Laughter of the Damned by Mike Corbett

Laughter of the Damned
Mike Corbett
Centrifugal Publishing (2010)
ISBN 9780983067900
Reviewed by Paige Lovitt for Reader Views (1/11)


It is bad enough that we not only have to worry about when and how we are going to die, but also what happens afterwards.  Heaven or Hell?  Hell might be a bit uncomfortable; however, the people down there might be more interesting than some of the ones that are portrayed to be in heaven. Hmmh, I have to think about this one.  Where do I want to go, or will it even matter?

In “Laughter of the Damned” Mike Corbett takes an interesting look at the different views that our society has about both heaven and hell.  Each chapter ends with at least one thought-provoking quote that involves either heaven or hell or both.

“Laughter of the Damned” also contains an entertaining eight-act dialogue between Satan and a demon.  These acts definitely break up the seriousness of the subject.   The tongue-in-cheek style in which it is written also makes it very entertaining. In spite of this, at the back of my mind, I found the discussions to be very interesting.  I think that this would be a great book for a readers group, because the discussions generated from each chapter would be quite enlightening.

We really won’t know where we are going when we die, until we actually arrive. Reading “Laughter of the Damned” by Mike Corbett will definitely make you think about it.

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