Review: Happy Hour in Hell

Happy Hour in Hell
Happy Hour in Hell by Tad Williams

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This book was kindly donated for review by the Penguin Group.

Bobby Dollar, Heaven's slightly problematic angel, is having another ill-advised adventure in Happy Hour in Hell. In this book, Bobby decides to go to Hell to rescue his demon girlfriend Caz. Luckily, a higher level angel wants Bobby to do a little errand for him in Hell, so Bobby learns how to get down below. What proceeds is an adventure through Hell that only Bobby Dollar would venture through.

This was a fun second installment in the Bobby Dollar series. I felt that Bobby Dollar's voice was stronger in this installment. Also, the writing in general seemed a bit cleaner. In other words, the first-person narrative didn't grate on me like the first book.

I feel that Hell was described very well, and the place became a three-dimensional world for me. The land was not just fire and brimstone, but came alive with Tad Williams' writing. I must admit that the adventure seemed to drag a bit at times. It seemed that Williams' wanted to describe every facet of Hell, but the descriptions were interesting, so I kept moving forward. I wish that the book had focused a bit more on the Third Way conspiracy; however, I think this is going to be discussed more in the next book.

This was a fun book, and I look forward to reading the next book in the series.

Brief Note: I want to let people know who are sensitive to sexual violence in books that there is a rape scene in the book. It is not a focus to the book and the scene can be skipped without missing any major plot points to the book.

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