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Original Essays | August 21, 2014

Richard Bausch: IMG Why Literature Can Save Us



Our title is, of course, a problem. "Why Literature Can Save Us." And of course the problem is one of definition: what those words mean. What is... Continue »
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Atlantis by David Gibbins
Atlantis

narrpalho, November 13, 2010

Interesting premise. And a cute joke or two ("rosy-fingered dawn). And absolutely terrible. Worst book of my year. Cliche after cliche after cliche. Sort of the A-Team of archaeology. Of course they're all ripped, rich scions and/or playboys, who...this will be a shock...all have experience in military intelligence in various countries. The discoveries all are earth-shattering, all at the same time and all lead to the same place..."A_______". Don't want to spoil it for you. And the current evil-doers in American pulp fiction are central...yup...islamic terrorists. What would we do without them now that the Soviet and IRA are more or less gone? This book is utterly and completely predictable from the getgo.
If I hadn't been in a transcon flight with nothing else, I would have chucked it. I read some to the woman sitting next to me. She predicted the babe interest would show up by page 20. It was page 32 "Her green penetrating eyes..." etc. And the evil doers are all dowdy and frumpy, not like the svelt Katya, who not only can strip, but can strip a AKS-74U Kalashnikov as well. AND she knows everything about Soviet-era subs. Not your run-of-the-mill archaeologist with green penetrating eyes.
Please...it is SOOOO bad. There are lots of books out there. Pick another one.
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Atlantis by David Gibbins
Atlantis

narrpalho, November 13, 2010

Interesting premise. And a cute joke or two ("rosy-fingered dawn). And absolutely terrible. Worst book of my year. Cliche after cliche after cliche. Sort of the A-Team of archaeology. Of course they're all ripped, rich scions and/or playboys, who...this will be a shock...all have experience in military intelligence in various countries. The discoveries all are earth-shattering, all at the same time and all lead to the same place..."A_______". Don't want to spoil it for you. And the current evil-doers in American pulp fiction are central...yup...islamic terrorists. What would we do without them now that the Soviet and IRA are more or less gone? This book is utterly and completely predictable from the getgo.
If I hadn't been in a transcon flight with nothing else, I would have chucked it. I read some to the woman sitting next to me. She predicted the babe interest would show up by page 20. It was page 32 "Her green penetrating eyes..." etc. And the evil doers are all dowdy and frumpy, not like the svelt Katya, who not only can strip, but can strip a AKS-74U Kalashnikov as well. AND she knows everything about Soviet-era subs. Not your run-of-the-mill archaeologist with green penetrating eyes.
Please...it is SOOOO bad. There are lots of books out there. Pick another one.
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No



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