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Publisher Description

A tour de force of darkness, Encyclopaedia of Hell is a manual of Earth written by Lord Satan for his invading hordes of demons, complete with hundreds of unpleasant illustrations, diagrams, and a comprehensive and utterly repulsive dictionary of Earth terms.

Since the customs and mores of humanity are alien and inconceivable to demons, Satan wrote this strangely poetic military handbook for the enlightenment and edification of his demon armies. A masterpiece expressing Satan's hatred for humanity and himself, the Encyclopaedia includes "Techniques of Stalking and Eating Humans," "Methods of Canning Human Pus," and "Dicing and Slicing Orphaned Children."

Why the invasion? During the last century in particular, Hell has become seriously overcrowded. Satan needs more land mass for the damned and to use the human livestock to feed his hungry demon invaders.

Since this book is the 666th commemorative edition, this Encyclopaedia contains special commemorative material.

Martin Olson's savage wit provides the firepower for a preposterous literary feat unaccomplished since Mark Twain passed—channeling the real voice of Satan. Over the past fifteen years, Olson has written and produced nine comedy specials, inflicted on the populace via CBS, HBO, Showtime, Cinemax, and A&E.

Fiction & Literature
July 26
Feral House
Perseus Books, LLC

Customer Reviews

CJ Vick ,

Sharp religious satire

In my opinion, Martin Olson is one of the greatest underrated writers living today. This book demonstrates his unique storytelling and satirical wit to great lengths. But it's not for everyone. Olson is like this generation's Mark Twain. The content is sharp and satirical, it makes Scientology and Mormonism combined look like a club in a science fiction nerd's basement, and hell, even the screenplay adaptation of this book is just as wonderful (it's on his website). If you're into Mark Twain, this is the best book you'll ever read. Or it might not. It varies from person to person because (IMO) the content, but I love it very much anyway. Maybe read the sample before considering a purchase?

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