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A Kiss Before the Apocalypse (A Remy Chandler Novel) (2008 original; edició 2008)

de Thomas E. Sniegoski (Autor)

Sèrie: Remy Chandler (1)

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Generations ago, angel Remiel chose to renounce heaven and live on Earth. He found a place among ordinary humans by converting himself into Boston P.I. Remy Chandler, but he can never tell anyone who he was or that he still has angelic powers. Remy can will himself invisible, speak and understand any foreign language (including any animal language), and hear the thoughts of others. All these secret powers come in handy for a private investigator, especially when the Angel of Death goes missing and he's assigned to find him. As he gets deeper into the investigation, he realizes this is not a missing persons case but a conspiracy to destroy the human race and only Remy has the powers to stop the forces of evil.… (més)
Membre:levan.matthew
Títol:A Kiss Before the Apocalypse (A Remy Chandler Novel)
Autors:Thomas E. Sniegoski (Autor)
Informació:Ace (2008), 292 pages
Col·leccions:La teva biblioteca
Valoració:****
Etiquetes:No n'hi ha cap

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A Kiss Before the Apocalypse de Thomas E. Sniegoski (2008)

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    The Dirty Streets of Heaven de Tad Williams (Cecrow)
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    The Naming of the Beasts de Mike Carey (mamaove)
    mamaove: Urban Fantasy genre
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    Dog Days de John Levitt (cmwilson101)
    cmwilson101: While quite different in tone, both of these books feature supernatural male characters with a dog in a strong supporting role.
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OK. Private eye was once an angel, leaves Heaven for personal reasons, attempting to live among God's Chosen.

Okay. I could have done with more PI & less angel, but that was the point I suppose.

I prefer Simon R. Green & Jim Butcher, even Kim Harrison, but this has the heavenly spin that might sit better with some than the witch, wizard, demon characters in those.

A matter of taste.

Marlowe was cool. ( )
  kmajort | Feb 9, 2018 |
Somewhat likable character but backstory is not consistent with what it is supposed to be consistent with. discrepancies in the core model of reality story is based on are grating. did not finish title
probably will not read more by author ( )
  jason9292 | Jan 11, 2018 |
An excellent book I enjoyed a lot. Remy Chandler may look like an ordinary private detective, but he's actually the angel Remiel disguised and living among humans. After the battle in Heaven that resulted in the fall of Morningstar (Lucifer), Heaven was no longer the paradise it had been for the angel Remiel and he found he couldn't bear staying there. Despite disguising himelf as human, Remy is immortal and still has all his powers. But his wife of 50 years is in a care home dying of cancer. And now his former angelic brothers approach Remy and inform him that the Angel of Death has abandoned his duties and disappeared. It's up to Remy to find the Angel of Death and prevent the apocalypse.

Despite the fairly serious subject matter, this story was simply fun to read. I especially enjoyed Remy's conversations with Marlowe, his loyal Labrador Retriever. Very well written and nice characterizations. Anyone who enjoys Jim Butcher's novels should check this one out.

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  dorie.craig | Jun 22, 2017 |
A clever but respectful blending of Christian theology and classic paranormal fantasy. Sniegoski's theology is interesting but palatable, but then again I'm no theology major. God is often mysterious and difficult to understand, and the author walks the line between faith and denial well. My favorite bit of theology, if you can call it that, is that the primary difference between angels and humanity is that humanity alone can defy God without penalty in this life. If angels defy God, there is only punishment and exile. An interesting viewpoint on the 'divine spark' in human beings. ( )
  RecklessReader | Jan 24, 2016 |
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Tightly focused and deftly handled, this adult debut from YA and comic book author Sniegoski (The Fallen) covers familiar ground in entertaining new ways. The angel Remiel wanders the Earth in human form as private investigator Remy Chandler, experiencing the mortal life while indulging his fondness for the trappings of noir. When the Angel of Death vanishes, Heaven hires Chandler to find him as well as a missing set of scrolls that could bring about the apocalypse. Sniegoski's choice to frame this high concept with a straight noir detective tale grounds the world for the reader and highlights the mystical elements. Chandler's dog, Marlowe, written with a humorous but heartfelt voice, shows off Chandler's ability to talk to animals and provides some charming comic relief. Fans of urban fantasy and classic detective stories will enjoy this smart and playful story.
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Generations ago, angel Remiel chose to renounce heaven and live on Earth. He found a place among ordinary humans by converting himself into Boston P.I. Remy Chandler, but he can never tell anyone who he was or that he still has angelic powers. Remy can will himself invisible, speak and understand any foreign language (including any animal language), and hear the thoughts of others. All these secret powers come in handy for a private investigator, especially when the Angel of Death goes missing and he's assigned to find him. As he gets deeper into the investigation, he realizes this is not a missing persons case but a conspiracy to destroy the human race and only Remy has the powers to stop the forces of evil.

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