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Alive in Necropolis af Doug Dorst
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Alive in Necropolis (udgave 2008)

af Doug Dorst (Forfatter)

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Colma, California, is the only incorporated city in America where the dead outnumber the living. A "cemetery city" serving San Francisco, Colma is the resting place of the likes of Joe DiMaggio, Wyatt Earp, and William Randolph Hearst. It is also the home of Michael Mercer, a rookie cop trying to go by the book as he struggles to navigate a new realm of grown-up relationships - including a shaky romance with an older woman, a burgeoning alliance with his cocky, charismatic partner, Nick Toronto, fading friendships from his civilian life, and an aching sense of responsibility for a local rich kid whom Mercer rescues from a dangerous cemetery prank. But instead of settling comfortably into adult life, Mercer becomes obsessed with the mysterious fate of his predecessor in the Colma PD, Sergeant Wes Featherstone, who seems to have spent his last years policing the dead as well as the living. As Mercer delves deeper into Featherstone's story, his own sanity starts to slip, too - either that, or Colma's more famous residents are not resting in peace as they should be.… (mere)
Medlem:CAPederson
Titel:Alive in Necropolis
Forfattere:Doug Dorst (Forfatter)
Info:Riverhead Hardcover (2008), 448 pages
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Alive in Necropolis af Doug Dorst

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    Expiration Date af Tim Powers (viking2917)
    viking2917: The definitive treatment of ghosts in a contemporary fantasy novel. Alive in Necropolis is very good but Expiration Date sets the standard.
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Some of this made me cringe (trying so hard!), but I finished it anyway. ( )
  mirnanda | Dec 27, 2019 |
This book was billed as part police procedural, part ghost story. Michael Mercer is a rookie cop in Colma, California, a city that has so many cemeteries that the dead outnumber the living by thousands to one. I want to say that I think the author shows definite potential with this book. Unfortunately it fails on a few levels. Too much time was spent overdeveloping minor characters at the expense of plot and pacing. Although the ghost characters appeared throughout, Michael’s interaction with them started way too late in the book. I was also not fond of the ending. Although the different story threads were successfully tied off, I was personally disappointed with all of the results. On the good side (and there is one), when the story concentrated on Michael and his job or his relationships with his friends and coworkers, it was engrossing and entertaining. And the author shows a real talent for character development and creating interesting backstories for them. ( )
  dorie.craig | Jun 22, 2017 |
Unfortunately this book fell flat. The author just doesn't have the skill to carry it off. ( )
  amandrake | Apr 12, 2013 |
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Colma, California, is the only incorporated city in America where the dead outnumber the living. A "cemetery city" serving San Francisco, Colma is the resting place of the likes of Joe DiMaggio, Wyatt Earp, and William Randolph Hearst. It is also the home of Michael Mercer, a rookie cop trying to go by the book as he struggles to navigate a new realm of grown-up relationships - including a shaky romance with an older woman, a burgeoning alliance with his cocky, charismatic partner, Nick Toronto, fading friendships from his civilian life, and an aching sense of responsibility for a local rich kid whom Mercer rescues from a dangerous cemetery prank. But instead of settling comfortably into adult life, Mercer becomes obsessed with the mysterious fate of his predecessor in the Colma PD, Sergeant Wes Featherstone, who seems to have spent his last years policing the dead as well as the living. As Mercer delves deeper into Featherstone's story, his own sanity starts to slip, too - either that, or Colma's more famous residents are not resting in peace as they should be.

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