[]
[]
Click here if you would like to reset your password (PIN). If you do not know your password please visit a local branch to reset it or contact a librarian for help.

The Book of Air and Shadows

Gruber, Michael (Book - 2007 )
Average Rating: 2.5 stars out of 5.
The Book of Air and Shadows


Item Details

A distinguished Shakespearean scholar found tortured to death . . . A lost manuscript and its secrets buried for centuries . . . An encrypted map that leads to incalculable wealth . . . The Washington Post called Michael Gruber's previous work "a miracle of intelligent fiction and among the essential novels of recent years." Now comes his most intellectually provocative and compulsively readable novel yet. Tap-tapping the keys and out come the words on this little screen, and who will read them I hardly know. I could be dead by the time anyone actually gets to read them, as dead as, say, Tolstoy. Or Shakespeare. Does it matter, when you read, if the person who wrote still lives? These are the words of Jake Mishkin, whose seemingly innocent job as an intellectual property lawyer has put him at the center of a deadly conspiracy and a chase to find a priceless treasure involving William Shakespeare. As he awaits a killer--or killers--unknown, Jake writes an account of the events that led to this deadly endgame, a frantic chase that began when a fire in an antiquarian bookstore revealed the hiding place of letters containing a shocking secret, concealed for four hundred years. In a frantic race from New York to England and Switzerland, Jake finds himself matching wits with a shadowy figure who seems to anticipate his every move. What at first seems like a thrilling puzzle waiting to be deciphered soon turns into a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse, where no one--not family, not friends, not lovers--is to be trusted. Moving between twenty-first-century America and seventeenth-century England, The Book of Air and Shadows is a modern thriller that brilliantly re-creates William Shakespeare's life at the turn of the seventeenth century and combines an ingenious and intricately layered plot with a devastating portrait of a contemporary man on the brink of self-discovery . . . or self-destruction.
Authors: Gruber, Michael, 1940-
Title: The book of air and shadows
Publisher: New York :, William Morrow,, c2007
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 466 p. ;,24 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Michael Gruber
ISBN: 0060874465
9780060874469
0060874473
9780060874476
Branch Call Number: FICTION GRUBER
More » MARC Display»

Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

Report This Mar 14, 2011
  • Sharontyler rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

What started out as an intriguing topic, disintegrated into a contrived ramble.

Report This Dec 20, 2010
  • AliRead rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

I'm confused. I think I need to read this one again. I really enjoyed it...BUT...found the 3 different authors confusing and literally lost the plot at the end. While I didn't want to put it down I fell asleep reading it 4 nights in a row..very unusual so while I really enjoyed it, not sure I can recommend it!

Age

Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add a Notice

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Videos

Add a Video

There are no videos for this title yet.

Find it at MCL

  Loading...

Powered by BiblioCommons.