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The Descent - by Jeff Long (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 592

Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres

Sub-Genre: Horror

Series Title: Descent

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Berkley Books

Age Range: Teen

Author: Jeff Long

Language: English

Street Date: October 30, 2001
TCIN: 77263763
UPC: 9780515131758
Item Number (DPCI): 247-53-2196


"An imaginative tour de force...equal parts Ray Bradbury and Robert Stone, Michael Crichton and T.C. Boyle. It is a rip-roaring good read. Jeff Long has written a remarkable novel...that somehow succeeds both as a sober-minded allegory and a nail-biting thriller." --Jon Krakauer, author of Into Thin Air

"Would give Stephen King and Dean Koontz the night sweats. A flat-out, gears-grinding, bumper-car ride into the pits of hell. Jeff Long has delivered what is bound to be this summer's really hot read." --Lorenzo Carcaterra, author of Sleepers and Apaches

"The Descent is simply the best horror novel since Ghost Story, and, on pure literary merit, it could even be called a masterpiece." --Fort Worth Star-Telegram

"A return to the fantastic epics readers associate with H.G. Wells or Jules Verne...[A] high-spirited tale of good versus evil, faith versus reason, and the power of the human heart to overcome even the darkest obstacles." --Chicago Tribune

"As frightening and exhilarating as anything in heaven or hell...[and] impossible to set down. Part thriller, part horror story and part mystery...an all-engulfing reading experience." --Denver Rocky Mountain News

"Perfect...right out of the stephen king mold, with a touch of Dante's Inferno." --Denver Post

"Deeply piercing terror. A sweeping, dark epic.Entertains the senses and challenges the mind [with] new levels of visual wonder." --Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

"Horrific...takes the reader into a Dantesque world, a journey to the center of the earth for the new millennium...Long deftly blends science, myth, and a superb imagination to provide an entrancingly dark novel...a novel for the thinking reader--bright and scintillating, illuminating the darkness it so smartly depicts." --Baltimore Sun

"A dizzying synthesis of supernatural horror, lost-race fantasy and military SF...Like the subterranean trail blazed by its adventurers, the narrative twists, turns, dead-ends and backtracks. Brims with energy, ideas and excitement." --Publishers Weekly

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