When I finished reading the book, the first thought I had, was about the story. The story is unusual. The story and the concept definitely deserve stars.
Hell has always been described as a place where bad men and women are tortured for leading an evil life. Here, in this story, it has been portrayed as a corporate world, a place where the dead are given jobs to perform. Hell is portrayed as a place where attempts are made to ensure that those who are mean, evil and living, get punished through guilt, remorse and nightmare.
John, the protagonist, lands up in Hell, gets the job of a Reviere Collector and subsequently becomes a Dream Forger. When it comes to creating nightmares, he never leaves a stone unturn. However, when he meets Danielle, he becomes confused. John's emotions for Danielle and her reciprocation bring out a sense of hope. It is like, there is always someone to love you even if you are not around. Love can make even Death look better and Hell a better place to live in.
John's desertion from Hell, his escape for the sake of love and his decision to move away from the love of his life, are elements that make this story worth reading.
Be it John, Danielle, James, David, and all the other supporting characters, their portrayals go ai long way in justifying the plot.
Yes, it is true, Kenneth Buff has an interesting style of narrating a story never thought of. Narration is something that keeps improving with every book penned down. I am sure, Kenneth would take care of the issues with transitions and grammar in his next attempt.
A few questions that came to my mind were what was the small debt that John had to pay? What will happen to John now that he is away from Hell? Will John return back to Hell? Maybe these were left purposefully or are included in the next book. In any case, I am sure, the next book would be much more gripping.
P.S- Kenneth, when is your next book due?