This two-page feature by Marcus Dunk on my first novel Atlantis appeared in The Daily Express on 23 July Since then Atlantis has sold. All of which is a fairly longwinded way of introducing David Gibbins’ () novel “Atlantis”. From the moment you read that the author “has. David Gibbins, FRSA, FRGS (born ) is an underwater archaeologist and a bestselling Jack Howard series[edit]. Gibbins, David. Atlantis. London: Headline and New York: Bantam Dell. ISBN ; Gibbins, David.

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They can also be quite hard to tell apart. Several different groups all just happen to stumble onto pieces of the puzzle at at the same time.

Review of David Gibbins’ “Atlantis”…

Discover what to read next. The main three characters in this book started out perfect and ended up perfect.

And here it is: Every age has its own Atlantis fantasy, harking back to an era of unimagined splendour overshadowing gibbns history. Turns out theyre Hittite-related, from Urartu. Plus, in the end the main character reminds me too much of Rambo. A series of highly unlikely events come together to lead to a great discovery and a big fight against a terrorist and his minions.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Category Commons Glossary Indexes: Canadian-born underwater archaeologist and novelist. Yesterday the Phaistos disk is mentioned.

Atlantis (Jack Howard, #1) by David Gibbins

Sep 26, Pages. I very much liked the premise, but where the idea succeeded, the execution failed. To some, Atlantis was atlanyis precursor of civilization lost in the depths of the Ice Age: For example, we have a British underwater archeologist who is also talent This book is so wonderfully awful that I can’t put it down. Some reasons for one star: David Gibbins is an expert in his chosen field, and that expertise shines in this book.


Diane on March 13, at 4: Cipher FictionPhaistos Disc.

I find that to be beyond annoying. I also didn’t like that whatever situation the main character found himself in, he had always done it or found himsel 1. There’s a lot of characters knowing what each other are thinking, things happening “before they could react” usually bad guys even though they have a few seconds, which is a long time in a fight, and unbelievable coincidence. Aug 04, Calle rated it did not like it Shelves: But neither of them could have imagined what awaits them in the murky depths.

I received my bachelor’s degree in history. I can only imagine the writing gets better, but I won’t be checking it out. Our hero just happens to be friends with every expert in the world needed to figure out the big picture, and his “theories” on what happened in the past are always right on the money. This book was terrible.

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Fiction Book Review: Atlantis by David Gibbins, Author . Dell $ (p) ISBN

With a crack team of scientific experts and ex—Special Forces commandos, he is heading for what he believes could be the greatest archaeological find of all time—the site of fabled Atlantis—while a ruthless adversary watches his every move and prepares to strike. Not only a shocking truth about a lost world, but an explosive secret gibbinz could have devastating consequences today.


The first pages is basically a bunch of scientists in a room talking about discoveries, ancient times, scientific verbiage that slows the pacing of the book down. Oct 28, Atlanttis As rated it really liked it. Maybe someday I will attempt to finish it Some may criticize the heavy fact-dropping in the story-telling approach.

This book and several other written by Gibbins is published by Random House. I liken this book to getting punched in the stomach repeatedly.

More By and About This Author. Jack Howard is a likable protagonist. View all 3 comments. Frankly, I am surprised this book got published. And every single character is boring. His many publications on ancient shipwreck sites have appeared in scientific journals, books and popular magazines. I call your attention to this delightful collection of Phaistos Disk hypotheses: Other books in the series.

Considering my love of archeology TV Shows like Time Team, my fascination with the myth of Atlantis and my desire when I picked up this book for an gibgins, this book should have rated much higher. But don’t know why, I can’t make up my mind yet. His publications on ancient shipwreck sites have appeared in scientific journals, books and popular magazines.

However, the core essence of fiction for me is to be mildly educated on a subject and supremely entertained by it. The ref to the Phaistos disk was not really about the VMs, just unbelievable coincidences.