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Rift

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 19, 2006

    too long

    944 page book that was about 644 pags too long. the story just goes on and on and on and on.... but really to no benefit to the reader or plot development. rather slow to boot. character development did not draw me in or make me 'feel' for any of the characters.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2000

    The Rift - A possible future??

    This book was geologically accurate. Very plausible. Characters were believeable and well rounded. Enjoyed the book very much.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2000

    Facts?

    This had the potential to be a good book, but never quite made it beyond mediocre. A few quotations from the earlier (1811 - 1812) New Madrid quakes might have added to the interest, the constant flood of them merely made for tedious reading. I soon found myself passing over them to get to the main storyline. There, unfortunately, I became annoyed. Although this was fiction, the author brought in historical facts - then got many of those facts wrong. His first mistakes came in the magnitudes he attributed to the earlier quakes along the faultlines used in the story - then became glaringly inaccurate when he faulted the U.S. government for its failures in handling religious cults. He referred to failures such as 'Ruby Ridge' and 'Jonestown.' Perhaps he would write this off as the thoughts of the young hero, and absolve himself from the misrepresented facts by implying that the fictional character simply wasn't aware of the true facts, but that would not work for me. If the author intends to continue to write books he should take the trouble to research his books far more thoroughly than he did this one. If fact is to be mixed with fiction, the facts should be correct. The book was also at least twice as long as it needed to be.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 13, 2015

    Much too long

    This book would have been a better read if it weren't so long. I began to lose interest about half way through it, then started to skip whole areas.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 25, 2015

    Overly long

    lacking variety in the stories. some characters totally dropped out of the narrative when it would have helped this overly long book to include more story lines

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2015

    Interesting

    Nicely written book that depicts what might happen if the New Madrid fault slips again - and it will. Personalizes the events with a small number of characters. The inserts of writings from the earthquakes of 1811-1812 are great.

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  • Posted February 20, 2015

    Scary Look at Hell on Earth

    This book sets forth in terrible detail a very real possibility for the United States. The New Madrid Fault with all its subsidiary faults go off. The take America from a first rate nation to a third world country over night. The author shows the danger we are in and tries to interweave the scary reality of racism and religious intolerance into the discussion. If you are not too frightened to finish, I recommend this book, but I recognize how lucky I am being in the Flint Hills, just outside of the area where these events will occur.

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