The Last Gospel
Δυστυχώς, το "Χειρόγραφο" του David Gibbins είναι ένα βιβλίο που ανήκει στην δεύτερη κατηγορία. Το θέμα με το οποίο καταπιάνεται, ούτως ή άλλως, είναι κάπως 'επικίνδυνο', μιας κι ασχολείται με ένα χειρόγραφο που αποδίδεται στον Ιησού τον Ναζωραίο, και εμπλέκονται σ' αυτό πρόσωπα που (για τον έναν ή τον άλλο λόγο) θεωρούνται "ανέγγιχτα". Δεν ξέρω δηλαδή κατά πόσο θα έστεκε εξ' αρχής ένα κυνήγ ...more
1. Characters: All characters were lacking in any depth or charisma. Plus the characters all seemed to have the same voice. Long conversations got confusing to try and figure out who was saying ...more
Update - have completed and I think that, overall, it was enough to keep me entertained (somewhat) - but I am really starting to dislike these novels that feel like they part text book - I buy these books for enjoyment/entertainment - not because I wish to become an armchair expert in topic area. It forces the author to create a bumbling, sidekick character that is always having things explained to him/her in minute detail - please - its tedio ...more
I think the story line was pretty good, and it was nice to read an adventure story without a lot of cussing and sex.
I saw that a lot of the reviewers here kept picking on the amount of detail in the book. I think a lot of it was necessary, especially for people like me who are not as familiar with Greek/Roman history. And, when you take traditi ...more
Even though there was a lot of long exposition/history l ...more
Jack and his friend and colleague Costas have just located a shipwreck off the coast of Sicily that may have been the ship St. Paul was shipwrecked in, as told ...more
Ο φίλος μας, ο Jack Howard, αυτός ο φοβερός αρχαιολόγος, και η ομάδα του (μαζί με τον Κώστα Καζαντζάκη, όχι, δεν έχει καμία σχέση με το γνωστό συγγραφέα-ποιητή) ανακαλύπτουν ένα ναυάγιο, το οποίο με συνοπτικές διαδικασίες αποδεικνύεται ότι ήταν ένα από τα πλοία που μετέφεραν τον Απόστολο Παύλο στην Ιταλία. Και έτσι ξεκινά ένα κυνήγι στοιχείων, το οποίο φαίνεται να κρύβει την ανακάλυψη ενός κρυφού Ευαγγελίου, αυτού το οποίο έγραψε ο ίδιος ο Ιησούς.
Ο David Gibbins είπε να ...more
A book I would have given up on way before its 542 page ending if it wasn't for the carrot that made me anticipate something of note, of excitement, of interest even, was about to happen that the author kept dangling in front of my nose.
OK, so with its carbonised centuries old bodies, secret ...more
1)when book sets change cover designs halfway through .Messed up my book shelf more than once/
2) I read the same book twice because its got 2 names.I kept thinking gosh this so like the other book!!!!
Note: This is the 3rd book in the Jack Howard series so this will not be an in-depth review.
Last month, I wasn’t really in a reading mood so I didn’t read near as many books as I usually do in a month’s time. In order to get out of my slump, I decided to read the next book in one of my favorite series, and that was the 3rd book in the Jack Howard series, The Lost Tomb by David Gibbins. This book follows the marine archaeologist, Jack Howard, and his team of experts that spec ...more
Jack Howard is about to discover a secret. Perhaps the greatest secret ever kept. What if one of the Ancient World's greatest libraries was buried in volcanic ash and then re-discovered two thousand years later? What if what was found there was a document that could shatter the very foundations of the Western World? What if you were the one who discovered this secret? And were then forced to confront terrifying enemies determined to destroy you to ensure it goes no further? This is the story of...more
I can recommend this book to anyone who enjoys historical/modern thrillers.
It's a fair bit of dialogue to read, story compressed in a very short time considering the diving and travelling involved, thought the time would have strestched out more.
All in all, a story line on christianity I didn't mind reading.
The plot was incredibly linear. There's a clue, he follows the clue to another clue and then another. No real tension. Just blah.