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Powers: A Novel av John B. Olson
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Powers: A Novel (urspr publ 2009; utgåvan 2009)

av John B. Olson

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"Bury me standing. I must be buried standing." Powers, the follow-up to John Olson's Shade ("a must-read for those who enjoy Ted Dekker and Frank Peretti" --Publishers Weekly), introduces a sheltered Gypsy girl named Mariutza. Her grandfather utters a mysterious last request before dying in her arms after being shot by ten cloaked men. Those same men die before her eyes, but strange powers continue to pursue Mari through the swamps of southern Louisiana where she has always hidden from "the Badness." The whole world seems to join in the chase--helicopters, soldiers, government agents, and the police are all trying to kill her. Mari's only hope of survival is to find Jaazaniah the Prophet, the mythical hero of her grandfather's bedtime stories. But she has never been outside the swamp or known other humans besides her grandfather and one teacher. How can this lone girl survive the bewildering world of men long enough to find a prophet who might not even exist?… (mer)
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Titel:Powers: A Novel
Författare:John B. Olson
Info:B&H Books (2009), Edition: Original, Paperback, 400 pages
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Another delightful Austen-era zombie book. I think it is the incongruity of the series that make this one and [b:Pride and Prejudice and Zombies|5899779|Pride and Prejudice and Zombies|Seth Grahame-Smith|http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1320449653s/5899779.jpg|6072122] such interesting and light reading. ( )
  et.carole | Jan 21, 2022 |
This book was downright awful. The story was all over the place and nothing was ever explained. What was "The Badness"? Who were " The Standing?"

The characters themselves left a ton to be desired. They were always having "aha!" moments that left the reader in the dark and very few of their decisions made any sort of sense. Mari caused things to get worse in some situations with her failure to listen to Jazz (oh no! the buildings are baaaad!") and Jazz did the same in others.

The prayer thing was also annoying as well. At first I thought it was supposed to be a fictional semi-magical story but then the characters started bringing up prayer and Badness with no explanations. ( )
  Moore31 | Feb 25, 2018 |
This book was downright awful. The story was all over the place and nothing was ever explained. What was "The Badness"? Who were " The Standing?"

The characters themselves left a ton to be desired. They were always having "aha!" moments that left the reader in the dark and very few of their decisions made any sort of sense. Mari caused things to get worse in some situations with her failure to listen to Jazz (oh no! the buildings are baaaad!") and Jazz did the same in others.

The prayer thing was also annoying as well. At first I thought it was supposed to be a fictional semi-magical story but then the characters started bringing up prayer and Badness with no explanations. ( )
  Moore31 | Feb 25, 2018 |
First off, this book is supposedly classified as mystery fiction and Christian fiction...which makes no sense because there are Christian themes as well as Bible passages found through out the book and gypsy magic. The last time I looked Christianity doesn't play well with the supernatural, but what do I know. *rolls eyes* The plot was pretty good in its self but I often found I didn't know what was going on so I would have to go back a few pages and re-read, that got frustrating after a little bit. I also had no idea what was with some of the characters, they were just ok, the author doesn't really provide support and development to form them to the good and evil we are supposed to see. Eh...just didn't care for it this one much. ( )
  rosetyper9 | Nov 12, 2015 |
I received this through the Early Reviewers Program. I tried to read it, and ended up putting it down for a long time. It took me a long time to get back to it. I think it is an interesting idea, not very captivating writing, however. The cover art is gorgeous, which unfortunately led to a disappointment over the contents.
  jeffd1830 | Oct 21, 2013 |
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I found this slow to start and hard to get into. For the first 100 pages or so nothing seemed to be happening then all of sudden the pace got fast and almost confusing.
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"Bury me standing. I must be buried standing." Powers, the follow-up to John Olson's Shade ("a must-read for those who enjoy Ted Dekker and Frank Peretti" --Publishers Weekly), introduces a sheltered Gypsy girl named Mariutza. Her grandfather utters a mysterious last request before dying in her arms after being shot by ten cloaked men. Those same men die before her eyes, but strange powers continue to pursue Mari through the swamps of southern Louisiana where she has always hidden from "the Badness." The whole world seems to join in the chase--helicopters, soldiers, government agents, and the police are all trying to kill her. Mari's only hope of survival is to find Jaazaniah the Prophet, the mythical hero of her grandfather's bedtime stories. But she has never been outside the swamp or known other humans besides her grandfather and one teacher. How can this lone girl survive the bewildering world of men long enough to find a prophet who might not even exist?

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