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Atlantis

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Pretty Good Read

This book is a good escape, on a dreary day. There were parts that were a little "hokey". Overall, I like the book. The ending did take me by surprise. I expected them to find one thing and they find the complete opposite, but implications, are huge. Even though t...
This book is a good escape, on a dreary day. There were parts that were a little "hokey". Overall, I like the book. The ending did take me by surprise. I expected them to find one thing and they find the complete opposite, but implications, are huge. Even though this book is fiction, I love the books that make wonder...What if? This did exactly that.

posted by Rena89 on May 19, 2009

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Most Helpful Critical Review

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

almost, but not quite there...

When I read the synopsis, I was expecting something along the lines of DaVinci Code. This did not happen. I did not even finish this book, and usually as long as I have started one leaving it half way is not something I do. The characters could have been good. The plot ...
When I read the synopsis, I was expecting something along the lines of DaVinci Code. This did not happen. I did not even finish this book, and usually as long as I have started one leaving it half way is not something I do. The characters could have been good. The plot was interesting but didn't quite make it...that's what I felt this whole book was, just not quite there. I kept reading on to see if it would pick up but it just didn't happen for me.

posted by fke76 on March 9, 2009

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  • Posted May 5, 2010

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    it's a miracle!!

    I finished reading this book in a little under 10 hours, and yes, I read it nearly straight through.

    A few observations:

    This book has very interesting theories that make you think about the origins of humanity and if the fabled Atlantis really does exist.

    There were, I felt, a few issues with the book though. One, it spends too much time on analysis and weaponry and not enough time on Atlantis itself. Two, the characters, while I found nothing at fault with them, didn't really seem deep enough for me to feel a connection with them. It was more like they served as vessels to move the plot foward, instead of elements in the plot themselves. Three, I often had trouble with the explanantions. Either there was too much detail, or not enough. The verbiage isn't really important since most of it isn't real anyway, but I usually felt like I just had to let it go and get on with the story. My fourth, and biggest problem was this: every dead-end and - lo and behold! - there's a miraculous piece of equipment or technology to save them in the nick of time! like, 20 times! The plot did start to feel tired after so many life-threatening episodes that were all alleviated in the last split second. A little plot differentiation would have been good!
    On a personal note, I didn't like the ending.

    Overall, enjoyable enough, and can stimulate great conversation if given the chance!

    If you're looking for another thriller, try the Rule of Four or the Historian. If you want to explore another version of the Atlantis tale (completely UN-scientific), try Perlman's Ordeal, or, if battles and treasure hunts are your deal, I highly recommend Cryptonomicon.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 9, 2008

    Not Surprising

    Some people said they enjoyed this book but I would not recommend it to anyone with a short attention span. Most people like to pick up a good read and have the character¿s personalities set up and have the plot jump right into motion. Unfortunately this book did not do that. I tried getting in to it for a while but despite myself I could not. I think that if the author had added more descriptive and interesting details or even more action in the beginning then it would have grabbed my attention a little bit more. In the middle of the book just when it started to peak my interest the plot became too predictable. I like to be in suspense and not have it too easy to foreshadow what is going to happen. I do not know how the book ended because I never finished it but in some ways this book was disappointing because after I read the back cover I got excited and intrigued by the plot line, but during the time I was reading the book, nothing new happened and the same problems the characters faced appeared to frequent and too similar to the last issue. I would have liked it if the author was able to keep me on my toes and intrigued by what was happening.

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