Happy Hour in Hell

Happy Hour in Hell

Book - 2013
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I've been told to go to Hell more times than I can count. But this time I'm actually going.

My name's Bobby Dollar, sometimes known as Doloriel, and of course, Hell isn't a great place for someone like me--I'm an angel. They don't like my kind down there, not even the slightly fallen variety. But they have my girlfriend, who happens to be a beautiful demon named Casimira, Countess of Cold Hands. Why does an angel have a demon girlfriend? Well, certainly not because it helps my career.

She's being held hostage by one of the nastiest, most powerful demons in all of the netherworld--Eligor, Grand Duke of Hell. He already hates me, and he'd like nothing better than to get his hands on me and rip my immortal soul right out of my borrowed but oh-so-mortal body.

But wait, it gets better! Not only do I have to sneak into Hell, make my way across thousands of miles of terror and suffering to reach Pan- demonium, capital of the fiery depths, but then I have to steal Caz right out from under Eligor's burning eyes and smuggle her out again, past demon soldiers, hellhounds, and all the murderous creatures imprisoned there for eternity. And even if I somehow manage to escape Hell, I'm also being stalked by an undead psychopath named Smyler who's been following me for weeks. Oh, and did I mention that he can't be killed?

So if I somehow survive Hell, elude the Grand Duke and all his hideous minions and make it back to the real world, I'll still be the most hunted soul in Creation. But at least I'll have Caz. Gotta have something to look forward to, right?

So just pour me that damn drink, will you? I've got somewhere to go.
Publisher: New York : DAW Books, c2013.
ISBN: 9780756408152
Branch Call Number: FIC Willi
Characteristics: 404 p. --


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Nov 25, 2016

I love the hell described in this book. I couldn't get enough

Sep 22, 2015

Although well written, at over 400 pages it just becomes tedious. It could have easily been 100 pages shorter. Even the plot got boring and annoying. Angel in Hell has certain death encounter with demon. He escapes. Over and over and over...
I also got really annoyed with the author reminding the reader every other page that he was doing this to get his demon girlfriend back. We get it after the first 50 mentions.
The ending at least wasn't cliche, but still either confusin or disappointing. After 400+ pages of striving for his girlfriend, it's not clear if he eventually ever did. Overall, this book does NOT live up to all the industry hype on the cover.

Jan 16, 2015

You'd think everything has been imagined about Hell. Yet, Happy Hour in Hell really manages to come up with some new ideas, many of them cruel or somewhat disturbing, and make Bobby Dollar's exploration of it absolutely riveting. There's a lot of violent fights in this book, gory depictions of torture and other "niceties" you can expect in Hell, so it might not be suitable for the faint-hearted.
However, if you can enjoy a horror story, Happy Hour in Hell is certainly one of the most entertaining I read lately. I picked the book as a relaxing read and it did the job 100%. It's a rather traditional save-the-princess epic-fantasy quest (which I'd usually find boring), except it's in Hell and that the princess is damned. There's a lot of actions, a remarkably creative world, some unforgettable characters, and even some thought-provoking discussions about the Hell/Heaven idea along the way. It's also pretty funny.

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