When We Join Jesus In Hell by Lee Thompson
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Lee Thompson has an obviously fertile imagination. His stories are "thinkers" and have an emotional impact that stay with you long after you've read the book. That's a sign of a good writer connecting with his/her audience.
For me, When We Join Jesus In Hell captured my attention, knocked me over with emotion, but left me out in the cold with realism.
The backstory of Fist and his wife, their happiness, his fighting, their family, well, it worked. What did not work was the fact that Fist came into the situation as if it was all over (view spoiler)[ Why the hell did he keep walking toward the intruder? (hide spoiler)] before it had even begun. Like he had snapped before he even came home. Where was the slight relief that his wife was not in the wrong before the vengeful rage hit him? I couldn't get past this and it made me analyze the rest of the story for more inconsistent characters.
I don't want to spoil anything, and honestly, this is a good story that you should read. Hell, I recommend you read it just for the sake of saying you read it.
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