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eBook Hell's Bells: Samuel Johnson vs. the Devil, Round II download ISBN: 1444724959
Author: John Connolly
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton (May 1, 2011)
Language: English
Pages: 320
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The Infernals, book number two in the Samuel Johnson vs. the Devil series is a great continuation to started in The Gates.

The Infernals, book number two in the Samuel Johnson vs. A young boy named Samuel and his faithful Dachshund Boswell must once again fight to keep the horde of Hell from invading our home. This book is different from the first in many regards.

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Samuel Johnson - with a little help from his dachshund Boswell and a very unlucky demon named Nurd - has sent the demons back to Hell. But the diabolical Mrs Abernathy is not one to take defeat lying down. When she reopens the portal and sucks Samuel and Boswell down into the underworld, she brings an ice-cream van full of dwarfs as well. Can this eccentric gang defeat the forces of Evil? And is there life after Hell for Nurd?

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Samuel Johnson - with a little help from his dachshund Boswell and a very unlucky demon named Nurd - has sent the demons back to Hell. But the diabolical Mrs Abernathy is not one to take defeat lying down. When she reopens the portal and sucks Samuel and Boswell down into the underworld, she brings an ice-cream van full of dwarfs as well. And two policemen. Can this eccentric gang defeat the forces of Evil? And is there life after Hell for Nurd?
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Fenrikree
Ooh, I had been looking forward to reading Hell's Bells: Samuel Johnson vs The Devil. Back in January this year, I read the first in this series (Is it a series? So far there's only two and I'm not sure how much further Connolly's going with this... Let's just call it a series, eh?) The Gates, I was blown away. Not so much by the fact that it was a ripsnorter - it also made me suspect Connolly's true calling isn't really the dark, creepy stuff for adults that he does so well, but this dark, creepy and FUN stuff for Young Adults.

I was right. Hell's Bells: Samuel Johnson vs The Devil proves it. Not that Connolly's been wasting his time with the adult books he put out before The Gates and now Hell's Bells. Far from it. The guy's an amazing talent. It's just that The Gates and Hell's Bells are so damned brilliant.

The Plot
Really it just takes up where it left off. In a fit of misery after the failure of his last attempt to conquer Earth, The Great Malevolence has let things slip a bit. His cohorts are scrambling about all trying to either take over themselves, or bring their master to his senses so that Hell can get back on track.

One of the demons not trying to overthrow the now unstable government in Hell uses the same way it got to Earth last time: the amazing and misunderstood energy produced by the Large Hadron Collider. Only this time, instead of coming to Earth, it reaches out and grabs a bunch of unlikely lads, including Samuel Johnson (our hero from last time) and hauls them back to Hell.

As things are likely to do in Hell, everything goes rather badly for these poor sods and the demon who snatched them, what with other demons wanting to get their claws, paws and tentacles on them and all.

The Characters
Hell's Bells reunites Samuel Johnson (now 13) with the not-so-demonic demon Nurd and his sidekick Wormwood. It also reunites us with Sergeant Rowan and Constable Peel.

For some wonderful comic relief, we're introduced to four demonic (though regretfully quite human) dwarves called Angry, Dozy, Mumbles and Jolly. These dudes are psychotic, drunk and incorrigible - oh what fun Connolly must have had writing them!

Then there's Mrs Abernathy, or the demon formally known and Ba'al who now wears a disguise made out of what's left of the original Mrs Abernathy and who now also like to wear frocks. In Hell. This cross-dressing demon with the identity crisis is the one who hauled Samuel, his dog Boswell, Constable Peel, Sergeant Rowan, Dan the ice-cream man and the four dwarves to Hell.

The Style
This... THIS is what makes Hell's Bells and its prequel The Gates so good. Connolly can not only really creep you out (I woke up this morning at 3 am and haven't been able to get back to sleep just from thinking about what I'd read last night) - he makes it fun. There's really a lot of very funny stuff in there, considering the setting of the book, which is HELL, by the way. Like The Gates, the ebook edition of Hell's Bells is littered with hyperlinks to hilarious asides.

Hell's Bells is a little darker than The Gates though. Connolly makes more frequent observations/warnings about the nature of good vs evil and the human soul and what can happen to that soul if it chooses to misbehave. He also demonstrates his talent for real creepy stuff which, as any who may have read his Charlie Parker novels would know, he has plenty of.

The dialogue, asides and dry comedy make for a very easy and fun read - even with the dark, creepy stuff Connolly put in there. It's a joy.

Conclusion
Buy The Gates. Read it. Then buy Hell's Bells: Samuel Johnson vs The Devil and read that too. You won't be disappointed. 8/10.
adventure time
I'm not sure it was as clear as it might be that this book is the same book as The Infernals, since only the most astute of purchasers (which I was not) would notice (given that the two books show two different publication dates) that there are different publishers listed. This title is the UK title, and The Infernals is the US title. Don't be fooled like I was into purchasing both thinking that they are different Samuel Johnson books. One is sufficient to wallow in Samuel Johnson awesomeness!
Malodora
Great book. The subtitles, the character development, i enjoyed it all. There were some really funny laugh out loud moments when meeting the elves/dwarves. And the adventures in hell were great too. But please do me a favor and read the first book, the author really talks about you for not reading it.

Anyway, it's a good story solid all the way through, with a few surprises. So if you liked the first one, read this too.
deadly claw
Round 2 of Samuel Johnson V The Devil
Fun follow up; Young Teen Fiction

Connolly does "dark & creepy" so well for adults but also for children.

This is well pitched with good fun thrown in with the dark and creepy. This is a good follow-up to "The Gates" and there is book #3 in the pipeline.

This book (Hell's Bells) is also released retitled as "The Infernals"
Malahelm
This book is aimed at a younger audience, but die-hard fans of John Connolly will enjoy it. Set in England rather than Maine our hero is young Samuel Johnson and his faithful dog Boswell. With a cast of characters that includes a variety of demons and princes of Hell, 4 not very nice dwarves, policemen and an ice-cream man, Hell's Bells is a far cry from the Charlie Parker books, but the dark humour of the Parker novels is ever present. I loved it.
Opimath
Samuel J finds himself and his dog in Hell, in this the most excellent sequel to the Gates. Once again, John Connolly delivers an excellent tale full of intrigue, whit and unexpected plot twists. Of course, all the scientific sub-notes have been verified and so its almost like receiving an education in sub-atomic particle theory!
Malaris
If you read "The Gates," and enjoyed it as much as I did, you owe it to yourself to pick up a copy of "Hell's Bells." It has all the great humor, all the wonderful characters, and every bit of the fun. It is a no-brainer for adults and young readers alike. I was thrilled to get my hands on the first edition of the UK version. The American version will have a different title (The Infernals, I believe) and isn't even out yet.
Buy this book right now. I mean it.
apart from the pre-teen age like humour, this book is relatively predictable. Dissapointing as another of this authors books is fantastic,. If it was free would be good price.