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"Black Rain sizzles with tension and twists that both entertain and magnetize. The plot envelopes the reader into a brilliantly conceived world, full of strange and amazing things. Graham Brown is an exciting new talent, a writer we're going to be hearing a lot from in the years ahead. I can't wait."—Steve Berry, author of The Paris Vendetta
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- Publication Date : January 20, 2010
- File Size : 1297 KB
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print Length : 515 pages
- Language: : English
- ASIN : B00357PU6E
- Publisher : Dell; Original edition (January 20, 2010)
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #409,740 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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It was moderately interesting despite being extremely farfetched.
The climactic chapter had random sentences that were disconnected from the narrative and some other passages that contradicted prior narration.
What's the story? Well, it's too complex to go into real detail, but basically the National Research Institute believes there's an artifact lost deep in the Amazon that may hold the key to a limitless source of clean energy. An expedition sent to search for it has to contend with hostile natives, terrifying creatures, and cut-throat competitors who will do anything to beat them to the discovery.
I'll admit that none of these story elements is especially unique or original. But Brown's novel is--for lack of a better description--just darn entertaining. And he does so much right. The plotting of the novel is nice and tight. I won't swear that all of his science is accurate, but it rings true. And based on the creature he creates in Black Rain, it's obvious he knows a thing or two about animal biology.
Finally, it's worth mentioning that Brown does an unusually good job with character development. And this is great news--because it looks like his central characters are coming back in his next novel, Black Sun. I can't wait!
Yes, I would recommend it!
I can't say without giving up some spoilers, so let me just say that if you are into good thrillers, mystery, intrigue and unheard of monsters, pick up this book and give it a shot. Likable characters, fun action, and a pretty cool story, even with monsters and the authors glimpse of what our future ancestors are up to.