Book Review Spotlight - Written in Hell by Jason Helfold
"Written in Hell" by Jason Helford is a well-crafted tale of the journey through Hell for a very "bad" author.
Blovey is a writer whose collection of books failed miserably to garner
much readership while he was alive. He also was a pretty awful person
in real life, just ask his girlfriend. Although his girlfriend was no
The story begins where Nate's life is cut short is a
most horrific way and he is sent to Hell. Well, actually, he has been
asked to write in Hell. Since his books have been a big hit there, the
Devil decides to allow the hoards their request of more books from this
famous (in Hell) author. But, Nate has a problem. He has writer's
block. What is an author to do if writing a best-seller is the key to
him NOT spending eternity in the worst level of Hell (the Hall of
Mediocrity and in his own mediocre mind)?
The plot is unique,
original and different with a touch of "Dante's Inferno", yet this
version of Hell is masterfully created with a fresh newness about it.
The book is strange, creepy and at times flinch-worthy, but not so much
as to take away from the storyline.
I would recommend this to
those who appreciate fantasy, however, be warned that there is a large
peppering of profanity throughout the book.
Overall, a very good read and one that I will not soon forget.