Plague of the Invigilare

Plague of the Invigilare

by Joseph DeMarco

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ISBN-13: 9781410713957
Publisher: AuthorHouse
Publication date: 07/22/2003
Pages: 252
Product dimensions: 5.08(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.64(d)

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Plague of the Invigilare 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anazasi on LibraryThing 10 months ago
Warning: Philosophical Content-Explicit Ideas-May offend those easily offended.Known to some as "The Ballad of Lost Souls," this novel is a supernatural psychoanalytic journey into the mind of a confused psychiatrist. When the doctor suspects something may be very wrong with his new patient, he is forced to take an introspective look at his own life. After several sadistic sessions, he starts questioning his own sanity. Now he is running from the fearful present, away from the truth and into this strange and morbid tale that explores the meaning of life and the existence of god.
Guest More than 1 year ago
THE PLAGUE OF THE INVIGILARE IS A FAST PACED THRILLER, THAT ENDS ABRUPTLY AND LEAVES US WONDERING ABOUT THE EXISTENCE OF GOD. THE STORY FOLLOWS A (THERAPIST) DOCTOR WHO SEEMS TO BE HAVING A MID-LIFE CRISIS, AND MAY OR MAY NOT BE GOING CRAZY. AFTER SEVERAL TROUBLED HALLUCINATIONS THE DOCTOR STARTS BELIEVING THAT HIS PATIENT TRADERE HAS POWERS THAT HE CAN NOT EXPLAIN. THE NARRATIVE TAKES US THRU THE PSYCHE OF THE HUMAN MIND AND IT'S SELFISHNESS. 'WHAT IF GOD WAS ONE OF US?' 'WOULD HE EVEN THINK TWICE ABOUT HELPING OR SAVING US OR WOULD HE/SHE ONLY CARE ABOUT HIM/HER SELF?'
Guest More than 1 year ago
Demarco continues in the fashion of Palanuik and Vonnegut, this book is a page turner. Reminds me of Catcher in the Rye, with a supernatural twist. I particularly liked this authors style and his brutal honest-to-gods truth. Whether god exists or not we will never be able to prove, but this author has a lot of fun with the subject, pinpointing the problems with society and life in general.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A supernatural thriller this is a book about the morality of religion and mankind for that matter. It moves fast and leaves you wanting more. I could not put it down. I especially like the way the doctor was anonymous, and it was as if he was the one who was in a therapy session and you were his doctor listening to his problems. The idea of god has always baffled me and left me wondering about whether any religions are right. If you have unanswered questions you might want to read this book about the meaning of life and the existence of god.