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eBook The Reapers: A Charlie Parker Thriller: 7 ePub

by John Connolly

  • ISBN: 1444704737
  • Category: Genre Fiction
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: John Connolly
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Hodder Paperback (2010)
  • ePub book: 1365 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1403 kb
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  • Rating: 4.4
  • Votes: 521

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The gripping seventh Charlie Parker thriller - perfect for fans of Stephen King and Jeffery Deaver. Connolly is a unique talent' - Sunday TelegraphThey are the Reapers, the elite among killers. Men so terrifying that their names are mentioned only in whispers. The assassin Louis is one of them.

The gripping seventh Charlie Parker thriller - perfect for fans of Stephen King and Jeffery Deaver. But now Louis, and his partner, Angel, are themselves targets. And there is no shortage of suspects. A wealthy recluse sends them north to a town that no longer exists on a map. A town ruled by a man with very personal reasons for wanting Louis's blood spilt

Book Description John Connolly is a most gifted writer and wordsmith. His Charlie Parker novels constitute one of the finest thriller series in existence today

Charlie Parker is back, and on the trail of the assassin of assassins in 'the most purely entertaining novel Connolly has ever written' Irish Times. See all Product description. John Connolly is a most gifted writer and wordsmith. His Charlie Parker novels constitute one of the finest thriller series in existence today. His prose is sometimes so lyrical and so defining that I find myself rereading a sentence or paragraph just to marvel at his styling. He can establish mood, a sense of disquiet, peril, or supernatural unease with a few well turned phrases.

Former New York City policeman Charlie Bird Parker is a private investigator whose cases increasingly take on shades of the . Shelve The John Connolly Collection Every Dead Thing, Dark Hollow, and The Killing Kind.

Former New York City policeman Charlie Bird Parker is a private investigator whose cases increasingly take on shades of the supernatural  .

THE REAPERS is Book 7 in author John Connolly's "Charlie Parker" series. THE REAPERS (Susp-Angel, Louis-Cont) - Poor Connolly, John – 7th in series Hodder & Stoughton, 2008, UK Hardcover – ISBN: 9780340936658. This book is a bit of a departure from the usual because Charlie Parker, himself, is side-lined for much of the novel. Instead, the focus is primarily upon Louis and his partner, Angel, fighting a battle from something in Louis' shadowed past. Cancer offers a better survival rate than crossing you. First Sentence: Sometimes Louis dreams of the Burning Man. Louis and Angel are killers; accustomed to being the hunters.

HERACLITUS (C. 535–475 . cendo to muted nocturne. Louis is not even sure if he is truly asleep when the Burning Man comes, because it seems to him that he wakes to the sound of his partner’s slow breathing in the bed beside him, a smell in his nostrils that is familiar yet alien: it is the stink of charred meats allowed to rot, of human fats sizzling in an. Open flame.

John Connolly (born 31 May 1968) is an Irish writer who is best known for his series of novels starring private detective Charlie Parker

John Connolly (born 31 May 1968) is an Irish writer who is best known for his series of novels starring private detective Charlie Parker. Connolly graduated with a BA in English from Trinity College, Dublin, and a Masters in journalism from Dublin City University. Before becoming a full-time novelist, he worked as a journalist, a barman, a local government official, a waiter and a gofer at Harrods department store in London.

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Home John Connolly The Charlie Parker Collection . Also by John Connolly. The Charlie Parker Stories. His debut – EVERY DEAD THING – swiftly launched him right into the front rank of thriller writers, and all his subsequent novels have been Sunday Times bestsellers

Home John Connolly The Charlie Parker Collection . His debut – EVERY DEAD THING – swiftly launched him right into the front rank of thriller writers, and all his subsequent novels have been Sunday Times bestsellers. He is the first non-American writer to win the US Shamus award. In 2007 he was awarded the Irish Post Award for Literature.

They are the Reapers, the elite among killers. Men so terrifying that their names are mentioned only in whispers. The assassin Louis is one of them. But now Louis, and his partner, Angel, are themselves targets. And there is no shortage of suspects. A wealthy recluse sends them north to a town that no longer exists on a map. A town ruled by a man with very personal reasons for wanting Louis's blood spilt. There they find themselves trapped, isolated, and at the mercy of a killer feared above all others: the assassin of assassins, Bliss. Thanks to former detective Charlie Parker, help is on its way. But can Angel and Louis stay alive long enough for it to reach them?

Comments

Mori Mori
This tale of a young boy who stumbles into a plan by demons (in his neighbors basement, no less) who have opened the gates of hell and intend to bring hell to Earth is a delight for both young and adult readers. While not the style I would usually read, I could not pass up a chance to read more John Connolly. Characters such as Nurd, The Scourge of the Five Deities (who is a demon but not all that bad), and Samuel's dog Boswell make this book funny and worth the read.
Ese Ese
I love John Connolly. His writing is different, but fascinating and addictive. His characters are unique and ever changing. I normally don’t like si-fi or supernatural, but there is just a touch to make things realistic, but keeps you guessing. Love these books.
Oppebro Oppebro
I am a devotee of John Connolly's 'Charlie Parker' detective thrillers...his stand-alone novels and his spine-tingling short stories and novellas. Therefore, I had to read this book, even though it was marketed for a young audience.

Mr. Connolly, along with a few other authors like Mark Helprin, is a ravishing wordsmith. His paragraphs immerse you in places, people and feelings of such vivid authenticity, that when you close the book, it takes you a moment to reconcile with 'reality' again.

That said, 'The Gates' tells the tale of an offbeat, young fellow who stumbles across (and, thwarts) an eons-in-the-making plan to free the denizens of Hell upon an unsuspecting humanity. Nothing new there, right? However, in Mr. Connolly's hands, it becomes a dark, wacky tale that reads like Hieronymus Bosch channeling Monty Python. It veers between demonic humans, and rather-humanic demons...the mad whimsy of a bright child's logic, and scenes out of the purest, grimmest nightmares. That's my main criticism of the book...its too dark for kids, and perhaps a bit too kid-centric for teens/young adults.

As such, I was reluctant to recommend it to either my 11 year-old daughter (too gruesome in some scenes) or my 17 year-old son (he wouldn't connect with the young protagonist). Me? I'm too old to worry about such things, when reading a ripping yarn like 'The Gates'.
Runeshaper Runeshaper
Most comedic fantasies of this sort just assume their readers will accept vampires, wolf men, super heroes with ex-ray vision, or teens who can do tricks on a broom. John Connolly is different in that he works hard here suspending our disbelief. He even explains Big Bang Theory and the Hadron Super Collider, which he uses to get the action started.

Samuel Johnson and his eponymous dog Boswell go trick or treating three days early to get a jump on everyone else, but Sam gets more than he bargained for: he witnesses what looks like devil worshipping and the opening of a portal to hell. That's where the Super Collider comes in. While Mr. and Mrs. Abernathy (the devil worshipping people) and two of their friends are summoning the devil, the Super Collider goes haywire (as it did in real life with less catastrophic consequences) and the devil (The Great Malevolence here) takes advantage of the tiny hole connecting the two universes and sends his minions to prepare the way.

My favorite monster was Nurd, The Scourge of Five Deities. He's sort of a dunce among dunces and has been demoted to the worst place in hell, a place called the Wasteland with his only companion being a lower entity called Wormword whom he treats badly. When he's sent to scare Samuel to death, he makes friends instead.

There's also a vicar and his deacon who are confronted with dead bodies coming to life from the graveyard next door. Samuel is an eleven-year-old boy and Connelly can't have a bunch of monsters running rough shod over a little kid, so this becomes a sort of keystone cops comedy with the devil's minions getting more than they bargained for. The ending points back at the beginning. If you know anything about black holes, you'll be able to predict what happens. A comparable writer would be Christopher Moore.
Mikale Mikale
John Connolly has delivered something special for YA and Adult readers alike. The Gates is brilliant.

The writing style is fun to read and flows beautifully. It has rhythm that's becoming harder to find in the YA market. It may sound strange, but the dozens of little notes - Connolly's asides to the reader - are quite wonderful and enrich an already fantastic tale.

I laughed out loud frequently. In fact, I laughed so often while I read this book that I was beginning to annoy others nearby. Not just by laughing either. Several times, I had to look up and go 'Wow!', even when there was nobody else in the room. While I read the last 15% of it in bed, I had a tough time stiffling the giggles and wows. My wife probably thought I was having convulsions of some sort. Either that or doing something she wouldn't want me blogging about, considering I was in bed after all.

The book isn't just funny. It's a great spooky story that will thrill youngsters every bit as much as Connolly's other work scares the pants off his more grown-up readers. The story has action, creepiness, gore, monsters, just a tad of pre-teen angst and more. Oh, it also has poo; essential for any good YA story, wouldn't you agree? JK Rowling could really have made Harry Potter et al more fun if she'd included poo.

The plot stands out because not only is so original, it's so well written. It often had me saying to myself, 'Gee, I wish I could make the Large Hadron Collider sound interesting and fun for a YA audience.' Think about it. The holy grail of geekery, quantum physics (and the possibility of creating a black-hole that could destroy the universe) and all, and Connolly comes along and makes it sound fun. For teens. That aint easy.

The protagonist, a lad called Samuel Johnson is written to a bit, well... different, shall we say. And he's spot on. The lead baddies are delightfully wicked. The not-so-bad baddies (some are even quite good, truth be told) are a hoot. The rest of the supporting cast are credible and three-dimensional.

The Gates gets 9/10 . Will I read more John Connolly? Tell you what: I'll keep his work on my shelves and in my Kindle and every now and then, when I feel like I deserve a special treat, I'll start reading one. I bought my copy from Amazon and when I see it in hardcover, I'll buy a couple of copies - one to read again, and one to keep in the 'no you touch it!' section of my bookshelf.