Unable to add item to List. A story that does not let you go, mixing the history of revo!utionary France and the beginning of OPEC in a captivating game of chess. This chess set is supposed to hold a powerful formula that will change the world. However, I'm giving it this rating because I still remember back more than two decades to my first. There is nothing about the characters origins, which was an open mystery at the end. $100,000 ad/promo; major foreign sales; BOMC altenate. Along with Shantaram, reviewed previously, this is a book that spoke to me. Before she leaves she attends a New Year's party, where she meets a fortune teller who gives her a cryptic riddle involving her date of birth and "the eight". I read this book many years ago and loved it so much i wrote to the author.
Please try your request again later. This has it all action, adventure, mystery, and a little romance. However, I'm giving it this rating because I still remember back more than two decades to my first encounter with the book and the sleepless nights that followed as I rushed to finish it! To me, the action and dangers are contrived, as is the object of the search.
I would like to see it in a thriller of a movie but the sets and locations would cost a fortune! No need to understand chess. The mystery of ancient chess pieces that hold a terrible secret affecting the lives of people across time and place. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. She could easily have cut out 200 pages and still told her story. Now the word "thriller" can be deemed to include slow moving, overly convoluted stories that wander from point to point with little actual plot development or indeed plot involvment!
There was a problem loading your book clubs. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. The book has been compared to the DaVinci Code, but I think that's an unfortunate comparison.
I originally read this book a few years ago and thoroughly enjoyed it. I put it off for months, pondering how to approach something so big in the 300 words I use for reviews. Anyone who enjoyed The Da Vinci Code should enjoy The Eight, and it is a better book, in my opinion. Something went wrong. Overall, Denaker's performance and the story's twist at the end make it worthwhile. Before heading off to a new assignment in Algeria, Cat has her palm read by a fortune-teller. Reviewed in the United States on June 29, 2016. Just get it! Reviewed in the United Kingdom on April 17, 2020.
Please try again. And I was waiting for the Velis = Lives anagram t. The story was not bad, although quite contrived and some interesting twists. Please try your request again later.
Jack Bauer. I read this book many years ago and loved it so much i wrote to the author. If you love twists, turns, plots, intrigue, passion this is the one for you.
Eight is an exceptional work by a superb artist who handles words like great painters handle their best paint brushes. It follows Cat Velis, a computer expert in the 70s who, as punishment for not getting involved in something underhanded at work, gets put on an assignment to Algeria. --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition. If Cat can bring the pieces back, there will be a generous reward. The tale is about the Whites against the Blacks and travels fromRussia to America, with a great many countries in between. So enjoy on the personal movie screen in you mind! Please try again.
Her novels include The Eight, A Calculated Risk, and The Magic Circle.
This tale commences in France in the 1700’s to New York in the 1970’s. "A thoroughly accomplished first novel," praised PW , "daring, original and moving, it seems destined to become a cult classic. The characters were never fully developed, I never got invested in any of the characters, and I found the book too plot-driven to an irritating degree - with too many historical elements "dropped in" (almost like name dropping) in order to tie the events to histo.
These items are shipped from and sold by different sellers. If you read it now, it may seem flat in comparison with these later works, which have taken a genre that in many ways Neville created and taken it to new levels. The author Katherine Neville, apparently has an insatiable appetite for research because this novel is full of very complicated and varied information from chess to mathematics to science. The author Katherine Neville, apparently has an insatiable appetite for research because this novel is full of very complicated and varied information … It is so convincingly accomplished that I have to keep reminding myself what is real and what is not. This shopping feature will continue to load items when the Enter key is pressed. The explanation of how numbers and mathematics play such an integral part of our lives was surprisingly interesting. Da Vinci Code has nothing on this book. Jack Ryan. Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free. Serious readers of historical fiction should miss this book. this book will remain a treasure for me in my library forever. I think I su. So enjoy on the personal movie screen in you mind!
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The writing is very readable.
A terrific book.
Definition of the word "thriller" changes.
Story is amazingly well written. It was well thought out and as a chess fan, it was a bonus.
Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in. Just wish i could play chess. A must read, especially for writers learning craft! Da Vinci Code has nothing on this book. This time around the internet and the instant word look up features in Kindle made my reading especially enjoyable.
Everything seems to be connected to an ancient quest. I just finished this for the second time!
Find all the books, read about the author, and more. The concept of Dead Like Me meets the drama and humor of Supernatural.
Both evolve into brave, unassuming heroines, but the real star is narrator Susan Denaker. It entertained me and educated me about France, Charlemagne, and a quest worthy of The DaVinci Code. Bravo Katherine. Involving Napoleon, Talleyrand, Casanova, Voltaire, Rousseau, Robespierre and Catherine the Great in the quest, Neville has great fun rewriting history and making it all ring true.
To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Female Indiana Jones looking for artifacts with chess in the background. I even went to the internet to read her website. The author Katherine Neville, apparently has an insatiable appetite for research because this novel is full of very complicated and varied information …
Does this book contain inappropriate content? She has so many characters to keep track of--from young and old French women to assorted New Yorkers and Algerian men. A heart-pounding thriller. But don't let this scare you off or you will deny yoeurself a world of experiences from Russia of Catherine the great to France during the revolution to Arabia and even New York in the 1970's. the last 100 pages were a real page-turner!!!!
Previous page of related Sponsored Products. This shopping feature will continue to load items when the Enter key is pressed. However, the chess service which contains the formula of eternal life was given by the moors to Charlemagne 1000 years previously.
Bob has a bad habit of being where people are dying, and cops want to know why. FLASH! How does an author take historical facts and then let imagination add one fictional idea to the mix around which is built a complex story and characters that spans 200 years? She could easily have cut out 200 pages and still told her story. I read this book for the first time in 1992 when I was fourteen.
I recommend this book. It is a historical fiction that feels like facts.
This tale commences in France in the 1700’s to New York in the 1970’s.
So buy a copy before the film comes out and find out for yourself what the secret of The Eight is all about. This book was the first of its kind: a historical thriller/whodunnit/magical story that was published in 1988. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.
It is a historical fiction that feels like facts.
The style was laborious - I wish someone could just walk into a room instead of entering the room lit by the amber glow of an oversized fireplace, in front of it were arrayed couches in a floral fabric and overstuffed pillows strewn on an leather ottoman. Stacey just broke up with her boyfriend, but a new guy is stalking her.
Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. For fans of political intrigue, military mystery and conspiracy Jack Noble is a perfect fit.". Let us know what’s wrong with this preview of, Published Cat finds out that the riddle is linked to Charlemagne's legendary chess set, the Montglane service. Brings back some lovely memories. I recommend this book. By Katherine Neville - The Fire: A Novel (Reprint) (2009-09-09) [Paperback].
A photograph of the author in San Francisco’s Marin Headlands, California, 1985. The story is well done, though characters could have been pared more carefully for the abridgment. Something went wrong. Katherine Neville would have fit right in with the authors of that time.
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