Hide Me Among the Graves by Tim Powers

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Powers has always been a writer of considerable depth, and in Hide Me Among the Graves he returns vampires firmly to the genre of horror rather than romance with a story which is strongly written and reminiscent of the best work of Dan Simmons or Ramsey Campbell.
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Synopsis

From Last Call to On Stranger Tides to Declare to Three Days to Never, any book by the inimitable Tim Powers is a wonder. With Hide Me Among the Graves, it’s possible that the uniquely ingenious Powers has surpassed even himself. A breathtaking historical thriller in which art and the supernatural collide, Hide Me Among the Graves transports readers back to mid-19th century London and features a reformed ex-prostitute, a veterinarian, and the vampire ghost of Lord Byron’s onetime physician, uncle to poet Christina Rossetti and her brother, the painter Dante Gabriel Rossetti. A novel that, like all his others, is virtually impossible to pidgeonhole—or to resist—Hide Me Among the Graves is the taut, gripping, and utterly remarkable literary thrill ride that Tim Powers fans have been eagerly waiting for.

 

About Tim Powers

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Tim Powers is the author of numerous novels including Last Call, Declare, Three Days to Never, and On Stranger Tides, the inspiration for the blockbuster film Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, starring Johnny Depp and Penelope Cruz. Powers lives in San Bernardino, California.
 
Published March 13, 2012 by William Morrow. 533 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy, History, Literature & Fiction, Horror. Fiction
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Critic reviews for Hide Me Among the Graves
All: 9 | Positive: 8 | Negative: 1

Blog Critics

Excellent
Reviewed by Dave Nalle

Powers has always been a writer of considerable depth, and in Hide Me Among the Graves he returns vampires firmly to the genre of horror rather than romance with a story which is strongly written and reminiscent of the best work of Dan Simmons or Ramsey Campbell.

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NPR

Good
Reviewed by Michael Schaub on Mar 22 2012

Powers knows how to temper terror with humor, and he knows something that a lot of adventure writers never learn: Without well-rounded, fully realized characters, it doesn't matter how good your concept is.

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Lincoln Journal Star

Below average
Reviewed by Tim Weber on May 04 2012

The real-life artists in this sequel aren't as high-profile as the earlier book's crop.

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Locus Mag

Excellent
Reviewed by Gary K. Wolfe on Mar 14 2012

Meticulous as always in his research, Powers also draws an engaging portrait of London itself, with its dire poverty contrasted with the newly finished Thames embankment, an emblem of a landscape increasingly transformed by Victorian engineering and optimism.

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Thinking About Books

Good
Reviewed by David Marshall on Mar 12 2012

Hide Me Among the Graves is a completely fascinating historical novel set in a beautifully realised alternate London where supernatural forces are threatening the lives of both the talented and the ordinary folk in cataclysmic destruction.

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Jenn's Bookshelves

Good
Reviewed by Jenn on Mar 21 2012

Fans of dark, Gothic thrillers with a touch of the supernatural/horror will be sure to enjoy this book.

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The Bibliobrat

Good
Reviewed by Biblio Brat on Mar 13 2012

I admire the author’s skill at infusing historical fact with fictional elements instead of the other way around.

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Muse at Highway Speeds

Good
Reviewed by Anna Perleberg on Mar 13 2012

He writes action scenes every bit as well as he weaves in historical figures, and he's as adept with the emotional as he is with the supernatural.

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A Books Geek

Good
Reviewed by LLM on Mar 27 2012

This is a dark, haunting story and went in directions I would never have thought of in a million years.

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