The Demonologist by Andrew PyperThe Demonologist by Andrew Pyper

The Demonologist

byAndrew Pyper

Hardcover | August 7, 2013

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Title:The DemonologistFormat:HardcoverDimensions:440 pages, 8.6 × 5.7 × 1 inPublished:August 7, 2013Publisher:Thorndike PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1410459667

ISBN - 13:9781410459664

Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from An interesting take I didn't expect much, when I picked up this book. I'm so glad I did, it was in between a thriller and supernatural, the twists and turns kept me up late reading with this one. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-08-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Demonologist The first half was building up a great story but I found the ending disappointing and somewhat uneventful. Enjoyable to read but not worth a re-read.
Date published: 2017-07-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Wasn't "scared" but good enough to have me reading more of his books
Date published: 2017-05-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Interesting; so-so ending The ending of this book was so-so for me, but the Dan Brown-ish ness of the rest of the story was certainly captivating. It was more frightening than I perhaps anticipated, and I wouldn't recommend it for folks who aren't able to handle reading about demons, but it was a decent quick read.
Date published: 2017-03-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Intriguing, but not Scary I read this for my book club and was excited to read something that was considered a "horror". While I enjoyed the book, I was not as scared as I wanted to be. There were interesting twists and turns, but the ending left more questions than answers.
Date published: 2016-12-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from The Demonologist Falls a Bit Short of Being Devilish I've read Pyper before, but this one just didn't grip me. It wasn't as 'scary' as I was hoping it would be. I'm wondering if you would have to be a parent to be rightly horrified? However, there was one truly creepy scene that took place in a basement. That one gave me the heebie-jeebies! This book did make me want to go back and brush up on my Milton, though.
Date published: 2014-07-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Scary Story In The Demonologist, the main character, David Ullman, is a literature professor at Columbia University in New York City. His area of expertise is John Milton’s Paradise Lost, a 17th century poem that retells biblical events and relates Satan’s banishment from Heaven. One day, a thin woman invites him to come to Venice to witness a phenomenon, since he could be of help as a demonologist. At first, he declines but eventually decides to go with his daughter, Tess, after his wife tells him she is leaving him. While in Italy, things go from bad to worse, and Tess disappears under mysterious circumstances. Grief stricken, David returns to the US, but refuses to believe his daughter is dead. That’s when clues lead him on a cross-country quest to try to find his daughter. While I enjoyed the story and liked the main characters, I thought some of the clues David was following to be a bit flimsy. However, the suspense was building throughout the book, and some of the scenes were absolutely chilling, especially the one happening in a North Dakota basement. I can see why Andrew Pyper has been called Canada’s scariest writer! Please go to my blog, Cecile Sune - Bookobsessed, if you would like to read more reviews or discover fun facts about books and authors.
Date published: 2014-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing and creepy I bought this book on a whim because it sounded interesting. It's great. There is a subtle creepiness that pervades it and stays with you. The story flows well and I didn't want to put it down. 
Date published: 2014-03-06