Original Title: Library of the dead (Will Piper #1)
Norwegian Title: De dødes bibliotek
Written by: Glenn Cooper
Genre: Thriller, Conspiration
Written for: Adult
Publisher: Arrow Books
Published in Norway: 2009
My copy: 2009 (Hardcover)
Norwegian Publisher: Schibsted
I read it: April 11 - June 27, 2012
I had been curious about this book in a long time and finally got to read it. I didn't knew much about it, what it was really about but some books has covers and titles that I just have to get the book only because of those two reasons. Sometimes a great cover and a good title is enough for me to buy a book.
Library of the dead is about some people in New York who recieve kind of a weird or maybe I should call it a grotesque postcard from a stranger. On their postcards there's written a date when they are going to die. Is it just a bad joke or is it for real?
I didn't know what to expect of this book before I started reading it. The book made me think of The Da Vinci - Code. After all the talk about that book and reading it I was kind of tired of books that was about conspiration and stuff like that. Thought they were all the same and needed to take a break. But after taking a break from that genre I was beginning to miss reading about it and after reading the synopsis of Library of the dead I really wanted to read it.
Library of the dead was really exciting and entertaining almost all the way through and sometimes hard to put down. Why I spent so long time before I finished it is because I mostly read it on the bus and at work during lunch. Sometimes I skipped lunch at work just to be alone and read a few pages.
If you like murder mysteries, old secrets and pasts meeting modern times than Library of the dead is a must read for you!