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The Pursuit of the House-Boat

The Pursuit of the House-Boat by John Kendrick Bangs
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In The Pursuit of the House-Boat, John Kendrick Bangs takes readers on a whimsical and hilarious journey through the afterlife. The story follows a group of deceased individuals as they navigate the bureaucratic red tape of the afterlife in their quest to find a missing houseboat.

Bangs' clever writing and satire make for an entertaining and unique read. The characters are charming and well-developed, each with their own quirks and personalities that add depth to the story. The dialogue is witty and full of humor, making for a lighthearted and enjoyable read.

One of the highlights of the book is Bangs' imaginative depiction of the afterlife, complete with its own set of rules and regulations. The author's creativity shines through as he explores the idea of life after death in a humorous and refreshing way.

Overall, The Pursuit of the House-Boat is a delightful read that offers a fresh perspective on the afterlife. With its engaging characters, clever dialogue, and imaginative world-building, this book is sure to entertain and delight readers of all ages.

Book Description:
This sequel to Bangs' A House-Boat on the Styx continues the "thought-experiment" of bringing various historical and fictional figures together, detailing the adventures of the ladies of Hades after they are kidnapped by pirates and the attempts of the Associated Shades (led by Sherlock Holmes) to retrieve their house-boat. (Introduction by Emma Joyce)

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