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 guy deserves a Nobel prize compared to this book. Atlantis always meant much more than simply a drowned civilization. All of the characters are described in superlatives and have multiple skills that are completely unrelated to what the person does for a living. The nuclear warheads mentioned in the book were not attached to any missiles on the submarine but were stored in crates. Looking for More Great Reads?
On leaving academia he became a novelist, writing archaeological thrillers derived from his own background.
A series of highly unlikely events come together to lead to a great discovery and a big fight against a terrorist and his minions. In he was part of an international team excavating a 5th century BC shipwreck off Turkey.
I liken this book to getting punched in the stomach repeatedly. The discovery was reported in the media, including the BBC. Discover what to read next. They can also be quite hard to tell apart.
Return to Book Page. Way too many facts that, while interesting on their own, were just not necessary for good story telling. I write A LOT. In Canadian-born underwater archaeologist and novelist. Measurements for everything given down to the last centimeter; the acronym laser is spelled out in full, unnecessary definition and delivered by one of the most egregious uses of info.
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Ultimately it weighed the story down unne 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 for an adventure, this book should have rated much higher. With a crack team of scientific experts and ex—Special Forces commandos, he is heading for what he believes could be the greatest archaeological find of all time——the site of fabled Atlantis——while a ruthless adversary watches his every move and prepares to strike.
The ref to the Phaistos disk was not really about the VMs, just unbelievable coincidences. Truly Mr Gibbons seems less comfortable with the action parts of the plot and it shows in it’s choppy presentation. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. I very much liked the premise, but where the idea succeeded, the execution failed. Anyway, does Gibbins manage to save himself from falling into all the Domain Expert airport novel traps?
Is it worth going on reading or will I just waste my time? To some, Atlantis was a precursor of civilization lost in the depths of the Ice Age: 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 for an adventure, this book should have rated much higher.
The Secret History of the Rosicrucians — 4. Marine archaeologist Jack Howard could aflantis believe his eyes. On leaving teaching he become a novelist, writing archaeological thrillers derived from his own background. If you want to read about Atlantis, be prepared to wait, and wait.
I’ve read only negative reviews. For Gibbins, the truth is more straightforward. See 1 question about Atlantis….
There is no dialogue, only again the actors entering lecture mode and telling us about the plot. I only finished gibbine because I’m stubborn about aglantis books I start, and because it was part of a vibbins challenge I’m in. I agree with most of your review of the book, the problems as well as the positives. He divides his time between fieldwork, a farm in Canada where he writes, and England.
And the Hey Phaistos! Many of the action scenes seemed implausible, especially within context of the characters involved in them.
Atlantis (Jack Howard, #1) by David Gibbins
Thanks for telling us about the problem. It seems likely there will be significant things found preserved in that brine. And there are many, I tell you, and unnecessary. But all and all I like the plot. Hopefully he can learn how to build suspense, hold his audience, and most importantly, create characters to which the reader can relate aflantis come to care about. The author knows his stuff in relation to diving, boats etc but that meant that he went off atlanti a tangent every time a descriptive paragraph was needed – like reading a textbook.