Jeff Long
The Descent
May 26, 2019 Comments.. 395
The Descent Jeff Long We are not aloneIn a cave in the Himalayas, a guide discovers a self mutilated body with the warning Satan exists In the Kalahari Desert, a nun unearths evidence of a proto human species and a deity called Older than Old In Bosnia, something has been feeding upon the dead in a mass grave So begins mankind s most shocking realization that the underworld is a vast gWe are not alone In a cave in the Himalayas, a guide discovers a self mutilated body with the warning Satan exists In the Kalahari Desert, a nun unearths evidence of a proto human species and a deity called Older than Old In Bosnia, something has been feeding upon the dead in a mass grave So begins mankind s most shocking realization that the underworld is a vast geological labyrinth populated by another race of beings Some call them devils or demons But they are real They are down there And they are waiting for us to find them. The Descent We are not aloneIn a cave in the Himalayas a guide discovers a self mutilated body with the warning Satan exists In the Kalahari Desert a nun unearths evidence of a proto human species and a deity c
  • Title: The Descent
  • Author: Jeff Long
  • ISBN: 9780515131758
  • Page: 210
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
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    1. Melynda Yesenia says:

      This is the second book I had to put in the microwave in order to get to sleep Because we all know that if you leave a scary book, a pants shittingly scary book by your bedside, as you sleep the monsters inside will ooze from between the pages and come into full being beside you and eat your face while you dream It s just a fact.Throughout the novel there are terrible things, unthinkable torture, mass graves, thoughtless destruction and an actual descent into hell It s huge and all over the plac [...]

    2. honestly mem says:

      I m not sure what the etiquette is for dropping f bombs in a review, so I m just going to phrase it as gently as I know how fuck this book.1 Holy racism, Batman Enough of the Italian stallions, the ever unsympathetic, mind gangster stereotypes, the brutish non white others, and oh my God, that second chapter, what was that even Oh, those poor, uncivilized Africans and their violent superstitions and their helpless childish minds and cultures, but at least they have given the nice, white, USAmeri [...]

    3. Michael says:

      In the preface to Long s _The Descent_, the author expresses his regret that although his friends gave him a lot of scientific advice, the science in the book would probably not please them.I should have taken this as a sign.I can t remember having read a book so deliberately bad The dialogue is embarrassing, the science atrocious none of it gathered, sadly, from actual scientists, just random articles and a whole lot of conjecture and handwaving Long had a hundred ideas and shoved EVERY ONE OF [...]

    4. Martin Rondina says:

      El Descenso es un libro que nos va a narrar como el mundo entero descubre que hay unos seres que habitan dentro de La Tierra, quienes al parecer tienen intenciones muy hostiles con la raza humana La poblaci n mundial se da cuenta de esto debido a que comienzan a suceder casos aislados en varios puntos diferentes del mapa Los gobiernos y las fuerzas armadas deciden iniciar una exploraci n al subplaneta para poder comprender mejor esta situaci n, qui nes son estos seres que habitan en el interior [...]

    5. Lau says:

      1.5Este libro contiene CanibalismoTorturas y mutilaciones muy gr ficasAbusos y violaciones grupales a menores de 14 a os de ambos sexos S que el horror muchas veces busca horrorizar m s que asustar, y en mi caso El Descenso muchas veces lo logr Pero no fue tanto por el efecto que me pudo producir lo que se contaba, sino por el pensar que a un autor se le puedan ocurrir esas atrocidades y decida escribirlas Y que al final no aporten nada a la historia m s que morbo y gore.El argumento de El Desce [...]

    6. Jemma says:

      I am just going to come out and say it I loved this book And yet, I fully understand why others didn t Let me explain.For the entirety of their existence, humans have not been alone Unbeknownst to the surface world, an unfathomable subterranean domain lies beneath their feet and it is not uninhabited The Descent is exactly what it says on the tin a story in which humanity descends to the bowels of the earth and battles for its very survival with the horrifying creatures which reside there And ye [...]

    7. Veeral says:

      Last month I watched two movies with my wife Sanctum and The Descent which has no relation with this book Sure, the casting and dialogues left a lot to be desired, but in retrospection it dawned on me that it didn t really matter in the end as the real Hero antagonist of these movies was The Darkness itself The Claustrophobic Depths The Subterranean Hell.After watching those movies, my wife told me that she would never go on a cave exploration adventure even if it was in reality a tourist spot w [...]

    8. Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede says:

      Creepy and deeply unsettling book Love it

    9. Karl Drinkwater says:

      I gave this 5 stars not because it was perfect, but because it did what any good book should do it made me want to keep reading One night I read it until 3.30am, I just couldn t stop Other times I would find time to read a chapter rather than do something else Only a minority of books have this effect on me, so it deserves the highest praise.The opening chapter is the best one in the book Mystery, twists, economical writing, and a descent into tension and then really convincing horror This is a [...]

    10. Jake says:

      I wanted to enjoy this book, and Long gave a lot of early indications that the book was going to be a fun ride the whole way through Unfortunately the promise the book has early on goes nowhere and the end of the book is so disappointing and anti climactic that I had to check if my copy was missing pages Long does some neat things, particularly his tying the story into the the study of proto languages and the struggles in the Balkans However by the time the Shroud of Turin comes in he s demonstr [...]

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    12. Renee Rearden says:

      Holy Wow what a book Dwight Crockett, a Himalayan guide known as Ike, discovers a cave containing a mutilated bodya warning that Satan exists carved into its skin A nun, searching for the first language in her quest to be closer to God, unearths evidence another human species exists A military expedition encounters something feeding upon the dead in a mass grave.Each of these separate events lead to the most shocking revelation Mankind is not alone The Underworld is real A geological labyrinth e [...]

    13. Mattias says:

      It is one of the best books I have ever read period I learned about this book through some recos other authors had made so I gave it a try And I am really glad I did.Sure the main premise of the books sounds very corny when you try to explain it to someone some people have found tunnels under the earth and some strange creatures inside they have found Hell It sounds like a B movie but Mr Long makes it a great epic story about who we are, what we maybe came from and what we may be in the future T [...]

    14. Taran Matharu says:

      One of my favourite books of all time Not for everyonebut right up my street.

    15. Peregrine 12 says:

      Too many words, not enough story After one of the BEST opening chapters I ve ever read, I wanted to suspend my disbelief for the sake of an exciting novel but I just couldn t do it The Descent took things way past the point of suspended disbelief into plain silliness the military guy grows horns and scales and still gets invited to lead seminars And then he spontaneously recovers for no apparent reason and they put him in charge of a crack unit of soldiers to go hunt the bad guys Huh.One problem [...]

    16. Algernon says:

      5 10 I was looking forward to my first Jeff Long book, but it was largely a disappointment To be honest, I would probably have ratedThe Descenta five star, had i only read it when I was 14 and eager for over the top adventures with scariest monsters and extensive bloodshed This is the kind of modern high octane thriller that I was craving for after growing a bit too old for the classic tales of Jules Verne or Alexandre Dumas Alas, I can no longer ignore the poorly drawn characters, the whooping [...]

    17. Eden Celeste says:

      I don t think the author knew exactly what he wanted to write with this book The first part was mostly a horror novel, and then it spent the second half bogged down in a philosophical search of the Christian mythos mixed with an adventure story I liked the first half the part with scary humanoid things under the earth that would steal and or kill people The bit with the helicopter was especially well done The second half of the book was very slow, disjointed and it really lost my interest with t [...]

    18. Susan (the other Susan) says:

      Spectacular I don t do sci fi fantasy as a general rule, but having read Jeff Long s name in association with Outside Magazine, which produced Jon Krakaeur and Into Thin Air, I picked this up and couldn t put it down An epic tale of exploration and adventure, dark as caverns, blurring the line between the real and the supernatural This begs to be a big budget film brought to life with effects that would not have been possible when the book was published Sadly, the rights were purportedly purchas [...]

    19. Sir Runcible Spoon says:

      My son, Mike, bought this book for me and highly recommended it I ve started it and have gotten, very quickly, to page 70 or so and know I m in trouble I ve started a book whose subject matter I DON T LIKE and yet have been hooked by an author s skillful presentation of this world I DON T LIKE What s not to like Well, we re dealing with a presentation of evil manifested as gruesome and unreasoning cruelty Right off, I m on guard What makes this book simultaneously off putting and intriguing is L [...]

    20. Becca says:

      this could have been an economical little horror adventure story but the author couldn t seem to decide what kind of story he wanted to write cave monsters, deep sea adventure, satan and hell, the lawless frontier, reincarnation, demon possession, political intrigue, a debate about what makes us human it s all in there and Unfortunately there s not much in the way of character development or plot pacing There was at least one character that was introduced and then disappeared for 100 pages or s [...]

    21. Jim says:

      ah what a curious book It did take me some time to determine if this book was in any way related to the movie of the same name There are a number of similarities but I do not believe they are related What I appreciated most about this book was the number of themes, the main theme was the obvious theme of the sub world below earth and its inhabitants Similar to the inhabitants of Lovecraft s Into the Mountains of Madness, the creatures we are encountering are merely the dying descendants of a onc [...]

    22. Tressa says:

      I had higher hopes for this book that was recommended by a co worker He set the premise up so promising, with the scene of Ike and the climbers taking shelter in the cave, and being led by candy wrappers that gave way to coins from thousands of years ago.But the book went in such unsuspecting directions that kept my interest but I couldn t help but think that the story wasn t as good as it could have been.A PP mentioned the confusing science in the book I agree there were times I had to read pas [...]

    23. Jason says:

      Spelunking, exploring, researching, running, destroying, annihilating, and loving are just a few of the things that you will get to do when Jeff Long transports you to Hell deep inside our planet The Descent is a story about the expansion of our world, the discovery of new life, and the search for Historic Satan himself Most of the story takes place miles underground and Jeff Long, a real life cave diver, brings those environments to us through detailed prose Great characterizations, pace, and p [...]

    24. Elizabeth says:

      From Jan 2011 I read this book a while ago, and I had wanted to read it again for some time For me, this book built a whole world that I could see and live in while I was reading it Very creative It isn t a perfect read, of course, but I did love it.A bit of warning, this book is pretty violent and graphic If that bothers you, stay away Re read again in May 2013 and Jan 2016 Still a 5 star review from me.

    25. Misty Battle says:

      One great read from start to finish This book plunges you into the what if s and challenges your mind to really think if such a thing is possible I couldn t put this book down I was so deep into the realm of below One great story and book

    26. Donovan says:

      This is a great read It is easy to get in to and you ll find it hard to put down The claustrophobic feeling you get while reading especially in the dark on a cold night with the blankets pulled up around your neck with only a single small globed reading light will have you fully immersed in the novel.Plot Spoilers A group of new age trekkers in Nepal are trapped in a cave by a snowstorm and stumble across a mutilated, mummified corpse, covered with cryptic tattoos in both English and undeciphera [...]

    27. Donna says:

      Described by Jon Krakauer as a page turner for thinking people , this book takes you for quite a ride right into the underbelly of the earth Through various incidents, a series of tunnels are discovered in the earth, complete with utterly savage inhabitants, called hadals The discovery of the tunnels makes humans question everything they were ever taught in church about hell and Satan is hell a literal place in the earth Is Satan a mortal being who is in charge of masses of hadal armies Can Sata [...]

    28. Mya says:

      I just finished this book about five minutes ago and am still recovering A thrilling semi horror, archeological thriller with bio terror and high tech mechanics throughout, this book about life beneath the surface of the earth and the origin of the idea of Hell and Satan both was deceptively overwhelming What amazed me most was not how the author choose to illustrate his version of the underworld, but how he focused on humans greed and dominance in the plundering and conquering of it As the two [...]

    29. Phillip says:

      A great book that had a few frustrating choices Characters were developed well, but with so many characters and plot points all handled extremely well you don t get the focus of the book until the second half.The ending is a little to convenient with one or two unresolved questions, but the lead up is perfect The society and culture of the underground race the hadals was explored and laid out in great detail, but with and variations revealed at the end, I wanted to know even .The most frustrat [...]

    30. Lea says:

      Horror isn t usually my thing, but I just finished The Descent by Jeff Long really enjoyed it I didn t find it particularly frightening, but it really kept me engaged, wondering what was going to happen next It has a pretty intricate plot that elevates it IMO above standard horror, and the book explores the characters interior conflicts in ways that make them seem very realistic and human Although technically set as an alternate history to our own the events span from 1988 to present , unless co [...]

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