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The Eight Paperback – 3 May 2006

4.4 out of 5 stars 90 customer reviews

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Product details

  • Paperback: 736 pages
  • Publisher: Corgi Books; New edition edition (3 May 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0552154679
  • ISBN-13: 978-0552154673
  • Package Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.6 x 4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (90 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,927,436 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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‘Katherine Neville has a remarkable ability to weave strands of history into one vivid tale. Readers who love culture, travel, and, of course, the detective work of research, will delight in this work.’ Elizabeth Kostova, author of ‘The Historian’

‘Stellar… The story’s relentless pace is matched by characters both sympathetic and real.’ Publishers Weekly

‘Readers thrilled by The Da Vinci Code will relish the multi-layered secrets of The Eight.’
Matthew Pearl, author of ‘The Dante Club’

--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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THE EIGHT was Katherine Neville's extremely accomplished debut. It has been published to international critical acclaim and is now hailed as a cult classic. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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I bought this book about 18 or so years ago, purely because is was the fattest book in the shop. It was long before I had ever heard of Dan Brown. I devoured this book and then promptly read it all over again and I believe it is possibly the best book I have ever read. I must have read this book about 8 or 9 times now and all my friends and family have read it also, it is now very tatty with the pages falling out etc. but I have just started reading it again. I thoroughly thoroughly recommend it to anyone.
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I was really looking forward to this book having read the amazing reviews, especially as I loved the Da Vinci Code. I could not have been more disappointed, in fact I gave up on it round about page 90. I found that the pace was laboured with too much irrelevant information in a complicated storyline.
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One of my favourite book. It keeps you hooked until the last page. I love jumping from past to present. Well written. Great book
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I thought this was an excellent read.Mystery,thrilling adventure,a bit of romance the book has it all.Something to " get your teeth into" .
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Brilliant story had imagination racing all over the place
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From the very start this novel annoyed me. Fat privileged women wearing fur coats... Monstrous... I like reading books in which the protagonists are people I identify with, not people that make my skin crawl. Wearing Fur coats is abominable! And I couldn't care less for people who to so... Apart from that, the story is interesting enough and I'm sure that some people who are not bothered by said fur coat will enjoy this mystery thriller, it is an original story. I just could not carry on with it because I deeply disliked the protagonists...
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Charlemagne, Holy Emperor of half of the known world is given a chess set, but when he starts to play it becomes apparent that this set isn’t just a thing of beauty, but a thing with a power all its own. He buries it, and sets protection around it that stays in place for a thousand years. But even this can’t stop the rumours of its powers and when revolution flames through France it is unearthed for its own protection. Mireille de Remy and her cousin Valentine are two of the nuns from Montglane Abbey that must scatter the pieces throughout the world to stop their power being abused.

So begins the game, almost two hundred years on people are still trying to collect all the pieces when Catherine Velis, a computer expert, is sent to Algeria to create a program for the newlyn formed OPEC and becomes enmeshed in the game.

I first read this book in my early twenties, then I reread it, reread it and reread it again. I loved it! I wasn’t alone, back in the early 90’s this was a ‘cult bestseller’, one of few books on the market then to combine the thriller genre with history and spirituality. So when I saw that it had been re-released for Kindle I grabbed a copy quicker than you can say ‘one-click’!

I was worried, would it live up to my high expectations? I could really only remember snatches of it – that it was to do with chess and the Fibonacci theory was in it and that I’d liked the main character. Thankfully it did not disappoint! Reading it again I remembered that it wasn’t just the main character I’d liked but pretty much all of them. There are a host of strong, intelligent women in this book and they are ably supported by interesting male characters.
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I first read this book around 20 years ago, impressed on me by my sister as a 'must read'. I was apprehensive, didn't like the sound of it being about chess but to shut her up I decided to give it ago. I couldn't put it down. Stayed up to all hours to finish it and I now re-read it once a year as I truly love it! If there is one book you must put on your bucket list, make it this one.
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