Book Reviews of Cathedral

Cathedral
Cathedral
Author: Nelson DeMille
ISBN-13: 9780446358576
ISBN-10: 0446358576
Publication Date: 12/1/1990
Pages: 576
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 128 ratings
Publisher: Warner Books
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 4
I like DeMille A LOT...but this book was not my favorite I've read of his. Very confusing, too many characters and not enough twists.
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I'm a Nelson DeMille fan, but this one just didn't grab me.
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Demille is the best! This was fun to re-read! I had read it 90 and had loved it. His books are fast paced and edge of your seat rides. A great read for anyone who likes a thrill.
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i agree with the above that athis is not one of DeMille's best books but it is worth a quick read. Set primarily in St.Patricks' in NYC i coudl imagine the scene,being a native NY'er
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St. Patricks Day, New York City everyone is celebrating but IRA man Brian Flynn has masterminded a terrorist act, the seizure of St. Patricks Cathedral. The cops face a booby-trapped killing zone and the hostages face death.
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Terrorists hold hostages in Saint Patrick's Cathedral.Plans to blow it up with everyone inside. Police face booby traps, and killers who are prepared to die.
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Same title and text just a different cover.
St Patrick's Day, New York City. Everyone is celebrating but everyone is in for the shock of his life. Born into the heat and hatred of the Northern Ireland conflicit, IRA man Brian Flynn has masterminded a brilliant terrorist act-the siezure of Saint Patrick's Cathedral. Among his hostages: the woman Brian Flynn once loved, a former terrorist turned peace activist. Along his enemies: an Irish-American police lieutenant fighting against a traitor inside his own ranks and a shadowy British intelligence officer pursuing his own cynical, bloody plan, The cops face a booby-trapped, perfectly laid out killing zone inside the church, The hostages face death. Flynn faces his own demons, in an electrifying duel of nerves, honor, and betrayal...
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Blood, mayhem,sex. what else could you want out of a book that takes you on a journey with the Irish terrorists.
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A hostage stand-off set in St. Patrick's Cathedral with good guys and bad guys on both sides of the aisle. Some twists and turns to keep it interesting.

3 stars out of 5
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MY first DeMille book. A good story. I'll definitely read more...
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A small faction of the IRA takes over St. Patrick's cathedral in NYC on St. Patrick's Day and threatens to blow it up along with the Cardinal and three other hostages. About halfway through the book, the major characters are finally fully limned. The action takes place over about 12 hours. After the first few chapters setting up the characters and scenario, the buildup to the last five or ten minutes when the final confrontation takes place is detailed and suspenseful. Those final 5-10 of the storyline, however, are total chaos, not just plotwise but narrativewise -- understandable in this kind of situation but something that cannot be forgiven by the reader. I had the choice of slowing down my reading pace so I could keep track of what was happening or maintaining the rhythm at the risk of losing detail. I'd say it's an above-average thriller, with DeMille still waiting to fulfill his potential.
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St. Patrick's Day, New York City. Everyone is celebrating, but everyone is in for the shock of their lives. Born into the heat and hatred of the Northern Ireland conflict, IRA man Brian Flynn has masterminded a brilliant terrorist act - the seizure of Saint Patrick;s Cathedral. Among his hostages: the woman Brian Flynn once loved, a former terrorist turned peace activist. Among his enemies: an Irish-American police lieutenant fighting against a traitor inside his own ranks and a shadowy British intelligence officer pursuing his own cynical, bloody plan. The cops face a booby-trapped, perfectly-laid-out killing zone inside the church. The hostages face death. Flynn faces his own demons in an electrifying duel of nerves, honor and betrayal.

A riveting suspence novel!
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A good IRA type thriller.
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I love DeMille and this didn't fail to disappoint! A real page turner!
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A great writer.
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IRA terrorists threaten to blow up St. Patrick's Cathedral in NYC after a daring takeover during the St. Patrick's Day parade.