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Amazonia by James Rollins
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May 27, 10

bookshelves: thriller, 2010
Read from May 24 to 27, 2010

This was probably my least favorite of Rollins' books so far, but it was still fun. It didn't veer once from the expected stops on the adventure-thriller ride - you can even identify the main character's love interest from the very first line that introduces her.

It would have been nice to have had a more ambiguous bad guy, it would have made for a more interesting story; the villain was way too over the top. He hunted endangered animals for money, and he destroyed rain forests, and he liked shooting people, and he blew things up, and he had a grudge against the main character's family, and hey, his girlfriend's hobby is making shrunken heads, sometimes while the victim is still alive! Can you tell he's evil yet? What if he'd had a more legitimate motive instead?

A note of apology: I see from glancing over my reviews for Rollins' previous books that I have used the word "fun" in every single one. And I already complained about a too-evil villain in Deep Fathom. I guess that books filled with clichés lend themselves to clichéd reviews.
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