The Footprints of God: A Novel

The Footprints of God: A Novel

by Greg Iles
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Very rarely do I rate books a five out of five. This is one of them. Greg Iles 'Footprints of God' is an extremely intelligent novel filled with philosophical, theoretical, and scientific ideas many of us do not take the time to consider. Despite the title, the book is not as religious as some people might think. There is a concept of a greater entity, and it is through this entity that the plot gathers its strength, creating a sort of scientific mysticism. Aside from all the philosophical ideas within this novel, 'The Footprints of God' is undeniably heart-pumping. The suspense created by the chase, and the inevitable completion of disaster will keep you at the edge of your seat. This is a must-read book for all readers no matter your religion. All you need is an open mind.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My first book by this author, and I'm glad I picked it up. This book was excellent! I couldn't put it down! I found myself captivated by the characters as much as by the story. It was very fast paced, and well written, not to mention an intriguing and believable story.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It starts out with a good premise but gets bogged down with too many unbelievable scenarios. After being so impressed with BLACK CROSS, I expected better.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Huge disappointment. 240 pages into it I finally put it down. Got tired of the chase. Too formulaic and really nothing to write about, nothing to hold my attention. In fact, this reviewer was never entirely certain of what, exactly, the chase was all about, other than super-heated egos at work. Iles can, and HAS, done better. Words NOT to use when describing this book: riveting, exciting, astonishing, illuminating. In short, it was sheer drudgery and an enormous disappointment.
JoAnnK25 More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. The suspense kept building throughout the story and I was not dissapointed in the end. A good read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This one has it all: Suspense, action, politics, religion, philosophy, even a bit of romance. Very well done, Greg. A techno-thriller and page turner that grabs you right at the beginning. It lags just one little bit in the first quarter of the book but then picks up speed and is a hard one to put down. I am amazed at the authors versatility in his writing. I have read every one of his books and they are all different, with one exception - they all keep you turning those pages. The author makes a statement at the end of the book that may help the reader before he starts the book: 'Writing about science and philosophy in a commercial novel is problematic. Write about them at their natural level and you leave the masses behind. Simplify too much, and you offend those individuals conversant in those subjects. I trust you will enter this book as an exercise of the mind and not judge too harshly either way. If we have learned anything in the past ten thousand years, it is that nothing is certain.' Greg Iles writes a riveting yet believable story about artificial intelligence and a Super Computer developed by the greatest minds in science, a team of nobel-prize winning scientists. Known as 'Trinity' the super computer is a merger of man (his mind) and machine, and what can be done with it. The possibilities are fascinating and frightening. Yet the story line explores religion, conscience, military strategies, philosophy and much more.- the reader is cognizant that this is a conceivable achievement in the light of today's advances in technology. I can see why Dan Brown (author of DaVinci Code) liked this book. It is written in the same fast-paced way and with a lot of factual research and information. It takes you through some of our actual military bases and research sites, and references actual events that have happened in our history with nuclear development. The novel takes the reader to Israel as well, where I found that part of the book fascinating as the main character searched for answers in the life of Jesus and His resurrection. I disagree with any reviewers that don't recommend this - it may be Iles best work to date. It gives you a lot to think about, yet it entertains you - like I said at the start - what more can you ask for in a book?
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Could not put it down!
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spydurpoet More than 1 year ago
I picked this book up at a WalMart in, of all places, New Mexico on a road trip. I was amazed. This is an ( ;) ) INTRIGUING, ENTHRALLING, EXCITING book and I actually read it twice.
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Rebecca Christopher More than 1 year ago
This is my favorite Isles book, and I've read them all. All I can really say is READ THIS BOOK! Highly thought provoking. Isles is one of the very best.
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