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The Swarm by Frank Schätzing
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Mar 09, 2010

really liked it
Read from March 09 to April 11, 2010

This tome (it weighes a ton)was a very intriguing read, especially with the absence of the prolific writer of science thrillers, Michael Crichton. At nearly 4 inches thick (I could be exagerrating) it is choked full of mini-lectures, thesis and theories regarding subjects ranging from deep-sea oil mining to the migration patterns of whales, from gulf stream currents to linguistics...and yes all this is wrapped around the epic tale of the oceans and their denizens retaliating against the pesky, stupid, littering humans.

The book was much richer than I thought, as was the driving force manipulating our oceans to seek vengence, but just as intrguing was the question posed: How humans measure intelligence.

I for one am not a grammar or mechanics hound, so the errors in this book did not deter me in the slightest. A few notorious baddies occupy the pages, disaster galore and plenty o casualties.

Definitely not light reading but spicy food for the mind.

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