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Definitely a page-turner
I am definitely a fan of Long's work. He calls to mind a combination of the religious as...
I am definitely a fan of Long's work. He calls to mind a combination of the religious aspects of Dan Brown's Langdon series and Michael Crichton, with his thriller/science lesson type reads. While none of the three authors are commended for works of high literature, they all write gripping fictional accounts that just COULD be real. While there were certainly some unanswered questions in this first novel, I had the advantage of seeing where the story progressed later and realised that Long was purposely leaving certain parts of the plot unaddressed as a setup for the next part of the story.
Long brought some excellent geological and anthropological research to The Descent. While some have alluded to "offensive" language, it is important to remember that some of the references made in the story (Negroid, Oriental, etc) are, in fact, valid anthropological and ethnic references when discussing the history and evolution of mankind.
All in all, Long presents some fascinating material, wrapped in a dramatic package that drives you through the book at a whirlwind pace. After you tear through it, you will definitely want to look into some of the topics presented to learn more. I know I did!
posted by rball3 on August 20, 2009Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted November 6, 2009
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After so much hype about this book i read it. I was a poorly written and should have had more accurate research. If you want a good novel of good versus evil read the Domain Trilogy by steve alten.
The first is Domain
The second is Ressurection
The third is Phobos. (COMING SOON)
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Posted February 11, 2000
A can't put down read until Chapter 3 or 4. It again returns to an excellant read about page 281 and stays that way until near the dissapointing ending. The story line and character mesh is very dis-jointed. How can so many wonderful written pages be interupted by a poor read of countless more? The author seems to write at time to impress the reader (not too successful judging by all of the inaccuracies submitted by other reader reviews) and this may well be supported by an author who would want to print his name on the side border of each and every page. The publiser at Crown is in need of a long vacation. Thanks Jeff Long for the pages that really are a wonderful story.
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