I'm sure you remember my review on Paul Collins' last book, Mystery of Everyman's Way. He asked me to review his new book for him, and since it wasn't publised by eTreasures publishing, I agreed to do so.
Paul Collins' writing has improved somewhat, although there are still far too many mistakes throughout the book. This one does not read like a first draft, though. It reads more like the second or third draft, the draft that needs gone over maybe just one more time to check for punctuation mistakes, minor grammar mistakes, homonym mistakes, and spelling mistakes. This is where it would be a good idea to employ a proofreader/editor who would read to mainly watch for errors of this type.
The storyline does hold together and is easily followed. Mack Dunstan's Inferno is a story about a famous man who was a well-known actor and pro-gun activist during his lifetime. This individual, Mack Dunstan, died after a bout with Alzheimers. Upon death, he is led through the different stages of hell by Virgil, the once famous poet. Made to look upon those who have died from being wounded by guns, he is told their death is because of the stance he took on gun ownership. Also, the doctors refused to treat many of them because they had no health insurance.
According to this book, people are in hell because they cannot forgive themselves. On his journey through both hell and heaven on his way to eventual illumination, he meets many people, some of whom are famous. Some of these people have supposedly committed suicide just because they owned a gun. Something bad has to happen in an individual's life for them to want to commit suicide. Of course, if they hadn't owned a gun, I'm sure they would have used a knife, jumped off a bridge, or taken pills instead. Dunstan is told that his fight for law-abiding citizens to be able to own guns is the reason they killed themselves, so their suicides are all his fault. He is made to feel guilty for his pro-gun beliefs and eventually brought to the point where he apologizes for them and asks for forgiveness.
He also meets liars, cheaters, murderers, and others who are not one bit sorry for the mistakes they made during their life on earth and do not want forgiveness. Each person he meets has a story to tell and their stories are interesting.
Mack Dunstan's Inferno was written as a satirical fantasy. The author sent me a free copy of this book so I could read and review it. If you are a person who does not believe in the rights of law-abiding citizens to own guns, then I am sure you will enjoy this book. If you do believe that it is your right to own a gun, then you may not enjoy it so much. If you would like to purchase a copy of this book for your own reading pleasure, I have provided a link to Amazon below.