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Into Hell

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Insane!

This book has a classic setup with classic settings but it's told so differently that it is unlike anything I have read before. The main character Stephanie and her daughter step into a restaurant that is actually a gateway to hell. Lots of zombies, lots of scary moment...
This book has a classic setup with classic settings but it's told so differently that it is unlike anything I have read before. The main character Stephanie and her daughter step into a restaurant that is actually a gateway to hell. Lots of zombies, lots of scary moments, and on of the most unexpected endings ever. You should read this book.

posted by BookNerd5 on September 22, 2011

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Most Helpful Critical Review

1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Zombies: Check! Vampires: Check! Gouls & Ghosts: Check! Grat

Zombies: Check! Vampires: Check! Gouls & Ghosts: Check! Gratuitous violence and gore: Check! Baby killing: What!?

Let me first say that I could not put this book down. For better or worse I was glued to the story and had to know what hellish thing would follow eac...
Zombies: Check! Vampires: Check! Gouls & Ghosts: Check! Gratuitous violence and gore: Check! Baby killing: What!?

Let me first say that I could not put this book down. For better or worse I was glued to the story and had to know what hellish thing would follow each of the horrific circumstances the lead character finds herself in. This is a brutal and creepy story that really never lets you up for air. At times I felt like I was drowning in hell with her. Make no mistake, the author has no qualms with usually taboo subject matter like baby killing. This is not in anyway an uplifting story, and it's not meant to be. It's hell, and it certainly feels that way when reading it.

My issue here and the reasoning behind the low rating is that a larger story is hinted at but nothing ever really pans out. Apparently Stephanie has an evil destiny that certain nefarious characters reveal to her but we never find out what it is. There are several time travel sequences in the story that seemingly have no relation to all the other hellish things you're reading about. Why? How is it adding to her character arc? Stephanie doesn't evolve and doesn't learn anything over the course of the story. If we're going to invest our time to be in hell with your character at least make it worthwhile in the end. She doesn't become a better mother or a better person from her experience. She doesn't seek answers. She is seemingly in shock the entire time and simply reacts to her situation. Other than her drive to occasionally save her daughter and get out of the hell she was dragged into, there is no redeeming quality about her. I'm just left wondering, what was the point? I think the answer is, shockingly, gore for the sake of it. I typically like that, but the story itself didn't hold up here.

posted by NalrahMale on August 7, 2012

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  • Posted August 7, 2012

    Zombies: Check! Vampires: Check! Gouls & Ghosts: Check! Grat

    Zombies: Check! Vampires: Check! Gouls & Ghosts: Check! Gratuitous violence and gore: Check! Baby killing: What!?

    Let me first say that I could not put this book down. For better or worse I was glued to the story and had to know what hellish thing would follow each of the horrific circumstances the lead character finds herself in. This is a brutal and creepy story that really never lets you up for air. At times I felt like I was drowning in hell with her. Make no mistake, the author has no qualms with usually taboo subject matter like baby killing. This is not in anyway an uplifting story, and it's not meant to be. It's hell, and it certainly feels that way when reading it.

    My issue here and the reasoning behind the low rating is that a larger story is hinted at but nothing ever really pans out. Apparently Stephanie has an evil destiny that certain nefarious characters reveal to her but we never find out what it is. There are several time travel sequences in the story that seemingly have no relation to all the other hellish things you're reading about. Why? How is it adding to her character arc? Stephanie doesn't evolve and doesn't learn anything over the course of the story. If we're going to invest our time to be in hell with your character at least make it worthwhile in the end. She doesn't become a better mother or a better person from her experience. She doesn't seek answers. She is seemingly in shock the entire time and simply reacts to her situation. Other than her drive to occasionally save her daughter and get out of the hell she was dragged into, there is no redeeming quality about her. I'm just left wondering, what was the point? I think the answer is, shockingly, gore for the sake of it. I typically like that, but the story itself didn't hold up here.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 14, 2011

    Serious Horror

    This book is scary, and very well written. It's about a woman that has lost her daughter in the worst place you can imagine. I couldn't put it down.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 22, 2011

    Insane!

    This book has a classic setup with classic settings but it's told so differently that it is unlike anything I have read before. The main character Stephanie and her daughter step into a restaurant that is actually a gateway to hell. Lots of zombies, lots of scary moments, and on of the most unexpected endings ever. You should read this book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 2, 2012

    Wow!! Highly recommended!!

    This is by far the craziest horror book ever! Love the writing style! Very fast paced and just one hell of a crazy, mind-bending rollercoaster ride! Buckle up!

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  • Posted September 6, 2012

    Reads like a movie -fast paced and scary. Will read more from th

    Reads like a movie -fast paced and scary. Will read more from this guy for sure!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 6, 2012

    As a parent I can't even fathom what the main character goes thr

    As a parent I can't even fathom what the main character goes through.... and as a horror lover it had me on the edge of my seat and the "pee your pants" factor set on 10!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 24, 2012

    Wasted money

    This book is not worth buying. From the very beginning, it is unbelievable as the mother flip flops between running away or searching for her young daughter. REALLY????? I dont know a single mother whio would not go into hell looking to kick ass or die to save her child. It goes downhill from there. Be wiser than me. Spend your money on something better than this........

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 20, 2012

    It was like watching a fast paced horror show or movie.... horri

    It was like watching a fast paced horror show or movie.... horribly
    addictive book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 23, 2011

    Amazing

    This book is amazing. You should read it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 22, 2011

    Loved it.

    This is one spooky book. Loved it!

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  • Posted November 19, 2011

    Scary!

    Wow. This is one scary book. Not for the faint of heart...

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    Posted March 8, 2013

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