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Mack Dunstan's Inferno Paperback – June 27, 2011
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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 ›
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 ›
Mack realized that he was truly gone when he rose from the ground to peer at his tombstone. Horror swept through his soul as a man approached him. When he was Col. George Taylor in the Planet of the Apes he shouted, "Take your stinking paws off me, you dirty ape!" This man, Virgil, would not be so easy to shake off for they were heading to the underworld of Hades. Virgil had come to take Mack Dunstan, a lost soul through his journey of realization, a journey of redemption. Cerberus howled as Virgil exclaimed, "Welcome to the First Circle of Hell!" Mack spotted loan sharks, and kids who shot each other on the streets. Someone recognized him and said, "You're the head of the NRA." Mack looked back into over his life and paled.
Mack began to dread what lay ahead as this was only the first stop. Where would it end? People had the right to bear arms, but he could not defend himself here.Read more ›
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MACK DUNSTAN'S INFERNO by paul collins
MACK DUNSTAN played Moses, Marc Anthony, Ben-Hur, President Andrew Jackson, and Long John Silver. Read more
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