Books from the Backlog is a fun way to feature some of those neglected books sitting on your bookshelf unread. If you are anything like me, you might be surprised by some of the unread books hiding in your stacks.
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This week’s neglected book
Relic by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
Publication Date: February 1, 1995
When a team of archaeologists is savagely massacred in the Amazon Basin, all that survives are several boxes of relics and plant specimens. From boat to boat, from port to port, the battered crates drift. They finally reach New York City – only to be locked away in the basement of a museum, lost and forgotten.
But the black heart of the Amazon never forgets. Just days before the Museum’s massive new exhibition opens someone or something other than tourists and school children is roaming the echoing halls and dusty galleries. And people are turning up savagely murdered.
Forensic evidence points to a killer of terrifying strength and ferocity. Rumors of a “Museum Beast,” never far from the surface, rise again among the Museum staff. But then Margo Green, a graduate student working in the Museum, uncovers a link between the killings, the failed Amazonian expedition, and an odd figurine that will be displayed for the first time. Will she be able to put the pieces together and stop the deadly menace before terror strikes again?
Why did I add Relic to my bookshelf?
I am not sure exactly how long I have had this book but I can tell you that it has been sitting on my shelf for more than a decade. I do remember that I picked it up at a book fair and the gentleman shopping next to me told me that it was a good book and I should read it if I hadn’t already done so. That was all it took for me to add it to my shopping bag that day. I have purged unread books from my shelves in the years since this one found its way into my home but I keep holding on to it. How can one resist “Alien” meets “Jurassic Park” in New York City?
What are your thoughts? Have you read this book? Would you recommend it to others?