- File Size: 365 KB
- Print Length: 229 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0956427634
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: November 26, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B004EBT4IK
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
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The plot is delicious, the characters are so delightfully varied and robust, but they all pale in comparison to the imagery which this book illicit.
Be prepared to be swept away into the underworld... then finding out that you love it!
As a lover of philosophy and anthropology (with several years of Catholic school thrown in) I found this book to be an utterly liberating take on the traditional story of heaven, hell, god and satan.
If you haven't already, do yourself a favour and buy this book... or steal it and become Hellbound!
Asmodeus, who is a glib devil always ready with a retort, ushers Michael around Hell introducing him to what his domain has to offer. This presentation of Satan as a charming deceiver isn't a new one. He is supposed to be tempting and likable in order for people to trust him and do his bidding. I liked that Hawken explored this wittiness, though. He made Satan likable, even though you know something malicious is lurking there. Satan is equally forthright and vague. Yes, he'll admit that he's using Michael to his ends, but Satan twists his stories in his favor and omits what doesn't suit his current purpose. Sometimes, it feels like it's not so much of him twisting the truth than this is how he's interprets the events. That whole two people getting two wildly different meanings from the same event, if you will.
Hawken's concept of Hell is one that's explored in universal reconciliation. Universal reconciliation asserts Hell isn't a place for people to suffer endlessly, that all souls will be reconciled with God. Some souls may have to endure suffering in Hell for their sins for a while, but after the appropriate penance has been paid, they will enter Heaven. However, there is a major difference in Hawken's version of this reconciliation.Read more ›
Back to “Hellbound”! I liked it way more than I expected to like it. By the end of it, I realized I liked it more than I had expected to like it after going through the first half. It was just getting better, and I loved how everything was wrapped up. Let me try to explain. First of all, Tim Hawken showed a lot of imagination and creativity in building his vision of Hell. I must admit I was a bit concerned at first that Hell would end up drowned in clichés, but it didn’t happen. I liked the author’s idea of Heaven, Hell, and the Creation. The fact that Hell is a place destined to the rehabilitation of corrupted souls was interesting and unique. The “system” the author imagined made every bit of sense, and I liked that my questions about it were answered in the end. The Devil’s city is the perfect image of fun, sin, debauchery, and total freedom to do as one pleases. It’s not a surprise that many souls fall even deeper into sin, surrender to it, and become demons. However, the Devil has a weapon that helps him make sure Hell doesn’t become overcrowded: The Guilt. Every hour, the souls are torn apart by their guilt, and are forced to remember the terrible things they did on Earth. This torture makes them regret their sins, obtain forgiveness, and eventually go to Heaven.Read more ›
So many "aha" moments, laughing, and tears. Michael and "Lotte" is the most bittersweet story you'll ever read...The end had me counting down the days and watching Tim's twitter account for updates on the continuation!
I'd go as far as saying I even had a bit of an awakening...
Thank you, Tim.
Read this book!
Mr. Hawken is a master of misdirection and a natural story teller. If this book were made into a movie I can only hope someone with serious talent gets involved. I found the dialogue very pulpy and witty. I want to read it again so I can go back to hell one more time. Going there with Hawken isn't so bad.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I read this book out loud on a road trip with my husband. Excellent read! It led to much thought provoking conversations. Any book that can do that is worth the time. A must read.Published on June 1, 2014 by Steph
I found this story to be entertaining. It is definitely a different twist on the battle between God and the devil.Published on January 3, 2014 by Gray L.
Very creative and original book. I highly recommend it.
I will read his other books. If you're looking for something to read that is entertaining and thought provoking read... Read more
Interesting twists, a smattering of Judeo-Christian mythos and apocryphal...tacked onto a Stephen Seagal movie. Worth the read for at least three thought provoking questions.... Read morePublished on December 13, 2013 by Spenser Calderin
As I started reading Tim Hawken’s Hellbound, I half-expected it to end up being a retelling of Dante’s Inferno. Read morePublished on December 7, 2013 by Shannon L. Yarbrough
Interesting story line, never quite thought of Satan that way, could have been a brilliant story with more fill and it finished quite abruptly.Published on February 8, 2013 by Ruth Green
Well that was interesting. I didn't really know what to expect when I got into Hellbound. I'm happy to say it isn't a proselytical text. Read morePublished on January 21, 2013 by Sadie Forsythe
nice, tight, direct storyline that poses some very interesting questions about the nature of the relationship between god and the devil
good stuff - worth your time
The author has described an intriguing vision of Hell, and provided an interesting protagonist to explore hell. The reason to read the book is for that vision. Read morePublished on August 2, 2012 by Jeff Goelz
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