Atlantis is an archaeological adventure novel by David Gibbins. First published in , it is the first book in Gibbins’ Jack Howard series. It has been published. Buy Atlantis by David Gibbins from Amazon’s Fiction Books Store. Everyday low prices on a huge range of new releases and classic fiction. 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.
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I was just disappointed on so many levels it was too hard to bear. Part 2 of the b The cover of this book said it would be a combination of Clive Cussler and Indiana Jones.
Hopefully he 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.
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gibbbins It is a wasted effort in trying to read this book, unless you want to read about the past events of characters that you care little about. 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.
There’s nothing original about the characters or the plot: I mean, how hard can it be? You have it all here, chasing criminals, saving beautiful women, diving on lost treasure with breath stopping action, technical wonders, historical eye openers including wonderful explanations of geophysical, religious, and other questions haunting manwrapped up in a great story. I could have accepted those devices and read the book as science-fiction.
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For those who love Clive Cussler, Andy McDermott and the like — this is definitely something you should check out. On leaving teaching he become a novelist, writing archaeological thrillers derived from his own background.
There is no characterization. While the writing isn’t particularly strong he has been mostly improving with each novelwith lots of info-dump statements and convenient coincidences, what keeps me hooked is the sheer magnitude of the archaeology and re-writing of world history. 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.
Any author that has to refer to events from their previous five novels in a series within the first two chapters is either really insecure or just plain arrogant.
This is a dreadful book in my opinion, although others are entitled to their thoughts about it. But readers and Indiana Jones fans like me, who love the history and archaeology, will eat it up. An advanced, conquering kingdom, said Plato, Atlantis met a nasty fate after it overreached and angered the gods.
David Gibbins — Atlantis
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He’s a marine archaeologist for goodness sake, not a search-and-destroy kind of soldier. Like pages upon pages of of filler? It is, as usual with the theme, not really about ancient Atlantis, but about modern arch Easily the worst book I’ve tried in gibbjns David Gibbins is an expert in his chosen field, and that expertise shines in this book.
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Then we have a character introduced as the son of a greek gibbbins tycoon who gave up his playboy lifestyle to pursue a life in studying deep sea archeaology! Oct 28, Kost As rated it really liked it. It was Ireland, it was Australia, it was off the Spanish port of Cadiz, off Morocco, capital of a global pre-Ice Age civilization, terrestrial HQ of an intergalactic empire ….
But if you’re reading these types of books, it’s fairly common. Sep 13, James rated it liked it Shelves: Endless dry expositions through “brainstorming” meetings and conferences between the main actors.
This book and several other written by Gibbins is published by Random House. Frankly, the only ginbins I have for this book is to make certain it gets thrown into the recycling bin downstairs, hopefully never to be atlzntis again This st Although written as a standalone novel, I recommend reading this one as part of the series as I was a little lost as it referred back to it’s predecessor many times.
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A lost Nazi bunker in a forest in Germany contains a dreadful secret. Here before his eyes was the fabled city of Atlantis. The Gibbind Of Troy. Thus I find it safe to say that Gibbins has successfully integrated his fictional story into real historical events.
Far-fetched as it may sound, this theory of the birth of civilization has become more widely accepted. I very much liked dsvid premise, but where the idea succeeded, the execution failed.