The Book of Lies Apr 24, 2018 14:31:37 GMT
Post by richardvasseur on Apr 24, 2018 14:31:37 GMT
Novel review: "The Book of Lies"
Author: Brad Meltzer
Page count: 336 pages
Hard Cover and also soft cover book
First edition: Sept: 2008
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing 237 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10017
Reviewed by: Allen Klingelhoets
Jazma Website: jazmaonline.boards.net
I just finished reading "The Book of Lies". I really enjoyed story. I read book in only three days. It meant a lot to me. I love reading Superman comics. It was interesting to see directions that you went with novel. I was really shocked though way treated comic book in story. It went from gem mint to probably good just in way handled copy. I thank you very much for telling story. I felt like at Cleveland house that Superman character was thought up. I also really liked finding out house now has plaque. Brad did tremendous amount of research writing "The Book of Lies". The story moved at very quick pace. I even liked how end had scene with main character meeting with woman that posed as Lois Lane. I know this is fictional book. Thank you Brad for writing "The Book of Lies". The book though is way to complex though for me to write full and accurate review. I would spend many pages just on scenes and characters. I do though want to say that really enjoyed book. I did have problem though with what happened to two present day owners of old Siegel house. I always had to remember key thought: This is work of fiction.
I liked how you worked in the weapon that Cain killed Abel with as find. I wondered who created art for Superman lost pages shown in "Book of Lies" book? I also liked learning about murder of Mitchell Siegel. It explains lots on how his young teen-age son Jerry Siegel thought about character that was bulletproof.
I also have Brad Meltzer comic book graphic novel "Identity Crisis" ordered from library.
It is also wonderful to note that Brad Meltzer had input into new Action Comics # 1000.
The Book of Lies inside cover thoughts.
In chapter 4 of the Bible, Cain kills Abel. It is the worlds most famous murder. But the bible is silent about one key detail: the weapon Cain used to kill his brother. That weapon is still lost to history.
In 1932, Mitchell Siegel was killed by two gunshots to the chest. While mourning, his son dreamed of a bulletproof man and created the world's greatest hero: Superman. And like Cain's murder weapon, the gun used in the unsolved murder has never been found.
Today, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Cal Harper comes face-to-face with his own family tragedy: His long missing-father has been shot with a gun that traces back to Mitchell Siegel's 1932 murder. But soon after their surprising reunion, Cal and his father are attacked by a ruthless killer tattooed with the ancient markings of Cain.
So begins the chase for the world's first murder weapon, It is a race that will pull Cal back into his own past even as it propels him forward through the true story of Cain and Abel, an eighty-year-old unsolvable puzzle, and the deadly organization known for the past century as the Leadership.
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? This is the mystery at the heart of Brad Meltzer's riveting and utterly intriguing new thriller.
Brad Meltzer also wrote Justice League of America comic books. He is # 1 best selling author. His website is