VOL. 1 OF THE DIVINE COMEDY
THE RETURNO TO THE INFERNO
“The Returno to the Inferno” by Luigi Enrico Pietra D’Oro (Lewis Goldstein) is a book-length epic poem that follows up on Dante’s “Inferno” with an original, modern discourse (written entirely in rhymed poetry, the same structure Dante used for his original) about what hell is really about in current times—and it’s closer to home than you think. Luigi is now older and less tolerant of the misery and loneliness he sees in our modern, crowded world. And who would be better to help Luigi see the world for what it really is than Robin Williams (or what’s left of him after his own private hell…). The journey of hellish comedy continues with cameo appearances of other laughter-inducing luminaries and even a popular talk-show host whose guest is no other than Satan—who’s not too shabby as a guest, actually. There are great historical figures, as well, who are fittingly housed with the criminally insane, and just rewards for corporate leaders, religious clergy (topped by a lively Pope, for example, who awaits Luigi in Purgatory), politicians and the good old NRA. The journey is portrayed on a large canvas with vivid scenes and clever dialogue, and for a willing reader who cares to suspend disbelief and accept the surreal as real, there’s a richness here that’s unique and memorable. In summary, as with his previous books, the author manages to simultaneously induce bursts of uncontrollable laughter and bouts of unconventional self-reflection.
AN EXCEPTIONAL BOOK!
THE COLUMBIA REVIEW OF BOOKS AND FILM
BACK TO EDEN
THE ECO-ADVENTURES OF ADAM AND EVE
Avraham Azrieli of The Columbia Review
"A superb book of humor fiction that will provide readers with a great deal of deep-seated laughter and lasting, indelible impressions from scenes that are never short of explosive creativity and incisive commentary on today’s most controversial and possibly disastrous human issues. Highly recommended!" The Columbia Review.
The Second Coming,
The Last Parable of Jesus
The Editorial Board of The Columbia Review
Sharply irreverent and laugh-out-loud funny,
“The Second Coming, The Last Parable of Jesus” tackles conventional Christianity like an eager bull in a china store filled with sacred cows. But oddly enough, this novel presents a worthwhile message, an intriguing approach to an age-old question: What would Jesus do? And what better way to pose radical propositions and make readers think (rather than close their minds) than through a good story filled with humor?
Then the Lord saith: “You have a Hispanic body this time because no other culture names their kids “Jesus.” If you had a white body and entered into a Christian family and were named Jesus, you would have a lot of unnecessary problems growing up. Nope, Jesus wouldn’t work these days for a white guy.”
“What’s a Christian family?” Jesus asked.
From Chapter 8: Paul’s Story
“You’re the one my Father sent to bring me up to speed on my life’s work?” Jesus asked Paul with some bemused astonishment.
“You have a problem with that? You think you’re too good to have a dog fill you in on what you need to know? Are you going to be like everyone else in this world and let assumption overrule possibility. Your Dad would not be pleased.”
OF FLEAS AND FLEADOM, A TALE OF TWO VERMIN
A Graphic Epic
Two Vermin, One Large, One Small
Who is the real villain
52 Beautifully Illustrated Pages