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Bretaña, año 777. En la abadía de Vectis crece Octavus, un niño sobre el que pesa una maldición: es el séptimo hijo engendrado por un séptimo hijo y la leyenda le vaticina poderes diabólicos. Octavus comienza a escribir una lista con fechas y nombres sin sentido. Cuando uno de los nombres y su fecha coinciden con una muerte en la abadía, el miedo se apodera de los monjes. ...more
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Published January 11th 2011 by Grijalbo (first published January 1st 2009)
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Vladimir
Dec 19, 2014 Vladimir rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2014
Ovako... priča prati tri vremenska toka: 777g, 1947g i 2009g. Ona koja seže daleko u prošlost mi je bila i najzanimljivija dok ova koja prati sadašnjost nekako najslabija. Priča kao priča jeste interesantna i donekle te vuče da što pre iščitaš kraj ali generalno realizacija je dosta slaba. Sve je dosta plitko, sterilno (pogotovo kad su likovi upitanju) ali zbog same priče može se preći i preko toga. Moja osnovna zamerka je što nikako nije objašnjeno zbog čega se sve to desilo, šta je bio uzrok, ...more
Cheryl
May 02, 2009 Cheryl rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites, review-gr
Excellent! Those who haven't read it yet have a treat in store for them. This book lives up to its promotion and then some.

I was not too sure when I started if I was going to like it (slightly over-use of the F-word and a particular scene that was unsettling violence personally). But that all quickly fades into the background as the well-written story takes off.

I so don't want to ruin this masterfully written story for anyone else but if you like suspense, I heartily recommend Secret of the Seve
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Giovanna
Sapete, in questi anni ho visto più volte sugli scaffali delle librerie e online i libri di Glenn Cooper, le trame misteriose mi hanno sempre incuriosita, eppure non sono mai riuscita a convincermi a leggerli.
Ho trovato "La biblioteca dei morti" in scambio e ho deciso di provarci, perchè no?

Una serie di strani omicidi, preannunciati da cartoline con sopra scritti nome e date della morte delle vittime, stanno allarmando le forze di polizia di New York che non riescono a spiegarsi quali possano e
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Felicity
Jul 13, 2009 Felicity rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Angelsouth
Oh good lord, can you say cliched? There were some interesting and occasionally chilling moments in this book but they were few and far between. The main character was appallingly misogynistic - he's only attracted to the main love interest when she's lost weight and basically changed her personality. The main antagonist was a far more believable and sympathetic character than the hero whose characterisation kept this novel at severely third level thriller.

The basic premise was interesting enoug
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Laura Jelenkovich
Oct 18, 2015 Laura Jelenkovich rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Libro pessimo, sotto tanti punti di vista. Tralasciando il fatto che e' sessista, omofobo, razzista e con una narrazione piatta quanto il tavoliere delle puglie quello che più mi ha infastidito e' l'errore macroscopico nella trama. L'autore e i suoi editori non si sono dati la pena di fare un banale calcolo matematico che verificasse l'accuratezza dei numeri. Si parla di 700.000 libri, 200 miliardi di nomi, scritti in 450 anni da decine di ammanuensi. Non ci vuole il più volte citato pitagora pe ...more
Leonardo Patrignani
What a nice story! I definitely want more. Glenn Cooper rocks!
Ileen
Mi aspettavo molto ma molto di più, visto tutto l'entusiasmo con cui si sente parlare di questo libro. Di solito diffido dai best seller, ma incuriosita l'ho preso in prestito in biblioteca. Meno male che non l'ho comprato! Che dire, sicuramente l'idea è originale, ma lo svolgimento distrugge ogni suspance. Non so, magari Cooper non lo ha immaginato come un giallo, ma io mi aspettavo, visto l'inizio, un po' più di attesa. A un quarto di libro già si capisce cosa sta succedendo e l'idea dell'assa ...more
S.D.
Feb 08, 2011 S.D. rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery-thriller
Stopped at the local Borders for a “beach read” and found this book in the “bargain” section. What a find! The story jumps from present day to early days (starting at 777) to post WWII as it reveals a library of sorts discovered on an island owned by England. Since England had enough on their plate to recoup after the War, they contact President Truman. The story opens with a class reunion of four college roommates, one currently an FBI agent. Will Piper is one of the best hunters of serial kill ...more
Simona Bartolotta
Aug 07, 2011 Simona Bartolotta rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: contemporary
«Proprio così», disse Atwood, battendo la mano sul tavolo. «Usiamo un metodo scientifico per dimostrare che la scienza è una sciocchezza.»

Bello bello bello! Diverso dai soliti thriller dai quali vengono tratti quei noiosi e inverosimili film stereotipati (anche se, diciamolo, non è che io legga tanti thriller), eppure mantiene sempre quel tocco di classicità che piace cogliere in un bel romanzo.
Le prime settanta pagine circa, sono quasi insopportabili, la confusione tra le varie storie che si i
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Susana
Soube-me mesmo bem ler esta história.
Um mistério medieval à mistura com a Área 51 e um assassino em série, embrulhados numa escrita agradável e com um bom ritmo.
Gostei dos personagens e da forma como a história está contada, como tudo começa a fazer sentido bem antes do final, mas sem nunca perder o interesse.
Ao princípio os saltos cronológicos são um pouco confusos mas depois tudo vai encaixando mais facilmente e difícil é parar de ler.
Agora vou ver se o Glenn Cooper já escreveu mais alguma co
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Jon Price
May 14, 2009 Jon Price rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
LIBRARY OF THE DEAD by GLENN COOPER

Whilst on a recent holiday with friends in a rental property in the Dordogne region of France; where I had gone to soak up the history and archaeology of the area – particularly the spectacular examples of Cave art; I was loaned a copy of “ Library Of The Dead “.

Being a voracious reader of varied interests I was delighted to receive this unexpected windfall – as I had, in my usual disorganised way, omitted to pack any books to read. A glance at the précis on
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Helena Martinčević
Odlicna knjiga, jedna od boljih koje sam ove godine procitala i jedva cekam da se bacim na ostale njegove knjige!
Clarabel
Oct 13, 2014 Clarabel rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Panique à New York ! « Le tueur de l'Apocalypse » condamne ses victimes par simple carte postale, illustrée d'un cercueil, avec une date au verso. Celle de leur mort.

Sur l'île de Wight, en 777 (date fatidique), la vie d'une communauté de moines est soudainement confrontée à la terrible malédiction du 7ème fils d'un 7ème fils.

Février 1947, Churchill prend connaissance d'une découverte qui dépasse toute contingence politique et menace la sécurité de la planète ! Zone 51, dans le Nevada, la Légend
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Мая
Dec 30, 2014 Мая rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Дали искате да знаете важните дати от бъдещето си?
Дали искате да знаете кога ще умрете, вие или вашите любими хора? Да знате кога ще се роди нов член на семейството ви и кога му е отредено да си отиде от този свят?

Това знание не е за всеки. Човечеството още не е готово за него.
Но на специалният агент Уил Пайпър му е писано да се сблъска с него, тъкмо когато най-малко му се иска. Спокойният му живот пред пенсионирането е разбит на пух и прах, за да разследва най-странния случай, който е виждал.
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My Inner Shelf
Les coups de cœurs s'enchainent subitement !
A priori ce roman avait déjà tout pour me plaire mais là on dépasse les limite de l'exaltation.
Les mots me manquent car mon vocabulaire se réduit à mesure que la température monte, je serai donc brève.

On est rapidement happé par l'histoire, d'autant plus que trois époques sont évoquées, et qu'on ne fait le lien entre elles que très progressivement. Les personnages de Will (alcoolique et séducteur) et de Nancy (jeune agent qui ne demande qu'à être sédui
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Christina
May 12, 2011 Christina rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very, very interesting book with a refreshingly original idea. Library of the Dead starts off as your usual serial homicide story, seemingly unsolvable, until you find out what really happens. You'll never be able to guess. This is a very refreshing alternative to the usual religious-conspiracy-secrets genre. Still finds its roots in some ancient brotherhood that just has to be related to Christianity, but it's not what you think. This book is full of surprises that will keep you turning page af ...more
Donna
Jan 31, 2013 Donna rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2013
This was not the story I was expecting. But it was a pleasant surprise. At first it seemed like there were three or four completely unconnected stories going on, murders in present day New York, dodgy goings on in England just after WWII, strange monks in AD777. None of them seemed to have any link. And there was no mention of a library!! Most confusing.
However it does all come together and provides some suspense as the FBI agent in charge of the murder investigation tries to workout what is go
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Dereck Chaves
Dec 16, 2015 Dereck Chaves rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Keeps you entertained, at the edge of your seat. Very well written, you can tell the writer knows what he's talking about, where he's going. The mixture of past events, and contemporaneous events make this book really interesting and relatable. Can't wait to start the next book of the series.
César Caracuel
Feb 25, 2012 César Caracuel rated it really liked it
Un poco mareante el desarrollo de la historia con los contínuos saltos temporales, habiendo 3 tramas principales. Al final todo cuadra y se comprende la existencia de las mismas. La historia es muy interesante, sobre el conocimiento de nuestra fecha de muerte exacta, y te hace pensar cómo sería la humanidad en el caso de que no fuera ficción, cómo reaccionaría la población mundial. Lo que quizás sobra es alguna pequeña muestra de que cuidar el lenguaje en la traducción es mejorable.
Marika Bonuccelli
Mi è piaciuto moltissimo :)
La cosa che più mi ha colpito è proprio il modo con cui è stato scritto questo romanzo. Ambientato in epoche diverse, fino alla fine non si riescono a capire i vari collegamenti tra le epoche ed è proprio questo che mi ha lasciato col fiato sospeso fino alla fine!
Davvero un bel libro, lo consiglio vivamente a tutti!
Teresa
Sep 12, 2014 Teresa rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: n-usa
Tem um enredo bastante interessante, embora com tantas personagens e saltos no tempo, eu me tenha perdido um pouco e receie não ter apreciado o livro devidamente.
E aquele final tenebroso. Não havia necessidade...
Kally
Jan 16, 2015 Kally rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Много добър роман!
Странна, но доста успешна жанрова смесица между крими, трилър и мистика.
Книга, която се чете на един дъх и повдига сериозни въпроси, над които си струва човек да помисли.
Dahiana Acosta
Mar 09, 2016 Dahiana Acosta rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: book-club
Me gustó como maneja la trama, en cuanto al viaje en el tiempo. Aunque no es mi tipo de historias, es entretenido.

Para los seguidores de los X Files, puede que le guste muchisimo.

Camilla
May 07, 2015 Camilla rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Wow!!!! Bello bello!! Finalmente ho trovato un'altra serie che mi tiene letteralmente attaccata alla storia!
Will Piper, agente dell'FBI, ormai prossimo alla pensione, per una serie di sfortunati eventi si ritrova a chiudere la sua carriera con uno dei casi più difficili. In città c'è un assassino, soprannominato Doomsday, che miete vittime come niente, peccato che tra una e l'altra non vi sia un collegamento e in alcuni casi nemmeno un segno che sia veramente avvenuto un omicidio. L'unica pista
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Andrea
Mar 12, 2015 Andrea rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
The main character is an FBI agent expert in serial killers. He is tall, has a square jaw, a former wife and a neglected daughter.
Jaw has a drinking problem and is not very disciplined.
Jaw has been assigned the case of the Doomsday killer, coupled with a young female partner.
His partner is a pain in the ass, but (you guess), very slowly they come to a sort of complicity. Obviously the two of them fall in love, obviously Jaw overcomes his drinking problem, obviously he makes it up with his neglec
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Alexander Ward
Aug 10, 2015 Alexander Ward rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
You can either like this book or totally hate it!
I know for sure, when I started to read it, that I thought this is the most boring book that I have ever read. Then something kept me reading and I realised this is one of the awesomest books I have ever laid my hands on!
I could actually compare it to Dan Brown's greatness. Yes, Glenn Cooper still has a long way until he gets to be as good as Brown, but he started from somewhere and if he keeps going on like this, in a couple of years, I think we
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Nereia
Mar 20, 2015 Nereia rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Hey, Glenn Cooper, you are terribly boring.
Yes, I know, Library of the dead is a bestseller in America, in Europe and in Italy too. Now that I've read it I don't know why. Honestly, I expected a bit more; the plot is interesting but it isn't enough. There are a few cliché and, excuse me author, where is the suspense? There was a lot of bore, but I didn't find suspense and thriller.
I am definitely not going to get the second book.

La domanda, com'è legittimo, sorge spontanea: perché ho deciso di
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Cristina Lee
Non so se avete presente il manga "Death Note". Leggendo la biblioteca dei morti sin dall'inizio mi è stato inevitabile volare di fantasia e andare a parare lì, dove un tempo lessi qualcosa di simile, ovviamente non uguale.
Il manga mi piacque molto ai tempi, l'idea di sentirsi un po' come "Dio" e decidere il destino di un essere umano solo attraverso un quaderno, e la conoscenza di un nome. In Death Note basta un nome, una penna, il quaderno, ed ecco che la morte della persona scritta sullo stes
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Alexis Drake
Jan 14, 2015 Alexis Drake rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-ci-siamo
Leggendo questo bestseller, si ha l’impressione in realtà di leggere tre libri in uno, divisi rispettivamente nelle epoche in cui è ambientato.
Il primo, il quasi contemporaneo, ambientato nel 2009, è un thriller-giallo, con un profiler dell’FBI alla caccia di un assassino che manda cartoline alle vittime con la data di morte del giorno successivo a quello del ricevimento. Inutile dire che l’assassino non esiste, perché sappiamo già fin dal principio che esiste questo libro con le date di morte d
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Glenn Cooper is an internationally bestselling thriller writer.

Glenn was born in New York City and grew up in nearby White Plains. He attended White Plains High School before enrolling at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts where he graduated from Harvard with an honors degree in archaeology. He then attended Tufts University School of Medicine and did his post-doctoral training at the
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“Lo tuyo no tiene remedio", pensó. Un concepto interesante. Irreparable. Irredimible. Sin posibilidad de rehabilitación o mejora significativa.” 6 likes
“God’s mysterious number. The Book of Genesis alone was ripe with sevens: the seven heavens, the seven thrones, the seven seals, the seven churches. The walls of Jericho crumbled on the seventh day of the siege. In Revelations, seven spirits of God were sent forth into the earth. There were exactly seven generations from David to the birth of Christ, the Lord.” 0 likes
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