I don’t know how many times I’ve come across a book that I expected to be horror and it turned out to be something else. Hell inc. is one of those books. Based on the cover, the title, and even the blurb I was led to believe this is horror. This is a comedy with a dab of horror thrown in; like those salad sprays that give the essence of a flavor.
Don’t get me wrong, I thoroughly enjoyed Hell inc. It’s quite clever and fun, though there are some spots that I wanted to punch myself in the throat because it wasn’t moving fast enough. The story is solid with Raz jumping from one continent to another in search of the pieces to a special lamp that can heal his dying wife.
Throughout, there is one obstacle after another thrown in his and his merry band of helpers’ way, keeping my attention. The subplot is interesting with a faction forming to take over Hell from Satan; I’m assuming the following books in the series touch more of this.
If you’re looking for something fun and exciting to read (even if it isn’t 100% horror), then I recommend this one. I give it 4 out of 5 Stars.
About Hell inc. (Hell inc Series Book 1)
Raz Frewer has three days to save his dying wife.
After the world of medicine can no longer think of a way to cure her, Raz does the unthinkable: he makes a deal with the Devil.
The clock is ticking as he scours the planet to find four pieces of an ancient lamp that, once assembled, can heal his wife.
He’s allowed just three people to join him on the quest but his friends freak out over the idea of working for the Devil. So, he enlists three total strangers: A dwarf actor, an undocumented immigrant, and a pilot who smells like he’s wearing the clothes Bob Marley’s family dropped off at the secondhand store.
But will Raz risk all of humanity by getting the lamp for the Devil just to save the woman he loves?
Yeah. Of course he will.
About Dick Wybrow
Dick Wybrow is a humor author who likes his reality to be a little bit unreal. His characters and stories exist in worlds that look like ours, but often a layer is peeled back to reveal there is something extra underneath.
At the age of six, Dick was given his first book by his father. It was Wind in the Willows. Naturally, that put Dick off reading for several years.
After discovering Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams, the love of reading returned. And with it came the compulsion to get lost worlds like Douglas had created.
Dick lives in Auckland, New Zealand with one wife and two cats.