Area 51 (Area 51 #1)
This is essentially a contemporary action/adventure novel that happens to have a plot that deals with aliens, motherships, etc. There is quite a bit of military thriller writing (not surprising given the author's background) but that is balanced with a fair...more
Overall a light, easy read that entertained for a few hours - it re...more
I was all over this novel when the "Area 51" series launched back in the late '90s. As an "X-Files" fan and a UFO buff this was conspiracy crack and paranormal science fiction sugar to feed my endless appetite for anything remotely related to what was a thriving sub-genre at the time.
The book was not quite what I expected. While I was anticipating a "Close Encounters" meets 'Dark Skies" tale of brooding wonderment, this book is more in line with the t...more
Area 51 is one of THE BEST Sci-Fi books I've read.
Robert Doherty mixes the ancient mysteries on our planet and makes a new possible outcome for our future and what might happend. I enjoy very much the thin line where this can be true if just few things are different with our planet.
If you enjoy different point of view for religion, science and conspiracy THIS IS YOUR BOOK.
Ok, so Area51 isn't great literature, but that doesn't mean it's worthless. Sure I've read books with better plotting and writing, but that's not what I expected when I picked up this book. It was a great escape and a very fun ride. It's not meant to reveal anything grand or tell you something didn't already know. It's simply entertainment and there's nothing wrong with that. Sometimes it's fun to just read something...more
It's the start of a series and I can't wait to read more. Doherty writes an intriguing mixture of science fiction and thriller. There's the military, scientists, archeologists, newspaper reporters, and aliens. The action takes place all over the world and the action moves fast. Don't get attached to anyone, as they are likely to die or get abducted o...more
What I liked most was how the author tied in real facts in...more
Mayer does a great job of blending real world information and popular stories surrounding Area 51 and then bringing in his own story-line to weave a very fast paced, action story that truly builds though-out the book to the ending and then leaves you with a teaser that goes straight into the sec...more
Only downside, no gratu...more
I am curious about part of the story line. In the chapters in the mid-twenties, General Gullick decides to move up the launch by a day. Somehow the "good guys" find out about this and end up on scene at the right...more
The background is about what one might expect: the government's got flying saucers and aliens couped up under Area 51 in...more
And Bob Mayer’s, writing as Robert Doherty, initial novel in his Area 51 series brings the mysterious military base to a fast-paced, unexpected, and action packed level as he tells a tale that covers the globe from the southern Pacific to Egypt and America’s vast west and through ancient history, Wo...more
The plot is complicated but not overly so. The author obviously spend a lot of time with research and the confidence he wrote the book with is in part due to his knowledge of the subject of ancient gods, runes and superstitions. In all the plot is really highly entertaining....more
Bob Mayer is a NY Tim...more
Good solid scifi read. Fast paced. I liked how it didn't draw scenes out but still kept the mystery going. The main reason I didn't give it a higher reading is because I'm very familiar with all the ideas presented in the book so it felt like a review of things I've heard before. However, I still enjoy reading about how them and want to read the next book. I look forward to traveling all over the world in the books and reading how the ancient mysteries are connected to alien beings that...more
To sum the book up, I would have to say it is a collage of -many- alien-inspired conspiracy theories jumbled up into a story which ties them in very well. If you're into UFO fiction, then this should be a must-read. The ability of the author to make this story a...more
This first volume, though, i would definitely reccommend to any sci-fi enthusiast. The thing that makes it unique from the vast majority of sci-fi, and i'm not saying this hasn't been done before, is that it makes use of a lo...more
The characters are somewhat flat, but given the amo...more
C'è una zona del cielo, in New Mexico, che l'aviazione americana tiene costantemente sotto controllo: in codice, è denominata Area 51. La Casa Bianca se ne occupa con un piano segretissimo, Majic 12. L'Air Force la sorveglia con Nightscape, un corpo di sicurezza specializzato. Finché una scoperta archeologica in Egitto fa scoppiare la bomba: la Terra è controllata! Dall'isola di Pasqua alle piramidi, dalla base Nellis a Washington si stende un'unica, sinistra ragnatela di mistero...
One complaint is I could have done without a lot of the cursing. If you are trying to portray an inner city thug, I can see using profanity as a characterization device. That was not the case with Area 51. It’s...more
I wouldn't recommend this for anyone seriously pursuing these subjects for research potential...more