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Necropolis

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ISBN10 : 0231546963

Publisher : Columbia University Press

Number of Pages : 262

Category : Biography & Autobiography

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Book Summary: In this unique literary memoir, “the greatest Russian poet of our time” pays tribute to the major authors of Russian Symbolist movement (Vladimir Nabokov). In Necropolis, the poet Vladislav Khodasevich turns to prose to memorializes some of the greatest writers of late 19th and early 20th century Russia. In the process, he delivers an insightful and intimate eulogy of the era. Recalling figures including Alexander Blok, Sergey Esenin, Fyodor Sologub, and the socialist realist Maxim Gorky, Khodasevich reveals how their lives and artworks intertwined, including a notorious love triangle among Nina Petrovskaya, Valery Bryusov, and Andrei Bely. Khodasevich testifies to the seductive and often devastating Symbolist ideal of turning one’s life into a work of art. He notes how this ultimately left one man with the task of memorializing his fellow artists after their deaths. Khodasevich’s portraits deal with revolution, disillusionment, emigration, suicide, the vocation of the poet, and the place of the artist in society. Personal and deeply perceptive, Necropolis show the early twentieth-century Russian literary scene in a new light.

The Gatekeepers #4: Necropolis

Author : Anthony Horowitz

ISBN10 : 0545295254

Publisher : Scholastic Inc.

Number of Pages : 400

Category : Juvenile Fiction

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Book Summary: The stakes get higher in #1 NYT bestselling author Anthony Horowitz's latest masterpiece. As the fourth novel in the spellbinding Gatekeepers series begins, the world is under the greatest threat it's ever known. The evil corporation Nightrise has amassed an immense amount of power . . . and the devastating force of the Old Ones is about to be unleashed around the globe. To stop this from happening, Matt and three of the Gatekeepers head to Hong Kong--not just the modern city of skyscrapers and wealth, but the secretive underworld beneath. In Hong Kong they will meet the final Gatekeeper, a girl named Scarlet, whose fate is inextricably joined to their own....

Necropolis

Author : Avtar Singh

ISBN10 : 1617754587

Publisher : Akashic Books

Number of Pages : 288

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 1298

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Book Summary: "Someone is cutting off victims' fingers in New Delhi and vampires and lycans are suspects in this ambitious mix of detection and the supernatural from Singh." --Publishers Weekly "Sajan Dayal, a Delhi detective, pursues a serial (though nonlethal) collector of human fingers. Dayal's team encounters would-be vampires and werewolves, plus a woman named Razia who may or may not be centuries old." --Publishers Weekly, Spring 2016 Announcements "An intriguing mix of history, myth and the realities of contemporary New Delhi...Astonishing and satisfying." --Reviewing the Evidence "Superbly gothic...The novel is a compelling one and certain to be a great addition to courses on detective fiction and noir, especially given its focus on a city that has not necessarily or traditionally been attached to mystery and mayhem. Singh is giving places like Los Angeles and San Francisco a run for their money in this re-envisioning of the urban noir." --Asian American Literature Fans "Necropolis is a ravishing beauty of prose that is as sumptuous as it is gripping...Imagine a cocktail of V.S. Naipaul, Agatha Christie, Elmore Leonard, and E.M. Forster, and you have the essence of this haunting and ferociously charming novel." --Ken Bruen, author of Green Hell "I tore though Necropolis with great pleasure and a fair measure of unease. It's a grisly, wonderfully written novel that interweaves disparate genres and styles into a whole that satisfies thoroughly. As fine a crime novel as I've read in the last year." --Scott Phillips, author of The Ice Harvest "Avtar Singh's Necropolis is an ode to ancient, medieval, and Old Delhi, a romantic ballad that cuts across time, if not place, and melds features of classic detective fiction with those of the hard-boiled and roman noir in a style that is exquisitely the author's." --Sumana Mukherjee, Mint Necropolis follows Sajan Dayal, a detective in pursuit of a serial (though nonlethal) collector of fingers. He encounters would-be vampires and werewolves, and a woman named Razia who may or may not be centuries old. Guided by Singh's gorgeous and masterful writing, the novel peels back layers of a city in thrall to its past, hostage to its present, and bitterly divided as to its future. Delhi went from being an imperial capital to provincial backwater in a few centuries: the journey back to exploding commercial metropolis has been compressed into a few decades. Combining elements of crime, fantasy, and noir, Necropolis tackles the questions of origin, ownership, and class that such a revolution inevitably raises. The world of Delhi, the sweep of its history--its grandeur, grimness, and criminality--all of it comes alive in Necropolis.

Necropolis

Author : Catharine Arnold

ISBN10 : 1847394930

Publisher : Simon and Schuster

Number of Pages : 320

Category : History

Viewed : 1874

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Book Summary: From Roman burial rites to the horrors of the plague, from the founding of the great Victorian cemeteries to the development of cremation and the current approach of metropolitan society towards death and bereavement -- including more recent trends to displays of collective grief and the cult of mourning, such as that surrounding the death of Diana, Princess of Wales -- NECROPOLIS: LONDON AND ITS DEAD offers a vivid historical narrative of this great city's attitude to going the way of all flesh. As layer upon layer of London soil reveals burials from pre-historic and medieval times, the city is revealed as one giant grave, filled with the remains of previous eras -- pagan, Roman, medieval, Victorian. This fascinating blend of archaeology, architecture and anecdote includes such phenomena as the rise of the undertaking trade and the pageantry of state funerals; public executions and bodysnatching. Ghoulishly entertaining and full of fascinating nuggets of information, Necropolis leaves no headstone unturned in its exploration of our changing attitudes to the deceased among us. Both anecdotal history and cultural commentary, Necropolis will take its place alongside classics of the city such as Peter Ackroyd's LONDON.

Necropolis (Book One)

Author : Penn Fawn

ISBN10 : 1393283551

Publisher : Penn Fawn

Number of Pages : 424

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: Necropolis is a dark fantasy series about the afterlife in which eight men, three after being killed, and five after entering a portal, acknowledge the life they once knew ended, but continues within the hellish confines of the underworld. Hell is the operative word as this is a story featuring curses, black magic, and the supernatural powers who impose them. Being cast into a lake of fire is one of a number of potential horrors the men face should they fail to avoid the Shetani, malevolent spirits personified as men. These misanthropic and supernatural forces who work in concert with the necromancer, the chief practitioner of dark arts and sorcery, could not be more indifferent to the fallen men’s plight. The man eating ghouls, and the gargoyles they encounter while on their never ending quest to find safety aren’t any more hospitable. In the midst of desperation to discover whether there is a way to find some place of refuge or save their souls, five of the eight men learn the Necropolis, a diamond-studded jewel imbued with a magical power, is critical to their having any hope of finding salvation.

Alive in Necropolis

Author : Doug Dorst

ISBN10 : 1101014946

Publisher : Penguin

Number of Pages : 448

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: A "dark and funny debut"(Seattle-Times) about a young police officer struggling to maintain a sense of reality in a town where the dead outnumber the living. Colma, California, the "cemetery city" serving San Francisco, is the resting place of the likes of Joe DiMaggio, Wyatt Earp, and William Randolph Hearst. It is also the home of Michael Mercer, a by-the-book rookie cop struggling to settle comfortably into adult life. Instead, he becomes obsessed with the mysterious fate of his predecessor, Sergeant Wes Featherstone, who spent his last years policing the dead as well as the living. As Mercer attempts to navigate the drama of his own daily life, his own grip on reality starts to slip-either that, or Colma's more famous residents are not resting in peace as they should be.

Necropolis

Author : Catharine Arnold

ISBN10 : 1847394930

Publisher : Simon and Schuster

Number of Pages : 320

Category : History

Viewed : 1959

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Book Summary: From Roman burial rites to the horrors of the plague, from the founding of the great Victorian cemeteries to the development of cremation and the current approach of metropolitan society towards death and bereavement -- including more recent trends to displays of collective grief and the cult of mourning, such as that surrounding the death of Diana, Princess of Wales -- NECROPOLIS: LONDON AND ITS DEAD offers a vivid historical narrative of this great city's attitude to going the way of all flesh. As layer upon layer of London soil reveals burials from pre-historic and medieval times, the city is revealed as one giant grave, filled with the remains of previous eras -- pagan, Roman, medieval, Victorian. This fascinating blend of archaeology, architecture and anecdote includes such phenomena as the rise of the undertaking trade and the pageantry of state funerals; public executions and bodysnatching. Ghoulishly entertaining and full of fascinating nuggets of information, Necropolis leaves no headstone unturned in its exploration of our changing attitudes to the deceased among us. Both anecdotal history and cultural commentary, Necropolis will take its place alongside classics of the city such as Peter Ackroyd's LONDON.

Necropolis

Author : James Axler

ISBN10 : 146033177X

Publisher : Gold Eagle

Number of Pages : 320

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 1390

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Book Summary: KINGDOM OF HELL The damnation and deception that enslaved humanity was exposed after the earth was razed by a nuclear holocaust. As immortal god kings continue to lay claim to the planet, the epic struggle to repossess Earth rages on. The Cerberus rebels fight for mankind's free will and enlightened purpose wherever the battle for freedom takes them. But nothing can prepare them for the bloodred shadows of a new, special hell…. CITY OF BLOOD After blasting open the gates of the underworld, the Cerberus warriors face a fresh evil. Deep beneath the African continent, a hidden city teems with bloodthirsty creatures ruled by a vicious queen. As her shape-shifting minions swarm to outmaneuver Kane and his allies, the rebels race to contain the unfurling horror. With the undead descending upon Africa, the warriors must escape a destiny far worse than they could ever imagine—as tortured ambassadors for the vampire kingdom.

Necropolis

Author : Michael Dempsey

ISBN10 : 1597803162

Publisher : Start Publishing LLC

Number of Pages : 320

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: In a world where death is a thing of the past, how far would you go to solve your own murder? NYPD detective Paul Donner and his wife Elise were killed in a hold-up gone wrong. Fifty years later, Donner is back: revived courtesy of the Shift. Supposedly the unintended side-effect of a botched biological terrorist attack and carried by a ubiquitous retrovirus, the Shift jump-starts dead DNA and throws the life cycle into reverse, so reborns like Donner must cope with the fact that they are not only slowly youthing toward a new childhood, but have become New York's most hated minority. With New York quarantined beneath a geodesic blister, government and basic services have been outsourced by a private security corporation named Surazal. Reborns and infected norms alike struggle in a counterclockwise world, where everybody gets younger, you can see Elvis every night at Radio City Music Hall, and nobody has any hope of ever seeing the outside world. Lost in a sea of nostalgia, NYC becomes an inwardly focused schizophrenic culture of alienation and loss. In this backwards-looking culture where only some of the dead have returned, Donner is haunted by revivers guilt, and becomes obsessed with finding out who killed him and his non-returning wife. Little does he know, strange forces have already begun tracking him. Donner isn't the only one obsessed with the past.

The Late Minoan III Necropolis of Armenoi

Author : Yannis Tzedakis,Holley Martlew,Robert Arnott

ISBN10 : 1623034191

Publisher : INSTAP Academic Press (Institute for Aegean Prehistory)

Number of Pages : 284

Category : History

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Book Summary: This is the first volume on the Late Minoan III Necropolis of Armenoi in western Crete. To date two hundred and thirty-two chamber tombs have been excavated. The necropolis is the most important and extensive, and the only intact, cemetery that dates to Late Bronze Age III on Crete. It was very rich in finds, which include more than 800 decorated vases, significant bronzes, painted larnakes, a boar’s tooth helmet and a stirrup jar with a Linear B inscription, and there is evidence for the remains of up to a thousand individuals. The volume presents the background and history of the site, describes and illustrates the most important finds. Field surveys and a geophysical survey were carried out with the goal of discovering the wealthy town which built the necropolis, and this was accomplished. Catalogues of the Minoan finds, and also the oft-overlooked Roman and Byzantine ones, from the surveys are included. Chapters on the topographical and the geological settings of the necropolis are presented, as well as a proposed method for tomb construction, a potential metal resource, and a chapter which discusses Armenoi, Western Crete and the Linear B tablets from Knossos.

Necropolis City of the Dead

Author : Mark Davis

ISBN10 : 1445635062

Publisher : Amberley Publishing Limited

Number of Pages : 128

Category : Photography

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Book Summary: A fascinating history of Undercliffe Victorian Cemetery - 'works of art', created as much for the living as they were for the dead.

Voices from Necropolis

Author : Sara Khorshidi

ISBN10 : 3643911602

Publisher : LIT Verlag Münster

Number of Pages : 186

Category : ,

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Book Summary: At the intersection of Derrida's philosophy and Spivak's influence on narrative studies, this study offers a critical effort that goes against the mainstream of contemporary studies about autobiographical texts, here Reading Lolita in Tehran and Persepolis. On another level, this book is an attempt to interrogate critically the relation of subalternity and autobiographical writing, which is only made possible by extending the range of the genre of autobiography so that it can bear witness to what has been condemned to be unnarratable and, consequently, unheard.

The Necropolis Empire

Author : Tim Pratt

ISBN10 : 1839080779

Publisher : Simon and Schuster

Number of Pages : 352

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: The key to controlling the galaxy is hidden on a distant planet, and interplanetary powers will do anything to unlock its secrets, in this epic space opera from the best-selling game, Twilight Imperium Bianca Xing has spent a lifetime on a provincial planet, dreaming of travelling the stars. When her planet is annexed by the Barony of Letnev, Bianca finds herself being taken into custody, told that she’s special – the secret daughter of a brilliant scientist, hidden away on a remote planet for her own safety. But the truth about Bianca is stranger. There are secrets hidden in her genetic code that could have galaxy altering consequences. Driven by an incredible yearning and assisted by the fearsome Letnev Captain, Dampierre, Bianca must follow her destiny to the end, even if it leads to places that are best left forgotten.

The Necropolis Railway

Author : Andrew Martin

ISBN10 : 0571252222

Publisher : Faber & Faber

Number of Pages : 240

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 1584

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Book Summary: 'A brilliant murder mystery set in Edwardian London about a railway line that runs only to a massive cemetery.' Daily Mirror When railwayman Jim Stringer moves to the garish and tawdry London of 1903, he finds his duties are confined to a mysterious graveyard line. The men he works alongside have formed an instant loathing for him - and his predecessor has disappeared under suspicious circumstances. Can Jim work out what is going on before he too is travelling on a one-way coffin ticket aboard the Necropolis Railway? 'Guaranteed to make the flesh creep and the skin crawl, a masterful novel about a mad, clanking, fog-bound world.' Simon Winchester 'A murderous conspiracy of a plot graced with style, wit and the sharp, true taste of a time gone by ... So beautifully nuanced and so effortlessly pleasurable to read that you almost want to keep it a personal secret.' Independent on Sunday

Last Landscapes

Author : Ken Worpole

ISBN10 : 1861895399

Publisher : Reaktion Books

Number of Pages : 224

Category : Architecture

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Book Summary: Last Landscapes is an exploration of the cult and celebration of death, loss and memory. It traces the history and design of burial places throughout Europe and the USA, ranging from the picturesque tradition of the village churchyard to tightly packed "cities of the dead", such as the Jewish Cemetery in Prague and Père Lachaise in Paris. Other landscapes that feature in this book include the war cemeteries of northern France, Viking burial islands in central Sweden, Etruscan tombs and early Christian catacombs in Italy, the 17th-century Portuguese–Jewish cemetery "Beth Haim" at Ouderkerk in the Netherlands, Forest Lawns in California, Derek Jarman’s garden in Kent and the Stockholm Woodland Cemetery. It is a fact that architecture "began with the tomb", yet, as Ken Worpole shows us in Last Landscapes, many historic cemeteries have been demolished or abandoned in recent times (notably the case with Jewish cemeteries in Eastern Europe), and there has been an increasing loss of inscription and memorialization in the modern urban cemetery. Too often cemeteries today are both poorly designed and physically and culturally marginalized. Worse, cremation denies a full architectural response to the mystery and solemnity of death. The author explores how modes of disposal – burial, cremation, inhumation in mausoleums and wall tombs – vary across Europe and North America, according to religious and other cultural influences. And Last Landscapes raises profound questions as to how, in an age of mass cremation, architects and landscape designers might create meaningful structures and settings in the absence of a body, since for most of history the human body itself has provided the fundamental structural scale. This evocative book also contemplates other forms of memorialization within modern societies, from sculptures to parks, most notably the extraordinary Duisberg Park, set in a former giant steelworks in Germany’s Ruhr Valley.

Necropolis

Author : Wiśniewski Łukasz

ISBN10 : 5042744754

Publisher : Litres

Number of Pages : N.A

Category : Computers

Viewed : 1838

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Book Summary: Poniższy nieoficjalny poradnik do gry Necropolis stanowi kompletne kompendium pozwalające na zdobycie wszystkich niezbędnych informacji przydatnych w toku rozgrywki. Zawarte tutaj wskazówki pozwolą na pełne ukończenie gry z uwzględnieniem wszystkich dostępnych osiągnięć i trofeów. W początkowych rozdziałach znajdziesz informacje dotyczące podstawowych mechanik rozgrywki, sterowania i interfejsu. Poradnik zawiera również rozdział zatytułowany «porady ogólne», który jest kompendium najistotniejszych porad, które pomogą ci szybciej i efektywniej ukończyć grę. Dalsze rozdziały poradnika traktują o wszystkich rodzajach wyposażenia dostępnego w grze, zarówno konwencjonalnego jak i magicznego. Osobny rozdział został poświęcony wytwarzaniu przedmiotów wraz z potrzebnymi do tego recepturami. Znajdziesz tu również pełny bestiariusz z uwzględnieniem mocnych i słabych stron poszczególnych przeciwników. Dodatkowo omówione zostaną elementy charakterystyczne dla poziomów w grze oraz porady dotyczące walki. Poradnik do Necropolis zawiera: Wskazówki pozwalające na skuteczne pokonywanie przeciwników i osiąganie dalszych poziomów; Spis wszystkich osiągnięć i trofeów w grze Informacje dotyczące sterowania, elementów interfejsu i mechaniki rozgrywki Komentarz dotyczący wszystkich elementów wyposażenia Pełen bestiariusz z uwzględnieniem cech poszczególnych przeciwników Porady dotyczące craftingu i niezbędne receptury Rozdział «porady ogólne» stanowiący zbiór najistotniejszych porad i wskazówek W poradniku do Necropolis nie znajdziesz map oraz pełnej solucji przejścia poszczególnych poziomów katakumb. Poziomy generowane są proceduralnie przy każdym ponownym uruchomieniu rozgrywki, aczkolwiek zostaną omówione ich elementy wspólne. Poradnik do gry Necropolis zawiera dokładny opis mechanizmów rozgrywki, porady dotyczące eksploracji podziemi czy informacje na temat sterowania. Z poradnika dowiesz się również jak dobrze walczyć oraz tworzyć przydatne przedmioty. Necropolis – poradnik do gry zawiera poszukiwane przez graczy tematy i lokacje jak m.in. Pancerze (Wyposażenie) Kodeksy (Wyposażenie) Broń i tarcza (Wyposażenie) Zadania (Mechanika rozgrywki) Otoczenie (Mechanika rozgrywki) Sterowanie (Podstawy) Dodatkowe (Wyposażenie) Interfejs (Podstawy) Informacje ogólne (Mechanika rozgrywki) Osiągnięcia i Trofea (Podstawy)

Chersonesan Studies 1

Author : Richard Posamentir

ISBN10 : 0292743718

Publisher : University of Texas Press

Number of Pages : 510

Category : Social Science

Viewed : 473

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Book Summary: Chersonesan Studies 1 presents the painted grave stelai of the Early Hellenistic necropolis of Chersonesos Taurike, a Greek city on the northern shore of the Black Sea. This unique collection of over one hundred objects is of major interest to students of ancient art and Greek culture. Their polychrome decoration has been extraordinarily well preserved, a rarity in the ancient world. They compose a remarkable, even unique, body of evidence of Greek funerary memorial sculpture: their shapes are gender-specific, their depicted objects are gender- and age-specific, and they can be ascribed to a handful of specific workshops. Their surprising uniformity requires an explanation, since comparable assemblages from other parts of the Greek world show substantial diversity in all these aspects. This book provides the first complete catalog and description of the stelai, together with full-color illustrations of all the significant stelai and many details. Through his painstaking recovery and reassembling of fragments, as well as the use of advanced photographic techniques, Richard Posamentir has been able to add a whole new dimension to the study of these artifacts. The volume covers the history of the stelai, analysis of the workshops, and reconstruction of the necropolis that the stelai originally graced. A comparison chapter discusses how the stelai fit into the context of Greek funerary art and provides insights into the culture and society of a city on the Black Sea.

Necropolis

Author : Christopher Nuttall

ISBN10 : 1908168722

Publisher : Elsewhen Press

Number of Pages : 416

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 388

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Book Summary: The British Empire is teetering on the brink of war with France. A war that may, for the first time, see magicians in the ranks on both sides. The Royal Sorceress, Lady Gwendolyn Crichton, will be responsible for the Empire’s magical resources when the time comes. Still struggling to overcome prejudice within the Royal College of Sorcerers, she has at least earnt the gratitude of much of the aristocracy, if not their respect. Just when Gwen needs to be firmly focussed on training new sorcerers, her adopted daughter Olivia, the only known living necromancer, is kidnapped. Her abduction could signal a terrible new direction in the impending war. But Intelligence soon establishes that it was Russian agents who took Olivia, so an incognito Gwen joins a British diplomatic mission to Russia, an uncertain element in the coming conflict. Once she has arrived in St Petersburg, she discovers that the Tsar is deranged and with the help of a mad monk has a plan that threatens the entire world. Immediately following on from The Great Game, Necropolis sees Gwen thrust into the wider international arena as political unrest spreads throughout Europe and beyond, threatening to hasten an almighty conflict. Once again Christopher Nuttall combines exciting fantasy with believable alternate history that is almost close enough for us to touch.

Necropolis

Author : Patrick Leis

ISBN10 : 8771570691

Publisher : Valeta

Number of Pages : 239

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: "- Vi har afspærret de hårdest ramte zoner og kæmper fra hus til hus. Det skal retfærdigvis nævnes, at bykrig er den sværeste og mest ressourcekrævende form for kamp, men... - Men vinder vi? Afbrød samfundsministeren utålmodigt. - Hvordan ser situationen ud? - Naturligvis får vi nedkæmpet modstanden, svarede generalen uden at kigge ministeren i øjnene. - De må bare forstå, at... Ja, der er åbenbart rigtig mange fjender..." Dette er afslutningen, dette er begyndelsen. Kuren, der skulle have hjulpet så mange, blev et mareridt. De døde rejste sig og drog hærgende over kloden. Men hvordan kunne det gå så galt, hvorfor blev de rigtige beslutninger ikke truffet, før Smitten nåede at sprede sig og alle systemer brød sammen? "Necropolis" er en yderst saftig zombie-roman, som sender sin læser langt ned i et mareridt af levende døde" Fyns Stiftstidende

Samuel Wedge

Author : Kevin D. Annett

ISBN10 : 1496965124

Publisher : AuthorHouse

Number of Pages : 260

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 977

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Book Summary: Like Salman Rushdie’s “Joseph Anton,” Kevin Annett’s novel, through the scope and freedom of fiction, allows him to describe the trials of a man who seeks to oppose and bring to justice people in high places who are protected by the government, the justice system, and the popular media. The action ranges from Vancouver Island to Central Florida and spans some thirty years of the protagonist’s life. It is a human tragedy written with humor and compassion. It is strictly for a mature and serious readership of all ages.