Liz's Reviews > Primeval: Shadow of the Jaguar

Primeval by Steven Savile
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Jul 13, 10

bookshelves: tv
Read from July 11 to 13, 2010

I thoroughly enjoy the show, so when I saw it had associated novels, I figured why not. Unfortunately, this book read like a bad fanfiction with poor characterization, implausible plots, and unrealistic critters. The characters were shells of what they are on the show for the most part, and many were underutilized (like Abby and Connor). Characters original to the novel were quite stereotypical and shallow. The plot had some bizarre political aspects and was stretched thin as it tried to connect discrete events. The creatures from the past were reasonable, but the creatures from the future were completely unrealistic in both their form and their behavior (worm tongues? "pheromone" control? really?). Overall, this book kept me entertained well enough when I was on the treadmill, but I've read better Primeval stories on FFN.

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