Book Reviews of Vigil

Vigil
Vigil
Author: Robert Masello
ISBN-13: 9780425203507
ISBN-10: 0425203506
Publication Date: 6/7/2005
Pages: 384
Rating:
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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3.5 stars, based on 91 ratings
Publisher: Berkley
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 2
After one hundred and fifty pages of this book, nothing scary or interesting had happened. The author takes that many pages to convince you how perfect and superior to everyone the lead character and his woman are. I'm guessing the author wanted his readers to like and relate to his protagonist, but he just made me hate the man and his wife. I couldn't relate to them at all. They were annoyingly self righteous. I was so bored after this many pages, and I was like. "Ok. I get it, enough already, they are perfect!, Ugh!" Nobody is perfect, so how are we to relate to that? The back of the book sounded awesome, but I'm sorry. If after 150 pages of a 300 page book, no action has happened, then you've wasted your money. By then, I didn't care about the characters or what happened to them. I tossed the book in my second hand giveaway box.
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This was a fun read and interesting also! The story is basically about a scientist who is part of a study of a new "fossil". This fossil is not what it appears to be and the twists & turns go from there. The ending is not what you would expect, it isn't the typical end for this type of book and I eagerly await a sequel.
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Well crafted horror with an archeological twist.
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The greatest secret in the history of mankind is about to revealed...

"As terrifying as THE OMEN or THE EXORCIST."
-Jeff Long, bestselling author of THE DESCENT

In the crystalline caves beneath an Italian lake...the fossil of a clawed creature seemingly older than the earth has been disinterred.

In the sands of the Judaean desert... a tattered parchment, lost but legendary, has been discovered.

One reveals the secrets of Heaven.
One foretells an impending Hell.

Together they have unleashed an abominable power into the world. And deciphering their message has been left to paleontologist Carter Cox-a man of science whose faith in the empirical is about to be shaken by forces of evil beyond imagining.

"You'll be sleeping with the lights on after reading this one. Haunting and unforgettable....A heart-stopping story of mythic evil, brought to terrifying life in modern-day New York." -Jeff Long
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A strange accident in an italian lake uncovers the find of the millenium for a palentologist, but when the fossil is released from its rocky crypt its more than they bargained for!! A great page turner from this author who kept my interest the whole way. Very nice turn on the monster you dont know....
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good action - kept me up to get to the end
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Adventure, with religous overtones
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You'll be sleeping with the lights on after reading this one. Haunting and unforgettable..a heart stopping story of mythic evil, brought to terrifying life in modern-day New York.
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A different take on reality.
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This is a fast, light read. There are some aspects of the story that never get fully explained. But if you're looking for a quick thriller, this is it.
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The greatest secret in the history of mankind is about to be revealed.
In the caves beneath an Italian lake, the fossil of a creature older than the earth has been disinterred. In the Judaean desert, a legendary parchment has been discovered. One reveals the secrets of Heaven. One foretells an impending Hell.
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Good book....little slow in middle but well worth the read
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An unusual story about an angel, you won't be able to put it down.
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The book's story line is very good and does catch your interest. It has been described as one of the scariest books and one that will keep you up at night. I didn't find this to be true but it is a very good read.
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Excellent, spellbinder!
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Sit on the side of your chair and hold on. On a Sahara-like trip, they uncover the unimaginable in a watery cave always hidden from view-til now. In the sands of the desert in Judea, a parchment. One reveals the secrets of Heaven, the other foretells an impending Hell.
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Good versus evil.
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good read