The books don't always need to feature living creatures: Exceptions are made for works where paleontology and evolution are the main focus. Al-Kalli gives the book to Beth Cox, an expert in medieval texts, to translate. A husband doing an excavation of a tar pit and a wife who works with manuscripts are drawn into ancient evils and rituals. The one part that kept me interested but ultimately let me down in the end dealt with an illuminated manuscript. V knihe je množstvo vedeckých názov, ktorým som nerozumela. Pracuje v Los Angels, v múzeu. This was a sadly pedestrian book about what could have been an exciting topic, pre-historic beasts that have been kept alive by a wealthy family.
Bola som tak na strane +- 150 a začalo to byť zaujímavé. I like the writing style and subject matter but got left hanging with many loose ends. V jame číslo 91 je veľa pozostatkov z dávnych vekov. His latest fiction novel is The Jekyll Revelation, published in 2016. I have been trying to find a sequel to this book because the fallen angel appears with hints then abruptly the story ended. There were also a couple of underdeveloped scenarios that needed some expansion. The one part that kept me interested but ultimately let me down in the end dealt with an illuminated manuscript.
A ten koniec bol rýchly ako Usain Bolt. Thus four stars was all I could muster. Commissioned to restore it is the beautiful young art curator, Beth Cox. I listened to This was a sadly pedestrian book about what could have been an exciting topic, pre-historic beasts that have been kept alive by a wealthy family. Začiatok som čítala asi tri či štyri dni.
If a book sounds interesting to you regardless of what I say, go grab it. Commissioned to restore it is the beautiful young art curator, Beth Cox. A mysterious Iraqi millionaire named Mohammed Al-Kalli possesses an equally mysterious, ancient book called The Beasts of Eden, which is a catalog of fabulous, monstrous creatures, including gryphons, gorgons, manticores, and the like which we know early on will turn out to be quite real. Everyone has their own tastes. Leider kommt Spannung in dem Buch erst auf den letzten gut 100 Seiten auf und es wird eine Person immer wieder am Rande erwähnt, die für die Protagonisten scheinbar eine große Bedeutung hat, doch warum wird bis zum Ende nicht klar. I will not read any more of his books. Also werde ich das demnächst auch lesen, denn es interessiert mich! In The Jekyll Revelation, environmental scientist Rafael Salazar discovers a strange and old trunk which contains a flask of elixir and journal by Robert Louis Stevenson.
Pri misii sa stane niečo zlé. While he definitely has writing skills, for me he is not a very good story teller. For a couple so in love they don't communicate or spend any time together. The elixir has a very strong effect on Stevenson, which makes him see and experience strange things. Es gibt auch eine Sache, die mir noch immer etwas unklar ist, die aber im Vorgängerbuch erklärt wird. Ale odhalí jednu čudnú vec.
The idea of an ancient family owning and protecting what they feel are mythical beasts but are actually prehistoric is kinda cool. The pacing of the story is good, you get pulled along as things go wrong. Carter wills step back into a world before time… and unleash the creatures that haunt our dreams and nightmares. A manuscript illuminated with fantastical creatures said to have roamed the Garden of Eden, the bestiary has been handed down throughout the centuries by one of the Arab world's most prominent families. Many plot devices are abandoned without explanation and the book was very unsatisfying.
There's a beautifully illustrated manuscript, with illustrations of mythical creatures, referred to as a Bestiary. Neštudujem predsa paleontológiu že áno? As usual with the Robert Masello books, there are two threads intertwining: a story set in the past and one set in the present. The document itself is hundreds of years old, the catch is, the subjects are still alive. Before writing his books, the author is always doing a thorough search for each of the personalities he ends up depicting in his novels and more often than not, he manages to come up with quite a unique angle for his main characters. Príbeh sa točí okolo knihy, ktorá popisuje bájne zvieratá. A paleontologist finds himself led by the bestiary into a living, breathing menagerie of wonders and horrors. For a couple so in love they don't communicate or spend any time together.
The result would be Bestiary. I'm going to give it three out of six beers, with maybe a shot of tequila on the side. Pokiaľ hľadáte niečo v štýle Dana Browna, alebo máte radi paleontológiu, tak neváhajte a kupujte! Niečo, čo doslova pohltilo jedného z vojakov. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Just what I needed after reading so many other disappointing novels. V jame číslo 91 je veľa pozostatkov z dávnych vekov. Some plot points are introduced and go nowhere.
Commissioned to restore it is the beautiful young art curator, Beth Cox. The Medusa Amulet is set in the Italian Renaissance period and there we meet the well-known sculptor Benvenuto Cellini. Tieto príbehy sa spoja, a začne to byť zaujímavé. I don't like horror, but since I had the book I decided to read it anyway. Short Synopsis In this supernatural thriller by Robert Masello, the bestselling author of Blood and Ice, Beth Cox is commissioned to restore a manuscript which will lead her husband, Carter, into a living, breathing menagerie of wonders and horrors.
Their son is creepy and the brief unnecessary love scene was just icky. Most of the Robert Masello books are historical thrillers with a touch a great touch of paranormal. But it is Beth's husband, Carter—a paleontologist making his own dire discoveries in Los Angeles's famed La Brea Tar Pits—who will be led by the bestiary into a living, breathing menagerie of wonders…and horrors. Potrebovala by som trošku viac akcie a podobne. A začne sa diať niečo čudné.