I'm a huge John Saul fan and have been for years. I've loved almost everything I've read by him. However, I am shocked that he actually wrote this book. It was so poorly written and awkward that it was almost painful to read at times. I felt as if I were reading something written by a high school student. It was predictable, full of stereotypes, and just plain boring.
SO glad I got this at the library, and didn't pay for it. He seems to write either VERY good books (Manhattan Hunt Club) or lousy ones (The Swarm). This was more like The Swarm. It's a shame, because it's a great idea for a story, and the ancient Catholic church topics (like Da Vinci Code) are so popular now. First half was boring, second half was mildly exciting, but also predictable, and at times, disgusting. Enough plot holes to drive a truck through. Pass on this one...
Usually I am a fan of John Saul but this book was a little disappointing. It started off good but then somewhere in the middle I felt he just let it go and hurried to finish the book.
Being a Christian I can't say I like what Mr. Saul is saying about the Church. Maybe not his actual opinion, it is nonetheless a dim view of things. Mr. Saul is a master at bringing out the phobias that are common to all mankind. It was a good read, not heavy in any area with just the right amount of phobic description, tension and suspense. Yes, you know the ending from the beginning; it's predicitble, but Still worth reading. Good PBS book - read and trade.
One of my favorite spook authors. I like all his books and read every new one he writes. Not one of the best but another good one.
This is one of John's best books to me. It is about a boy who loses his father in Iraq. Fifteen year old Ryan McIntyre's world is turned upside down by the unexpected and untimely death. After some trouble at his public high school, his mother Teri enrolls him at the St. Issac's Catholic boarding school which is higly recommended to help troubled teens. Strange things have been happening to students. Ryan hears about these students and witness weird things happening to his friends. Father Sebastian joins the faculty shortly before Ryan arrives and miraculous events begin to unfold in Father Sebastion's one man war against evil.
Is this a divine act or an evil one? You must read this book. A fast paced suspense filled book.
This book was pretty good - not great, but it definitely had a few creepy moments and a page-turning plot. I read a few of Saul's books a long time ago, and while I recall one of them as being particularly frightening (_The Right Hand of Evil_), this book was more of an entertaining mystery than genuinely scary (though there are also a few "gross-out" parts, too). I wish that there had been more to wrap up the end, since as it is felt rushed and with some pretty major loose ends. Still, it made for a quick, fun and easy read.
If you enjoy thrillers and other dark novels, I'm sure you will like this book. I had a hard time putting it down!
John Saul is one of the scariest authors but I love his books. This one you can't put it down and it will scare you into thinking 'could this really happen?'. Great read!!
Engrossing book to read with a great plot. A little predictable but the writing is well done as usual so that makes the book entertaining. I'm constantly amazed at the fact that books like this aren't picked up for movie deals. The motion picture treatment of this book could be fascinating. I'm sorry to see the Catholic Church in Boston picked on but the setting makes sense. Good read and trade book.
Enjoyable, while not being so complicated that is isn't a fun read!! Kept me turninig the pages...read it very quickly. Highly Fun to Read!!
Another winner by Saul!! I can't remember ever being able to put one of his books down once I started it.
John doesn't disappoint with The Devil's Labyrinth.
This book was awful. The author started two plotlines but left one of them and continued the other until I totally forgot about the first plotline. He was all over the place and left huge holes, provided little explanation, and wrapped it all up (when he reached his quota of pages, I assume). I like some of Saul's other books, but this one was just awful.
I found this book to be exciting and a little creepy! Although I am sad to add that is a little bit predictable. But it is worth the read!
As always John Saul writes holds my attention from the first to the end.
This book i thought was great! Im a john saul fan this was very well written i am never let down with john sauls work i just wish he would write more books insted of traveling all over the nation lol.