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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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. Does it get some action or does it go on with just historical facts and nothing more. But don’t know why, I can’t make up my mind yet. I wished I hadn’t because it’s basically a bunch of characters giving you a lecture on archaeology, art, ancient cultures, etc. Gibbins was born in in SaskatoonSaskatchewanCanada, to British parents who were both academic scientists.
Retrieved from ” https: A sort of Da Vinci Code of the deep sea, Atlantis may read atlantks an airport thriller but the ideas underpinning it are deadly serious.
Fiction Book Review: Atlantis by David Gibbins, Author . Dell $ (p) ISBN
First the book review goes on Goodreads, and then I send it on over to my WordPress blog at https: This book has a lot of unbelievable turns. We have a Russian?
And the plot was simply not believable. In my book, that source is Atlantis. The way to fabled Atlantis is partially blocked by a missing Russian nuclear sub. I could have accepted those devices and read the book as science-fiction. Aug 23, Casey rated it it was ok. Preview — Atlantis by David Gibbins. Wrong Language Blurb 1 45 Apr 26, Nick, I have to say your posts are my favourite bed-time reading.
For example, we have a British underwater archeologist who is also talent This book is so wonderfully awful that I can’t put it down.
The Secret History of the Rosicrucians — 6. I just couldn’t get into this at all. But too many technoblab that made me say, “Huh? Paperbackpages. 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 ….
For example, we have a British underwater archeologist who is also talented with Russian weaponry, and can fly several types of helicopters.
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And the Hey Phaistos! His main series is based on the fictional maritime archaeologist Jack Howard and his team, and forms contemporary thrillers involving a plausible archaeological backdrop.
Ultimately it weighed the story down unnecessarily and the atlantiz constant knack for being right about pretty much every theory they had without any debate made me dislike them even more than I already did for the never-ending history lessons. Jack is determined to stop the legacy of Atlantis from falling into the wrong hands, whatever the cost. It is also an attempt at writing a techno thriller, and as such the author may have some academical knowledge about history and about archeology but is particularly clueless about technology and mechanics.
On leaving teaching he become a novelist, writing archaeological thrillers derived from his own background.
Gibbons, an underwater archeologist and Cambridge University Ph. Several diff I have never decided to quit reading a book until I picked this one up.
Considering my love of archeology TV Shows like Time Team, my fascination with the myth of Atlantis and my desire when I picked up this book atlanti an adventure, this book should have rated much higher. It could be the key to our future. Can it get any better? This book and several other written by Gibbins is published by Random House.
My most important criteria for a good read is characterization. Sep 26, Pages. The Secret History of the Rosicrucians — 4.
I still love getting that Indiana Jones adrenaline kick. It seems likely there will be significant things found preserved in that brine.
Category Commons Glossary Indexes: Canadian-born underwater archaeologist and novelist. It gibbiins a simple standard-issue cruise missile, a Russian version of the US Tomahawk, carrying conventional explosives.
In the book I write about shipwrecks perfectly preserved in brine in the depths of the Black Sea, and part of that is true.
To ask other readers questions about Atlantisplease sign up. He divides his time between fieldwork, a farm in Canada where he writes, and England. Easily the worst book I’ve tried in Return to Book Page. 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 fibbins interfere with the archeological parts of atlantiss novel.
Marine atlangis Jack Howard may have found the key to uncovering Atlantis, the legendary sunken city purportedly built by a flourishing culture. 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. I really loved the premise of this book. 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 qtlantis textbook.