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The Demonologist

Pyper, Andrew (Book - 2013 )
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
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During a visit to Venice, Professor David Ullman -- one of the world's leading authorities on demonic literature -- witnesses a terror in a tiny attic room. Then his 11-year-old daughter Tess disappears before his eyes. Now he will go to any length to find his daughter and confront an unspeakable darkness along the way.
Authors: Pyper, Andrew
Title: The demonologist
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2013.
Edition: 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed.
Characteristics: 285 p. ;,24 cm.
Notes: "Simon & Schuster fiction original hardcover."
Summary: During a visit to Venice, Professor David Ullman -- one of the world's leading authorities on demonic literature -- witnesses a terror in a tiny attic room. Then his 11-year-old daughter Tess disappears before his eyes. Now he will go to any length to find his daughter and confront an unspeakable darkness along the way.
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ISBN: 1451697414
9781451697414
Statement of Responsibility: Andrew Pyper
Subject Headings: Venice (Italy) Fiction. Demonology Fiction. Psychic trauma Fiction. Adult children of alcoholics Fiction. College teachers New York (State) New York Fiction.
Genre/Form: Suspense fiction.
Mystery fiction.
Psychological fiction.
Topical Term: Demonology
Psychic trauma
Adult children of alcoholics
College teachers
LCCN: 2012025715
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Apr 05, 2014
  • BTVS rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Boring, A Dan Brown wannabe. Many of the connections in the plot are glossed over and the ending just peters out. I can't figure out how he got his daughter back.. and yes, I have read Paradise Lost and the book was till boring

Some of the comments on here have little to do with the book. You do not have to be a historian. You do not have to be familiar with Paradise Lost. It's a simple, fast read, and it's enjoyable. Definitel worth reading if you're not looking for a book to pour a lot of time into.

Nov 27, 2013
  • KateHillier rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Well this fan of the Historian was not overly impressed. it read fast, started out with promise, but overall just failed as a whole. It actually made more sense for David being picked for the real reason instead of the Milton reason. Really, what does Milton have to do with demons?

The whole weird melancholy thing was badly used too. I didn't really care about anyone either.

Sep 08, 2013
  • Zzoe rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

The premise of the story was fascinating, and I felt the book started in a terrifying way, but the plot ultimately stalled a bit. That said, I did want to finish the book. I look forward to seeing the movie adaptation.

Aug 29, 2013
  • anon_reader rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

This is a book that has clearly been written for a movie script. That doesn't make it a bad book, only somewhat irritating at times. The author relies upon the reader's visualization of the scene - already viewed in countless other movies of the same type - rather than creating the image himself through the power of his writing. All in all, the book doesn't live up to the hype surrounding it.

Jul 30, 2013
  • Céline_Biblio rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

I had heard about this title over the radio. It sounded creepy. There are indeed some pretty terrifying passes.
Language and graphic descriptions may not be for everyone. Some other readers did not like the heavy quoting of John Milton's "Paradise Lost". I did not mind it at all.
I'm not sure this was my favorite read, but I certainly had trouble putting it down. I needed closure.

Jul 15, 2013
  • umenhofer rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

I think overall would be a good book. I could not get past the all encompassing depression the main character functions with. Could not finish the story.

Jun 22, 2013
  • dubonnet rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

I found the story to be boring! Even though it's fiction, the story is not plausible, has few chills and the ending very disappointing. Can't see this being made into a film I'd want to see.
Can't help comparing it to Dan Brown's books and find it very wanting.

Jun 05, 2013
  • JCLJakeE rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

An interesting play on Paradise Lost with Stephen King-like overtones. While overall I found the story enjoyable albeit underdeveloped, the writing style is distracting - first person possessive.

May 21, 2013
  • HelloJosephine rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

What a disappointment.

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