The Five People You Meet in Hell: An Unauthorized Parody

by Rich Pablum | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0743279603 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingbooklady331wing of Cape Coral, Florida USA on 7/26/2007
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Journal Entry 1 by wingbooklady331wing from Cape Coral, Florida USA on Thursday, July 26, 2007
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Thank you for picking up this book. I'd love to see an entry letting me know it is safe with you. Do with it as you please... read it (or not!), give it to a friend, keep it, leave it in the wild - it's up to you! Enjoy! If you like you can mention me, booklady331, as the one who referred you.


Journal Entry 2 by wingbooklady331wing from Cape Coral, Florida USA on Thursday, July 26, 2007
Review
"The Five People You Meet in Hell is a little slice of heaven with fries on the side. A papaya chutney would really bring out its natural juices--and don't skimp on the cilantro."
--Marta Stalwart, Cell 84621, Alderson, West Virginia

"This book will make you think--mostly, 'When will this thing end already?'"
--McCoy Hatfield, author of The Philistine Prophecy

"If you read only one book about eternal damnation this year, say 'Hell-o' to The Five People. It's a pitch-forkin' exciting trip through the underworld and a devilishly entertaining time!"
--Jim Shallot, The Toupee Show

Book Description

Heaven can wait.
In the meantime...why not go to Hell?

Every once in a while a little book comes along that sheds light on our desire for intimacy, our determination to grow spiritually, and our collective yearning to define the boundaries of the soul.

The Five People You Meet in Hell is not that little book.

A sensitive everyman, Edgy works a meaning-less job at a seaside tourist trap. When a freak accident sends him to "the other side," he encounters a series of strangers compelled to explain the meaning of life. Running the gamut from annoying and incoherent to irritating and hard to follow, these individuals all share a basic desire with virtually every other soul in the universe: to make quick money from a made-for-television movie.

The Five People You Meet in Hell is as illuminating as a short-circuited night light and contains all the insight of a chocolate-dipped fortune cookie (with none of the fat). If you've ever died, expect to die, know someone who has died, raise alpacas, collect Hummel figurines, breathe air, or enjoy line dancing, you must buy this book. You will never think about thirteen bucks the same way again.


Journal Entry 3 by wingbooklady331wing from Cape Coral, Florida USA on Sunday, December 09, 2007
Reserved for NMReader

Journal Entry 4 by wingbooklady331wing at U.S. Postal Mail in By Mail, A RABCK -- Controlled Releases on Thursday, April 17, 2008

Released 11 yrs ago (4/17/2008 UTC) at U.S. Postal Mail in By Mail, A RABCK -- Controlled Releases

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Off to NMReader as a RABCK.

Journal Entry 5 by wingbooklady331wing from Cape Coral, Florida USA on Thursday, April 17, 2008
I kind of enjoyed the book.

Journal Entry 6 by NMReader from Herndon, Virginia USA on Wednesday, May 07, 2008
It has arrived

Journal Entry 7 by NMReader from Herndon, Virginia USA on Friday, May 16, 2008
I finished this while sitting on my patio this evening. It was amusing in places but it wasn't as good as I was expecting. I loved the concpet of MOW.

I plan to offer as a ray.

Journal Entry 8 by NMReader from Herndon, Virginia USA on Saturday, May 17, 2008
I am organizing this as a Book Ray.

Usual RULES:
1. When you receive the book, PM the next person on the list; ask for their mailing address.
2. Write a journal entry when you recieve the book and after you read it.
3. Make release notes when you send it to the next person.
4. Don't keep the book for longer than one month. If you won't be able to read it in time, ask to be skipped.
5. Enjoy the book!

Participants:
spaceystacey (Bridgeton, NJ)
bksfamly (Peoria, AZ)
sunfi (Dayton, OH)
juli2007 (Beachmere, Queensland Australia)

Released 11 yrs ago (5/28/2008 UTC) at Post Office in by mail, a fellow bookcrosser -- Controlled Releases

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Mailed with confirmation number 0305 2200 0001 1997 7594

Journal Entry 10 by spaceystacey from Bridgeton, New Jersey USA on Saturday, May 31, 2008
received in the post today and have already pmed the next reader on the list for an address.

Journal Entry 11 by bksfamly from Peoria, Arizona USA on Monday, June 09, 2008
Received in the mail today. Will start reading in the next couple days

Journal Entry 12 by bksfamly from Peoria, Arizona USA on Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Finished reading this one. It was funny in some places but not what I was expecting.

Journal Entry 13 by sunfi from Alexandria, Virginia USA on Sunday, July 06, 2008
I just received this in the mail yesterday and have a couple books ahead of it, but I should have it on to the next reader within a few weeks. Already PM'ed the final person on the list for their address. Thanks for including me.

Journal Entry 14 by sunfi at Elko, Nevada USA on Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Released 11 yrs ago (7/23/2008 UTC) at Elko, Nevada USA

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Mailed this one off to juli2007 today, while I was on vacation. I was expecting to be pretty entertained from this book but I feel pretty little let down. Thanks for including me in this one though.

Journal Entry 15 by juli2007 from Beachmere, Queensland Australia on Wednesday, August 06, 2008
I received this lovely little book in the post today! I can't wait to read it! Ironically I am half way through a Mitch Albom book at the moment, so this one will be next on my list, thank you so much for sharing this book with me!

Journal Entry 16 by juli2007 from Beachmere, Queensland Australia on Thursday, August 21, 2008
This is an amusing little book! A quick and easy kind of read, it was just what I needed. I will never tell someone to "Go to Hell" without thinking I am somehow promoting a dodgy tourist destination. Thank you for sharing this great book!

Will be offering this one as an Australian bookring.

Journal Entry 17 by juli2007 from Beachmere, Queensland Australia on Friday, August 29, 2008
Normal bookring rules apply, please pm me if you have any problems or concerns. Thank you for taking part!
The list so far:
1. violetcrumble
2. sarahbear
3. back to me thanks!

Journal Entry 18 by juli2007 at -- Controlled Releases --, Queensland Australia on Thursday, September 18, 2008

Released 11 yrs ago (9/18/2008 UTC) at -- Controlled Releases --, Queensland Australia

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On its way to violetcrumble!

Journal Entry 19 by violetcrumble from Wanneroo, Western Australia Australia on Tuesday, October 07, 2008
Just arrived in todays mail. (It is amazing how mail within Australia can be so slow!!!)
I must confess I was starting to get worried,
but at least it arrived safely and on a beautiful sunny day here in Perth.
Thanks to juli2007 for sending this little book out as a ring.
I'll start it tonight and let you know what I think.

Journal Entry 20 by violetcrumble from Wanneroo, Western Australia Australia on Friday, October 31, 2008
Well I'm finished. This is the first Parody I've read and I have to say it's quite a clever thing to do.
I may have underestimated the creativity involved in creating such a book.
While I quite enjoyed it there were parts that made me groan with disaproval.
I like that it challenged me to think about what I read and analyse more than I have been doing.

I will be sending on to sarabear in Mondays mail.

Journal Entry 21 by violetcrumble at By mail, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Monday, November 10, 2008

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Posting today to sarabear, (sorry for the delay, I've been home sick for a week)
Thanks again juli2007 for sending this out. I've enjoyed it.
Happy Travels little book.

Journal Entry 22 by sarahbear from St Helens, Tasmania Australia on Monday, November 17, 2008
Arrived safely and soundly. Looking forward to getting started on this one.

Journal Entry 23 by sarahbear from St Helens, Tasmania Australia on Wednesday, November 19, 2008
How bizarre! I wonder what on earth possessed someone to do this?
Thanks for sharing.
Returning to juli2007.

Journal Entry 24 by sarahbear at Fellow Bookcrosser, A Bookray -- Controlled Releases on Thursday, November 20, 2008

Released 10 yrs ago (11/20/2008 UTC) at Fellow Bookcrosser, A Bookray -- Controlled Releases

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Returning to juli2007

Journal Entry 25 by juli2007 from Beachmere, Queensland Australia on Friday, December 05, 2008
Thank you to all for participating in this ring, this little book arrived home safely yesterday, it will have a little rest on my shelf before continuing its travels!

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