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Antarktos Rising by Jeremy Robinson
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Apr 09, 11

Read from April 02 to 07, 2011

This was fun in the style of old James Rollins. I enjoy these books which don't shy away from using the Bible as a source text for fantastical speculative adventures. The Christianity of the main character was handled well. He was neither too flawed nor too preachy, and he was entirely believable as a Christian...less so as a paleoanthroplogist, but what do expect from a cataclysmic adventure story? The disappointment, as generally is the case with these books, was in the ending. Like an old-style Michael Chrichton, the thrill is in the journey to discover what exactly the bogeymen of the story are. But once we meet the cryptozoological / mythological baddie, it becomes a dull run here run there tale with no sense of where the characters are in place. I was also disappointed that the cleverness behind the baddies devolved into the tropes that are so familiar to anyone who watched Stargate SG-1. All in all, though, it's a fun way to spend an afternoon or a plane ride.
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