Página InicialGruposDiscussãoMaisZeitgeist
Pesquisar O Sítio Web
Este sítio web usa «cookies» para fornecer os seus serviços, para melhorar o desempenho, para analítica e (se não estiver autenticado) para publicidade. Ao usar o LibraryThing está a reconhecer que leu e compreende os nossos Termos de Serviço e Política de Privacidade. A sua utilização deste sítio e serviços está sujeita a essas políticas e termos.
Hide this

Resultados dos Livros Google

Carregue numa fotografia para ir para os Livros Google.

CATHEDRAL por NELSON DE MILLE
A carregar...

CATHEDRAL (edição 1981)

por NELSON DE MILLE

MembrosCríticasPopularidadeAvaliação médiaMenções
1,1531512,621 (3.72)21
St. Patrick's Day, New York City. Everyone is celebrating, but everyone is in for the shock of his life. Born into the heat and hatred of the Northern Ireland conflict, IRA man Brian Flynn has masterminded a brilliant terrorist act - the seizure of Saint Patrick's Cathedral. Among his hostages: the woman Brian Flynn once loved, a former terrorist turned peace activist. Among his enemies: an Irish-American police lieutenant fighting against a traitor inside his own ranks and a shadowy British intelligence officer pursuing his own cynical, bloody plan. The cops face a booby-trapped, perfectly laid out killing zone inside the church. The hostages face death. Flynn faces his own demons, in an electrifying duel of nerves, honor, and betrayal.… (mais)
Membro:delmere1
Título:CATHEDRAL
Autores:NELSON DE MILLE
Informação:
Colecções:A sua biblioteca
Avaliação:
Etiquetas:Nenhum(a)

Pormenores da obra

Cathedral por Nelson DeMille

Nenhum(a)
A carregar...

Adira ao LibraryThing para descobrir se irá gostar deste livro.

Ainda não há conversas na Discussão sobre este livro.

» Ver também 21 menções

Mostrando 1-5 de 15 (seguinte | mostrar todos)
A lady perusing the offerings at my church fair's book table pretty much insisted that I take a book by this guy. Eventually I gave in and did so. I'm not sure why it was so important to her, but it was. I also have no idea why she was so chatty and insistent with a strange, bearded, old man. It's not always just the bearded, old men who are the creepy ones.

I dunno, this is not really my kind of book. It's about a fringe band of IRA rebels who take over a cathedral in downtown New York as the St. Patrick's Day parade was winding down, and the serious partying was about to begin. They have hostages with them, including a British diplomat, a Roman Catholic Cardinal and the ex-girlfriend of the leader of the IRA rebels, who herself has left the group and is now a peace activist. When they talk to the hostage negotiator, they say that either a boatload of their friends in British prisons be released, or they'll kill the hostages and blow up the cathedral.

So, we have hundreds and hundreds of pages of dick swinging negotiations between the rebels and the civil authorities on the outside; dick swinging in all interactions between the various individuals or groups on each side, e.g. NYC police, National Guard, State police, the mayor's office, the governor's office, and so forth. The only characters who aren't dick swinging are the hostage cardinal and priest, both of whom are cardboard robots programmed to spout churchy sounding things when directly addressed, but otherwise disengaged from any kind of pastoral-care duties other than being willing to sit for confession if so begged. They are also disengaged from reality, kinda like the archbishop who recently declared that he was unaware that sex between adults and children was a crime.

It's actually not a bad book if you have the mentality of a 14-year old boy, i.e. love weapons porn, military-logistics porn, tough talk, and mindless killing. It boggles my mind that in a country where half the people pretend to be pro-life, that they are also enamored by this kind of mindless violence. We've become a nation of schizophrenics. ( )
  lgpiper | Jun 21, 2019 |
Read by Scott Brick, a master of the male voice with correct accents and distinctions between each character. Written in 1990, this is a story about a dark side of the Irish people. This story is bringing to light the political power struggle of the English and Irish. It is a story of an extremest group of Irish citizens who call themselves "The Finninians" led by Brian Flynn, who believe they are mystically or naturally descended from the peoples who lived in Ireland pre-St. Patrick. They have no respect for either Protestant or Catholic but are protesting, violently or otherwise against imprisonment of Irishmen and for protesting against English laws.

The festivity of St. Patrick's Day explodes into a nightmare of bloody violence when an extremist offshoot of the IRA takes New York City by siege. They've kidnapped four prominent citizens and are threatening to end all their lives - and demolish the beautiful St. Patrick's Cathedral - unless their fanatical demands are met.

I think DeMille intends to educate Americans about the useless violence and political stubbornness of both the Irish and English. Also, the book speaks of a Special Powers Act, by the British to incarcerate Irish citizens who are suspected of violence or political crimes and put into what the Irish describe as concentration camps. Under this Act, prisoners do not have the same rights as other prisoners. It is interesting, vividly descriptive, but very long winded and drawn out. Many, many police names which are easier to keep track of in a visual format. By the time I got to the end of the story, I lost interest. I still finished it though. ( )
  gaillamontagne | Sep 17, 2017 |
The whole story takes course in just one fateful day. In New York City, while people are happily celebrating St. Patrick's Day, they are unaware of an ingeniously masterminded terrorist act taking place. A renegade group of IRA terrorists have taken over St. Patrick's Cathedral, taking hostage four VIPs in the city. The leader of the terrorists is Brian Flynn, a man devoted to the cause of freeing his family and friends imprisoned by the English in Northern Ireland. The terrorists threaten to destroy the Cathedral and kill the hostages, if their demands are not met by dawn. The world is watching, waiting for the final outcome of dawn, as the 'electrifying' duel between the Police and the terrorists ensues. This is an exceptional book overall, with a great plot, detailed and interesting characters, and realistic human drama. I strongly recommend this book for everyone, whether you like action, drama, romance, or mystery, Cathedral is all that and more. ( )
  Carol420 | May 31, 2016 |
I read this book when it first came out and found it gripping. I got such a vivid picture of the scene that when I went to NYC I made a point to visit St. Patrick's Cathedral and sat there amazed by how closely my mental picture (as painted by DeMille) matched the reality. ( )
  mamashepp | Mar 30, 2016 |
I read this book when it first came out and found it gripping. I got such a vivid picture of the scene that when I went to NYC I made a point to visit St. Patrick's Cathedral and sat there amazed by how closely my mental picture (as painted by DeMille) matched the reality. ( )
  mamashepp | Mar 30, 2016 |
Mostrando 1-5 de 15 (seguinte | mostrar todos)
sem críticas | adicionar uma crítica
Tem de autenticar-se para poder editar dados do Conhecimento Comum.
Para mais ajuda veja a página de ajuda do Conhecimento Comum.
Título canónico
Informação do Conhecimento Comum em inglês. Edite para a localizar na sua língua.
Título original
Títulos alternativos
Data da publicação original
Pessoas/Personagens
Informação do Conhecimento Comum em inglês. Edite para a localizar na sua língua.
Locais importantes
Informação do Conhecimento Comum em inglês. Edite para a localizar na sua língua.
Acontecimentos importantes
Informação do Conhecimento Comum em inglês. Edite para a localizar na sua língua.
Filmes relacionados
Prémios e menções honrosas
Epígrafe
Dedicatória
Informação do Conhecimento Comum em inglês. Edite para a localizar na sua língua.
For Laure, age three, an old hand at the alphabet, and
Alexander, newly arrived in the world.
Primeiras palavras
Informação do Conhecimento Comum em inglês. Edite para a localizar na sua língua.
'The tea has got cold.' Sheila Malone set down her cup and waited for the two men opposite her to do the same.
Citações
Últimas palavras
Nota de desambiguação
Editores da Editora
Autores de citações elogiosas (normalmente na contracapa do livro)
Língua original
DDC/MDS canónico

Referências a esta obra em recursos externos.

Wikipédia em inglês (1)

St. Patrick's Day, New York City. Everyone is celebrating, but everyone is in for the shock of his life. Born into the heat and hatred of the Northern Ireland conflict, IRA man Brian Flynn has masterminded a brilliant terrorist act - the seizure of Saint Patrick's Cathedral. Among his hostages: the woman Brian Flynn once loved, a former terrorist turned peace activist. Among his enemies: an Irish-American police lieutenant fighting against a traitor inside his own ranks and a shadowy British intelligence officer pursuing his own cynical, bloody plan. The cops face a booby-trapped, perfectly laid out killing zone inside the church. The hostages face death. Flynn faces his own demons, in an electrifying duel of nerves, honor, and betrayal.

Não foram encontradas descrições de bibliotecas.

Descrição do livro
Resumo Haiku

Ligações Rápidas

Capas populares

Avaliação

Média: (3.72)
0.5 1
1 5
1.5
2 17
2.5 1
3 56
3.5 15
4 78
4.5 3
5 53

É você?

Torne-se num Autor LibraryThing.

 

Acerca | Contacto | LibraryThing.com | Privacidade/Termos | Ajuda/Perguntas Frequentes | Blogue | Loja | APIs | TinyCat | Bibliotecas Legadas | Primeiros Críticos | Conhecimento Comum | 157,660,121 livros! | Barra de topo: Sempre visível