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Review - Hell's Play by Danny Dickerson

Synopsis -

A man's life falls apart after he wins the lottery. His huge lottery win should have been anyone's idea of the good life calling, but when Abe Winters wakes up after a car crash, he has to wonder whether it was a dream or whether it was real. Each day becomes darker and darker with more hellish things occurring and later realizes that something is very wrong. Does Abe have time to get wise to what is going on or is his fate worse than death, already? Humor tempers the dark subject matter as he walks among the darkness and finds new horrors that is Hell's Play. Readers will enjoy keeping one jump ahead of Abe, even when you can't, as Hell's Play unfolds its labyrinth of jolts and jeopardy.

Review -

Forget what you think you might know about Hell heading into this one, as the author ignores all those tropes and comes up with a truly unique vision of his own.

Split into four acts, Hell's Play take the main character, Abe, on a journey through Hell and the things that go on there. Confusion reigns from the start, which makes the story a little difficult to get into, but things become less murky as we move through the acts.

Even with that, the whole thing feels somewhat surreal, to the point where you, the reader, can't trust what you are reading. At least, that's how it felt to me. The writing, though, is solid, and it's a fresh take on the concepts of Heaven and Hell.

I'm still not entirely sure how I feel about this book, but I can say that's it's one that I will be thinking about for a while.

You can nab your copy HERE.

3.5 stars out of 5

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