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The Gates
The Gates | John Connolly
Funny, scary adventure with a dachshund, demons, science - and footnotes.
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Christopher_Tallon
The Gates | John Connolly
Mehso-so

Scientists accidentally open a portal for demons to come to earth. I didn't finish reading this one. The plot is interesting, the writing is good--I don't know why, it just didn't grab me. I'd recommend it to people who like dark humor and irreverent paranormal stories. Connolly is pretty funny and a very talented writer. This particular book didn't float my boat, but I'd be willing to give Connolly another try down the line.

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Robothugs
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The Abernathys don't mean any harm by their flirtation with the underworld, but when they unknowingly call forth Satan himself, they create a gap in the universe, a gap through which a pair of enormous gates is visible. The gates to Hell. And there are some pretty terrifying beings just itching to get out.... #Demons #OctoberXFiles

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Cinfhen Your description make this book sound fantastic 🧡 13mo
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Arkrayder
The Gates | John Connolly
Mehso-so

This book cute in a way. The story was fairly good and the humor was great. I had quite a few laugh out loud moments. The horror element was really well done. I liked the involvement of CERN and the Large Hadron Collider. I thought it was a neat idea using science to open the portal to hell. The science references are great to read and it was nice to learn something new from a book like this. John Connolly doesn‘t disappoint.

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JoeStalksBeck
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I adore this book and the audiobook is outstanding!

TorieStorieS Yay!!!! 😊 1y
Guildedearlobe This is one of my all time favorite series. I love his Charlie Parker books as well. 1y
JoeStalksBeck @TorieStorieS thanks for getting me this book! 1y
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TorieStorieS You are so very welcome!!! Connolly is my favorite so I love to share his books- plus I had a feeling this was right up your alley!!! 😃 So thrilled you are loving it!!! 👏👏👏 1y
JoeStalksBeck @TorieStorieS got my husband listening to it ! 1y
TorieStorieS Oh wow!!! My husband isn‘t much of a reader but has been subjected to many sections of Connolly‘s books... and even has helped me track down signed copies!! I hope your hugsband loves this one too!!☺️☺️☺️ 1y
JoeStalksBeck @TorieStorieS I meant to tell you that there are two professors in there that I recognize. Hilbert and Planck. David Hilbert was a physicist who worked in Euclidean space and infinite sets. Look up Hilberts Hotel. Max Plank is a grandfather of quantum mechanics. Won the novel prize for discover quanta better known as photons which make up light :) . Made me love the book more :) 1y
TorieStorieS 🎉🎉👏👏 Connolly is just the best!!! 😊 1y
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JoeStalksBeck
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So we went kayaking today and yes I listenedto an audiobook while the husband swam. I must say that this book is wholly not was I expected.! And the science stuff is epic! I adore it! Well this damn thing won‘t let me tag Toriestories 🤬🤬🤬

Craftylikefox Love that one! I still want to read some more from Connolly 1y
CaitlinR This is a John Connolly that I haven‘t read. Thanks! 1y
TorieStorieS So glad you‘re loving it!! There‘s more to the series too!! 😻😻 1y
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KathyWheeler I loved this book! 1y
JoeStalksBeck @toriestories I do love it! I need the others! 1y
TorieStorieS Yay!!! I‘ll keep my eye out for you!!! 😘 1y
lute Love this author! Check out his Charlie Parker series! 1y
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BookBoggart
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Samuel Johnson would definately be a #gryffindor for such a young boy. He sure has some bravado. Having his dachshund Boswell definately helps. If he can manage such evil at 11 (much like a certain other gryffindor). I think he would fit right in with the gold and red! #muchlove #brave #strong #reckless #loyal #characters2017
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LibrarianRyan 👍🤓 2y
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Seshat
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Another. I think John Connolly is an #attractiveauthor #junebookbugs @RealLifeReading

Balibee146 Ooooo yes, got that clever / sexy vibe going on 2y
Seshat Totally, @Balibee146 and the Irish accent. 2y
Balibee146 @Seshat hadn't occurred to me about the accent!! 2y
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Rex
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Too funny xD

AnnieReads This book is so funny! Loved it!! 2y
Bookzombie I love your bookmark! 2y
Euri Love the bookmark ❤❤❤❤ 2y
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lauren.lerner
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Absolutely delightful read, charming in its own demonic ways. 😈😉 I love Connolly's writing and tone, and his characters are quite fun (& funny!) This was a quick read too, which is just what I was looking for. • I have no idea why I only gave it three stars in 2010, but I've updated my review to ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5. • #samueljohnsonVSthedevil • reread #readharder2017 #usedbookfind

Cinfhen Cool cover❤️ 3y
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lauren.lerner
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Next reads: It's been so long since I read The Gates, I can't remember who I lent it to, let alone why I only gave it ⭐️⭐️⭐️ on Goodreads (this copy is a recent #usedbookfind from Amazon.) I'm also trying to read more nonfiction and both of these appeal for different reasons. #thisisagoodproblemtohave #bibliophileproblems #latenightdecisions #thisiswhathappenwhenitakea3hrnapinthelateafternoon #noschooltomorrow #teachersoflitsy

Cinfhen Our book club had the best discussion after reading 3y
RealBooks4ever Love your hashtags! 😆💜 3y
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IndyHannaJones
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I will put "Mrs. Abernathy" on that list too. I love a good villain...especially a demonic one who decides he actually enjoys being a suburban housewife. This list is fun! #charactersonthenaughtylist

lauren.lerner She's such a great villain. 3y
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Seshat
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Samuel Johnson from this series by John Connolly is a rad kid. #childprotagonist #photoadaynov16 @RealLifeReading #day16

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BookBoggart
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#13 I'm always a sucker for a pet sidekick. Especially a smart one! #boswellthedachshund #muchlove #sidekick #octphotochallenge #booktober

GlitteryOtters Animal sidekicks are the BEST! 💕 3y
Larkken That book is excellent! And weiner dogs have so much personality, such a great choice. 3y
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RoxyWilde
The Gates | John Connolly
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Quick, humorous read. I enjoyed it.

lauren.lerner This is the review that inspired me to revisit this read after seven years, so thank you!! 3y
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Qemorio
The Gates | John Connolly

I met John Connelly today. We talked about hadron colliders. It was wonderful. Fan girled out pretty hard on the inside, I think I kept it cool on the outside though. No picture due to playing it cool.

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