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Subject: Book of the Dead-Help!!
Date Posted: 8/31/2007 12:04 PM ET
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UGh-I picked this up at the library just because it was large print.I'm about 38 pages in and when flipping through the back I noticed it's the last book in a series.Should I bother reading it?Will it make sense as a stand alone book? I'm not really interested in reading the other books right now(althouhg by some bizzarre twist I found both relic and reliquiry(sp) on my bookshelf here at home-must have stuffef them in a bag on library sale day) Thanks for any help:)

Stacy

 

 

 

Date Posted: 8/31/2007 3:10 PM ET
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I bought this book also, not knowing it was a series book!!  I haven't even opened it yet so I didn't know. I have Relic but I don't know about the other one. I'll check back later to see the answers.

 

Christa

Date Posted: 8/31/2007 4:33 PM ET
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I loved this series and while it would be OK to read book of the dead, it would be a lot better if you were to read them in the series. Great set of books though- very hard to put down.

Ellie (EllieW) - ,
Date Posted: 9/1/2007 2:30 AM ET
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One of my favorite series of all!  I read them in order, but I suppose it would read okay as a stand alone book. However I do think Relic and Reliquary were the best in the series. I wish I could find a new horror series as good as this one.



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Date Posted: 9/1/2007 5:20 PM ET
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wow!Thanks for the opinions:0) I have decided NOT to read this yet and went ahead and ordered all the rest in the series.So I better go get started!

Stacy

Date Posted: 9/2/2007 11:55 AM ET
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You also might want to get Thunderhead.  One of the characters from Cabinet of Curiosities, Nora Kelly, is the main character in this book.  (I don't remember which one is set first, though, you'd have to check on that). 

Date Posted: 9/11/2007 3:06 PM ET
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Ok,I am starting the series today! All the books have started rolling in and my credits are down very low!!LOL!!

Stacy

Date Posted: 9/11/2007 3:10 PM ET
Member Since: 1/22/2007
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hope you enjoy them I loved them- I ordered a book from you to help bring your credits back, lol

Date Posted: 9/11/2007 4:17 PM ET
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*Book of the Dead* is sort of the end of a trilogy.  The first two are *Brimstone* (loved it!) and *Dance of Death* (liked it).  I think its a great series, though.  Enjoy :D

Date Posted: 9/20/2007 4:22 PM ET
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Aww Michelle how sweet of you:)  I had horded about 27 credits and now Im down to six!!LOL!!!

Stcay

Date Posted: 9/25/2007 1:55 PM ET
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i don't think it really matters if you read them in order.  they do fine if you start in the end or the middle.  the authors are excellent at getting the reader up to speed.  i have them all, except "superstition", but i started with "the cabinet of curiosities".  they are on my keeper list. 

Date Posted: 10/7/2007 12:09 PM ET
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Who are these books by? I would like to check em out.

Date Posted: 10/7/2007 8:16 PM ET
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Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child

Date Posted: 10/8/2007 1:06 PM ET
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Thanks!

Date Posted: 11/15/2007 11:59 PM ET
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LIncoln Child and Douglas Preston comprise the most successful writing team ever.  Their books are highly worth reading, and though you can certainly read each book alone, you will find it enhances your read to go on and read them all.  They admit that their books aren't written to be typical serials, but each stands alone.  I recommend that you read the Book of the Dead, and then don't stop there; go on to read every one of their creations, including my favorite, Cabinet of Curiosities. 

RLeTendre