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Cemetery Dance av Douglas Preston
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Cemetery Dance (urspr publ 2009; utgåvan 2009)

av Douglas Preston

Serier: Pendergast (9)

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After New York Times reporter William Smithback and his wife Nora Kelly, a Museum of Natural History archaeologist, are brutally attacked in their apartment on Manhattan's Upper West Side, Pendergast--the world's most enigmatic FBI Special Agent--returns to New York City to investigate a murderous Obeah cult.… (mer)
Medlem:CynDaVaz
Titel:Cemetery Dance
Författare:Douglas Preston
Info:Grand Central Publishing (2009), Edition: 1ST, Hardcover, 448 pages
Samlingar:Ditt bibliotek
Betyg:****
Taggar:Ingen/inga

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  5083mitzi | Mar 19, 2021 |
Zombies. VooDoo. Animal sacrifices. A violent cult. Cemetery Dance, book #9 in the Agent Pendergast series, has a little bit of everything. And once again it is a brilliantly creepy tale.

Two of Agent Pendergast's cohorts -- William Smithback and Nora Kelly -- are celebrating their anniversary when they are brutally attacked in their New York apartment. Witnesses are able to identify the assailant. The only problem is the suspect died three weeks before the attack. Soon Pendergast and Lieutenant Vincent D'Agosta are investigating a cult operating in an old abandoned church, amid rumors of murderous zombies. Then a dead man kills a woman in a room crowded with reporters and local media. Are the dead coming back to life to stalk the living? And is the cult behind it all?

I listened to an audiobook version of this novel, narrated by Scott Brick. He reads at a nice pace, and was easily understood. I have some hearing loss, but was easily able to hear and understand him easily.

I enjoyed the voodoo (or Vodou, as Pendergast points out in the book) and zombie killer cult slant of this story. Zombies are about as trope-y as vampires....but I enjoyed the use of re-animated corpses as murderers. A little bit different from most zombie tales. The story has lots of action, some grisly moments and lots of twists & turns. The ending was action-packed and thrilling as usual. Very enjoyable thriller. I love this series & I'm happily moving on to the next book. :)

To find out more about the authors and their books, check out their website: https://www.prestonchild.com/

If you watched the two movies based on early books in this series.....try the books instead. The movies didn't to the characters justice at all. Too many changes to the stories too. The books are much better -- as usual. :) ( )
  JuliW | Nov 22, 2020 |
This is my very first Preston/Childs novel, besides Preston's The Monster Of Venice, which I thoroughly enjoyed. I had been told these novels could stand alone, and it did.

Very fast paced, from the first page, it kept my attention to the last one. Was it zombiis? Was it not? Who knew! But with as smart a writing as this book has, I knew it wasn't just another band-wagon genre-based vampires, no... werewolves, no.. novel about the latest Fad in Writing. THANK GOD!!! (I am SO tired of them all, I could just load a literary shotgun with garlic-covered silver, and have at them all.) =P

I loved this novel. I know I say this a lot, but.. this author partnership is definitely a winner. I will have to find ALL their collaborations, and read them post-haste. These characters are not your usual one-note types, and I really love the interplay between the FBI dude, and the seasoned cop. Usually, when two authors have written a series together, I can tell when one author has written, and then when it has changes to the other one. This time, not only could I not tell, but I was too busy trying to figure out what happens next! And for a seasoned reader, who's had a book in front of her since she could sound out words, that's pretty darn good, I think. The transitions really are that seamless.

So if you love a really well-written novel, something that isn't following the latest trend in paranormal who-ha, then this book is the one for you. And for a novel I found at the grocery store, in the $5.00 bin, it's a real keeper!!

**Update, June 13, 2015. In order to keep up with the backstory of these novels, I reread and listened to the audiobook of this novel over the two days before. Listening to Rene Auberonois is truly a real treat. ( )
  stephanie_M | Apr 30, 2020 |
Niet goed, niet slecht. blijft voor mij in de categorie "Aardig".

Al vanaf het begin bekroop mij het gevoel van 'dit boek wordt niets', maar toch heb ik me er door heen geworsteld. Nu, ik het uit heb, vraag ik me nog steeds af waar het nu over ging.

Sorry, ik geef het maar 2 sterren, 1 voor de moeite en eentje omdat ik zo aardig ben ;) ( )
  EdwinKort | Oct 18, 2019 |
A wild ride for Pendergast and the rest of the crew in Preston and Child's book. I think this is one of their best books, a vast improvement over some of the plot lines and action in their earlier books. ( )
  highlander6022 | Jun 7, 2019 |
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I am starting to get to the 'enough is enough' point with the Pendergast novels. This is book nine in the series and it was too over-the-top.

Generally, I am pretty open to just about anything, including the un-dead (aka. Zombies) but this book just had too much of everything. The story was about 100 pages too long, had WAY too much detail in areas that didn't require it, areas that weren't important to the overall outcome of the story and it didn't have enough details in the areas that, I felt, deserved it. Also, I felt like the story was too jumpy... just when I was getting into a particular character/part of the story, it would flip to a different part and I would have to get into THAT part again. Ugg... sometimes that can be annoying!

However, for all the negative, there were some good parts... I really did enjoy the climax scenes in the book. The fight/the rescue, all great!! It became a page turner as the book neared the end and as a result, I will be adding book 10 to my 'to-be-read' list.

Overall, if you have read the books in this series, you will probably want to pick this one up as well but if you haven't, your life will go on without adding this one to your bookshelf!
 

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Preston, Douglasprimär författarealla utgåvorbekräftat
Child, Lincolnhuvudförfattarealla utgåvorbekräftat
Autio, AnttiÖversättaremedförfattarevissa utgåvorbekräftat

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After New York Times reporter William Smithback and his wife Nora Kelly, a Museum of Natural History archaeologist, are brutally attacked in their apartment on Manhattan's Upper West Side, Pendergast--the world's most enigmatic FBI Special Agent--returns to New York City to investigate a murderous Obeah cult.

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