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Subterranean Mass Market Paperback – April 27, 2010
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About James Rollins
JAMES ROLLINS is a #1 New York Times bestselling author of international thrillers that have been translated into more than forty languages. Known for unveiling unseen worlds, scientific breakthroughs, and historical secrets, Rollins' knack for breakneck pacing and stunning originality has been hailed by critics and embraced by scores of millions of readers around the world.
The Critics Rave
The New York Times says that his "roguish charm comes from his efforts to persuade readers the story is credible [through] real-life sources for his novel's science, history and geography." Rollins' rare blend of action, suspense, and knowledge was also mentioned by the Huffington Post, which stated that "After Crichton passed away in 2008 he clearly passed the baton to James Rollins, who like Crichton, is a renaissance man."
NPR calls his work "adventurous and enormously engrossing..." and the New York Journal of Books had this to say: "If you're a fan of smart, entertaining adventure fiction, this is your summer beach read writ large....All the science, all the history, and all the locations are masterfully intertwined. The characters are multi-dimensional. And the story is, well, a corker."
The Story Teller's Story
As a boy immersed in the scientific adventures of Doc Savage, the wonders of Jules Verne and H.G. Wells, and pulps such as The Shadow, The Spider, and The Avenger, James Rollins decided he wanted to be a writer. He honed his storytelling skills early, spinning elaborate tales that were often at the heart of pranks played on his brothers and sisters.
Before he would set heroes and villains on harrowing adventures, Rollins embarked on a career in veterinary medicine, graduating from the University of Missouri and establishing a successful veterinary practice. This hands-on knowledge of medicine and science helps shape the research and scientific speculation that set James Rollins books apart.
Explosive Page-Turning Adventures
The exotic locales of James Rollins novels have emerged as a hybrid between imagination, research, and his extensive travels throughout the United States and Europe, as well as New Zealand, the South Pacific, China, Southeast Asia, Africa, Australia, and South America. Recent jaunts include book tours and stops across the country and several European nations to give talks, seminars, and media interviews.In recent years, much of James' travel has involved meeting readers in small and large groups, at writing and fan conferences, and even aboard seagoing "seminars." James' mentoring and coaching skills have made him a sought after writing instructor and guest speaker for workshops, symposia, conventions, and other forums throughout the country.
James Rollins is the author of nine thrillers in the bestselling Sigma Force series (Sandstorm, Map of Bones, Black Order, The Judas Strain, The Last Oracle, The Doomsday Key, The Devil Colony, Bloodline, and The Eye of God); six individual adventure thrillers; and the Jake Ransom middle grade series (Jake Ransom and the Skull King's Shadow, Jake Ransom and the Howling Sphinx.)
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Top customer reviews
The hero and heroine are seriously annoying.The tough-girl professor with the rabid anti-gun,anti military attitude gets old fast. As does her constant whining about things like a multi-million dollar heavy equipment elevator not being safe for her kid and complaining when someone opens a helicopter window because her kid might catch a draft.Coupled with asking if the real motive for the expedition is to allow "corporations" to rape the continent.Its all just a little too much for me.
Our "hero" spelunker from Austrailia quickly realizes that the quickest way to professor moms heart is through the kid and makes every attempt to assure that he makes him his "little buddy". All the while complaining that the Military is destroying the "environment".
Some might like it but......yeah, I'm sending it back.
If you enjoy a good thriller I would recommend this one. I originally purchased this book at $6.39 and, as I type this review the pricing is just $1.99 for the Kindle Daily Deal: you will certainly get more than $6.39 of entertainment value out of this one!
Great plot and storyline, with the prehuman monotremes just made my day, along with the well developed characters, and Jason got a sibling!
I know its my quirk with which to deal, but I found the underground world created by Rollins to be utterly fascinating. The cast of characters is intriguing, some, of course, with hidden agenda. Others have attempted to explore these sub-Antarctic caverns, but none have returned. This is a special team, sporting all the most advanced equipment available.
From the start, things begin to go wrong. I won't say what, but it all works to set up a great, suspenseful, edge of your seat thriller. It is not a spoiler to tell that members of the team get separated and have adventures of their own. What is most shocking is the discovery of an entire race of humans with their own language and lifestyle, who have gone unknown to the outside world. Their are also predators not previously seen, likely descendants of raptors of the dinosaur age.
The ending is explosive and satisfying. The underground world of Rollins' creation is magical in its own way. I'm not sure if there is one, but, for me, this book begs a sequel.