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Preview — Reliquary by Douglas Preston
Reliquary (Pendergast #2)
…others make us long for murderous Revenge on the studio that spawned it from their retched, greed-dripping Jaws.
Some sequels have plot/acting/directing so loaded with mockery- needed fail that we are transformed into staunch proponents of the virtues of franchise euthanasia:
…and some sequels are just big, bloated, ...more
First of all: the cover of Reliquary is misleading. I have a vague suspicion that the critter depicted is a rather innocuous and extraordinarily baboon-like depiction of Mbwun, because it certainly isn’t a Wrinkler. It was important for me to get that off my chest, because Reliquary is the first Pendergast novel that I read out of sequence. Why? Well, the closing chapters of Relic and the cov ...more
To add to the hilarity I listened to this one on audio and the man talking in a girl's voice made me laugh so much and then when they were denoting a thought rather than something said aloud they used an 'echo' effect - heehee! (I am so childish sometimes!)
I like how fleshed out the world is. And I give major points to both authors for giving me so m ...more
There is one point in this book that disappointed me particularly, but to go into what would require a notable spoiler. So, the book is still readable and enjoyable, Pendergast is still a good character (aside from the "Gary Stu" aspects. He is somewhat of a superhero.)...but I still didn't care for it quite as much ...more
Frankly, by some other scale - some vague scale of "literary goodness" or whatever, this wouldn't be a four star book, but I did really like it, so...
Slowish start again, but this time it didn't really bother me. I even enj ...more
The c ...more
Let me just say that I did not think the sequel to Relic was necessary. yes there was a somewhat of a cliffhanger after all the other stuff was wrapped around in the first book, but a second book that featured the same characters was not necessary.
I liked this book, I really did. It was not necessarily bad, just different. I thought this one could have had similar creatures to the Relic book with few improvements to them. That would have been inte ...more
The idea for a plot is really poor. Something like: Lets do a sequel with nearly the same evil, but now our heroes are level upped, so we must duplicate the danger... A hundredfold or so. Relic was a horror with a pinch of mystery. Reliquary was a pinch of mystery without horror. Not such a good exchange.
So, what ha ...more
WHEN READ: July to September 2010; MY GRADE: B p ...more
Looking back now, Preston and Child did a pretty good job of ru ...more
Book 1 was a complete story about a beast who killed humans. Book 2 is about beasts who are related to the beast in book 1. Book 2 has a lot of time in underground tunnels and with the homeless. The story and characters were not as good as book 1. The people, what they did, and their motivations did not interest me.
In an interview the author Preston commented that "RELIQUARY was probably the least succ ...more
Meanwhile, the plot developments to come are pretty obvious, es ...more
What an adrenaline rush... almost impossible to put down. Hate to say it, but I liked this one better than the prequel, as in terms of; story is as kick-ass as the other one, but reads even faster.
In this book they make up for the -at that moment- not that great and messy epilogue, by mingling it into this story.
Have to say that the start wasn't one of it's best points, as well as the Mole people bits in the beginning, but you just simply can ...more
Fast paced, super plot and some awesome twists, this story leads you into the underbelly of New York - quite literally - as the horror has taken root in the forgotten subterranean tunnels under the city. Fighting inept bureaucracy and e ...more
The first half of the book would have been much more interesting if I hadn't read Relic. Aft ...more
Douglas Preston e Lincoln Child formam uma dupla imbatível no que concerne a construção de um bom thriller, capaz de prender o leitor até às últimas páginas! Este volume constitui a sequela direta de A Relíquia, dezoito meses após os fatídicos acontecimentos numa noite de pesadelo no Museu de História Natural de Nova Iorque. Rapidamente percebemos que a morte de Mbuwn, a terrível criatura mortífera, não restabeleceu a paz na cidade. Pelo co ...more
The dangerous substance that caused the killer man-dinosaur in the Natural History Museum has been synthesized and has spead as a drug through underground NYC. The homeless are being killed at a frightening rate, and rumors of freakish mutants in the lowest levels are spreading, but it takes a debutante's death to catch the attention of the media and the police department.
Will Our Heroes figure out the dastardly plot and succeed in the drastic measures they must take to save ...more
Lt. D'Agosta finds himself bringing in Margo and Dr. Frock, her former mentor, when this young woman is ...more
Hidden deep beneath Manhattan lies a warren of tunnels, sewers, and galleries, mostly forgotten by those who walk the streets above. There lies the ultimate secret of the Museum Beat. When two grotesquely deformed skeletons are found deep in the mud off the Manhattan shoreline, museum curator Margo Green is called in to aid the investigation. Margo must once again team up with police lieutenant D'Agosta and FBI agent Pendergast, as well as the brilliant Dr. Frock, to try and solve the puzzle. Th...more