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25 January 2007 @ 05:56 pm

Author: Matthew Reilly
The New York State Library. A brooding labyrinth of towering bookcases, narrow aisles and spiraling staircases. For Doctor Stephen Swain and his daughter, Holly, it is the site of a nightmare. For one night this historic building is to be the venue for a contest. The Presidian. A contest in which Swain is to compete - whether he likes it or not. 

The rules are simple. Seven contestants will enter. Only one will leave. With his daughter in his arms, Swain is plunged into a terrifying fight for survival. he can choose to run, to hide or to fight - but if he wants to live, he has to win. For in this contest, unless you leave as the victor, you do not leave at all.

Ratings: 10
Thoughts: Yes finally, a thriller, a boyish book :D Although I am not saying if you are one of the female specimens you cannot read. For I am one too. If you liked Temple (another one of Matthew Reilly's books) you're sure to like this.
It was heart stopping in places, and very well written. In places it may be quite gruesome. But I loved this book. I read it all in one go. Just couldn't put the damn thing down.

So, the rules are simple. You read this book, and discover the great wonders that are within it. Or you don't read this book, and miss out on 3 hours of reading a perfectly written book. For this book, unless you have special powers, you cannot possibly put it down at all.

polaroidstain on January 25th, 2007 10:13 am (UTC)
at least you read.
Johi: jim - basketballohjohi on February 9th, 2007 10:03 pm (UTC)
I love your icon krys.