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Bible of the Dead [Kindle Edition]

Tom Knox
3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)

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Praise for Tom Knox:

'Tom Knox knows the DNA of an astonishing thriller. THE MARKS OF CAIN is a compelling and frightening novel, and it may well be the most controversial thriller since THE DA VINCI CODE. Action, history, religion, and genetics combine for a gripping read that will keep you reading late into the night.' Jeff Abbott, bestselling author of PANIC and FEAR

'Steeped in both blood and history and keeps up a scorching pace from start to finish' Northern Echo

'Knox writes with a clean efficiency. The characters are nicely wrought … Best of all, Knox really knows his stuff and his discourses on ancient man, human sacrifice, demons of the mid-east and obscure pre-Judaic religions are all woven into the plot seamlessly. I'm reminded of why I always liked these type of books, because not only do the best ones grip and propel you through their pages but they also leave you a little more knowledgeable than when you started' Shotsmag

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Praise for Tom Knox: 'Tom Knox knows the DNA of an astonishing thriller. THE MARKS OF CAIN is a compelling and frightening novel, and it may well be the most controversial thriller since THE DA VINCI CODE. Action, history, religion, and genetics combine for a gripping read that will keep you reading late into the night.' Jeff Abbott, bestselling author of PANIC and FEAR 'Steeped in both blood and history and keeps up a scorching pace from start to finish' Northern Echo 'Knox writes with a clean efficiency. The characters are nicely wrought ! Best of all, Knox really knows his stuff and his discourses on ancient man, human sacrifice, demons of the mid-east and obscure pre-Judaic religions are all woven into the plot seamlessly. I'm reminded of why I always liked these type of books, because not only do the best ones grip and propel you through their pages but they also leave you a little more knowledgeable than when you started' Shotsmag

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 532 KB
  • Print Length: 435 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0007344031
  • Publisher: Harper (3 Mar 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004P1JEXY
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #99,884 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Tom Knox is the pseudonym of the author Sean Thomas. Born in England, he has travelled the world writing for many different newspapers and magazines, including The Times, the Guardian, and the Daily Mail. His first thriller was translated into twenty-two languages; he also writes on art, politics, and ancient history. He lives in London.

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not his best 7 May 2011
Format:Paperback
Having read his last two books I was excited to read this, his latest book. However, in my opinion this book does not live up to the rest.

It starts well with an archaeological discovery in a french cave which is hushed up and an english journalist/photographer getting involved in some work with a UN investigation into the Khymer Rouge in Laos to 'get his break'. Similar to his last book the two eventaully meet up and end up working together. It is laced with the more gruesome aspects of human nature which I expect from this author, but is not backed up by any substance.

One section is confusing and poorly edited as he talks about one character, then gets the name wrong and talks about another. Other sections are simply unbelievable, for instance a 'depressed' chimpanzee from a science research lab which formally working in animal~human hybridisation attempting to rape one of the women! The ending is a big let down and leaves you wondering what was the point of bothering to finish.

It is as though the author is trying to be deep and meaningful in opposition to the communist regimes / Marxism that were imposed by Pol Pot, Mao and in the former USSR. Unfortunately any interest or depth is lost due to the dreary characters, poorly written plot and bad editing. Good basis for a story, let down by being seemingly rushed out.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Same book different name 6 Feb 2012
By Parm TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Hardcover
As per the review by other reviewer this book is "Tom Knox's book Bible of the Dead" under a different name.

That said if you have not read Tom Knox's book Bible of the Dead, then its a good pool side read, the characters are well written, the plot is interestingly implausible. Basically its a good poor mans Indiana Jones crossed with your everyday Dan Brown style conspiracy.

Fun , Lots of action, and no real brain power required.

Worth reading by the pool or on the train, but not for serious reading time.

(Parm)

(From Back of Book)
In the silent caves of deepest France, young archaeologist Julia Kerrigan unearths an ancient skull, with a hole bored through the forehead. After she reveals her discovery, her colleague is killed in suspicious circumstances.

Meanwhile, in the jungles of south-east Asia photographer Jake Thurby is offered a curious assignment by a beautiful and determined Cambodian lawyer who is investigating finds at the mysterious 2000-year-old Plain of Jars. Finds which the authorities have gone to great lengths to keep secret. No one knows why.

Back in England, an aged professor has been brutally and elaborately murdered. The murder remains unsolved.

As the archaeologist, lawyer and photographer pursue their separate quests to discover the truth, an underlying pattern begins to emerge, which connects these far-flung events in the most terrifying and unimaginable way. And it soon becomes clear that those who seek to unlock the compelling puzzle will be risking very much more than their lives.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Dull, monotonous, boring and predictable! 1 Oct 2011
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Oh dear. Bought this on the strength of Knox`s previous work - that was my first mistake. Continued to read it even though I wanted to delete it - my second mistake. Thought it would go somewhere - third mistake. If you like descriptions of car journeys in real time and descriptions of the view from the car window in the dark for page after repetetive page, go ahead and waste your money. And you`ll probably guess the plot-twist at the end about 10% of the way through like I did. Apart from all that, a great book!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Bible of the DeaD 31 May 2011
Format:Paperback
Good story well written. Some of the events mentioned are
quite horrfying, but they are historic fact none the less.
It just goes to show the level of research that Tom Knox
must go to achieve the finished product.I wonder where Tom
wil pick for his next adventure??
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book 23 Mar 2011
By Habib
Format:Kindle Edition
Having read and enjoyed Mr Knox's two previous books, I was really looking forward to this.

This is definitely his best work, not resting on his laurels but learning and improving from his previous works.

What any good thriller should do is introduce you to new facts and history, make you wish you were one of the characters in the story and in the locations they were in.

This achieves this in spades.

There are several unexpected twists in the tale, which make it a vastly enjoyable read and set it apart from the usual books of this genre.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars THE SAME BOOK DIFFERENT NAME 18 April 2013
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
TOM KNOX, BIBLE OF THE DEAD AND THE LOST GODDESS ARE THE SAME BOOK THEY HAVE JUST CHANGED THE COVER, NOW GOT TWO BOOKS THE SAME, NOT HAPPY,AMAZON SHOULD STOP SELLING THE SAME BOOKS UNDER DIFFERENT NAMES ITS JUST A CON
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't finish 15 May 2012
Format:Paperback
This is the only book I have ever read that I have been unable to finish. I found the violence to be really disturbing and the story itself took far to long to develope and to be honest I got bored with the over long narratives between the violent events. I did skip to the end to see what happened and I wish I hadn't because it left me feeling slightly sick. I usually really enjoy this type of book, but this one just left me with a very bad taste in my mouth and I certainly won't be attempting another by Mr Knox.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Drearily written nonsense 19 April 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
I feel very unhappy if I cannot or do not finish a book, shades of OCD, but with this rubbish, I had to. On every page there are inappropriate or silly metaphors. He really should read some Ernest Hemingway. One of the characters, Chemda, keeps on saying "Ah" and "Hn". It is most irritating. The characters were two dimensional.
All in all avoid this nonsence. I felt that it was an insult to my education.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Story.
Great story with lots of twist's and turns. I was never sure where it was going to the very end and couldnt work out at the start what one part of the stoy had to do with the other
Published 1 month ago by Peter Wiltshire
3.0 out of 5 stars Just an average middle of the road book really.
Bought this novel due to the historical facts that happened in Cambodia in 1976 and thought that there could possibly be an interesting story,but regrettably this book didn't live... Read more
Published 1 month ago by N. Fitzgerald
5.0 out of 5 stars Maybe other low raters have already been trepanned?
This is the first of Tom Knox's books that I have read, I have a huge collection of these types of books, from different authors and many remain unread on my bookshelf at present... Read more
Published 5 months ago by S. Seaton
5.0 out of 5 stars Good holiday read
Brilliant, have read all these now. If you like quick read this is one to go for. A little bit all the same but good none the less
Published 9 months ago by Jaynelm
4.0 out of 5 stars A good read
A good read, a gift for a friend who is reading a lot of Tom Knox at the moment. thanks.
Published 9 months ago by Mr. M. Hogg
3.0 out of 5 stars got better
took some time to get going,but i enjoyed it when i could see where the story was going, suprising ending
Published 12 months ago by margaret deacon
5.0 out of 5 stars Plain of Jars
Wow, he has outdone himself this time, I was with them every bit of the way plus the 'plain of Jars' is so wonderful to learn about
Published 16 months ago by Joanne
3.0 out of 5 stars The Lost Goddess is a reprint of Bible of the Dead !!!!!!
Great book and i am a fan of Tom Know however, i was very disappointed to have this book on preorder for 2 months to only find out that this book is a reprint of his previous... Read more
Published 17 months ago by JM
4.0 out of 5 stars Good meaty thriller
Tom Knox writes in an easy descripted way that keeps you wanting to turn the next page. Bible of the Dead is an exciting story taking the reader to the far east and new cultures. Read more
Published 19 months ago by Caveman
4.0 out of 5 stars Bit shocking, but a bit good
Even though it was a bit horrific that i hadnt been expecting in places, it kept me having to read it and glad i did.I thought it was skilfully and intelligently well written. Read more
Published 19 months ago by Miss Mandy Thomas
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