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Library of the Dead [Format Kindle]

Glenn Cooper
3.8 étoiles sur 5  Voir tous les commentaires (4 commentaires client)

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Revue de presse

“Glenn Cooper’s SECRET OF THE SEVENTH SON marks the debut of a startling new talent. Here is a story both incandescent and explosive. A seamless blend of modern-day thriller and historical mystery with an ending that left me breathless. A debut not to be missed.” (James Rollins, New York Times bestselling author of THE LAST ORACLE)

“Terrific book! A gripping revisit of the ancient battle between Free Will and Predestination: a dangerous secret raises the unsettling spectre that what we imagine is freedom might be part of an all-encompassing—and terrifying—Plan.” (Katherine Neville, New York Times bestselling author of THE EIGHT and THE FIRE)

Présentation de l'éditeur

The most shocking secret in the history of mankind is about to be revealed ...



A murderer is on the loose on the streets of New York City: nicknamed the Doomsday Killer, he's claimed six victims in just two weeks, and the city is terrified. Even worse, the police are mystified: the victims have nothing in common, defying all profiling, and all that connects them is that each received a sick postcard in the mail before they died - a postcard that announced their date of death. In desperation, the FBI assigns the case to maverick agent Will Piper, once the most accomplished serial killing expert in the bureau's history, now on a dissolute spiral to retirement.



Battling his own demons, Will is soon drawn back into a world he both loves and hates, determined to catch the killer whatever it takes. But his search takes him in a direction he could never have predicted, uncovering a shocking secret that has been closely guarded for centuries. A secret that once lay buried in an underground library beneath an 8th Century monastery, but which has now been unearthed - with deadly consequences. A select few defend the secret of the library with their lives - and as Will closes in on the truth, they are determined to stop him, at any cost ...


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  • Format : Format Kindle
  • Taille du fichier : 989 KB
  • Nombre de pages de l'édition imprimée : 416 pages
  • Pagination - ISBN de l'édition imprimée de référence : 0061721794
  • Editeur : Cornerstone Digital (15 décembre 2010)
  • Vendu par : Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Langue : Anglais
  • ASIN: B004FV4XM6
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1 internautes sur 1 ont trouvé ce commentaire utile 
5.0 étoiles sur 5 really good book 22 décembre 2009
Format:Broché
this is a great read and on a very creepy theme
i could hardly put it down
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4.0 étoiles sur 5 Excellent! 20 février 2013
Par Croizier
Format:Format Kindle|Achat vérifié
J'ai adoré ce premier livre qui porte les germes du futur 'The Tenth Chamber'.J'espère toutefois que Cooper va essayer de se renouveller de sorte à ne pas entraîner ses lecteurs dans une routine 'exigée' par son éditeur.
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3.0 étoiles sur 5 Original et détendant, sans plus 8 octobre 2011
Format:Broché|Achat vérifié
Une intrigue originale, des protagonistes sympathiques quoiqu'un peu stéréotypés, ce nième thriller fantastico-historique est un bon livre pour un voyage en train ou à lire sur la plage. Distrayant, facile à lire, sans prétention, mais ne laisse pas un souvenir impérissable.
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Par Pascale TOP 500 COMMENTATEURS
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L'idée de départ du « Livre des Morts » (« Library of the Dead ») est excellente: des personnes sans lien entre elles reçoivent une carte représentant un cercueil et mentionnant une date proche... qui s'avère être celle de leur mort. Le hic, c'est que cette carte semble être le seul point commun entre les victimes, ce qui ne facilite évidemment pas la tâche des enquêteurs pour établir le profil du serial killer. A cette intrigue, Glenn Cooper ajoute une dimension historique, puisqu'il évoque la mystérieuse zone 51 de l'après-guerre et nous emmène également dans un monastère sur l'île de Wight en 777.

Si j'ai lu ce livre avec plaisir, je dois dire que je suis assez réservée sur certains aspects de l'intrigue. La difficulté de ce genre de roman, dont le point de départ est à la fois ingénieux et mystérieux, est de résoudre cette intrigue aussi brillamment qu'elle a été amorcée. Si certaines réponses sont satisfaisantes, il n'en demeure pas moins que Glenn Cooper a dû faire appel à un élément fantastique pour que tout se mette en place et que cela a un peu terni le plaisir de l'énigme à mes yeux. Le style quant à lui est assez ordinaire et habituel de ce genre littéraire où le fond est plus important que la forme.

Trois étoiles donc, l'ensemble étant moyen: quelques idées brillantes mais aussi quelques carences dans leur développement final.
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Amazon.com: 4.2 étoiles sur 5  75 commentaires
36 internautes sur 38 ont trouvé ce commentaire utile 
4.0 étoiles sur 5 `A murderer is on the loose ...' 3 août 2009
Par Jennifer Cameron-Smith - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Broché
Please note that this novel is marketed as 'Secret of the Seventh Son' in the USA. 'Library of the Dead' is the title in Europe and Australia.

The Doomsday Killer, so nicknamed, has claimed six deaths in just two weeks. The people of New York City are terrified and the police are mystified. The victims appear to have nothing in common, and the only thing that appears to connect them is a postcard sent to each victim announcing the date of their death. The FBI assigns the case to Will Piper, once amongst their best agents but now marking time until retirement.

At the heart of this novel is a secret which has been closely guarded for centuries. Meticulous records, contained in an underground library on the Isle of Wight in the 1940s have deadly consequences. Although the records have been moved to the USA, and are continually being analysed in a secure facility, they still hold their power.

There are some neat (and not so neat) twists in this story. The various points of view that tell the story jar at times but overall it is an effective mechanism to tell those parts of the story that span the centuries. The shifts in time and between locations are clearly marked.

To enjoy this book, I think you need to suspend a few rational beliefs and get caught up in the page-turning journey. Even though I worked out the answers before the end, there was enough going on in the life of the characters to keep my interest.

Jennifer Cameron-Smith
28 internautes sur 32 ont trouvé ce commentaire utile 
5.0 étoiles sur 5 Dan Brown, Look Out? 9 août 2009
Par Lynn McNamee - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Format Kindle
Liked:

I bought this book because I love police procedurals, and I thought this book would be a prime example of that. Wow! I got that and more.

This was a serial killer mystery with a historical element that will make you really think.

The writing was excellent, drawing scenes in the reader's mind with ease. The switching among the three time frames was done effortlessly and seamlessly in a manner that kept the reader enthralled rather than confused.

Disliked:

This is hard to say without giving spoilers, so I will just state that there were a couple of avenues that the author could have explored and didn't.

Overall:

A tremendous thriller with a solution that will have you pondering things long after you put it down.

Rating: R for language, violence, and rape
31 internautes sur 38 ont trouvé ce commentaire utile 
3.0 étoiles sur 5 Great premise, poorly executed. 12 août 2009
Par Media Man - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Poche
[This review is based on an Advanced Reading Copy]

I received an advanced copy of this title a few months before release and after reading the back teaser and seeing the cover art I was very intriqued. While the story was interesting the book didn't leave much of an impression with me. Here are my thoughts;

Pros

+ Original premise (basically a line of idiot savants pen a library of the entire birth/death history of the world's population).

+ Story is a great idea with a ton of "what if" scenarios. Unfortunately few are really explored and only center around the main characters who are hardly influential or memorable.

+ Great cover art and engaging back description

Cons

- Story becomes disjointed very early on due to it taking place in the past and present. While it was not difficult to follow it really was difficult to care how the two stories were tied together. The author also spends a lot of time introducing characters only to have them killed off at the end of short chapters. None of the victims are relevant to the overall story but the author attempts to make you feel they are.

- Horrible editing. As the author's first novel I felt like there was no editor involved at all to help ensure a coherant story was being told.

- The Secret of the Seveth Son title is never really explored and was explained very briefly. Library of the Dead (which is the title outside the U.S.) was a much better choice.

- The use of Area 51 as part of the story makes it feel rather contrived and hokey.

Don't get me wrong the book wasn't bad by any means but it definitely wasn't groundbreaking. For those saying "Move Over Dan Brown" I can tell you right now Dan Brown can stay right where he's at. This book pales in comparison to anything Brown has written. While I don't consider Brown's work literary masterpieces, they're much more well thought out and researched than this title. I know the author's follow up called "Book of Souls" is on the way and I'll more than likely read it. However I'm hoping Cooper's second title is more interesting and better edited than his first.
11 internautes sur 13 ont trouvé ce commentaire utile 
4.0 étoiles sur 5 `A murderer is on the loose ...' 8 août 2009
Par Jennifer Cameron-Smith - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Poche
The Doomsday Killer, as he is nicknamed, has claimed six deaths in just two weeks. The people of New York City are terrified and the police are mystified. The victims appear to have nothing in common, and the only thing that appears to connect them is a postcard sent to each victim announcing the date of their death. The FBI assigns the case to Will Piper, once amongst their best agents but now marking time until retirement.

At the heart of this novel is a secret which has been closely guarded for centuries. Meticulous records, contained in an underground library on the Isle of Wight in the 1940s have deadly consequences. Although the records have been moved to the USA, and are continually being analysed in a secure facility, they still hold their power.
There are some neat (and not so neat) twists in this story. The various points of view that tell the story jar at times but overall it is an effective mechanism to tell those parts of the story that span the centuries. The4 shifts in time and between locations are clearly marked.

To enjoy this book, I think you need to suspend a few rational beliefs and get caught up in the page-turning journey. Even though I worked out the answers before the end, there was enough going on in the life of the characters to keep my interest.

Please note: this novel is marketed as 'Library of the Dead' in Europe and Australia

Jennifer Cameron-Smith
5 internautes sur 5 ont trouvé ce commentaire utile 
5.0 étoiles sur 5 Some story!!! 5 juillet 2011
Par gumnuts - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Broché|Achat vérifié
Wow what a story teller this guy is. I found this fascinating. I had already read the second book before realising there was one before it. But really it didn't make a lot of diffence as parts of the first is mentioned in the second. So you were not confused.
I just love these types of books. Surrounded in mystery & ancient times. It just makes you wonder!!!
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