Eaters of the Dead by Michael CrichtonEaters of the Dead by Michael Crichton

Eaters of the Dead

byMichael Crichton

Mass Market Paperback | April 28, 2009

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From the bestselling author of Jurassic Park, an epic tale of unspeakable horror

The year is A.D. 922.  A refined Arab courtier, representative of the powerful Caliph of Baghdad, encounters a party of Viking warriors who are journeying to the barbaric North. He is appalled by their Viking customs—the wanton sexuality of their pale, angular women, their disregard for cleanliness . . . their cold-blooded human sacrifices. But it is not until they reach the depths of the Northland that the courtier learns the horrifying and inescapable truth: he has been enlisted by these savage, inscrutable warriors to help combat a terror that plagues them—a monstrosity that emerges under cover of night to slaughter the Vikings and devour their flesh . . .

“Crichton knows how to craft a tale, one that keeps the reader turning the pages.”—Houston Chronicle

“Michael Crichton is one of our most gifted popular novelists. A true son of Jules Verne and H. G. Wells. . . . A master of plausible and frightening scenarios. . . . He is a connoisseur of catastrophe.”—Los Angeles Times

Michael Crichton has sold over 200 million books, which have been translated into thirty-eight languages; thirteen of his books have been made into films. Also known as a filmmaker and the creator ofER, he remains the only writer to have had the number one book, movie, and TV show simultaneously. At the time of his death in 2008, Crich...
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Title:Eaters of the DeadFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 7.5 × 4.19 × 0.68 inPublished:April 28, 2009Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0061782637

ISBN - 13:9780061782633

Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from really fun book This is the book that got me hooked on Michael Crichton's work. The (fictional) story is a blend of Ahmad ibn Fadlan's 10th c. journal (real historical source) with the classic Beowulf tale, written in a matter-of-fact anthropologist's narrative voice. If you're a Lovecraft fan, keep an eye out for the cheeky reference to the (fictional) Necronomicon by Abdul Alhazred. And don't forget to watch the movie!
Date published: 2018-07-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellence This was one of the first books that actually hooked me into reading. I have read this book a few times now and have enjoyed it each and every time. I have also recommended to many people that are trying to get teenagers to read. It is a great adventure and if you enjoy Beowulf like tales this book is definitely for you
Date published: 2017-12-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautifully written and very entertaining.
Date published: 2013-05-01

Editorial Reviews

“Like Stephen King, like Robert Ludlum, Crichton knows how to keep a story moving. He writes with an undeniable narrative energy.”