Over the rocks...Across the yawning caverns...beyond the black river...You are not alone. Into...more
The idea that, in large caverns under Antarctica, lived marsupial "dinosaurs" and humanoids and things in between is fresh. The descriptions of underground areas reminded me much of some of...more
As is with all of his novels, the descriptions of the environments was beautifully rendered. I could vividly picture the whole scene as it unfolded on the small papers of the novel. The characters have great depth to them without bein...more
I can't say i was a huge fan of this particular book. I just could not relate to the characters in this book. In-fact I already forgot names of the characters, except Michaelson, Jake? and Linda???
I loved the setting of Mt. Erebus. As well as the scenes with the creatures, but sometimes it seemed a bit overdone and repeated,, but what can you except with a creature chasing people round the labyrinth?
This book reminded me of two books from Mathew Reilly (mainl...more
Subterranean is an uninspired collection of clichés featuring dull, unlikable characters doing foolish things. Rollins is apparently incapable of writing women, mistaking shrill bitchiness for empowered and simpering helplessness for feminine. Ashley, his main character and "empowered" woman, is driven by the phoned-in motivation of motherhood. Her son exists as a character only to be put in danger so that tension can be artificially heightened, despite the fact that if she cared so much about...more
I'm a huge fan of James Rollins and once more, I was astounded by his ability to weave a good plot into a stunning, rich text combined with just the righ balance of teasing tid bits of history, action and suspense.
Unfortunately, the main character of Prof Ashley Carter really...more
Beneath the ice at the bottom of the Earth is a magnificent subterranean labyrinth, a place of breathtaking wonders—and terrors beyond imagining. A team of specialists led by archaeologist Ashley Carter has been hand-picked to explore this secret place and to uncover the riches it holds. But they are not the first to venture here—and those they follow did not return. There are mysteries here older than time, and revelations that could change the world. But there are also things that should not
It's Jurassic Park! It's a movie script! It's...SUBTERRANEAN!!!!
Or I could liken it to a children's cartoon, in which case it's basically just Scooby Doo...underground. Fred and Daphne break off from the group and hump like cats while the remaining trio try to outsmart the old innkeeper who's dressed as a cave-trotting velociraptor to scare off the tourists. And he would have gotten away with it too, if it hadn't been for you pesky kids! Sad...more
Thank you, old lady.
Immediately, I began to draw parallels from Subterranean to Jeff Long's The Descent. However, there's not really much in common between the two. Giant underground cavern systems populated by various creatures - that's it. Long's book is Horror, in my opinion. Rollins has wri...more
I’m a big fan of Rollins, when the guy is good he is very good and the entertainment is grand, sadly for me this was not the case but reading the 1-3 star reviews was comforting ( and hilarious) enough to know that I’m not crazy and that this book was a dud to many other readers as well. Subterranean is one of his first early efforts and it has a shape of a story but personally I found it lackluster, confused and not very well planned out. The...more
Also eigentlich bin ich ja wirklich eine reine Fantasy Leserin, nur hier und da noch einen Thriller oder Krimi. Bücher wie Sub Terra habe ich bisher noch nicht gelesen, aber als ich das Cover des Buches sah und dazu die Kurzbeschreibung, konnte ich einfach nicht widerstehen. Das Buch hat mich wie magisch angezogen und ich wollte es unbedingt haben sobald es erscheint. Ich habe es mir dann auch geholt und den Kau...more
"Subterranean" is sort of a more modern approach to Jules Verne's "Journey to the Center of the Earth." A group of scientists and military men discover the remains of an ancient civilization in Antarctica -- not on the surface, but under it. Certainly sounds like a straightforward enough appr...more
There's red herrings and a romantic subplot between Ben and Ashley (as well as Khalid and Linda), and wild speculations about evolutionary pathways, marsupialism, what really killed the dinosa...more
I did enjoy Benjamin Brust's...more
Beneath the ice at the bottom of the Earth is a magnificent subterranean labyrinth, a place of breathtaking wonders—and terrors beyond imagining. A team of specialists led by archaeologist Ashley Carter has been hand-picked to explore this secret place and to uncover the riches it holds. But they are not the first to venture here—and those they follow did not return. There are mysteries here older than time, a...more
I think other reviews have pointed out the flaws quite well, but...none of those things particularly bothered me. Is it, at times, cliche-ridden and a tad predictable? Yes. But Subterranean is, in many ways, the literary equivalent of a summer blockbuster thrille...more
When a scientific expedition sets out to explore this world it results in a gruesome story. Every moment has its violence and thrill. The story is complicated with the presence of a terrorist who tries to blow up the whole place.
It is a well written story but the...more
James Rollins is the New York Times bestselling author of international thrillers, translated into more than forty languages. His Sigma series has been lauded as one of the "top crowd pleasers" (New York Times) and one of the "hottest summer reads" (People Magazine). In each novel, acclaimed for its originality, Rollins unveils unseen worlds, scientific breakthroughs, and historical secrets--and h...more