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Relic (Pendergast, Bk 1)
Relic - Pendergast, Bk 1
Author: Douglas J. Preston, Lincoln Child
Just days before a massive exhibition opens at the popular New York Museum of Natural History, visitors are being savagely murdered in the museum's dark hallways and secret rooms. Autopsies indicate that the killer cannot be human ... — But the museum's directors plan to go ahead with a big bash to celebrate the new exhibition, in spite o...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780812543261
ISBN-10: 0812543262
Publication Date: 1/15/1996
Pages: 480
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 415 ratings
Publisher: Tor Books
Book Type: Paperback
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WestofMars avatar reviewed Relic (Pendergast, Bk 1) on + 162 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
I loved this creepy tale of the underbelly of a museum. Maybe too much; I haven't been to the Carnegie since I read it 'cause I'm afraid of what's lurking in there!
reviewed Relic (Pendergast, Bk 1) on + 240 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
Really scary. An ancient relic goes to the dark halls of the NY Museum of Natural History from South America. Creepy, scary, NO PLACE FOR THE SQUEAMISH READER. This has it all.
daedelys avatar reviewed Relic (Pendergast, Bk 1) on + 1756 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
This was a great book. It's been years since I've seen the movie, so I only remembered bits and pieces and a lot was as it happened in the book. (I'll have to watch the movie again now just for old times' sake.) I didn't find it too scary, since it takes a lot to freak me out, but the suspense was really good and the storyline wonderful. I liked the character Pendergast, but noticed he wasn't in the cast for the movie when I IMDBed it to get a "visual" of the main characters. I was hooked into the book early and am looking forward to reading the sequel.
singingmoon avatar reviewed Relic (Pendergast, Bk 1) on + 64 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
This a great mystery. I really loved it. Great book.
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Helpful Score: 2
I had seen the movie and wasn't impressed. Hence, I was "kinda" reluctant to read the book. I am so glad I did. The book was so much better than the movie. It was a "nail biter" all the way to the very end. Preston & Child are such great story tellers. I can't wait to get started on the sequel....Reliquary. You "gotta" love Pendergast.
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reviewed Relic (Pendergast, Bk 1) on + 208 more book reviews
Sucked me in from the beginning. Enough of a thriller to keep the pages turning, yet I wasn't completely frightened. The scientific explanation at the end was a bit like-what?? But, I enjoyed meeting the characters, Margo, D'Agosta, Pendergast. The Creature gave me enough bad dreams that I had to finish the book during the day! A worthy read of someone wanting a quick thriller.
roundzoom avatar reviewed Relic (Pendergast, Bk 1) on + 8 more book reviews
This was my first experience with Preston and Childs and I was quite pleased. The book was a great read...quite suspenseful with great characters and enough twists to make it hard to put down each night. I highly recommend and will certainly pick up more of their books.
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Interesting book, the heirchy and politics of New York museums and police add to the tension


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