Reliquary

Reliquary Hidden deep beneath Manhattan lies a warren of tunnels sewers and galleries mostly forgotten by those who walk the streets above There lies the ultimate secret of the Museum Beast When two grotesqu

  • Title: Reliquary
  • Author: Douglas Preston Lincoln Child
  • ISBN: 9780812542837
  • Page: 154
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Hidden deep beneath Manhattan lies a warren of tunnels, sewers, and galleries, mostly forgotten by those who walk the streets above There lies the ultimate secret of the Museum Beast When two grotesquely deformed skeletons are found deep in the mud off the Manhattan shoreline, museum curator Margo Green is called in to aid the investigation Margo must once again team upHidden deep beneath Manhattan lies a warren of tunnels, sewers, and galleries, mostly forgotten by those who walk the streets above There lies the ultimate secret of the Museum Beast When two grotesquely deformed skeletons are found deep in the mud off the Manhattan shoreline, museum curator Margo Green is called in to aid the investigation Margo must once again team up with police lieutenant D Agosta and FBI agent Pendergast, as well as the brilliant Dr Frock, to try and solve the puzzle The trail soon leads deep underground, where they will face the awakening of a slumbering nightmare.

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      Douglas Preston Lincoln Child

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    1. Douglas Preston was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 1956, and grew up in the deadly boring suburb of Wellesley Following a distinguished career at a private nursery school he was almost immediately expelled he attended public schools and the Cambridge School of Weston Notable events in his early life included the loss of a fingertip at the age of three to a bicycle the loss of his two front teeth to his brother Richard s fist and various broken bones, also incurred in dust ups with Richard Richard went on to write The Hot Zone and The Cobra Event, which tells you all you need to know about what it was like to grow up with him as a brother As they grew up, Doug, Richard, and their little brother David roamed the quiet suburbs of Wellesley, terrorizing the natives with home made rockets and incendiary devices mail ordered from the backs of comic books or concocted from chemistry sets With a friend they once attempted to fly a rocket into Wellesley Square the rocket malfunctioned and nearly killed a man mowing his lawn They were local celebrities, often appearing in the Police Notes section of The Wellesley Townsman It is a miracle they survived childhood intact.After unaccountably being rejected by Stanford University a pox on it , Preston attended Pomona College in Claremont, California, where he studied mathematics, biology, physics, anthropology, chemistry, geology, and astronomy before settling down to English literature After graduating, Preston began his career at the American Museum of Natural History in New York as an editor, writer, and eventually manager of publications Preston also taught writing at Princeton University and was managing editor of Curator His eight year stint at the Museum resulted in the non fiction book, Dinosaurs in the Attic, edited by a rising young star at St Martin s Press, a polymath by the name of Lincoln Child During this period, Preston gave Child a midnight tour of the museum, and in the darkened Hall of Late Dinosaurs, under a looming T Rex, Child turned to Preston and said This would make the perfect setting for a thriller That thriller would, of course, be Relic.In 1986, Douglas Preston piled everything he owned into the back of a Subaru and moved from New York City to Santa Fe to write full time, following the advice of S J Perelman that the dubious privilege of a freelance writer is he s given the freedom to starve anywhere After the requisite period of penury, Preston achieved a small success with the publication of Cities of Gold, a non fiction book about Coronado s search for the legendary Seven Cities of Cibola To research the book, Preston and a friend retraced on horseback 1,000 miles of Coronado s route across Arizona and New Mexico, packing their supplies and sleeping under the stars nearly killing themselves in the process Since then he has published several non fiction books on the history of the American Southwest, Talking to the Ground and The Royal Road, as well as a novel entitled Jennie In the early 1990s Preston and Child teamed up to write suspense novels Relic was the first, followed by several others, including Riptide and Thunderhead Relic was released as a motion picture by Paramount in 1997 Other films are under development at Hollywood studios Preston and Child live 500 miles apart and write their books together via telephone, fax, and the Internet.Preston and his brother Richard are currently producing a television miniseries for ABC and Mandalay Entertainment, to be aired in the spring of 2000, if all goes well, which in Hollywood is rarely the case.Preston continues a magazine writing career by contributing regularly to The New Yorker magazine He has also written for National Geographic, Natural History, Smithsonisan, Harper s,and Travel Leisure,among otherscmillan author dougla

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    1. Oh the humanity the expectation murdering ugh of the dreadful sequel to the quality original Unfortunately they happen Some are a menace to the phantoms of our youthful memories others make us long for murderous Revenge on the studio that spawned it from their retched, greed dripping Jaws.Some sequels have plot acting directing so loaded with mockery needed fail that we are transformed into staunch proponents of the virtues of franchise euthanasia and some sequels are just big, bloated, ego fill [...]


    2. If reading Relic was the literary equivalent of eating a hot dog, reading Reliquary is like eating a chili cheese dog with extra onions it s of everything that was good and also heartburn inducing about its predecessor Higher stakes, a elaborate and ridiculous mystery, crazier science pseudo science heck, it even threw in a Scooby Doo esque villain I d have gotten away with it, too, if you meddling FBI geniuses with cloying southern accents hadn t stopped me So, chances are, if you re in the [...]


    3. Aloysius Xingu Leng Pendergast is generally described as being stoically aloof and eccentric, though his ineffable politeness and unerring intellect imbue him with an irresistible charm or enigmatic sense of danger if the occasion should call for it Well learned in many subjects, he converses easily with doctors, scientists, intellectuals, vagabonds, highly specialized masters of specific disciplines, and people of a wide variety of language and culture alike He is a master of psychological mani [...]


    4. What a fun and suspenseful book to read Fans of Relic will enjoy Reliquary All the same characters from Pendergast, Margo to D Agosta are in this sequel You ll enjoy a few new characters such as Hayward a badass woman cop for NYPD to the chief of police that s the typical narcissistic politician that makes bad decisions Woah, sounds familiar, huh hahahaIt s got a great setting for a book, the NYC tunnels This was so fascinating since it s based on facts and the community that live below New York [...]


    5. Eighteen months before, she had stared into the face of Mbwun, seen her reflection in its feral red eyes.First of all the cover of Reliquary is misleading I have a vague suspicion that the critter depicted is a rather innocuous and extraordinarily baboon like depiction of Mbwun, because it certainly isn t a Wrinkler It was important for me to get that off my chest, because Reliquary is the first Pendergast novel that I read out of sequence Why Well, the closing chapters of Relic and the cover ar [...]


    6. Enjoyable sequel to Relic it has the same fab characters and the same spooky story but this time set in the underground tunnels of New York Love all the science bits as before and just think it s a fun creepy story.To add to the hilarity I listened to this one on audio and the man talking in a girl s voice made me laugh so much and then when they were denoting a thought rather than something said aloud they used an echo effect heehee I am so childish sometimes


    7. With that tantalizing wrap up of Relic, I couldn t wait to revisit the story and characters in Reliquary I m glad the authors decided to continue the story of Mbwun right off, although it s clear after the prologue that much has happened and mutated behind the scenes.You get a return of the familiar characters, but most have changed a little, partly from the events they survived and partly from the developments which befell them as a consequence of those events Margo has rounded out to be a litt [...]


    8. Reliquary is to Relic what Aliens is to Alien Both are them are great books and movies and while the first book movie focuses on a single predator in a closed space, the latter focuses on multiple predators in larger space.Reliquary, while being as intense as Relic, also manages to have time for character development In addition to the gang of four we saw in Relic Pendergast, D Agosta, Margo Bill , we have new characters who also have their own unique stories.The great writing as well as the fas [...]


    9. Very fun and exicting sequel to Relic Those who enjoyed the first book would likely enjoy this follow up, which included several of the original characters The book is filled with action and science and a great, creepy setting, which is hard to believe is based on reality I enjoyed very much, and look forward to reading of the adventures of Pendergast Thanks to Ginger also, for a great buddy read


    10. I love these books so much I m trying to reread the whole series for what is probably the fourth or fifth time before the latest book comes out in May Funny reading this again, I couldn t help but notice how little Pendergast is in this one All of the later ones focus on him much , but in the earlier ones, the strength of the book is much in the cast of characters and not one individual I like how fleshed out the world is And I give major points to both authors for giving me so many characters [...]


    11. I didn t care for this one quite as much as I did the first Relic Pendergast is still a good character but the story wanders a little farther into the suspension of disbelief area.There is one point in this book that disappointed me particularly, but to go into what would require a notable spoiler So, the book is still readable and enjoyable, Pendergast is still a good character aside from the Gary Stu aspects He is somewhat of a superhero but I still didn t care for it quite as much as its pred [...]





    12. Good novel, but not as good as The Relic The Relic seemed like of a classic monster story whereas this one took a different approach that I didn t think worked as well view spoiler The whole mad scientist posing as a god to the monsters in the sewer just didn t work to me, even though there at least were good explanations presented for what led to the events I just thought the first story with the wandering monster in the museum was much better than the human like monsters living as a society [...]


    13. Siempre me han llamado la atenci n los libros escritos a cuatro manos No tengo claro c mo se coordinan a la hora de llevar a cabo el trabajo Un cap tulo cada uno Uno tiene las ideas y otro redacta Me parece que debe tener m s ventajas que inconvenientes, ya que si uno de los dos se atasca en alg n punto de la trama, siempre es m s f cil salir del apuro consultando al otro Lo que s tengo claro es que el d o Preston Child realiza su trabajo de maravilla Saben escribir, bien, muy bien El relicario [...]


    14. Opini o no blog howtoliveathousandlivesspDouglas Preston e Lincoln Child formam uma dupla imbat vel no que concerne a constru o de um bom thriller, capaz de prender o leitor at s ltimas p ginas Este volume constitui a sequela direta de A Rel quia, dezoito meses ap s os fat dicos acontecimentos numa noite de pesadelo no Museu de Hist ria Natural de Nova Iorque Rapidamente percebemos que a morte de Mbuwn, a terr vel criatura mort fera, n o restabeleceu a paz na cidade Pelo contr rio, algo ainda ma [...]


    15. MINI REVIEW A nice follow up to book one that doesn t suffer through the typical sophomoric slump Yes, the beast is back but in a totally different manner so no real spoilers there Focus upon the mole people of NYC with some interesting tidbits of American History that go back quite a ways Dialog and story plotting are particularly well done and new characters come to visit If you enjoyed the first book then you should enjoy this one as well WHEN READ July to September 2010 MY GRADE B plus to A [...]


    16. sorry for my english, i can t fetch any proper adjectives to describe how good the book iswhen i hadn t finished reading it yet, i mean, in the middle part of reading this, i just got gripped and shocked alreadysay, i nibbled finishing the book


    17. Im stinkenden Schlamm des Hudson Rivers entdecken Polizeitaucher auf der Suche nach einem Drogenpaket zwei enthauptete Skelette Eines der Skelette hat au ergew hnliche Knochendeformationen und so beschlie en die Ermittler sich an den Anthropologen Dr Frock und seine ehemalige Assistentin Margo Green vom Naturhistorischen Museum in New York zu wenden.Eine Mordserie greift unter den Obdachlosen der Stadt New York um sich, deren Leichen werden oft ohne Kopf in den Sch chten und Tunneln unter den St [...]


    18. I really enjoyed this story Not quite as dry reading as Relic Pendergast, Margo, D Agosta and Dr Frock are part of this story too I was very surprised by who the villain was Good ending



    19. I can t really remember exactly which problems other than slow start and somewhat lacking characterisation I had with Relic, but whatever they were, I didn t have them with this one, which is or less a direct sequel to the first book, taking place eighteen months later.Frankly, by some other scale some vague scale of literary goodness or whatever, this wouldn t be a four star book, but I did really like it, soSlowish start again, but this time it didn t really bother me I even enjoyed almost ev [...]


    20. Here s a sequel I didn t expect much from, having read the original Relic twelve or so years ago Not that the original story wasn t excellent, because it was it s just that the awful movie version stuck with me and drained away any excitement toward revisiting those characters Surprisingly, despite having had none of the fanfare of Relic, Reliquary was a solid, down and dirty action thriller Sure, it s much too long, but, like many a Stephen King novel, it s all written so well that you can t re [...]


    21. Relic, 1 in the FBI agent Pendergast series, must be read first before Reliquary , 2 in the series I do not want to reveal anything else about Reliquary because the novel will be spoiled by a review which discusses it too much The book continues 18 months after the events introduced in Relic It concludes Relic s plot Maybe.


    22. An excellent sequel Lincoln and Child are really good at keeping the plot fast moving and unpredictable, while keeping the fascinating sciencey bits in there I can t wait to read of Pendergast


    23. This book is equally entertaining as the first one, but still one start below It doesn t mean I didn t thoroughly enjoy it though



    24. 4.5 Just in case, may be spoilers minor ones Though I think they are in the synopsis on the book This book was scary, or gave me a few shivers but for entirely different reasons than Relic This one took place mostly under the city of NY and again in the NY Museum of Natural History I ve always loved hearing about the Paris catacombs, cenot s and cave systems so this was a bonus mystery underworld waiting to be discovered The thing is, there are these tunnels, with all of these homeless vets, men [...]


    25. A year and a half after the events that brought Pendergast, Vincent D Agosta, Margo Green, William Smithback together, police divers stumble into two headless skeletons One of them is completely deformed The details of the case are enough for D Agosta asks for Margo s help This story is built upon the previous so even if it could be read as a standalone, it s better to read Relic first I was beginning to think that Pendergast won t appear at all since he enters a quarter into the story.The chara [...]


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