The Book of Lies

The Book of Lies

Book - 2008
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The author of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Book of Fate returns with two burning questions. What does Cain, history's greatest villain, have to do with Superman, the world's greatest hero? And what do two murders, committed thousands of years apart, have in common?
Publisher: New York : Grand Central Pub., 2008.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780446577885
044657788X
Branch Call Number: MEL
Characteristics: x, 336 pages ; 24 cm

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VRMurphy
Oct 03, 2012

Jacket blurb looked promising, plot sounded intriguing, author has several other books published, so what a surprise to close the book and (metaphorically) toss it on the trash heap by the bottom of the hideously written first page. Laughably trite physical description of character - sorry to be harsh but yes, really, it was that bad.

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torna001
Jul 04, 2012

godawful..

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ljz0408
May 15, 2012

If you like Meltzer's other books, you'll like this one too.

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Liselara
Feb 22, 2012

I first heard of this author on History Channel's Brad Meltzer Decoded. A couple of the shows were quite good so I picked up The Book of Lies (only book on the shelf at the Library). After 120 pages, I still had no idea what this story was about; every character is down/out or a victim and even the dog has a really bad day. I did, however, click on the Videos that mking suggested and chuckled out loud (produced by the author). At least we know he can laugh at himself.

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writer13
Jan 28, 2012

This story resonated with me long after I had put the book down. The blending of fact and fiction surrounding one of pop cultures most enduring icons was terrific. An entertaining read to be sure.

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rahmmie
Jul 26, 2011

I thought this book was really bad and specially disappointing considering the author has written some really good ones before. I guess nobody can always get it right

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mking
Jun 10, 2010

Check it out, Meltzer makes a "don't read my book" video. It's in the "video" tab to the right of this "comments" tab. Too funny.

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