Sunday, September 28, 2008

Still Life With Crows by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child

Agent Pendergast is at it again. This time he leaves the New York city area and Museum of Natural History for the corn fields of Kansas. This is quite a scary book and gripped me as a reader. It doesn't have the atmosphere of the Pendergast books set in New York, but it does explore the Plains Indians, caves, and Kansas a bit. (Also genetically engineered corn.)

I would definitely recommend this to young adults who like the horror genre. It has redeeming values for the study of history, politics, university funding, and sciences. It is appropriate reading for high school students and some junior high/middle schoolers. There is a minimum of sex, but quite a bit of violence that may be disturbing to some readers. (But that's what attracts the others.)

2.5 stars

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