based book that I haven't read, but you had to go and give me false hopes and give me another translation of the same damn book! There's a special place in hell for people like you!

Books from Hell

11 months ago

Hopefully its the ring where everyone flies around all the time. What was it, Lust?

If I'm gonna suffer for all eternity, I might as well defy physics while I'm at it.