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I didn't think the Event that caused so much hatred between the two brothers was that impressive in terms of the lengths Diogenes went to to destroy his brother.
This was definitely the poorest of the Diogenes trilogy. The next in series is also not popular with fans of the series as it is in a different setting and without the supporting cast so I may give that one a miss.
A tepid contribution to the serie Usually I really enjoy these novels so I was disappointed that I didn't enjoy this as much.
A tepid contribution to the series. I really hope it picks up again. Great conclusion to the Diogenes Trilogy within the Pendergast series!
Nothing like a bombshell ending to make you immediately want to pick up the next book. Oct 03, J. Grice rated it really liked it Shelves: Another excellent thriller featuring Agent Pendergast.
The last of the hair-raising Diogenes trilogy within the Pendergast series. I loved this trilogy. This last one was really a nail-biter and gave me goosebumps.
Prepare for several travesties where you are constantly asking yourself what is really going on and wondering if the characters can recover.
Resilience can be found in the strangest of places. If you push a person too far, you just might find out wha The last of the hair-raising Diogenes trilogy within the Pendergast series.
If you push a person too far, you just might find out what they are made of. Oct 01, Karl Marberger rated it really liked it Shelves: Lots of action and good dialogue.
Great to see the whole ensemble of recurring characters interact. Might write a review of sorts for the Pendergast-Diogenes trilogy later. I thoroughly enjoyed this, although I find myself having to suspend my disbelief at times, and wishing that the resolution at the end panned out differently.
Highly readable, thrilling, and pretty darn hard to put down - I'm sure the rate I've been finishing up these books was a positive sign.
Suspense and mystery lovers. One dreary December evening some years ago, I slogged in to my local Fred Meyer, stamping snow off my shoes, and encountered a tall, friendly, dapper gentlemen hawking paperback books near the door.
He introduced himself as Douglas Preston and said the book, Relic , was being made into a movie. I thought, Yeah, sure.
So why are you standing here in a deserted grocery store in Kennewick, Washington, on a night like this? I sort of felt sorry for the guy, so I bought the book.
About 24 hours later, One dreary December evening some years ago, I slogged in to my local Fred Meyer, stamping snow off my shoes, and encountered a tall, friendly, dapper gentlemen hawking paperback books near the door.
About 24 hours later, completely wrung out, I finished the book, wondering why I had so enjoyed being scared out of my mind.
I decided that next time this pair published a book, I would get on the roller-coaster and take another ride. This one was a doozy!
Reread in October great choice for the Halloween season! Five years was long enough for me to forget much of he plot and, therefore, be able to appreciate the suspense in The Book of the Dead.
Also, having read several books in the Pendergast series lately, I was more engaged in sharing the adventures with characters I know.
Jun 17, Chris rated it it was amazing. Forget James Patterson, folks, these guys know what they're doing and do it better than pretty much anyone.
Thorough, well-researched storylines, but not the type i. Da Vinci Code that bogs down the thrust of the storytelling.
Oh yeah, and most of their novels feature one of the most compelling protagonists in modern fiction Many of their books feature Pendergast as well as a host of recurring characters, and a few are stand-alones, but to make it simple, start with Relic and no, if you've seen the awful Pendergast-less movie, there is NO comparison , and its sequel, Reliquary, and go on to Cabinet of Curiosities, Still Life with Crows, and on to what is referred to as "The Diogenes trilogy", which is Brimstone, Dance of Death, and The Book of the Dead.
Which is where this review begins. Needless to say, for those not drawn into the fold, as it were, I will try to keep spoilers to a minimum so don't read on any further.
The novel completes the Diogenes Trilogy, which pits Pendergast against his diabolical younger brother, Diogenes, who--in the previous novel--concocted an elaborate scheme to eventually send his brother to prison, for a crime he didn't commit.
But this was only the tip of the iceberg. Diogenes has a much larger, deadlier plan. The museum's hierarchy decide to best way to circumvent the "bad press" and public outcry is to reopen a revitalized century-old Egyptian exhibit, The Tomb of Senef.
Of course, in the process of doing so, mysterious and gruesome murders occur, causing some to think the Grand Reopening of the Tomb should be postponed, but of course the show must go on!
As Diogenes's plan unfolds, which entails secretive visits to Pendergasts' young ward from The Cabinet of Curiousities, Constance Greene, in order to seduce her with his version of the truth, Pendergast manages to escape prison in an attempt to thwart Diogenes's Coup de Grace at the museum's Grand Reopening of the Tomb.
This might seem like a LOT going on and it is, but the authors deftly and smartly interweave the plot and subplots in such a way to make it seamless.
The stunning climax is fitting, and the surprise at the end will leave readers wanting to pick up the next novel, The Wheel of Darkness.
View all 6 comments. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. The Book of the Dead is the last of three in the Agent Pendergast series.
I'm not sure why it's a trilogy, though, because there are actually six or 7 books with that character and they're all somehow related. Dance of Death and this book focus on the hatred and battle between the Pendergast brothers, FBI Special Agent Aloysius and his brilliant but murderously pathological brother Diogenes.
The previous book left off with Diogenes framing his brother for some horrific crimes and then stealing m The Book of the Dead is the last of three in the Agent Pendergast series.
The previous book left off with Diogenes framing his brother for some horrific crimes and then stealing millions of dollars worth of diamonds from the Museum of History.
Aloysius goes to prison and Diogenes drops out of sight These two books reunite some old favorite characters from early stories.
Of the Pendergast trilogy, I was most disappointed in this book. I know I'm in the minority because most people really enjoyed the series and I wondered if I missed the boat somehow.
The first part of the book was too slow for me. There was too much time spent on trying to break Pendergast in prison and police captain Laura Hayward being too proud to listen to Detective D'Agosta.
One thing is for sure: Two murders occurred before the opening of the Tomb of Senef I guess those monkeys never learn.
There was a character that turned me off and why was his last scene with the warden necessary? The man should have been deposited in a prison himself, not deported to another FBI office!
Everyone of the books has had the prerequisite Ass in Charge. A plotline that was a total turn off but ended out well: Diogenes seducing Constance Green.
I guess it was predictable but it was done too easily. What came later was awesome! The second part of the book was a lot more interesting and the only reason I gave the book 3 stars.
At that point, Pendergast has been broken out of one of those "no one can escape from here prisons" and reunited with his old crime fighting buddy Vincent D'Agosta.
Laura Hayward's come to her senses and realizes she needs to unite with D'Agosta and Pendergast to save all those unfortunates in the Tomb of Senef Best of all was the sudden change in Constance Greene.
Her pursuit and battle with Diogenes scenes were the best I've read in a long time. I felt cheated by "The Event". I absolutely can see one brother goading another into trouble, I just can't see that particular outcome.
Diogenes supposedly suffered brain damage in the ventromedial frontal cortex from the incident, which involved lights and sound. For revenge, he wanted to induce it in millions of people.
His first two victims had total psychotic breaks and became violent. They were beyond reason and so I wondered how Diogenes was able to think at all or be around people--years of self control?
I couldn't find any information on the so-called "Higginbottom region" but maybe it's out there somewhere. I know there's at least one more book now, one that focuses more on Constance Green.
I haven't decided whether I want to read it or not. I've been alternately exasperated, bored, and enthralled with the story so far I tend to enjoy books in a series more and more when I've developed a "relationship" with the characters.
This may not be the best written book in the series, but it feels like it to me because it is so true to the characters.
Raise your hand if you really think a detective can be as near-omniscient as Sherlock Holmes. Now, that being said, if you still enjoy suspending your disbelief enough to enjoy the improbable mastery of minutiae that Arthur Conan Doyle as Warning: Now, that being said, if you still enjoy suspending your disbelief enough to enjoy the improbable mastery of minutiae that Arthur Conan Doyle ascribed to Holmes, you would probably enjoy the Pendergast novels of Lincoln Child and Douglas Preston.
Some of the dust jackets of the hardbound versions of these novels compare Special F. Agent Pendergast and the Consulting Detective known as Holmes.
And how about all of those wonderful disguises used by both Aloysius and Diogenes Pendergast?! Frankly, if I had to believe the martial arts prowess demonstrated in one scene combined with the improbable escape in another, I would have exiled Child and Preston from the Wilsonian Library long ago.
Although they are clearly set in the latter part of the 20th century or first part of this century, they have atmospherics redolent of medieval Italy, antebellum U.
Child and Preston have an amazing ability to intertwine history and mystery within a modern conundrum. Not content with locked room mysteries, they insist on locked museum and locked prison mysteries, in spite of high-tech surveillance equipment and fail-safe procedures.
Ancient artifacts and legends are juxtaposed against surprisingly modern technologies and methodologies. Most amazing to me in this novel was an introspective journey taken by Agent Pendergast at a critical point in the plot.
For the purposes of the novel, it was an amazing way to handle exposition of the plot without resorting to a hokey dialogue.
It was as suspenseful as many of the action scenes. There is a marvelous interplay between loyalty and betrayal played off between the various ongoing relationships we have seen developing in the course of the series, as well as the new one developing in this book.
It may well be because of my interesting in the Ancient Near East in general and in Egyptology in specific that I found this book more satisfying than usual, but I think this may have been the best yet.
Aug 09, JoJo rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Recommended to JoJo by: Although all three books can be read without the other, if you read the last one first like i did, it ruins earlier books because you find out stuff ahead, like reading the last chapter of a book first.
Aug 10, C-shaw rated it it was amazing. Their writing is crisp and action-packed, with short chapters that can be read in a hurry.
One of the things I enjoy about a book is to come across words with which I am not familiar, in which case I usually look up the definition and write it in the book margin, thus hopefully improving my vocabulary.
This book is No. You never fail to steer me to good reads, Matthew. I neglected everything and read pages in two days. I feel like all my reviews for the Pendergast series are starting to sound the same, I'm gushing as if in love about how fantastic the books are but its still true, this story is phenomenal and it makes you want to read another and another, this could easily have thirty volumes and I would still want to read them all, as usual this book reads smooth as silk while the action cuts like a knife.
The Book of The Dead is the standard great stuff that one would expect from the insightful and intelligen I feel like all my reviews for the Pendergast series are starting to sound the same, I'm gushing as if in love about how fantastic the books are but its still true, this story is phenomenal and it makes you want to read another and another, this could easily have thirty volumes and I would still want to read them all, as usual this book reads smooth as silk while the action cuts like a knife.
The Book of The Dead is the standard great stuff that one would expect from the insightful and intelligent duo, their stories breathe a life of their own and to me they feel different than other novels.
Our world is filled with books, one can find them everywhere but whenever I read a Pendergast novel I feel as if I was holding something of heft and value, there is knowledge in these pages; ancient cultures, science, architecture, folklore and mysticism, curses, artifacts and it all sounds real enough to touch and some of it is but I especially adore all the breathtaking characters both good and bad and some in-between, in my opinion they are invaluable to the books.
I guess they speak to me, true love haha Pendergast lives in my mind beyond the pages of the book, that's how great he is.
The third in the Diogenes Pendergast trilogy and seventh in the Aloysius Pendergast series I highly recommend starting with Relic, Pendergast 1 story continues on the wild hunt to catch and expose the elusive Diogenes who is conveniently presumed to be dead by everyone but the small circle of our heroes.
The Queen of Narnia, The Heart of Eternity, The Indigo Ghost, Ultima Thule, The Fourth of July, The Zanzibar Green and of course Lucifer's Heart, all precious diamonds that were stole in the last installment are destroyed by Diogenes and arrive pulverized into a rainbow colored snow to the museum as a final act of madness and show of power.
The previous book was simply fantastic and it exposed Diogenes' identity but only to the reader, the entire museum still has no idea that not only is Diogenes alive but his secret identity is walking right under their noses.
To make matters worse, Aloysius Pendergast is in a top security prison and everyone that has always been jealous of him is gunning for the guy to go down, he deals with that brilliantly, boy that was fun!
Even though Aloysius is locked up he is the only one who can match up against his evil and twisted genius of a brother, their journey takes them half way through the globe and back.
My personal favorite part of the tale was the prison sequence, well pretty much all of it, I don't want to spoil anything but what happens to Pendergast in the prison is nuts.
I read all the parts while holding my breath, some I had to re-read because they were simply too good to only read once.
Ingenious and stunning, no deus-ex machina way out of this puppy! The film covers everything from a mystical medal that lends invulnerability to anyone who wears it, to a tantalising love-hate relationship between the two gods, while spiced up with musical interludes galore.
It's not often that the film's hero will pause to belt out a soul-searching rendition of Radiohead's Creep, but that kind of thing happens all the time in The Book Of Life.
Mix it all up with retellings of Mexican folklore, including visits to the joyously colourful Land of the Remembered and the ghostly grey Land of the Forgotten, and the film can be a somewhat frenetic viewing experience, to say the least.
But, for all that Gutierrez packs his film full of ideas and details, he also manages to make most of it work very well.
The love triangle may be trite, but there's nevertheless enough heart and humour holding Manolo, Maria and Joaquin together. Manolo's relationships with his dad Carlos Hector Elizondo and his departed mom Carmen Ana de la Reguera are coloured in with surprising depth as well.
It's also wonderful to see a love triangle centred around a girl who knows her own mind - and rest assured that Maria speaks it often enough to make a real impact.
The Book Of Life also doubles as a very welcome riot of imagination and tradition. Every frame of the film is beautifully and thoughtfully designed, down to the fact that Manolo seems to have been intricately crafted out of wood.
Moreover, instead of shying away from its Mexican roots to increase its global marketability, the film firmly embraces them. This gives Gutierrez room to craft some delicately dark moments in a graveyard or two, reminding everyone that those who have died can still live as long as they're remembered by the ones who loved them.
And yet, the film never descends into darkness, instead tapping into the giddying energy of a fiesta - most memorably in a journey through the Land of the Remembered - complete with heady bursts of colour and music.
There's no denying that Gutierrez's film can occasionally be too much to handle. It's loud and almost cheerfully silly, tossing pop songs and Mexican folklore into a mix that sometimes doesn't work.
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Use the HTML below. You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. This standardised version is known today as the 'Saite recension', after the Saite 26th dynasty.
In the Late period and Ptolemaic period , the Book of the Dead remained based on the Saite recension, though increasingly abbreviated towards the end of the Ptolemaic period.
The last use of the Book of the Dead was in the 1st century BCE, though some artistic motifs drawn from it were still in use in Roman times.
The Book of the Dead is made up of a number of individual texts and their accompanying illustrations. Most sub-texts begin with the word ro, which can mean "mouth," "speech," "spell," "utterance," "incantation," or "a chapter of a book.
At present, some spells are known,  though no single manuscript contains them all. They served a range of purposes. Some are intended to give the deceased mystical knowledge in the afterlife, or perhaps to identify them with the gods: Still others protect the deceased from various hostile forces or guide him through the underworld past various obstacles.
Famously, two spells also deal with the judgement of the deceased in the Weighing of the Heart ritual. Such spells as 26—30, and sometimes spells 6 and , relate to the heart and were inscribed on scarabs.
The texts and images of the Book of the Dead were magical as well as religious. Magic was as legitimate an activity as praying to the gods, even when the magic was aimed at controlling the gods themselves.
The act of speaking a ritual formula was an act of creation;  there is a sense in which action and speech were one and the same thing.
Hieroglyphic script was held to have been invented by the god Thoth , and the hieroglyphs themselves were powerful. Written words conveyed the full force of a spell.
The spells of the Book of the Dead made use of several magical techniques which can also be seen in other areas of Egyptian life.
A number of spells are for magical amulets , which would protect the deceased from harm. In addition to being represented on a Book of the Dead papyrus, these spells appeared on amulets wound into the wrappings of a mummy.
Other items in direct contact with the body in the tomb, such as headrests, were also considered to have amuletic value.
Almost every Book of the Dead was unique, containing a different mixture of spells drawn from the corpus of texts available. For most of the history of the Book of the Dead there was no defined order or structure.
The spells in the Book of the Dead depict Egyptian beliefs about the nature of death and the afterlife. The Book of the Dead is a vital source of information about Egyptian beliefs in this area.
One aspect of death was the disintegration of the various kheperu , or modes of existence. Mummification served to preserve and transform the physical body into sah , an idealised form with divine aspects;  the Book of the Dead contained spells aimed at preserving the body of the deceased, which may have been recited during the process of mummification.
The ka , or life-force, remained in the tomb with the dead body, and required sustenance from offerings of food, water and incense.
In case priests or relatives failed to provide these offerings, Spell ensured the ka was satisfied. It was the ba , depicted as a human-headed bird, which could "go forth by day" from the tomb into the world; spells 61 and 89 acted to preserve it.
An akh was a blessed spirit with magical powers who would dwell among the gods. The nature of the afterlife which the dead person enjoyed is difficult to define, because of the differing traditions within Ancient Egyptian religion.
In the Book of the Dead , the dead were taken into the presence of the god Osiris , who was confined to the subterranean Duat. There are also spells to enable the ba or akh of the dead to join Ra as he travelled the sky in his sun-barque, and help him fight off Apep.
There are fields, crops, oxen, people and waterways. The deceased person is shown encountering the Great Ennead , a group of gods, as well as his or her own parents.
While the depiction of the Field of Reeds is pleasant and plentiful, it is also clear that manual labour is required. For this reason burials included a number of statuettes named shabti , or later ushebti.
These statuettes were inscribed with a spell, also included in the Book of the Dead , requiring them to undertake any manual labour that might be the owner's duty in the afterlife.
The path to the afterlife as laid out in the Book of the Dead was a difficult one. The deceased was required to pass a series of gates, caverns and mounds guarded by supernatural creatures.
Their names—for instance, "He who lives on snakes" or "He who dances in blood"—are equally grotesque. These creatures had to be pacified by reciting the appropriate spells included in the Book of the Dead ; once pacified they posed no further threat, and could even extend their protection to the dead person.
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