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Mack Dunstan's Inferno Paperback – June 27, 2011
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Paul Collins was born in Toronto, Ontario Canada. Collins is a freelance commercial director. He directed a documentary about youth violence called Just Talk. Its world premier was at the Final Cut Short Film Screenings DJ & VJ Sets in the city of Brighton. Collins has written Prescience Rendezvous (out of print), King without an Empire, and Mystery of Everyman's Way. Look out for his new book Mack Dunstan's Inferno, which is about a Charlton Heston type character that succumbs to Alzheimer's, went through the death process, descends into hell and meets victims of his pro-gun policy, including some famous people like Kelsey Grammar, Sally Struthers, Barbra Streisand, Joan Rivers and her daughter Melissa, and even included JK Rowlings. Collins is now filming You Tube Sketches to promote his books. HIS RECENT FILM PROJECTS 1)Justin Bieber fans should Stop Prank calling 911 Emergency Communications Services to Bug their favorite Celebrity PSA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6j3_-a9ZlqY . 2)Justin Bieber fans should Stop Prank calling 911 Emergency Communications Services to Bug their favorite Celebrity PSA 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QkvHkgRB9uU . 3)Marijuana 420 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mcPU6q22Ahs 4) Rob Ford Fans Punk 911 Emergency to Bug Ford Nation PSA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZ5t1ix-b0Q 5)Real Estate Speculators Should Go to Jail for Housing Bubble PSA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JMhdees45O8 6)Miley Cyrus Fans Punk 911 Emergency to Bug Favorite Celebrity PSA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBV-KfrVPlo 7)Warren Buffett Wants All to Share on Face Book https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RjlHaAhD3Lo 8)No More Deportations to Iran PSA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hspcjdy-Zew
Top Customer Reviews
MACK'S DUNSTAN INFERNO is supposed to be a satire. Having read and studied Dante's The Inferno, I get the allusions to that classic work and how this novel satirizes it. I also can see how the book parodies the Christian worldview (one that Heston claimed to believe in) and Christian beliefs about the afterlife. There's also some sort of reverse hierarchy going on that seems to be parodying the entertainment world in general. I get that.Read more ›
MACK DUNSTAN played Moses, Marc Anthony, Ben-Hur, President Andrew Jackson, and Long John Silver. He starred in The Ten Commandments, Ben-Hur, El Cid, 55 Days in Peking, Planet of the Apes, Omega Man, and Soylent Green, to name a few. Today's generation only know him for his hard right point of view and his outspoken nature.
MACK DUNSTAN'S INFERNO was written as a satirical, fantasy. Mr. Dunstan got Alzheimer s, went through the death process, and went down into hell. He met Virgil on his way to HELL and Virgil guided him through Hell, Heaven and eventually Illumination. There he met victims of his pro-gun policy. Many were Hispanic and African-Americans, the poorer classes. Here in the underworld, Mr. Dunstan saw the sadness and tragedy, leaving him to cope with the process of guilt, anger and elimination of ego. On the other hand, however, Mr. Dunstan did meet some celebrities in his underworld journey. Some were from the silent era, golden age of cinema, and classic American TV shows. MACK DUNSTANS'S INFERNO, a satire on those who enjoy the modern era,or update, of THE DIVINE COMEDY. Collins satirized the so-called pillars of the communities and media darlings. Instead of mentioning dead ancient figures of history, Collins sketched in Kelsey Grammar, Sally Struthers, or JK Rowlings.
Mack Dunstan had a fan in Paul Collins. This story was an inspiration from an interview the author had with Michael Moore. Mr. Moore was not supported by the author but only acknowledged for providing the inspiration for MACK DUNSTAN'S INFERNO.
Collins was disgusted to learn that Mr. Moore accepted the academy award. The American Academy awards were about Gucci shoes, who was wearing what, and sleeping with whoever.Read more ›
As Virgil and Mack Dunstan get closer to their destination, they see celebrities like The Bowery Boys and their leader Leo Gorcey, as well as Buster Keaton, Fanny Rice and Jack Benny while trudging through the terrifying terrain, edging towards the light. There are even appearances from the likes of Woody Allen, Michael Jackson, Hugh Hefner and Heidi Fleiss.
The Second Amendment, the right to bear arms, is the prominent issue within Mack Dunstan's Inferno. Mack Dunstan's position on gun ownership is challenged by the various ghosts who tell their tales of death by weapons. As the novel progressed, Mack Dunstan's encounters with gun ownership opponents felt overdone. It became repetitive: Dunstan would travel with Virgil for a stretch, up pops a dead soul, the dead soul talks about how his/her death was related to guns, Dunstan would cringe, Dunstan and Virgil would travel again. Wash, rinse, repeat.
Mack Dunstan's Inferno could have been a more powerful effort had the book been better edited.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It was Mack Dunstan's time to pass over to the other side, but he struggled with his memories as his life passed before his eyes. Read morePublished on September 8, 2011 by Deb
From 2011, this small 138 page book is very entertaining. It can easily slip into a purse or a man-bag to accompany you while traveling. Read morePublished on September 3, 2011 by Kathy W
Mack "Max" Dunstan the actor dies. He will be remembered for his starring roles in The Ten Commandments, Planet of the Apes and Ben-Hur, etc. Read morePublished on August 24, 2011 by Harriet Klausner