posts on 2/21/2008 10:12:11 PM
Has anyone out there read "Cathedral" by nelson demille
posts on 1/10/2008 2:04:35 PM
I read Word of Honor, couldn't put it down. The Book ended abruptly(paper back)at page 710,Daniel Kelly on the stand, then started again with chapter 1 to 4. Never saw the ending.How frustrating is that.!!!What happened????
posts on 1/6/2007 4:43:32 PM
Just for clarification, as a British person, I'm not aware that British people say 'premiss', we too say 'premise'. My Oxford English Dictionary quotes: premise N & v/premis/1. Logic = premiss. Not sure what that means.
As far as I'm aware, the book isn't out yet in the UK, normally love Nelson's books and have bought most of them. Going by the reviews here, and almost reading between the lines in his newsletters, not sure I'll bother with this one, wait until it's available in the local library.
Dr. B. Schenk
posts on 12/6/2006 5:32:35 PM
The book was a great disappointment to me...as my expectations waiting two years for a DeMille novel weren't worth the wait. The British say premiss we say premise but no matter how you slice it that was the failure. The story line that didn't hold water in the biggest stretch undid al of Nelsons get humor and cleverness. It made me feel he didn't have this book in him but was forced to come up with something. I guess eating took precident over talent. I hope DeMille does not go the way of Patterson JUST CHURN EM OUT.This from a critic who thinks Gold Coast, The Generals Daughter, Word Of Honor, and Up Country amoung his best reads of all time.
posts on 12/6/2006 9:48:01 AM
I cannot believe that this stupid novel was written by the author of the “Gold Coast”. It’s a shame for such a talented writer to become so primitive!
posts on 6/8/2006 4:33:57 PM
I have been an avid fan since I first read The Gold Coast years ago.
Although I enjoyed Up Country, I found it to be rather long in juxtaposition to the amount of sustained action. Additionally, I found the ending somewhat problematic because I felt that more solutions seemed to be needed to bring the book to a satifying conclusion!
posts on 5/29/2006 9:27:12 AM
Lest we forget....
Today is Memorial Day in the US -- a day we set aside to remember those who've made the ultimate sacrifice. The following passage is from DeMille's "Up Country" -- which, to me, says it all...
" ... I remember the helicopter I was on swooping in for a touch-and-go landing, and I was standing on the landing skid, ready to jump, and the guy standing on the skid beside me put his lips to my ear and shouted over the din of explosions, “Hey, Brenner, you think this is a go?”
We both laughed in recognition of what we and everyone had been thinking before the assault began, and in that moment, we formed a communal bond with every soldier in history who ever waited for the sound of the bugle, the war pipes, the whistle, the red flare, or whatever it was that meant GO.
GO. You are no longer human, you have no mothers, no wives, no one you care about, except the man beside you. GO. This is the moment you have been dreading for as long as you can remember, this is the fear that comes to you in the night before you sleep, and the nightmare that wakes you out of your sleep. This is it – it's here, it's now, it's real. GO. Meet it. ...."
posts on 9/27/2005 9:48:03 PM
Since last summer I started reading nelson demille's book and almost all of the ones Ive read are great. Especailly Word of Honor and Gold Coast
posts on 9/26/2005 10:42:10 PM
I became fascinated by Demille's books and have all of the "normal" hardcover first eidtions, all the way from "Babylon" to "Nightfall". It seems that two espeically - "Word of Honor" and "The Talbot Odyssey" are bedccoming hard to find.
Continued in #2
posts on 9/14/2005 1:25:57 AM
I just finished reading The Cathedral by Nelson DeMille. Does anyone have an opinion on the significance of Brian Finn's experience at Whitethorne Abby, at the beginning of the book, when he met Father Donnelly & got the ring that he wore from which he took his new identity of Finn McCummell? Thank you.
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