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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But if you’re reading these types of books, it’s fairly common. I really loved the premise of this book. Alantis Canadian-born underwater archaeologist and novelist. 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.
Sep 16, Bellady rated it it was ok.
I’ve read only negative reviews. It was a choice of either going for the surface — which I would not have made — or swimming for an emergency tank. I write A LOT. 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 atlanhis adventure, this book should have rated much higher.
I did not finish this book.
Now, in a fascinating new novel, one man thinks that he at last can provide gibnins answer…. LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices. I do wish this fellow had come up with a better novel involving the Phaistos Disk, since after all, Phaistos Disk crankery is even more rife than VMs crankery. Please try again later. The discovery was reported in the media, including the BBC.
Clay fragment HM The hunt is on for… Marine archaeologist Jack Howard has stumbled upon the keys to an ancient puzzle.
Gubbins, an underwater archeologist and Cambridge University Ph. The ref to the Phaistos disk was not really about the VMs, just unbelievable coincidences.
Chunks seem to have been cut an pasted directly out of atlantie technical manual!
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View all 20 comments. Sep 28, Pamela rated it did not like it Shelves: There is no story to it. Stretching the truth, inventing characters, tying them to real people from the past; it all makes for a great read Does it get some action or does it go on with just historical facts and nothing more. Diane on March 14, at 3: After giving up trying to enjoy the book I tried to find another use for it and started reading it at night instead of taking a sleepin This is the only novel I’ve rated withing finishing it.
The author tries too hard to impress the reader by showing off his knowledge in various fields. Freediving Scientific diving Technical diving Underwater diving.
After holding a research atlanfis at the University of Cambridgehe spent most of the s as a lecturer in the School of Archaeology, Classics and Oriental Studies at the University of Liverpool before devoting himself full-time to writing and fieldwork. Endless dry expositions through “brainstorming” meetings and conferences between the main actors.
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I also didn’t like that whatever situation the main character found himself in, he had always done it or gibbijs himself in that situation before so there was no sense of peril because he easily got out of it in a few sentences. Poorly written and no character development. The basic story line is way to feeble to maintain grip.
It’s thrilling stuff for sure, but the story atlantls along on complicated, exposition-heavy science that’s doled out much too slowly characters walk each other—often and at length—through their particular areas of expertise as the plot requires.
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.