Book Review : Constantine by John Shirley

Mass Market Paperback, 336 pages
Published January 25th 2005 by Pocket Star
Available on Amazon / Barnes & Noble
Hidden from mortal eyes are the angels and demons that coexist with mankind...supernatural beings who seek to influence our lives for better and for worse. Amoral and irreverent renegade occultist and paranormal detective John Constantine is blessed and cursed with the ability to interact with this secret world. When Constantine teams up with skeptical L.A. policewoman Angela Dodson to solve the mysterious suicide of her twin sister, their investigation catapults them into a catastrophic series of otherworldly events — even as the forces of Hell conspire against Constantine to claim his immortal soul....

Alright, I admit it: I bought this book because I loved the movie. Unsurprisingly, it didn't let me down. I totally enjoyed reading it. Constantine is portrayed as the same cynical, irreverent supernatural detective who is dying of lung cancer caused by too much smoking. He knows he is damned to hell for his past attempt of committing suicide and tries his best to win back God's grace. This book pretty much follows everything that's shown in the movie, although there were some minor differences. Constantine is a mix between paranormal and action, and reading it is really an exhilarating adventure - you wouldn't want to miss it!

Rating: 4.000

3 creative remarks:

Heather said...

I loved this movie too so I'm going to have to read this! The best part about them making it into a book is you get extra little bits of the story. :)

Tahlia Newland said...

I love the cover on this one.

Cassandra (The Book and Movie Dimension blogger) said...

I had seen the movie too and loved it. Glad to hear the books is fantastic too.