The Resurrectionist

The Resurrectionist

A Novel

Book - 2008
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The Resurrectionist is a wild ride into a territory where nothing is as it appears. Part classic noir thriller, part fabulist fable, it is the story of Sweeney and his comatose son, Danny. Hoping for a miracle, Sweeney has brought Danny to the fortresslike Peck Clinic, whose doctors claim to have "resurrected" patients who were similarly lost in the void. but the real cure for his son's condition may lie in Limbo, a comic book world beloved by Danny before he slipped into a coma.

O'Connell has crafted a spellbinding novel about stories and what they can do for and to those who create them and those who consume them. About the nature of consciousness and the power of the unknown. And, ultimately, about forgiveness and the depth of our need to extend it and receive it.


Baker & Taylor
Sweeney, a druggist, takes a job at the fortresslike Peck Clinic, where he hopes his comatose son will be "resurrected" as other patients there have been, but finds that salvation may instead lie within a comic book.

Blackwell North Amer
The journey was begun because of a father's love for his son, a journey driven by hope and anticipation, and by a belief that there had to be an answer.
Part classic noir thriller, part mind-bending fantasy, The Resurrectionist is a wild ride into a territory where nothing is as it appears. It is the story of Sweeney, a druggist by trade, and his son Danny, the victim of an accident that has left him in a persistent coma. Hoping for a miracle, they have come to the forbidding, fortress-like Peck Clinic, whose doctors claim to have "resurrected" other patients who were lost in the void. What Sweeney comes to realize, however, is that the real cure for his son's condition may lie in Limbo, a fantasy comic book world into which his son had been drawn at the time of the accident. Plunged into the intrigue that envelops the clinic, Sweeney's search for answers leads to sinister back alleys, brutal dead ends, and terrifying corners of darkness and mystery.
Jack O'Connell has crafted a mesmerizing novel about stories and what they can do for and to those who create them and those who consume them. About the nature of consciousness and the power of the unknown. About psychotic bikers, mad neurologists, and circus freaks wandering in search of salvation. About loss and grief and rage. And, ultimately, about forgiveness and the depth of our need to extend it and receive it.

Publisher: Chapel Hill, N.C. : Algonquin Books Of Chapel Hill, 2008
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781565125766
1565125762
Characteristics: 304 p. ; 24 cm

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Sep 27, 2011

This book kept me guessing right up to the end. An entertaining story with many layers to explore and ponder.

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mdbenoit
Dec 03, 2009

Although the description of a parallel story from a comic book called Limbo would make you think this is a YA story, it is not.

Several scenes of explicit sex make this an adult rated book.

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mdbenoit
Dec 07, 2009

mdbenoit thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

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