Sunday, March 27, 2016
Last week I announced that the final installment in my Divine Dantes trilogy was published. It follows the characters of The Divine Comedy in a mess-up modern world. There's adventure and a rock-n-roll love story. Will Eddie ever settle on a name for the band?
The effects of Dante's The Divine Comedy on modern pop culture are immeasurable. Check out the songs about the poem:
“Angel (Lust)” Joe Jackson Heaven and Hell 1997
“The Bridge (Envy)” Joe Jackson Heaven and Hell 1997
"Dante's Inferno" Iced Earth
“Dante’s Prayer” Loreena McKennitt The Book of Secrets 1997
"Highway to Hell" ACDC Highway to Hell 1979
“Tangled Up in Blue” Bob Dylan Blood on the Tracks 1975
“Tuzla (Avarice)” Joe Jackson Heaven and Hell 1997
Sunday, March 13, 2016
“[A] lively and good-natured work with a great deal of humor . . ..”
Publisher’s Weekly Reviewer
“[R]eminds me a little of the fun I find in Carl Hiaasen or Christopher Moore, but he definitely has his own vibe . . ..”
Breakthrough Novel Award Expert Reviewer
A Best Second Novel award finalist in the Indie Book Awards, "The Divine Dantes: Squirt Guns in Hades" is the first in a trilogy of laugh-out-loud books paralleling Dante Alighieri's classic poem, "The Divine Comedy," where the characters of The Inferno are encountered in modern times with surprising results. At the center is Eddie, a young rocker who is heartbroken after his girlfriend, Beatrice, leaves for Venice. This not only ends their relationship, but also the world's greatest two-person rock band. At Beatrice's request, Virgil-their erstwhile manager-cum-travel-agent guides Eddie to Europe to meet her without Eddie being in on the secret. Will Eddie want to see Beatrice? Will the band get back together? And if it does, can Eddie settle on a name for it? Read the first novel in this literary, rock, love story today!
Book 2 of The Divine Dantes's Infernal Trilogy finds Eddie and Virgil in Barcelona, Spain. Eddie, the young rocker with an active mind, thinks they are there to get on a cruise. Virgil, however, has tricked Eddie and arranged for Bea to secretly meet them. Meantime, Virg and Eddie visit famous Barcelona landmarks (La Sagrada Familia, Park Guell, La Rambla Street, etc) as Eddie adds his trademark commentary. Will Eddie speak to Bea when she arrives? And if he will, does their two-person band get back together?
In this final volume of The Divine Dantes trilogy series, Eddie finds himself on a cruise with his beloved Beatrice. There will be mayhem, love and of course rock-n-roll.
Buy the trilogy today and get ready to rock on in a Divine Comedy way.
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