In The Hand of Dante
by Nick Tosches AOL/Time Warner
Category: Fiction / Autobiography
0 pages; ISBN: 0000000000
Rating: 8/10 (Ratings explained)
Reviewer: Anne K. Edwards
A study of the dark side of human nature, In the Hand of Dante is a book of contradictions. The characters confound humanity, but praise humanity's words. This is a book that touches on many subjects and will leave the reader's mind whirling as they try to understand the messages contained therein. Louie is a killer who leaves a trail of blood and slime as he slithers through the story, tainting all he touches. For the promise of riches, he involves Nick in the murderous theft of some old documents and, thus begins a string of other like crimes. Author Nick Tosches gives the reader a well-written, complex tale involving the past with the present. In the Hand of Dante is a tale of obsessions and extremes, with characters dabbling in all the seven deadly sins. A tale for the adventurous in reading, multi-layered in its ages and subplots, In the Hand of Dante acquaints the reader with the seamier side of life as lived by murderers and thieves. Take a deep breath and open the book. You'll need the extra oxygen as you drop into the abyss.