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Skulduggery Pleasant 5 Mortal Coil (edition 2010)

by Derek Landy

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Title:Skulduggery Pleasant 5 Mortal Coil
Authors:Derek Landy
Info:1//19 (2010), Paperback, 320 pages
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I loved this book and couldn't put it down. I have to say for what is supposed to be a childrens book it has a very high body count. ( )
  KarenDuff | Jun 1, 2016 |
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  johnrid11 | Feb 14, 2016 |
I have to say that this has been a most pleasant read. *giggle* Pardon the pun. This one has been fairly humorous, and I've enjoyed it more than the previous four books. This book Valkyrie has found herself in somewhat of a pickle, and she doesn't know how to come to terms with her mom having a new baby.
A few more problems arise as the big baddies concoct new dastardly schemes. I really enjoy Billy Ray's part for some sinful reason. He has me in stitches whenever he's in a scene. ( )
  wickedshizuku | May 12, 2014 |
Gah. So much explicit gratuitous violence and gore. The series started out as a fun kid's book, but this book mostly just made me queasy. Disability tag for the evil bad guy using a cane and the elderly man getting killed; meanwhile, everyone else who gets critically injured on every third page is magicked better (literally). Also, there's criminal assault happening in front of normal people (i.e. muggles) and only the ostensibly stupid girls thinking it at all *bad*.

Also, if you took out all the narrating of the martial arts, the book would be half its present length. Previous books in the series involved a lot more investigation and talking and a lot less fight scene porn. (I never read Fight Club, but I wonder if there are similarities there. I mean, this book has fight scenes like erotic novels have an overabundance of sex scenes.)

But, honestly, do we need to see a 16-year-old girl magically punch a guy's brain out of his head? Really? /o

Book 6 is due out sometime this year and I wonder if it'll pull back on the violence any, or if it'll go full bore End of the World. Still, some of the other plot threads have me hooked, so I guess I'll read it eventually, just to find out how it goes. ( )
  sageness | Feb 7, 2014 |
It's no surprise that Detective Skulduggery Pleasant and his partner Valkyrie Cain are involved yet again in another life threatining mission.

The remnants are lose and creating chaos in both the human world and that of the magic community. It is up to Skulduggery, Valkyrie and the rest of the team to stop them, but with the remnants taking over the bodies of many, who can Skulduggery and Valkyrie truly trust?

it seems that with every new book the plot seems to get even more complicated and more action packed. I'm never disappointed with the outcome of Derek Landy's work and this time its not any different. Of course there are some events in the book that do make me wish things had resulted a bit differently but in the end its what makes me want to keep reading.Definitely worth the read and for those who haven't read the books i definitely recommend the series. Trust me, they wont disappoint. ( )
  Lady_Darquesse | May 8, 2013 |
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This book is dedicated, with great reluctance, to my editor, Nick Lake, because he is forcing me to.
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Skulduggery Pleasant is back, and reunited with his original head. But all is not well in the magical world - for one thing, foreign powers are conspiring to take over the Irish Sanctuary, and for another, Valkyrie has discovered she might be the sorceress set to destroy the world.… (more)

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