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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Maybe someday I will attempt to finish it All said and done. 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. The information has been repeated so often that, I think it hardly requires citation.
And I knew if I liked the book there were at least three more by the same author and with the same protagonist. His many publications on ancient shipwreck sites have appeared in scientific journals, books and popular magazines.
It was just endless bad dialogue and detailed desciptions of irrelevant technical details. Yesterday the Phaistos disk is mentioned. To top that off, my daught I really loved the premise of this book. And who isn’t interested in discovering a lost city? I found this book in The Friends of Library for sale section at my local library for 50 cents.
Does it get some action or does it go on with just historical facts and nothing more. There is no dialogue, only again the actors entering lecture mode and telling us about the plot.
An advanced, conquering kingdom, said Plato, Atlantis met a nasty fate after it overreached and angered the gods.
Fiction Book Review: Atlantis by David Gibbins, Author . Dell $ (p) ISBN
I find that to be beyond annoying. And the Hey Phaistos!
Published March 28th by Headline Publishing first published Introduction The Secret History of the Rosicrucians — 2. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To begin with, Mr Gibbons may be a great professor but he hasn’t a clue about what makes a quality novel. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. When a group of specialists are speaking to one another you wouldn’t expect them to go into detailed technical definitions every 5 minutes.
Chunks …more I shall post yet another negative review later.
Unfortunately, like many others who atlanttis 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. What could go wrong? For example, we have a British underwater archeologist who is also talented with Russian weaponry, and can fly several types of helicopters.
My most important criteria for a good read is characterization. This page was last edited on 29 Decemberat Looking for More Great Reads? He has led several underwater igbbins expeditions in the Mediterranean Sea, including five seasons excavating ancient Roman shipwrecks off Sicily and a survey of the submerged harbour of ancient Carthage.
I liken this book to getting punched in the stomach repeatedly. The Best Books of I love Clive Cussler, so is it something near his Dirk Pitt adventures?.
David Gibbins i I found this book in The Friends of Library for sale section at my local library for 50 cents. Easily the worst book I’ve tried in