Reborn (Adversary Cycle #4)
When an ancient artifact dissolves in the hands of a man calling himself Mr. Veilleur, he knows something has gone wrong…terribly, cosmically wrong.
Dr. Roderick Hanley, Nobel Prize-winning geneticist, dies in a plane crash. His last words: “The boy! They’ll find out about the boy! He’ll find out about himself!” When Jim Stevens, an orphan and struggling writer, learns that...more
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Clear as mud?
So I got involved with the Repairman Jack books and have gotten to like them. having read The Keep years ago at my wife's behest I'd not cared for it as much. At fir...more
The novel is set in 1968 and we are introduced to three characters, Jim Stevens, Carol Stevens, his wife, and Bill Ryan, a Jesuit...more
Reborn centers around the re-entry of the Adversary into the world after he was defeated by Glaeken in The Keep. It also involves more...more
Shit, this is frustrating. F. Paul Wilson is a good writer. I loved his Repairman Jack books. In particular, Conspiracies is great and creepy. This has a really action packed creepy ending scene where a woman killed with an axe to the head get up and kills people. But if you haven't read the other books in the Adversary series, lots of this isn't going to make sense, and the religious woo-woo is unnecessary and off putting, especially the anti-abortion bullshit.
A major plot point centers on a wo...more
конец 60-х годов, небольшой городок, в котором соеди...more
The Adversary, the "Otherness", Mr. Vellieur, Magda etc.. are all being revealed and the climax of the broad story arc is is quickly approaching.
I'm not sure if these books should be read prior to the Repairman Jack series, in publication order or as supplement to the Jack books.
I have read them as a supplement after nearly completing the Repairman Jack novels and found that they ser...more
Throughout the story the pawns of The Ally act in a far more disturbing fashion than those of The Otherness. You find yourself naturally rooting for what is essentially the force of darkness for most of the story.
We also see a lot of people projecting their own beliefs, fears and superstitions onto the battle to understand it (as also happens later in the Repairma...more
Wilson är en intelligent författare och han har mycket intressant att säga om religion och tro, vilket kommer fram väl i m...more
Well, this one was just okay. It didn't seem to have the same punch as either the Tomb or The Keep but it was still okay, and kind of takes the reader the direction in which the series is going to go. Would I recommend it? Yes, but, you would be very strongly advised to read beforehand Wilson's books (in this order): The Keep, The Tomb, The Touch. Otherwise, (especially read The Keep) you're going to be a little mystified if you start with this book, because you won't kn...more
Reborn is a per...more
This book has a retro horror feel to it but I can't decide which era. It was published in 1990. The religious theme had a mocking nature to it, the same as King's Carrie. This mocking style fits perfectly with the true nature of the good vs. evil that Wilson presents in the Adversary Cycle. It's dark and has the reader see "good" and "evil" from an indifferent point of view. My copy had a few illustrations that were a nice surprise and one was the most disturbing depiction of Jesus on t...more
Reborn picks up a couple of decades after The Keep. Glaeken has finally been allowed to age normally when suddenly Rasalom re-enters the picture as the unborn baby of an innocent woman and her husband, the world's first clone. The Ally wants to destroy him and the Adversary has agents on-hand to protect him at all cost.
Wilson has fun here sp...more
Something I like about F. Paul's writing is that his books are not horror - they rarely strike me that way. Awful stuff almost happens, or it happens and he tells about it after it is finished - skipping the stomach-turning scenes (sometimes). The whole mess is dismal, of course, but not the feeling at all I get from King or...more
I really liked the character of Father Bill. I don't know i...more
What's interesting about Wilson's writing is the way he mixes genres and juggles multiple storylines so deftly. This book is something of a ROSEMARY'S BABY meets FRANKENSTEIN by way of THE NAME OF THE ROSE. Above all, though, it's a compelling thriller, featuring characters you really come to care about, and enough plot twists to...more
The characters in the book are good, but the story is more or less a shell of an occurrence that would otherwise have been taken for granted in the overall plot. Oh well. I did enjoy it. Next it's back to Jack!
F. Paul Wilson is perhaps the best in the urban horror/fantasy genre. Reborn takes some dark unexpected turns late into the book. I'm not one for ambiguity and uncertainty, but in this case it made the book exciting because even though we want to route for Jim, Carol, and Bill, their ignorance of certain events almost makes them an unwitting antagonist.
I wish I read the revised edition.
As I've said while reading it, none of the characters were likeable, so I wasn't as into it. The Adversary series has yet to impress me. I almost forget it's by the same guy who does Repairman Jack, because Jack is so likeable. Onto the next in the series.. hope it is better.