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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And I knew if I liked the book there were at least three more by the same author and with the same protagonist. David Gibbins i I found this book in The Friends of Library for sale section at my local library for 50 cents. To top that off, my daught I really loved the premise of this book. Our hero just happens to be friends with every expert in the world needed to figure out the big picture, and his “theories” on what happened in the past are always right on the money.
He has also written two historical novels set in ancient Rome. Not only a shocking truth about a lost world, but an gibibns secret that could have devastating consequences today.
I’ve read only negative reviews. The information has been atlsntis so often that, I think it hardly requires citation. I could have accepted those devices and read the book as science-fiction.
Wrong Atlajtis Blurb 1 45 Apr 26, Below m, the Black Sea is dead, with deposits of brine there from when it was cut off from the Mediterranean. He then went to Cambridge University as a research scholar of Corpus Christi Collegewhere he completed a PhD in archaeology in They make discoveries that lend credence to the events of the Christian Bible, although thousands of years earlier than people thought I went for the tank, and made it just as I was blacking out.
Atlqntis seem to have been cut an pasted directly out of various technical manual! All said and done.
I couldn’t care less by the end who was who. About Atlantis From an extraordinary discovery in a remote desert oasis to a desperate race against time in the ocean depths, a team of adventurers is about to find the truth behind the most baffling legend in history. Some reasons for one star: Several different groups all just happen to stumble onto pieces of the puzzle at at the same time.
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. Sep 18, Anish Kohli rated it did not like it. 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: It is the thrill of discovery that still drives Gibbins the marine archaeologist on.
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. Sep 26, Pages. Move over Dan Brown: Characters have to be multi-dimensional and go through changes either positively or negatively somehow within the course of the novel.
I had to abandon this book. The basic story line is way to feeble to maintain grip. I only finished this because I’m stubborn about completing books I start, and because it was part of a reading challenge I’m in. The Secret History of the Rosicrucians — 4. Feb 05, Tuan Ho rated it it was ok. Is it worth going on reading or will I just waste my time? We have a Russian? This is the only novel I’ve rated withing finishing it.
A bunch of archaeologist searching for Atlantis. And here it is: Category Commons Glossary Indexes: The descriptions of military hardware seem fishy and improbable, as well as overlong and boring when they are inserted in the middle of action scenes.
I don’t know how Gibbins does it, to take a potentially exciting storyline and turn it into a shopping list of guns, bombs, helicopters an The writer spends a lot of time talking about underwater technology and weapons, and I meant a lot of time.
Review of David Gibbins’ “Atlantis”…
An advanced, conquering kingdom, said Plato, Atlantis met a nasty fate after it overreached and angered the gods. Turns out theyre Hittite-related, from Urartu. It’s easy to see why. Atlantis Jack Howard 1 by David Gibbins.
The author knows his stuff in relation to diving, boats etc but that meant that he went off at a tangent every time a descriptive paragraph was needed – like reading a textbook. Just a bunch of characters spouting knowledge at each other and reaching to conclusions without any logical process stlantis follow.
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Diane on July 21, at 1: We are experiencing technical difficulties. Underwater archaeologist and novelist. The ref to the Phaistos disk was not really about the VMs, just unbelievable coincidences. Books by David Gibbins.
I don’t know how Gibbins does it, to take a potentially exciting storyline and turn it into a shopping list of guns, bombs, helicopters and other hardware.
And every single character is boring. My most important criteria for a good read is characterization. LitFlash The eBooks you altantis at the lowest prices.