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Posted June 4, 2012
Yet another Jurassic Park spin-off: under the influence of mutat
Yet another Jurassic Park spin-off: under the influence of mutated virus the creatures of the deep transform into huge toothy monsters and rise up to snack on Californians, while a team of scientists ( beatiful ladies included) saves the world from the menace. OK, I don't mind recycling - but I do mind the sloppy jobs. It is really embarassing that the author apparantly has no idea what the name of his book means. Sorry but the notion that a fish which decides to become a top predator in the skies of redwood forest would just grow couple of tons, get itself lungs, wings, T-rex fangs, a radar (!?), lions roar , evil (of course) powerful brain and it"s lunchtime - that's not Darwinism. In fact its the opposite : exactly the ideology of Stalin's pseudoscientist Trofim Lysenko from 1950's. Either the author has slept through his high school biology class, or he hopes his readers have. I grade the books as Buy and Keep (BK), Read Library book and Return ( RLR) and Once I Put it Down I Couldn't Pick it Up ( OIPD-ICPU). This one OIPD-ICPU.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 23, 2006
Good premise but fell flat
I, too, am wondering if I read the same book as the other reviewers. I originally picked the book up because it sounded like a fun summer read along the lines of Jurassic Park, and the premise was fascinating... I'm a sucker for anything to do with what may be lurking in the depths of the oceans. The book started off well, but as it progressed I found myself getting more and more frustrated. For an obviously well-educated author, I found the writing sloppy and awkward. The characters, while likable enough, were far too one dimensional, which made the love story feel forced and awkward. The dialogue was stilted and unrealistic and even the action scenes - which, frankly, would be the primary reason for reading this book - began to get sillier as the story progressed. On the bright side, the description of the creatures' appearance and behaviour was quite fasinating and the author obviously did his research. Unfortunately, it wasn't enough to save the book for me and I was in a rush to finish it, all the while thinking it's only a matter of time before this is made into a bad cable TV flick. I really hoped to like this much more than I did.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.