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eBook The Language of Cannibals ePub

by George C. Chesbro

  • ISBN: 0967450365
  • Category: Mystery
  • Subcategory: Suspense and Obscurity
  • Author: George C. Chesbro
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Apache Beach Publications; 3 edition (October 1, 1999)
  • Pages: 208
  • ePub book: 1699 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1778 kb
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  • Rating: 4.5
  • Votes: 704

Description

I left the main viewing area, turned down the corridor where Trex's painting was hanging in its out-of-the-way, dimly lighted setting

CHAPTER ONE. In the purple distance neatly scripted alphabet vultures with Zs for eyes soared in the thermals swirling over and around an alphabet volcano spewing what appeared to be incomplete, fractured sentences and clustered gobs of words that were half submerged in a river of blood red lava. I left the main viewing area, turned down the corridor where Trex's painting was hanging in its out-of-the-way, dimly lighted setting. I stopped a quarter of the way down the corridor and studied the man who was studying the painting.

Thriller & Crime Private Investigators.

Chesbro generates genuine suspense with the question of how, not if, his little hero with the giant's heart will triumph.

George C. Chesbro (1940–2008) was the author of twenty-eight books, including the renowned Mongo Mysteries, starring private eye Dr. Robert Frederickson, aka Mongo the Magnificent. He also wrote the Chant Mysteries and the Veil Kendry series, both featuring characters from the Mongo universe, as well as a few standalone novels.

A hot shower helped some, but I still couldn't lift my arm past shoulder height without pain shooting through the upper arm, shoulder, and across my back. ctory and my illustrated Chamber of Commerce map of Cairn. The donated mansion housing the Community of Conciliation was about two and a half miles from the motel, on Pave Avenue, a main thoroughfare running north from the center of town.

Author: George Chesbro.

Details (if other): Cancel. Chesbro (June 4, 1940 – November 18, 2008) was an American author of detective fiction. His most notable works feature '"Dr. Robert "Mongo the Magnificent" Fredrickson"'. He also wrote the novelisation of The Golden Child, a movie of the same name starring Eddie Murphy He worked as a special education teacher at Pearl River and later at Rockland Psychiatric Center, where he worked with troubled teens

With this book I discovered Chesbro, and I have since purchased and read most of the MONGO books.

With this book I discovered Chesbro, and I have since purchased and read most of the MONGO books. Normally, when I pick up a "Mongo" book, I have already entered a state of quite willing disbelief. Generally, I've saved one as a special treat for myself, but Mr. Chesbro definitely needs to write faster, as I am catching up with him!This time, however, the suspension didn't need to travel quite so far. This time, the book gave me cold chills.

While investigating the death of a friend in a small village in the Hudson River Valley, Mongo must unexpectedly duel with an old enemy as well as a right-wing conspiracy.

Comments

Friert Friert
Wonderful. So glad you had this.
Qumenalu Qumenalu
I've been a big fan of the series since the beginning, and from Book #1 to this one---this is plainly the worst. Chesbro goes off on some tirade to validate his political views and spends much of the book having fun yanking the right wing's chain. Inadvertently, in his book they are right actually---the KGB really has infiltrated the country. Whether you're right or left, this mindless claptrap gets in the way of the story, and is a bizarre diversion that often makes no sense. As the series progresses, the Mongo-isms are reduced. The quirky books with a dwarf detective dabbling in the supernatural become standardized and they become routine. This is the series' nadir, though, lacking in charm, filled with irrelevant tirades. I'm working my way through the newer ones now--hope this isn't a sign of what is to come.
Brol Brol
Normally, when I pick up a "Mongo" book, I have already entered a state of quite willing disbelief. Generally, I've saved one as a special treat for myself, but Mr. Chesbro definitely needs to write faster, as I am catching up with him!
This time, however, the suspension didn't need to travel quite so far. This time, the book gave me cold chills.
Don't get me wrong. Mr. Chesbro is ALWAYS fascinating, and I love the characters in the Mongo series... but this particular book I just finished, and it was close enough to reality [or maybe it IS reality] that it is actually scarry! Not that I think his perceptions are wrong - it's just that I'm terribly afraid that they are correct. I've always believed in the power of words - I just had not carried that thought to such a conclusion, but I should have. Thank you, Mr. Chesbro - it was not only entertaining - it was enlightening!
Kirizius Kirizius
With this book I discovered Chesbro, and I have since purchased and read most of the MONGO books. I liked "The Language of Cannibals" very much and was a little surprised to find that Chesbro was not more popular.