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Event (Event Group Series #1)

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5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

Science Fiction meets Adventure

The "Event" is in full tradition of Clive Cussler, mixing historical fact with fiction. This Author has take several themes from others and set the stage for his characters to give a twist to what people who enjoy: Indiana Jones, Captain Nemo, Area 51, Eureka, Dirk Pit,...
The "Event" is in full tradition of Clive Cussler, mixing historical fact with fiction. This Author has take several themes from others and set the stage for his characters to give a twist to what people who enjoy: Indiana Jones, Captain Nemo, Area 51, Eureka, Dirk Pit, Warehouse 13, and a whole host of other characters.

Golemon, has taken the Myths, Stories, Fiction, and has weaved a tale which could almost believe able and extremely entertaining.

You have a clandestine government agency which can call upon other agencies, yet, not be held accountable to congress, except to the President. It is located at an airbase in Nevada, (could it be area 51?) You have a series of vaults which house artifacts, consisting of myths,and stories.(Ark of The Covent,Indiana Jones, or Warehouse 13, or even area 51) either way, you can identify with some story, movie, or reality which has come public knowledge. Then Finally you have the scientist who are the brightest, some of which are military, (a stretch here, but, possible) who build, research, create, who are actually overall think tank, protecting the United States, and World from any history altering EVENT.

This series of books, represent a hours upon hours of entertainment, escapism, in the finest tradition of science fiction, and adventure.

I do caution the reader, set aside enough time, because once you start to read you just may lose track of time, and end up with your Event. occurring.

posted by Art45 on September 12, 2009

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2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Great story good read

I approached this book with a fair bit of skepticism since I knew it was another story based upon the Roswell incident. I was pleasantly surprised. I found the story very well thought out and the plot moved along. The plotting was definitely the strongest element of ...
I approached this book with a fair bit of skepticism since I knew it was another story based upon the Roswell incident. I was pleasantly surprised. I found the story very well thought out and the plot moved along. The plotting was definitely the strongest element of the book and I enjoyed the nature of the monster/alien. Very clever. Even the initial stages when the book was focused on laying the framework for a "series" of follow-on novels was entertaining. I was less impressed with the actual writing style - it seemed sporadic, at times being very expressive and interesting, but at other times seeming to reiterate what was said before without a great deal of effort seemingly expended in finding a different way to say it. Still it was a great story and a good read. And the highest praise is that I do plan on checking out the next Event Group novel.

posted by 5047427 on November 16, 2011

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  • Posted March 11, 2013

    "Event" is an interesting enough book that is a very q

    "Event" is an interesting enough book that is a very quick read. As others have mentioned, however, the book does seem to have been poorly edited. It may only be the case for the Nook version, but in the first 50 pages I lost count of the number of typos and grammatical errors that I was finding. The writing style is also very simple at times, reminding me more of a half-hearted high school English assignment rather than a novel by a would-be professional author. Overall, though, I did enjoy the story and I hope that Golemon can use this book as a learning experience to improve on his future works.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 17, 2011

    Fair story

    I'm always looking for a great series to fill the gaps between releases by Vince Flynn and now another favorite - Patrick Lee. Lee does the sci-fi/national secrets much better, and maybe that's why I was hoping for more from the Event Series. I've only gotten through the first one so maybe the next one will get a bit better. A lot of filler in what is really just a simple story, but good for a rainy weekend.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted November 16, 2011

    Great story good read

    I approached this book with a fair bit of skepticism since I knew it was another story based upon the Roswell incident. I was pleasantly surprised. I found the story very well thought out and the plot moved along. The plotting was definitely the strongest element of the book and I enjoyed the nature of the monster/alien. Very clever. Even the initial stages when the book was focused on laying the framework for a "series" of follow-on novels was entertaining. I was less impressed with the actual writing style - it seemed sporadic, at times being very expressive and interesting, but at other times seeming to reiterate what was said before without a great deal of effort seemingly expended in finding a different way to say it. Still it was a great story and a good read. And the highest praise is that I do plan on checking out the next Event Group novel.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 21, 2006

    A pretty good Sci-Fi thriller

    Event gets high marks for its concept, a secret agency entrusted with the secrets of the ages. (Some of the secrets that they have been hiding include Noahs Ark and a 19th century vintage submarine that may have been the inspiration for Jules Verne). The main weakness here is the choice of the secret being guarded this time (the Roswell incident). Not being partial to the monster genre, I would have preferred that the author had chosen another plot line. There are echoes of any number of sci-fi books and movies ('Genesis', the Alien movies,the TV series Dark Skies come to mind). I believe that the next book in the series could be much better, if the author chooses another secret to fight over.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 8, 2014

    I truly enjoyed the story and plan to read others in this series

    I truly enjoyed the story and plan to read others in this series. It took a little while to get started, but after the first hundred pages or so, the pace picked up and never slowed down. If I were only considering the story, I would give this book four stars. However, I have to take the writing into account as well, which adds up to only two stars. It might be a personal choice, but it gets muddied when the points of view, and even locations of the characters change within the same paragraph. There were times when it was difficult to determine which character I was following. I also found the character development weak, and there were times when the characters seemed thrown together, as opposed to reaching each other naturally. There are other writing errors as well, and sadly, they did take away from the story somewhat. It is my hope that the writing improves as the series goes on, because it truly does seem interesting!

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  • Posted June 24, 2012

    Recommend this author and series

    This was an accidental find and great discovery.
    Well done story line with a few improbable "coincidental" twists but still a good read.

    It gets better as it goes along.
    Now reading & enjoying book #2 (Legend).

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