Erebus: An Apocalyptic Thriller Kindle Edition
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Note 2: I have met and had dinner with the author, but he did not give me the book or ask for a review.
I did not run across any editing, spelling, or grammar issues that caused me to stop and re-read a part, so there may be some, but I didn't notice them.
I quit reading this type of book a couple of years ago due to factors such as poor writing, poor editing, poor story and character development and the same basic story line where the characters go from one unwinnable situation to another somehow succeeding where no reasonable person would think it was possible in any way for them to win. The majority of these types of books haven't been worth the time it has taken to read them, and definitely not worth the time to review.
That being said, I am extremely happy that I purchased and read this book, because had I not, I would have missed a great book.
The story, characters and situations are well thought out and play out in a realistic fashion (sometimes good, sometimes not).
The characters are developed well as the story goes, not described up front. You get to know them and their traits the same as you would in life, as you see them act/react in various situations. Some grow and rise to the occasion, while others falter, and some surprise you.
The story is well thought out and it is obvious that the author has done a lot of research in putting this book together in the location, conditions, science and possibilities go.
The book is an enjoyable read, and even with the details of the issues, and subject matter, it does not read like a lot of books where the details are thrown in just to prove that the author knows something about the subject or as filler. There are no areas where you read purely descriptive text that has nothing to do with the story (the walls of the building were garnished in a russet gold speckle than was incredibly detailed by fine master craftsman from the granite floor to the crenelated ceiling 18' 3" above, reminiscent of the work done 134 years ago, blah, blah, blah). Instead, the details that are there are there for a reason and add to the story rather than distracting you from the story.
To me, this book is written on the same level as those of the "big writers". When reading this book, if I didn't know who the author was, I would have said it was James Rollins due to the quality of the story, characters, writing, the subject and the science.
Generally, at some point in most books like this, the science and the situations get somewhat overwhelming, or the author tries to add too much and I get to the point where I just want the book to move on so I can finish it and see what the result it. That was not the case with this book. I found that the author struck the right amount of details where needed, and didn't add more to the story where it wasn't needed. The book flowed well from start to finish and never got to that point where I was wanting him to "get on" with the story so that it can be done.
If you have any doubts, this is one of the best books I have read in a long time and definately worth reading.
Even though I would like to offer the author advice on how to make the book better, more enjoyable, etc. I can not think of anything that I would change.
This is without a doubt the best book the author has written (and his other books were good as well) and I hope to see more books from him along this same line (science based with good characters and story) in the future.