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Subterranean by James Rollins
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Sep 20, 12

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Read from September 16 to 19, 2012

NO SPOILERS!! I'd previously read two books by James Rollins - Ice Hunt and Deep Fathom - both of which I liked very much. I read Subterranean in 4 days - I really enjoyed this story which was the product of excellent writing. This book reminded me of The Descent by Jeff Long - which I read earlier this year - this was a book based on a similar premise but a radically different storyline, sets of events, etc. The basics of the Subterranean story are a caving expedition is sent below the surface of Antarctica and the story details out their "discoveries" and "adventures" and their return to the surface. It was a fast paced story with just the right amount of scientific and technological details so that you didn't have too many questions. The action was well described and Mr. Rollins does an excellent job at explaining the physicality of a scene so you can picture it very clearly. There are more than a few "scary" parts of the story which really kept me going and reading on. Subterranean contained a specific plot-lines which I'm not a huge fan of but it didn't detract from the story at all. BOTTOM LINE: I have several more books of Mr. Rollins on my To-Read shelf - Amazonia, Excavation, Altar of Eden, The Doomsday Key, etc - all of which I'm anxious to read very, very soon. I really liked Subterranean and I think if you enjoy his books and books from similar genres, you will enjoy Subterranean as well!!
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