Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Review/Horror - Relic by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child

Book Summary on Kindle

Just days before a massive exhibition opens at the popular New York Museum of Natural History, visitors are being savagely murdered in the museum's dark hallways and secret rooms.  Autopsies indicate the the killer cannot be human...

But the museum's directors plan to go ahead with a big bash to celebrate the new exhibition, in spite of the murders.

Museum researcher Margo Green must find out who-or-what is doing the killing.  But can she do it in time to stop the massacre?

My Review - 4 1/2 Great to the Last Drop

I love horror movies and this is one of my favourites, I watched it when it came out in 1997.  I highly recommend this horror movie and now I can recommend the book.  I'm going to rent and watch it again for Halloween night.

Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child did a great job of keeping you wondering what is next, you wanted to know what or who is killing in the museum.  Everyone is thinking what the hell is going on.  I don't enjoy pages of description so it was perfect how the authors gave me a visual chill with direct gruesome description and action.

There is a ton of scientific language and conversation but I feel like it was needed, maybe only a touch to much.  The science part added to the mystery of the story and the dynamic versatile personalities of all the museum staff.  There was a great amount of characters that was developed well and they were all a part of the puzzle.  The before, during, after and epilogue.  And the police detectives were my favourites, especially Detecitve D'Agosta.  There was an overall feel of i'm better than you, right from the Executives of the Museum, Scientists and Police Detectives.

This book was executed very well, a little long for my preference but great stuff.  It wasn't scary to me, I love and look forward to the 'scary' parts but I can tell you that the characters were scared out of their minds.

Teaser Quote - As he was about to squeeze behind the large crates, Ven stopped abruptly. There was a strange odor here: something earthy, goatish, decaying.

Can you imagine being so frightened from a smell, sends shivers down my spine, greatness this was.

A favourite Teaser Quote - "I am concerned with emphasis, not accuracy.  Something can be entirely accurate but have the wrong emphasis, and thus give the wrong impression.

My Title Opinion - The title is perfect once you understand the meaning:  Relic, an object surviving from an earlier time, esp. one of historical or sentimental interest.  or a part of a deceased holy person's body or belongings kept as an object of reverence. - from Kindle's built in dictionary.

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  1. Sounds like the perfect read for October!

  2. ooh, scary! I like the sound of this one. Great review!

  3. Sounds like a book that I would enjoy!

  4. Excellent review! This is one I really want to read - still hoping to get to it this fall. It really is a perfect read for this time of year!

  5. This sounds really scary to me. Although, I did enjoy the movie "Night At The Museum."

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  6. Sounds freaky!!! But I must not let my husband know about this ... it is hard enough to get him to go to museums as it is!

  7. Child is a pretty well-known horror writer, isn't he? I am hoping to get in at least one good horror book this month....

  8. This looks interesting, great read for October!

  9. Sounds like a great Halloween read! :-)

  10. Nice scary choice Marce! I thought that it was a movie. I'll have to put that on my list for Halloween. Great review :) The one you're reading now looks good too!

    Tomes Devotee

  11. I don't know how I missed this review. This one sounds pretty interesting...and I don't do horror as a rule. I have read one book by this duo...The Cabinet of Curiosties. Totally creeped me out...but very good. If you haven't read it, you should check it out!


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