Review: Book - Hell and Earth

Well, I gave it an effort -

- and it failed miserably.

This book, and subsequently the author, gets all kinds of good reviews, but jeesh.

The main plot of the book is centered around a group called the Prometheus Club that help keep the world of Man and the world of Faerie separate and happy. Some pretty prominent names are members of the club, such as William Shakespeare (who is having a gay relationship behind his wife's back with a guy who apparently went to hell and came back all weird), Christopher Marley (the aforementioned guy who went to hell), Lord Byron, Edmund Spenser and a handful of others. The idea that well known authors and statesmen are members of this club is kinda cool. Almost along the lines of the Masons, with the supernatural attitude, but more geared toward the Fae.

All in all, a good idea...

...until I started reading it. OMG!! Everything is written in the very hard to read Shakespearean speech - lots of thou's and thine's and such. I kept having to go back and read again just to make sure that I had it right the first time. And I didn't really want to know about Shakespeare's gay love affair. Really, now... That kind of made Shakespeare even harder to read than it already was.

Thank heavens I only paid $4.00 for this book. I wouldn't have paid more and part of me wants my $4.00 back.


rainswept said...
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petespahn said...

Hi Doc's wife! Do you accept book review solicitations? I (self) published a Norse saga-type novel a few years ago and am about to start marketing it again since I have another RPG product in the pipes. Any interest in reading something like that?



Zachary The First said...

Hey, tell your husband he is very much missed! What is he doing these days?

romana1 said...


I would like to read it! I read just about anything.

romana1 said...


I asked him why he hadn't posted lately and he said that he was having a hard time gathering his thoughts. Things have been a little weird lately.

I'll let him know.


petespahn said...

Hey, fantastic! If you want a hard copy I'll need a mailing address. Otherwise, I can send a PDF to an email. I personally hate reading novels off the computer, but I know some people who wouldn't have it any other way, so whatever you like. If you send the mailing address, my email address is petespahn *%AT%*

Tell doc I said hi too!


Luis said...

Hey, I just gone through Hell and Earth. One good thing about it is its funky character names. Shakespeare has gay relation!!!!!!!!Lol!!!!!

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