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Hailed internationally as a page-turner in a league with the fiction of Thomas Harris, this lyrical and terrifying bestseller is the stunning achievement of an "extravagantly gifted" (Kirkus Reviews) new novelist. John Connolly superbly taps into the tortured mind and gritty world of former NYPD detective Charlie "Bird" Parker, tormented by the brutal, unsolved murders of his wife and young daughter. Driven by visions of the dead, Parker tracks a serial killer from New York City to the American South, and finds his buried instincts -- for love, survival, and, ultimately, for killing -- awakening as he confronts a monster beyond imagining...

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Every Dead Thing
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Every Dead Thing
August 9th, 2014
A bit too convoluted. Too many threads to try to keep straight. Although Connelly does tie them all together in the last chapters. Characters are well drawn & developed. I enjoy Louis & Angel. Does seem to be filled with more violence than I am comfortable believing actually happens in one person's life. Interesting observations of life in general Using the medium of the novel to explore the nuances of moral dilemmas & the need to justify choices of violence.
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Very long
August 11th, 2013
Too many characters and details that make this book very long to read. I found myself skipping an entire page once and wondering where this was all going.
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Wonderful story-teller
April 12th, 2013
Connolly posses a potent talent for drawing in his reader with vivid descriptions that make one forget he too is watching with his mind's eye...and not actually bearing witness to the events and characters he so expertly describes.
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