The Descent

The Descent

Book - 1999
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At the dawn of a new millennium, humankind faces its ultimate challenge as a demonic horde, led by a satanic overlord, prepares to leave its subterranean kingdom for an apocalyptic confrontation with the forces of good.
Publisher: New York : Crown Publishers, 1999.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780609602935
0609602934
Branch Call Number: LONG
Characteristics: 450p. 24cm.

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rahmmie
Aug 15, 2015

IN MY OPINION, HORRIBLY OVERRATED...

even if it does have a mix of thriller with philosophical insight. The end is crude; the whole issue of Satan mixed with the adventure in the book didn't quite cut it for me. One or the other would have been great, but mixed, it felt like the book tried to accomplish too much without managing to reach the finish line with either attempt

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threeoutside
Jan 21, 2014

I got this book years ago on the strength of the very first page. I've never *read* such a compelling first page. I ended up reading into the wee hours that night to find out what happens. There are some flaws in the book but mostly it's a fascinating roller-coaster mix of Journey to the Center of the Earth, DaVinci Code-like religious sleuthery, gut-wrenching horror and awesome heroism.

Hmm...I may just go re-read it...

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blueroo276
Aug 28, 2013

An interesting premise that doesn't quite "work." The author skips around a lot, so the story is hard to follow in places and you don't spend enough time with any particular characters to care much about what happens to them. Also rather tedious and overdone for shock value.

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