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  1. says:

    MICHAEL IN HELLDennis LathamYS Gazelle BooksTrade paper 1600 An author has to be either pretty sure of himself to provide the caveat “WARNING This novel will cause sleep loss” on the back cover of his work Latham does so but it may have been a bit of an exaggeration In fact some reviewers would even go so far as to call it bombast and nothing But I can see how Latham might have thought this only fair warning to those who might read his novel MICHAEL IN HELL because there is much to leave the reader sleepless However it becomes very apparent to me when the first of several murders takes place that the author and I have very different definitions of what constitutes making such a caveat necessary when it comes to over the top violence for literature’s sake MICHAEL IN HELL while most certainly is an emotive and well written character studysocial sci fi piece of dark literature does not dig deep enough into the actual clinical detail of a man who kills child molesters and serial killers as an act of retribution in an morally nihilistic worldTucker the anti hero murderer is a man without the ability to find peace or love because of the demons that drive him He becomes the mouthpiece for the entire bleak society around him a sort of silent arm of God in a world that cannot make justice for lost innocenceBut there are a couple of points about the narrative that caused me pause during my read The first and foremost and the most easily forgotten is the fact that Latham chose to set the novel in the year 2005 Now this book was first copy righted in 2000 and was again released by YS Gazelle Books in 2007 So why wouldn’t the author take the time to update this ‘future’ setting? Luckily and strangely it has no bearing on the story so as I said can be easily forgotten as the book unfolds And it does unfoldWith MICHAEL IN HELL Latham isn’t simply trying to titillate the “SAW” and “HOSTEL” Beavis and Butthead sub core audience that seems to have sprung up in the last ten years or so with body count mentality He is telling a story using the violence as a springboard His backroom murders become mini Shakespearean dramas acts for two people set against a tableau of heavily influenced by classical literature and blood and death These bloody events are only fractals of a larger benighted jewel as Latham explores the darker side of a culture given over to its excesses Prisons run by governments and television stations; combatants sent to death for the pleasure of the orgiastic group that bets on how far the head will rolls; street violence that traps and disables the common man’s ability to find peaceLatham’s greatest fear is the fear of a nihilistic society run by avaricious ethically bereft fear mongers And that is the true seed of this tale his terror of what could be What’s amazing is that Latham who originally wrote the first version of this story for Isaac Asimov back in 1973 actually foresaw some of the most reprehensible government coordinated actions of the last ten years in his novel years before they occurredMICHAEL IN HELL is worth reading It is well written; it is than the sum of its parts; and most importantly it does what good literature should do It warns the reader about the dangers of a society that no longer values lifeCome to think of it Latham might have known exactly what he was doing when he placed his warning on the book’s cover Nickolas Cook


  2. says:

    I like books that keep you reading This one did it for me The character of Michael Tucker seems real and at times I found it hard to believe that this is fiction I don't really want to tell a lot about the story but it is one of the best vigilante combat novels I've ever read The thought that it could be based on something real is frightening


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Michael In Hell

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The future Bizarre public executions provide mass entertainment HIV uarantine camps and super prisons surround Ohio cities Michael Tucker haunted by his father's abuse and Vietnam combat lives in Cincinnati where he attends weekly therapy sessions to discuss ho.

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W the past changed his life But Michael has a secret Indiana cabin with black walls and windows and a swinging light above a rocking chair spiked to the plank floor A place he calls hell where a monster rules You are about to enter If you dare Once his door to. Let God Guide You Daily rocking chair spiked to the plank floor A place he calls hell where a monster The Art of the Hustle rules You are about to enter If you dare Once his door to.

Dennis Latham ↠ 3 read

Hell slams shut behind you there is no escapeand no one will hear you scream Michael In Hell pulls no punches It is brutal and often shocking but is high adventure giving the reader a chance to exist in a world that most would be terrified to encounter or enter.