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by Jc Marino

eBook Dante's Journey epub
  • ISBN: 1935188097
  • Author: Jc Marino
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Subcategory: Thrillers & Suspense
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Star Publish (February 22, 2010)
  • Pages: 368 pages
  • ePUB size: 1365 kb
  • FB2 size 1802 kb
  • Formats doc lit azw txt


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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. A flash of light and Detective Joe Dante steps through. No longer on the cobblestone streets of 1961 Boston. He meets people from every era, so we're reading Joe's 1950s lingo, as well as Hector's hippie phrasing and even some 80s and 90s folks. It makes for an entertaining read.

Originally from Boston, JC has several degrees, including Criminal Justice, Software Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, and Creative Writing.

Dante's Journey book. Dante's Journey, by JC Marino is a tale about Joe Dante, a Boston cop in 1961, who pursues his family's killer straigh Well, now I'm just a little giddy

Dante's Journey book. Dante's Journey, by JC Marino is a tale about Joe Dante, a Boston cop in 1961, who pursues his family's killer straigh Well, now I'm just a little giddy. It could be a result of lack of sleep, or possibly the two pound box of chocolate truffles I consumed while taking a surprisingly heartwarming journey through hell. Surely there is no chocolate in hell, which is what would constitute it as such. But, I'm thinking the giddy is more about reading the best book I've read in a long time.

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A flash of light and Detective Joe Dante steps through. No longer on the cobblestone streets of 1961 Boston, Joe finds himself in a horrifying new world-Hell itself. Joe was in hot pursuit of his family's killer, drug lord Filippo Argenti, when both were killed, and isn't about to let a little thing like death slow him down.

AUTHOR INFORMATION: JC Marino is from Boston originally and has several degrees in the fields of Criminal Justice, Software Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, and Creative Writing. He has also written several screenplays that were optioned and/or made advanced placement in both the Nicholls and Austin Screenwriting Competitions.

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A flash of light and Detective Joe Dante steps through. No longer on the cobblestone streets of 1961 Boston, Joe finds himself in a horrifying new world-Hell itself. Joe was in hot pursuit of his family's killer, drug lord Filippo Argenti, when both were killed, and isn't about to let a little thing like death slow him down. So, with a healthy dose of New England stubbornness and the help of a mysterious guide, Virgil DiMini, Joe must evade angry demons, and search ever-lower through the rings of the original Dante's Inferno in hopes of finding justice for his wife and children. However, Joe will soon discover that behind every sin lies a secret and each secret revealed could land Joe in an eternity of hot water... VERY hot.
Comments: (7)
Xmatarryto
Book Info: Genre: Paranormal Fantasy/Thriller/Classic Homage Reading Level: Adult

Disclosure: The author asked me to read this and provide an honest review. I purchased the book myself.

Synopsis: A flash of light and Detective Joe Dante steps through. No longer on the cobblestone streets of 1961 Boston, Joe finds himself in a horrifying new world-Hell itself. Joe was in hot pursuit of his family's killer, drug lord Filippo Argenti, when both were killed, and isn't about to let a little thing like death slow him down. So, with a healthy dose of New England stubbornness and the help of a mysterious guide, Virgil DiMini, Joe must evade angry demons, and search ever-lower through the rings of the original Dante's Inferno in hopes of finding justice for his wife and children. However, Joe will soon discover that behind every sin lies a secret and each secret revealed could land Joe in an eternity of hot water... VERY hot.

My Thoughts: This book is a homage to Dante's Inferno, in which a Southie named Joe Dante travels the levels of Hell searching for Filippo Argenti. He meets people from every era, so we're reading Joe's 1950s lingo, as well as Hector's hippie phrasing and even some 80s and 90s folks. It makes for an entertaining read.

The characters are so well-done, it's like they're someone you know. Joe, for instance, has to be one of the most aggravating people ever; he absolutely refuses to do anything anyone says, nor does he believe anyone when they tell him things, instead stumbling ahead and running pell-mell into all sorts of horrible situations out of sheer stubbornness. Virgil is a complete enigma.

Ultimately this book is about redemption, and about forgiveness. It's a book that I think everyone needs to read, no matter what their faith or creed. Highly recommended.
Goktilar
I agree with the first review listed here. It was very difficult to put the book down, and for the first time ever I was tempted to go to the end of the book because I was so curious about some things (don't want to put any spoilers in here so I won't mention details). I was able to push that temptation aside and continue reading the book as it was meant to be read. This was a great book and I would love to see it turned into a motion picture and even a game. The action in the book made me think of Indiana Jones and Star Wars (Episodes 4,5,6). The action was fast paced and the imagery that it brought into my mind was fantastic ; awesome job at writing. I don't want to give away any details of the book, it would take away from the experience, but I'm tempted to.

I do need to caution parents who might want to give this book as a present to young children, there is a lot of adult language (expected from characters in the story of course)

I really am eager to read another novel by this author. I hope he has another one ready to come up soon!

ps: I read this Novel in about 5 hours or so ; when most Novels I end up taking over a week, but I really couldn't stop reading this!
Beazekelv
This book came highly recommended from a good friend. While I don't know how it compares to other works in the "fantasy" genre (I've never even read Lord of the Rings or anything from the Harry Potter series), Dante's Journey strikes me an outstanding debut novel from author JC Marino.

Marino quickly draws us in to the story of Detective Joe Dante, a 1960's Boston cop doggedly pursuing his family's killer. Dante's experience as he works his way through strange and horrible new worlds piques one's interest from the very first page, with richly detailed descriptions of the landscapes and creatures he encounters along the way.

Early on we learn that Dante's singular obsession has left him with some gaping blindspots. Marino makes great use of narrative irony, for this is a first person account, yet Marino deftly shows us the new reality Dante faces through Dante's own words even as the man himself remains comically oblivious to it.

Marino makes us like Joe Dante in spite of those blindspots. He's stubborn and in some ways stupid, but his faith in his own considerable problem-solving abilities turns out to be an asset. Much like similarly-outmatched Detective John McClane of the Die Hard franchise, Dante's swagger leaves him unfazed when confronted by the exotic, enabling him to draw on the same skills that have worked well for him as a Boston cop as he navigates this bizarre new world. While he makes many missteps along the way, and while his character is deeply flawed, for me his creativity and cleverness make him a hero worth rooting for.

Dante's Journey is heavy on dialogue, and Marino's use of 1960's Boston dialect works well throughout. While I can't vouch for its authenticity, it makes Dante's account and the verbal parrying with his Boston contemporaries all the more readable, and injects comic relief into Dante's grim circumstances. I don't know the author's experience--if any--with the 1960's Boston police department, but he seems to know this world well, and it makes his primary characters believable and sympathetic.

In contrast, Marino seems to be aiming at parody in the over-the-top diction he supplies to some of the supporting cast members from other eras Dante meets along the way. I found that dialogue to be more distracting than funny. In this reviewer's opinion, Ms. Moon Unit Zappa has already exhausted "gag me with a spoon"'s comedic possibilities; similarly, Mr. Marino may want to consider never again attempting gangsta dialogue. (Though on the flipside, the sublime exchange between Dante and a renowned thinker from a faraway place is beautifully written, and reason enough to buy this book.) That minor beef aside, in instances where Marino allows us to get to know some of these characters in greater depth, such as one young man Dante encounters early on in his journey, they turn out to be fascinating individuals whose convictions and actions surprise both us and Joe Dante.

That's one of the great things about this novel: how the characters surprise us. Foremost on our minds is whether Joe Dante will too. As everything starts to shake out, Marino serves up a feast of twists and revelations that make Dante's Journey impossible to put down.

Highly recommended.
Buge
I just finished reading this book and I highly recommend it. It is well written and hard to put down. You will care about the characters and when you finish, you will be definitely keeping an eye out for further books from this author.
Thetath
Not six pages in and I'm done. Somebody should have made it very clear that this is "Christian" fiction.

Beyond that, the writing is embarrassingly bad. The faux "Guy Noir" voice was wince-inducing. Like a D&D teen trying to pull off pseudo-Medieval "thee"s and "thou"s. If you can't do this right, don't do it. I'd point you to Richard Kadrey or Charlie Huston for a good role model.

I don't remember where I saw this recommended, but I'm trying to backtrack to it to warn others.
Phain
This is a great read. Twisted, gut retching, captivating. I simply couldn't put it down! I am already looking forward to the author's next book :)
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