Two pretty good reads here. They're based on the Divine Comedy, and the basic premise is that a guy dies, goes to hell, and follows Dante's "notes" as a guide to get himself out of hell.

The first book is pretty much a straight copy of Inferno in terms of the path he takes through the circles, what he sees, etc. He has a "guide" named Benito the same way that Dante had Virgil in Inferno.

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The second book isn't nearly as canon, but still a fun read. It would be a bit of a spoiler to sum up the plot, so I'll just say that it's also based in hell.

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These aren't spectacular, but they're a quick fun read and well paced, and if you did happen to read the Divine Comedy, the way the author goes about working it all into his story is pretty clever.