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Cryptozoica Paperback – June 18, 2010
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About the Author
A master of combining historical and speculative science with blazing action, the writer of Doc Savage and the creator of the best-selling Outlanders series, Mark (James Axler) Ellis returns with his most high-impact, high-octane thriller yet-a terrifying tale of an ancient conspiracy that can shatter the world.
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There's something to be said for writing a deliberate pastiche, but Ellis sometimes crosses the line into repetition or stereotype. All the good guys are grim mountains of muscle over six feet tall. The women never miss a chance to have their tight, thin tops get soaked in rain or other fluids. The bad guys are whining and either literally or figuratively small, and their motivations are strictly Saturday morning serial-level in terms of complexity. Oh... and when Ellis had a female character assess her own figure (mostly breasts) in a mirror, I couldn't tell if the author was deliberately playing with a tired, misogynistic cliche or actually drank his own Kool Aid.
So take this for what it is: a rip-roaring, guns-a-blazing, pseudo-scientific pulp adventure yarn with exotic locations, exotic dames, and DINOSAURS. Have fun with it, and don't look for "Cryptozoica" to ask you for much more than the suspension of your disbelief.