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Expiration Date (Last Call, Bk 2)
Expiration Date - Last Call, Bk 2
Author: Tim Powers
ISBN-13: 9780812555172
ISBN-10: 0812555171
Publication Date: 12/15/1996
Pages: 532
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

4 stars, based on 35 ratings
Publisher: Tor Fantasy
Book Type: Paperback
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This is a ghost story of a different ilk. A little hard to get started but all-in-all a good read
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Very enjoyable and odd book about ghosts and the people who eat them. Not a comedy novel persay, but Tim Powers has a knack for charmingly bizarre characters.
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Does the stolen glass vial contain the ghost of Thomas Alva Edison?
Who is stealing ghosts?
Great book with lots of strange turns.
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From the back of the book: As a series of disasters strikes Los Angeles, a young boy inhales the last breath of Thomas Edison and becomes a precious prize in a deadly hunt for the elusive vital spark. Brimming with the wild imagination and heart stopping escapades that won Tim Powers the World Fantasy Award, Expiration Date is an exuberant and inventive tale from one of fantasy's most original talents.
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Powers has created a strange and wonderful Los Angeles in which to set this novel: a city full of ghosts - and full, too, of unpleasant characters who extend their lives and enhance their power by catching and absorbing the ghosts of the recently dead. Young Koot Parganas is growing up in Los Angeles in the 1990's, but his parents won't let him do anything normal. His weirdo parents venerate the spirits of dead Mahatmas. At the age of eleven, Koot has disobeyed his parents, broken into a plaster bust of Dante, stolen the small glass vial concealed inside it, and set in motion events that will change his own life, and everyone else's. For trapped in the vial was the preserved ghost of Thomas Alva Edison, and there is no telling what power the possession of that ghost could confer. The exposure of Edison's ghost lights up a beacon for those who can see such things. Koot is pursued through the dark underside of the city, aided by allies as strange as his enemies: a bum and his dog; a man concealed by the ghostly mask of Houdini; a psychiatrist sorceress; and a former television child-star who has been dead for several years, but who is not yet ready to leave his body of abandon his revenge on the woman who murdered his godfather.
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Very descriptive writing in a kooky sort of way, interesting and worth a read