I first read this book on a jersey shore beach vacation in the mid 80's when I was a teenager and from that point I was hooked by the authors and this form of fiction.I have since read all of Niven and Pournelle's work and listened to the few available audiobooks offered by the authors and Inferno is still my favorite book after all these years! To describe Inferno wont do it justice, you just have to jump in. I will say, however that the authors have turned the much feared revelations version of hell into an adventure. I'm not sure Dante would have approved but I am sure he would be amused.
I did not immediately like this book. I had to start and stop three times before it finally got into gear. I was so reminded of the Xanth novels by Piers Anthony that i kept that in mind throughout. I loved Xanth when I was a kid, so this was a fun book for me. This is definitely not for everyone, but it's worth a listen (especially if you can get it in the bargain bin)
Has the feel of a dream, Look into the peep hole of the hypno gourd, "we are on an adventure, you may join us if you wish"
Narrator was good, but Benito Mussolini kind of sounds like Dracula.
I was surprised by how much I disliked this novel. Having read the 3 books written by Dante, and liking them very much, I found this book severely wanting.
The idea of modernizing Dante's idea is not without merit, but I do not think the authors were up to the task.
Absolutely. Everytime I read or listen to this book I gain more knowledge and wisdom of the reality and finality of sin and gain hope.
Reality in Eternity