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Library of the Dead by Glenn Cooper

Library of the Dead (original 2009; edition 2009)

by Glenn Cooper

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Title:Library of the Dead
Authors:Glenn Cooper
Info:Harpercollins Canada (2009), Paperback, 410 pages
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Tags:COOPER - Glenn, Literature - Fiction

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Library of the Dead by Glenn Cooper (2009)

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bello, molto bello! si prosegue con le avventure di will piper! ( )
  elerwen | May 29, 2019 |
Certo non è il miglior thriller che abbia mai letto, ma ha il pregio di tenerti incollato alle pagine. Originale l'idea di far aver un ruolo all'Area 51 diverso dai soliti UFO. In definitiva un buon libro d'esordio, leggerò di sicuro il suo seguito "il libro delle anime". ( )
  maxliscia | Aug 7, 2017 |
L'avvio è lento, troppi personaggi, troppe cose da tenere a mente, tutto per cenni veloci. Poi il ritmo si avvia sostenuto e si fa fatica a chiudere il libro. Avvincente, non scade nel facile complottismo. Qualche pecca ingenua c'è, si vede che l'autore non ha amici informatici - ma glielo si perdona volentieri. ( )
  LaPizia | Aug 3, 2017 |
Triggering point of Thriller : Random deaths
Link : All the deceased receive post-cards with coffin image

Extent of thrill : 3 stars
Ingeniousness of mystery involved: 4 star
Character of the protagonist: 0 star (a complete womanizer deserves a negative rating)
Credibility of Historical Information : 0 star
Literary Specifics: 0 star (Too many swear words to count)
Anything admirable: 0 star (Nothing Specific)

The cause of deaths becomes quite obvious towards the middle of the book, and hence, the ending doesn't quite surprise you.

I specifically disgusted the way women were treated in the book, especially the ones in Vectis ( )
  NishatheGreat | Apr 28, 2017 |
FBI agent, Will Piper, specializes in capturing serial killers. He has two years to go until retirement, but he's burnt out and just wants a desk job to get him there. His plans fall apart when he's forced to take on a new case. The “Doomsday Killer”, has no pattern and defies psychological profiling, and the diverse victims have only one thing in common. Just before their murders, each of them received a postcard foretelling their date of death.

In addition to the modern story, the plot takes us to 1947 Britain, a monastery in the eighth and thirteenth centuries of Britain, and even Area 51 in Nevada. Several different story threads are followed. Eventually, these threads are woven together in a compelling conclusion. It's hard to review this book without giving away some spoilers so that's all I'm going to say.

I found this book to be a great mix of modern day thriller, a little bit of the supernatural, and some historical mystery as well. I thought the concept was fascinating and I definitely plan to read the second book of the trilogy very soon. ( )
  Olivermagnus | Sep 3, 2016 |
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U davnom srednjem veku, u dalekoj Britaniji, na zabačenom ostrvcetu Vajt, jedne se mračne noći rodio sedmi sin sedmoga sina koji je po drevnim verovanjima na ovaj svet došao sa posebnim darom. Sakriven u podrumima jednog mirnog manastira, on će, koristeći svoj dar, otpočeti stvaranje biblioteke – biblioteke mrtvih sa knjigama koje sadrže datume rođenja i smrti ljudi iz svih zemalja, iz svih vekova, iz svih epoha: prošlih, sadašnjih... i budućih.

Tajna obavijena velom sudbine, istorije, zla i korupcije... i jedna strašna istina koju niko nikada ne treba da sazna...

Devet ljudi ubijeno je u Njujorku – devet potpunih stranaca koji nemaju ništa zajedničko i koji su naizgled žrtve lukavog i neuhvatljivog serijskog ubice. Samo jedna stvar povezuje mrtve: razglednice koje su dobili iz Las Vegasa, i koje najavljuju dan kada će umreti.
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Boyett, MarkReadermain authorsome editionsconfirmed
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A murderer is on the loose on the streets of New York City: nicknamed the Doomsday killer, he's claimed six victims in just two weeks, and the city is terrified. Even worse, the police are mystified: the victims have nothing in common, defying all profiling, and all that connects them is that each received a sick postcard in the mail before they died - a postcard that announced their date of death. In desperation, the FBI assigns the case to maverick agent Will Piper, once the most accomplished serial killing expert in the bureau's history, now on a dissolute spiral to retirement.
Battling his own demons, Will is soon drawn back into a world he both loves and hates, determined to catch the killer whatever it takes. But his search takes him in a direction he could never have predicted, uncovering a shocking secret that has been closely guarded for centuries. A secret that once lay buried in an underground library beneath an eighth century monastery, but which has now been unearthed - with deadly consequences. A select few defend the secret of the library with their lives - and as Will closes in on the truth, they are determined to stop him, at any cost.
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In the wake of a series of murders linked only by postcards announcing the victims' imminent deaths, a once-legendary and alcoholic FBI profiler discovers bizarre links to the case, an eighth-century abandoned child, and a post-World War II expedition into the crypts of a secret medieval society.… (more)

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