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Hell - Robert Olen Butler Oh my gawd, this was so boring. It started out OK, but was incredibly repetitive. Apparently hell is all about being denied pleasure (right?) and random torture that seems to either involve unpleasant ways to repeatedly die or frustration from lack of sex.

It feels like the author tried to emulate Dante's Inferno with the different sections (not rings) of hell, and making sociopolitical commentary-light. Only it was boring. More boring, by a long shot. It could have been cute if it were edited down, maybe... the idea is OK, the execution just stunk.

It was boring. I'm glad I'm done carrying the book around trying to force myself to finish it.