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Procession of the dead, Darren Shan

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Procession of the dead
Title
Procession of the dead
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Darren Shan
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eng
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Review
  • Popular YA author Darren Shan’s first adult novel is a combination of horror and near-future thriller set in “The City,” which is the center of Capac Raimi’s world. Moving into the city to work with his small-time gangster uncle, Capac soon finds himself at the service of the Cardinal, the leader of all the criminal gangs and the ruler of the city. Capac enjoys his new life except for a few small details, including the enigmatic blind and mute monks who have a way of appearing at significant moments in Capac’s life, and the fact that he can’t really remember any of his life before he came to the City. Then he meets and immediately falls in love with a young woman who is determined to dig out the Cardinal’s secrets. Fast-paced and exciting, Procession of the Dead is a gritty, creepy, and completely successful story with an ending that leaves openings for future series entries. Suggest to readers who enjoyed Miéville’s The City and the City (2009) for its slightly fantastical setting combined with a thrilling story. -- Moyer, Jessica (Reviewed 05-15-2010) (Booklist, vol 106, number , p)
  • /* Starred Review */ Shan's dystopic thriller, the first in a trilogy already published in the U.K., is an excellent, twisting foray into a world of deceit, murder, and mystery. Capac Raimi arrives in an unnamed city, a place ruled by a man known as the Cardinal, and quickly realizes that he has no memory of his life elsewhere. When the Cardinal kills Capac's uncle and offers Capac a job based on a dream and Capac's Incan name, the young man's life takes a turn for the fantastical. While training to serve the Cardinal, Capac embarks on a strange, gripping search for clues to both the disappearances of his friends and his own past. The dialogue is realistic, the characters and settings are vivid, and the plotting is tight, complemented perfectly by a bleak, desolate tone. Any fan of postapocalyptic fiction will find it absolutely riveting. (June) --Staff (Reviewed April 19, 2010) (Publishers Weekly, vol 257, issue 16, p41)
  • Gangster fantasy—call it thugpunk—with a curious history: The book, a revised version of Ayuamarca: Procession of the Dead (1999), resurfaced in the U.K. in 2008 as the first of a trilogy; Shan himself is better known as the popular author of gruesome YA fantasies (Dark Calling, 2009, etc.).Young, ambitious Capac Raimi travels to the city in order to find his small-time gangster uncle Theo and learn the trade as Theo's heir. But just as Theo seems on the verge of breaking into the big time, he and his gang are gunned down by The Cardinal, the strange, ruthless, psychic criminal overlord who really runs the city. Instead of killing Capac, however, The Cardinal recruits him and puts him to work selling insurance. All well and good, Capac thinks, given his megalomaniacal aspirations. But soon he discovers he can't remember his past. Acquaintances vanish without a trace to become unpersons—they never existed. What of the city's furtive blind wizards and their enigmatic green fog? What does The Cardinal's unsettling collection of black-clad puppets signify? Why are so many of The Cardinal's key people, including Capac himself, different? Puzzles and action galore, with post-adolescent yet never quite adult characters, and a plot that's all surface dazzle, culminating in the last few pages with a desperate torrent of explication.Graphic, inventive, yet heartless in every sense; presumably, however, fans who grew up with Shan will stick around for the upcoming installments. (Kirkus Reviews, April 1, 2010)
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346922
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Shan, Darren
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
Intended audience
HL670L
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Interest level
UG
Literary form
fiction
Reading level
4.7
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True
Series statement
City trilogy
Series volume
1
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Accelerated Reader AR
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  • Gangsters
  • Magic realism (Literature)
Target audience
adult
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Procession of the dead, Darren Shan
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773106
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pages cm.
Isbn
9780446551755
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(hardcover)
Lccn
2009030660
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unmediated
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  • (Sirsi) i9780446551755
  • (OCoLC)429473637
Label
Procession of the dead, Darren Shan
Publication
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volume
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  • nc
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text
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773106
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pages cm.
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9780446551755
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
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2009030660
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • (Sirsi) i9780446551755
  • (OCoLC)429473637

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