Book Reviews of The Presence

The Presence
The Presence
Author: John Saul
ISBN-13: 9780449910559
ISBN-10: 0449910555
Publication Date: 7/29/1997
Pages: 338
Rating:
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
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4.2 stars, based on 33 ratings
Publisher: Random House
Book Type: Hardcover
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On the island of Maui, this thriller incorporates strange skeletal remains, medical and environmental thrills, and an evil corporation... whoo! What a page turner. Those with asthma can truly identify with the horrors! Quick read, somewhat predictable, but who cares... great fun!
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If you feel your chest tightening in terror, an icy shiver creeping up your spine, or a panicy feeling that someone, something is following you, then you've been exposed to the "Presence".
Scary!
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Outstanding and frightening. Classic John Saul!
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As usual, it pulls you in and you do not want to put the book down.
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As all of his books, this one you'll not be able to put down!!
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Evil awaits 16-year-old Michael and his mother who have come to the Hawaiian islands to study unusual skeletal remains unearthed on the volcanic flanks of Haleakala, Maui.
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This book was fairly interesting until the ridiculous ending which was pretty out there. The ending felt as though it was rushed because the majority of the book is written pretty well and smooth but not toward the end. This is one of my least favorite by Saul
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Good fast reading book. If you like scuba and achaelogic discoveries you will like this one.
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This was a really good book. I never got it until the end. Highly recommended.
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Very suspenseful and interesting.
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Secret deliveries to the high-tech lab in which Katherine works signal that a sinister experiment is unfolding. And with the sudden, unexplained death of Michael's friend, a disturbing truth dawns: the corporation that is funding her dig has a far greater investment in the project than she ever imagined--an investment in medical terror. And her son may be part of their hideous grand plan.
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Traditional John Saul fare, but with a bent towards reality more than his other novels. Creepy and thought provoking. It's a good treadmill audiobook!
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I have loved John Saul for years. He spins a great tale.
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I thought it was pretty good - somewhat predicable ending. I have just finished Mr. Saul's The Manhattan Hunt Club and liked it better.
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A fabulous thriller!
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I completely loved this book and I reccomend it to anyone.
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Beyond the sparkling Hawaiian beaches, masked by the deceptive beauty of the rainforest, evil awaits sixteen-year-old Michael Sundquist and his mohter, Katharine, an anthropologist who has come to the Islands to study the unusual skeletal remains unearthed on the volcanic flanks of Haleakala, Maui.
Yet far below the black depths of the Pacific a mysterious substance snakes through undiscovered fissures in the ocean floor, as nature itself seems to portend the terror to come.
Then with the sudden, unexplained death of Michael's friend a disturbing truth dawns: the corporation that is funding Katharine's dig has a far greater investment than she ever imagined - an investment in medical terror. And her son may be part of their hideous grand plan...
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A good story, as are most of John Saul's books.
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John Saul is an amazing author....The book is very suspenful and an easy read.
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Beyond the sparkling Hawaiian beaches, masked by the deceptive beauty of the rainforest, evil awaits sixteen-year-old Michael Sundquist and his mother, Katharine, an anthropologist who has come to the Islands to study the unusual skeletal remains unearthed on the volcanic flanks of Haleakala, Maui.

Yet far below the black depths of the Pacific a mysterious substance snakes through undiscovered fissures in the ocean floor, as nature itself seems to portend the terror to come.

Then, with the sudden, unexplained death of Michael's friend, a disturbing truth dawns; the corporation that is funding Katharine's dig has a far greater investment than she ever imagined - an investment in medical terror. And her son may be part of their hideous grand plan ...
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Beyond the sparkling Hawaiian beaches, masked by the deceptive beauty of the rainforest, evil stalks 16 year old Michael Sundquist and his mother, Katherine. Far below the black depths of the Pacific a mysterious substance snakes through undiscovered fissures in the ocean floor, as nature itself seems to portend the terror to come.
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Great reading
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beyond the sparkling hawaiian beaches, masked by the deceptive beauty of the rainforests, evil awaits 16 year old michael sundiquist and his mother katherine, an anthropologist who has come to the islands to study the unusual remains unearthed on the volcanic flanks of haleakala, maui.
yet far below the black depths of the pacific a mysterious substance snakes through undiscovered fissures in the ocean floor, as nature itself seems to portend the terror to come.
then with the sudden, unexplained death of michael's friend, a disturbing truth dawns: the corporation that is funding katherine's dig has a far greater investment than she ever imagined-an investment in medical terror. and her son may be part of their hideous grand plan...