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  • But my real problem with Atlantis is the sub-plot

    • by holiam
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      I was very excited about reading this book. The legend of Atlantis is an enduring one and under the subtitle of “History’s greatest secret has finally been revealed”, “Atlantis” ticked all the boxes for me.

      The novel’s hero Jack Howard is a diver who stumbles across a Minoan shipwreck where he discovers an intriguing gold disc with


      strange markings.

      In the Black Sea a colleague of Jack finds what he believes may be the lost city of Atlantis.

      And at the same time, in Egypt, yet another of Jacks friends finds an ancient papyrus which mentions Atlantis.

      A few too many coincidences, I think.

      This is quite a well crafted thriller for a first ...


      • time novellist but is not without flaws.

        The whole discovery of Atlantis a little far fetched and David Gibbins’ handling of the love interest comes accross a little cheesy at times.

        But my real problem with “Atlantis” is the sub-plot.

        It’s a good storyline - pirates with superior technology racing to find Atlantis first - but it

        eventually takes over the book.

        Discovering Atlantis and all it’s treasures becomes somewhat sidelined.

        If you’re interested in gadgets and technological advances in weapons and vehicles then this is the book for you.

        If like me, however, you want to read a book about a mystical, ancient civilisation and learn its secrets “Atlantis” may not be the book for you.




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