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[edit]. Gibbins, David. Atlantis. London: Headline and New York: Bantam Dell. ISBN ; Gibbins, David.

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For gibgins, people have speculated on the location of the fabled civilization that sank beneath the waves. Is it worth going on reading or will I just waste my time?

The ancient history was fun and interesting, the premise exciting, but the characters were so awful and some of the action sequences absolutely impossible. The “edge of your seat” thriller aspect of this novel was more like “why do I care what happens to these people? Some of his invented materials and devices are examples of wishful thinking gibins show a lack of understanding of basic principles of physics.

He travelled around the world with them by sea as a boy, including four years living in New Zealand, before returning to England and Canada.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. He divides his time between fieldwork, a farm in Canada where he writes, and England. Meticulously researched, with characters that leap off the page.


Wrong Language Blurb 1 45 Apr 26, Cliff I shall post yet another negative review later.

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It is, as usual with the theme, not really about ancient Atlantis, but about modern archeology and the discovery of the ruins of this particular civilization. This book is so wonderfully awful that I can’t put it down. Anyway, does Gibbins manage to save himself from falling into all the Domain Expert airport novel traps? 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 gibblns when I picked up this book for an adventure, this book should have rated much higher.

Who knows, maybe something actually happens that doesn’t take place in a boardroom sometime later in the story, but there are a lot better books to read out there that are more interesting and I like historical fiction! Diane on July 21, at 1: Not only gibbbins shocking truth about a lost world, but an explosive secret that could have devastating consequences today. 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.

View all 7 comments. For Gibbins, the truth is more straightforward. This book read like a bad action movie. I think Mr Gibbons has potential as a writer but this one seems like yet another attempt to capitalize on the success of The DaVinci Code style of novel. After giving up trying to enjoy the book I tried gibnins 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.


Fiction Book Review: Atlantis by David Gibbins, Author . Dell $ (p) ISBN

Stay in Touch Sign up. I liken this book to getting punched in the stomach repeatedly.

There’s a lot of characters knowing what each other are thinking, things happening “before they could react” usually bad guys even though they have a few seconds, which is a long time in a fight, and unbelievable coincidence.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. I choose the book without any previous research, solely based on the subject of Atlantis. Poorly written and no character development.

Maybe someday I will attempt to finish it The discovery was reported in the media, including the BBC. I’ve read only negative reviews. The hunt is on fibbins Marine archaeologist Jack Howard has stumbled upon the keys to an ancient puzzle.

I was just disappointed on so many levels it was too hard to bear.

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Chunks seem to have been cut an pasted directly out of various technical manual! View all 20 comments.

Then we have a character introduced as the son of a greek shipping tycoon who gave up his playboy lifestyle to pursue a life in studying deep sea archeaology!