Sunday, June 29, 2014

Review | Relic by Douglas Preston

Title: Relic
Author: Douglas Preston
Length: 484 Pages
Released: November 2007


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 of the murders.

Museum researcher Margo Green must find out who-or what-is doing the killing. But can she do it in time to stop the massacre?

At the publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management software (DRM) applied.

Intriguing, Disgusting, Crazy Story....and yet, I liked it. I could have done with a few hundred less curse words, but you sort of understand that these guys are having an all around bad few weeks here. Sure, the characters are a bit flat. The monster in the basement is kinda cool. Characters that grown and change are always a plus, but if you've got enough action to distract you, overlooking that sort of thing becomes easier.

Definitely not a children's story, though I suppose parts of it were too ridiculous to be anything but a story. This is my first experience with Preston and Child. Pendergast's a typical detective type, but he still ends up winning most people over by the end.

Speaking of the end, it's predictable but believable. (See what happens when you don't pay scientists well enough. :-)

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