Review of Highway To Hell by Alex Laybourne
Book reviews , Horror / December 14, 2016

Many colleagues defined this book as the modern version of the Divine Comedy and since I am Italian, this description filled me with immense satisfaction. Yes, the book is a modern, whirling and scary version of the poem written by the superb Italian writer Dante Alighieri. The book I have reviewed is titled Highway To Hell and the author is the talented English author Alex Laybourne. I must confess that as soon as I have seen the book on my bookshelf, I was impressed by the cover. Indeed, it is like the one of another famousĀ  gothic horror novel: The Monk. I reviewed also the latter, a couple of years ago. Highway to Hell is a modern gothic horror novel, not a poem, like The Divine Comedy, but the background and some details remind me the medieval background of this Italian poem. Putting aside all the comparisons, Highway To Hell is a good way to depict and describe Hell as everybody believes it is, a set of separate rooms, where people endure an awful punishment for their sins. Characters and plot The main characters of the book are modern people, namely modern sinners, who lived an existence full of mistakes…