The Book of Names
Whenfifteenwere killed, Mt. Vesuvius erupted.
The elimination of eighteen triggered the Inquisition.
Other deaths led to natural disasters across the globe—evenworld wars.
Now that there are only three left, the question is:
WHAT WILL HAPPEN NEXT?
With the world hurtling toward destru ...more
Me gustó muchísimo. Es una novela que sorprende con cada página, con un ritmo absorbente y adictivo. No varía el nivel en ningún momento, tiene personajes muy bien desarrollados, una trama correctamente hilvanada y un final apoteósico.
Susannah Broyle's Rating: 3 Stars
The perfect read-a-like for The DaVinci Code…except instead of delving deep into Christianity’s roots it goes into Judaism’s history. It takes an obscure Kabbalah belief that there are 36 pure, godlike people in every generation. If there are any less, bad things begin to happen. It has all the classic ingredients for a religious themed mystery: an unlikely, unbelieving protagonist who needs to save the world, a beautiful, i ...more
This book isn't good, but it gets an extra star for not being the painful kind of bad. It's just another me-too Dan Brown knockoff whose really notable aspect is that it's based in Judaism rather being another Catholic-centric conspiracy thriller.
It's kind of fun in a dumb way, sort of the equivalent of a laughably bad B movie. Notable aspects include:
-the inexplicable focus on describing sweat running from characters' armpits, mentioned no less than fo ...more
Place(s) Traveled to: New York City, New York // London, England // Israel
First Line: Two men shoveled the sand under cover of darkness.
The premise of this book is simple, into every generation there are 36 pure souls (lamed koviks) that are born who through their existence keep the earth together. If any of these souls die then bad things start to happen - war, famine, earthquakes, etc. Way back when in Biblical times Adam, bright boy that...more
Tout d’abord, il explique un peu l’un des nombreux concepts de la Kabbale. Perso, quand on me parle de Kabbale, je pense à Madonna. Oui, je sais, cela fait très people de penser directement à la chanteuse avant de penser à ...more
Buku thriller yang membahas konspirasi Templar dan segala teori konspirasi Kaballahnya itu juga udah biasa (nyaris basi malah).
Buku thriller yang mengangkat konspirasi dari sudut pandang seorang penganut kepercayaan Yahudi dengan Kaballahnya yang mistis dan unik, nah itu baru tidak biasa.
Buku ini menyuguhkan pada kita sebuah cerita mengenai 36 orang yang 'berbudi baik' yang dikatakan menjaga keseimbangan dunia dari kehancuran oleh bencana maupun pera ...more
The science behind discovering the thirty-six Hidden On ...more
David Shepherd, a poli-sci professor at Georgetown U, has been prompted with names out of the blue since he was about 15 years old and he has been recording them in a notebook. He has no idea that the names he’s recorde ...more
The New York Times o knihe n ...more
The main characters are familiar and relatable, but not exactly memorable. I was curious what would happen to them, but didn't feel as though I was concerned for them. I was not deeply invested, in other words.
As with just about any suspense novel that centers around a cult or group of bad guys, the final few chapters were a hastily thrown together flurry of meticulous figh ...more
Yep – that’s pretty much it in a nutshell. If you are expecting deep, meaningful plot or even a plot that makes a whole lot of sense, this is probably not the book for you. But the characters were interesting and the author maintained a great mounting sense of panic and intrigue as the book went on. I would rate ...more
The religion link felt a bit unbelievable - lots of detail, but with more detail it seemed more unbelievable. A recommended and enjoyable read, but don't expect too much.
Jill Gregory's novels have ...more