Donald's Reviews > Book Of The Dead

Book Of The Dead by Patricia Cornwell
Rate this book
Clear rating

by
703606
's review
Apr 08, 08

bookshelves: 2008
Read in April, 2008

You just know I was suckered into reading this one because of the title; and the hype. I have seen this book everywhere, or possibly noticed it everywhere because of the title. So when it showed up on my library's email notification (new in the stacks), I put it on hold and got it a couple of months later.

First, the title refers to a book that is supposedly maintained at a morgue. That feature is then dropped and forgotten like yesterday's half eaten Happy Meal.

What ensues is something of a giant yawn, that I daydreamed halfway through. Sure there is some gruesome dead-body description toward the end, but getting there is supposed to be half (or perhaps a greater amount) the fun. I think this would have been twice the book it turned out to be if it was done in first person.

Find something else to read....
likeflag

Sign into Goodreads to see if any of your friends have read Book Of The Dead.
sign in »

No comments have been added yet.