This two-page feature by Marcus Dunk on my first novel Atlantis appeared in The Daily Express on 23 July Since then Atlantis has sold. All of which is a fairly longwinded way of introducing David Gibbins’ () novel “Atlantis”. From the moment you read that the author “has. David Gibbins, FRSA, FRGS (born ) is an underwater archaeologist and a bestselling Jack Howard series. Gibbins, David. Atlantis. London: Headline and New York: Bantam Dell. ISBN ; Gibbins, David.
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Learn how your comment data is processed. I also didn’t like that whatever situation the main character found himself in, he had always done it or found himsel 1.
LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices. Retrieved from ” https: There’s a lot of characters knowing what gihbins other are thinking, things happening “before they could react” usually bad guys even though they have a few seconds, which is a long time in a fight, and unbelievable coincidence.
I do love wonderfully snide reviews. University of Bristol B. Diane on March 14, at 3: He’s got a few quirks and annoyances, but I think those are necessary to create a memorable character; and when you’re running around the globe trying to save the world, or protect the world, and yourself, I can cut you some slack!
Historical novel writers such Dorothy Dunnet and Antonia Fraser are masters at this craft.
There’s nothing original about the characters or the plot: The gibgins tries too hard to impress the reader by showing off his knowledge in various fields. Refresh and try again. Sep 26, Pages. It’s easy to see why. Unfortunately, like many others who have reviewed it here on Goodreads, I found the techno-babble too much and on the numerous occasions when the author felt the need to tell me everything in excruciating detail found myself skipping over chunks of the text.
I see that it’s a series. Thanks for the link! I did not finish this book. After holding a research fellowship at the University of Cambridgehe spent most of the s as a lecturer in the School of Archaeology, Classics and Oriental Studies at the University talantis Liverpool before devoting himself full-time to writing and fieldwork. An advanced, conquering kingdom, said Plato, Atlantis met a nasty fate after it overreached and angered the gods.
Phaistos Disk Decipherment update. This book was ztlantis a bad movie that you only watch because you want to see how bad it really is.
Hopefully fibbins can learn how to build suspense, hold his audience, and most importantly, create characters to which the reader can relate and come to care about.
Jack Howard is all things to all people, thus making him both annoying as well as shallow and unrealistic. Meticulously researched, with characters that leap off the page.
I’ve read only negative reviews. And who isn’t interested in discovering a lost city?
Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. In he was part of an international team excavating a 5th century BC shipwreck off Turkey. We get to see him shooting down a helicopter with a gun of course he happens to know the weak spots of that particular helicopter and can adjust to the mile per hour winds so he knows just where to aim. I am also an advocate of letting readers make up their own opinion and not thrashing any author or book, but my friendly advice is: Wrong Language Blurb 1 45 Apr 26, Unfortunately, even when it got to the ‘juicy bit’ I was still bored.
Never rains but it pours. Five million years ago, the Mediterranean dried out after being cut off from the Atlantic. Introduction The Secret History of the Rosicrucians — 2.
The guy deserves a Nobel prize compared to this book. And then half way through the book we get the thriller part thrust upon us in the form of a sunken Russian nuclear submarine and assorted bad guys to interfere with the archeological parts of the novel. It could be the key to our future.
David Gibbins i I found this book in The Friends of Library for sale section at my local library for 50 cents. The author himself is a professor of archeology at Cambridge for crying out loud and has led numerous underwater excavations and written extensively on the topic. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. I love Clive Cussler, so is it something near his Dirk Pitt adventures?.
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Far-fetched as it may sound, this theory of the birth of civilization has become more widely accepted. Aug 23, Casey rated it it was ok. This book makes even Alantis Cussler look like a Booker Prize candidate. Unfortunately, given the ratings he has received on his other books, it seems he has not learned these lessons and thus will be limited to impulse buyers who are attracted to the cool covers of the books. The hunt is on for