His latest project is recovering a stolen necklace, which carries with it an ancient curse that may unleash a horde of Bengali demons. Jack is used to danger, but this time Gia's daughter Vicky is threatened. Can Jack overcome the curse of the yellow necklace and bring Vicky safely back home?
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"F. Paul Wilson weaves spells with words." (Dean Koontz)
"A riveting combination of detective story and horror fiction....This thriller is fast-action fun!" (Publishers Weekly)
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Marlowe meets Dresden
The story had few lulls and those were necessary to flesh out the characters, I found myself wanting to warn the characters to be careful. It was fun to hear the banter between protagonist and antagonist and Wilson did not leave the "villain" 2 dimensional but gave us peeks of a man doing what he thought was right regardles of the consequences.
Joe Barrett did an excellent job in presenting Repariman Jack
I only made it a few hours into this book. I'm not a fan of a lot of personal backstory, especially when it involves yearning for exes and emotional duress. If you appreciate that kind of character, though, I think this would be a good book.
Wilson does an excellent job here of creating a hero who feels pulled in two directions. He readily admits who and what he is, but is hurt by others' rejection of that. The pace was steady, the characters were well-developed, the story was fantastic, but well grounded in both modern day settings and well-researched folklore. I will definitely be listening to more by this author.
I did not read the book, only listened to the audio. I find some stories more intriguing when the characters can be heard through the narrator. Some books I prefer to read but not this series as the narrator is excellent. I have actually missed out on some good reads due to poor narration.
I actually got into this series by accident. I received the new Kindle for Mothers day and they offered free books. I downloaded one called the Last Rakosh and wanted more!!
Edge of my seat may be pushing it a bit but all in all it is a great series, well written and does offer some surprises, for sure
The alligator and the dog of course: Dynamite comes in small packages...right?
I was saddened when the pup was considered dead. Still hoping he is not as I have a few chapters left.
Also when Jack and his Father have a discussion and realize they missed out on so much and really did not know eachother at all
I started most of by favorite reads by accident or dumb luck, but The Joe Pitt Series (Charlie Huston) was the first real "Can NOT put it down " series I read. Then I got into Joe Ledger series, by Jonathon Maberry not to mention the amazing series by Peter Brett which started with The Warded Man!! (again dumb luck, but one of the best reads I have ever had) The other series by Mr. Wilson which seems to offer just as much excitement or more and supernatural oddities as the Repairman Jack Books.
Cerebral, Action, Drama
Jim Butcher's: Dresdin Files, Simon R. Green: Secret Histories, Simon R. Green: Nightside Series
Mr. Barrett does and excellent job developing each characters voice.
I don't have one.
Great book to a great series. I highly recommend. I remember reading the Keep years and years ago. I was surprised to learn that the stories where connected. The Keep takes place durring WWII (I think). The Tomb starts in the present. Each book in this series builds on earlier books. This is the first in the series; hence, it is a great place to start. Nonetheless, the author has done such a good job that the reader could pick it up in the middle and still enjoy it.
I listened to the three Repair man Jack early years books. They were great. Loved the story. Loved the reader. Really enjoyed it. Was excited to see him in the official series. Huge disappointment. Listened to the whole thing and couldn't believe it. This was not the repair man Jack I knew. Really turned off from trying more books in the series.
After starting with the very realistic "early years" trilogy of Repairman Jack, this book about monsters and magic took me by surprise. I was very skeptical at first, but got into the story as it progressed and couldn't stop listening to the last hour and a half as the conclusion will have you on the edge of your seat. I had guessed most of the plot twists by about halfway through, but that didn't detract much from the story. Great performance from the narrator, including a very convincing Indian accent.
I have enjoyed this series, but I don't get why the author jumped to a story to paranormal. It stretches believability. I plain old don't like it.
I read repairman jack .05 and loved it. I guess I didn't know what I was getting with this installment. Is this series about " magic" (I'm having trouble labeling it) or is it grounded in reality?
I see there's a trilogy, book 1, 2 and 3 and then there's another storyline, books 1 through 20.. Which book goes with which storyline and in what order?
The Path Between the Seas to The Great Bridge ~ Kagan's Peloponnesian War to Gaddis' Cold One ~ Mornings on Horseback to a River of Doubt ~ Tom to Huck ~ Lennie to Charley ~ Cadfael to Cross ~ Rhyme to Reacher ~ Blomkvist and Salander to Wallander and Wallander ~ Moving Cheese or Eating Frogs ~ On the Road and Into Thin Air ~ The End of History to A Short History of Everything to ... well ... everything else.
The Early Years promised so much.
A battered young "equalizer" determined to set right some of the wrongs suffered by good people. Jack is creative. His skills develop. There is a metropolis of opportunity for his type of repairs.
Ah, but before Jack has even started to combat the ordinary evil of which ordinary men are capable, Paul Wilson gives us The Tomb. Now Jack can battle near-invulnerable creatures, shaped by ancient gods to vanquish mankind. He can cavort with magically-enhanced courtesans. He can fight to save India from a depraved politician. Sigh.
I am sure there are many readers who will suspend disbelief to enjoy this fanciful tale. The reviews here seem to prove that so. Maybe I could have, too. But the Early Years novels spoiled me. They held the promise of a more real-world champion confronting more believable challenges.
Wilson gave us the equivalent of a comic book, instead. Sure, there's a place for comic book heroes battling supernatural evils. I just wish this weren't one of them.
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