- File Size: 790 KB
- Print Length: 307 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Tenhawk Presents; 1.3 edition (March 31, 2011)
- Publication Date: March 31, 2011
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B004URUXKQ
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #348,047 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Thermals (An Anselm Gunnar eBook Book 1) Kindle Edition
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The science, whether military or engineering build upon alot of cutting edge current trends and took then to logical conclusions.
The book was a fun, well written read that I will recommend to friends.
All in all it was a gripping read, and leaves this reader with great hope and anticipation in Currie's future works.
Not because the plot is bad...it isn't.
And not because the characters are thin...they aren't.
No, this is a crap novel because it is page after page of grammar error, spelling error, inconsistency and sheer idiocy.
And that's a real shame, because as with Into the Black: Odyssey One [Remastered Edition], there is a good story drowned in what is a hack piece of writing.
Basically, Currie writes with no apparent care or precision, and "Thermals" will frustrate any reader who cares about such things. Indeed, it is not exaggeration to say that there is a grammar and/or spelling error every couple of pages.
For a few examples of the inconsistencies, consider an Interpol Inspector, our leading character Anselm Gunnar. He's European but when we meet him he's thinking in Imperial units, not metric. That's about as likely as Alicia Keys belting out `God Save the Queen' as the National Anthem at the Super Bowl.
He switches to metric in short order (in fact the whole novel switches to metric), but that kind of gaff is typical of the errors embedded in "Thermals".
Or an emergency call being dialled as `9-1-1' when such a call would be `0-0-0' in Australia.
Or a `START' team (some kind of fast response military team) becoming a `STRT' team half way through the novel. I guess the `A' in the acronym was not really needed after all?
We also see a police car cruising a desert road at just under 400 km/h (and screaming around town at 200 km/h).Read more ›
Revision: Considering the quality of the storytelling, I have been forgiving of the grammar problems. It's very odd that the author seems to be able to write with great expression, but he doesn't seem to know the difference between "then" and "than". There are a lot of consistent grammar problems, so be forewarned if you are very particular about this. I generally will not read works with errors like this, but the overall quality balances this out. This author DEFINITELY needs a better proof writer.
The rest of the background didn't gel either. I don't know if Interpol agents cruise the world looking for bad guys but I suspect they don't, particularly in countries with their own police forces. I am, however, sure that they won't be able to legally bring their own weapons and ammo into the country without filling in a lot of paper work first. Amazingly the country does have its own defence forces too, not nearly so large as America's, but not so small that they can only field a single team of soldiers to deploy in the middle of the country. And the army bases, even by road, would surely be able to get some personnel on the ground sooner than a helicopter flown from mainland USA.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
There were so many spelling and grammatical mistakes I almost gave up on this a few times. There was even a large paragraph replicated in the last chapter. Read morePublished 1 month ago by ToddG
I didn't manage to finish this book, which would usually cause me to give a 1-star review but I think some of the ideas have promise and the author has shown us that he can write... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Bob Baust
As he says in his forward, the forum mentor would not publish this book. I have to agree. I have read many of Mr Currie's books and proof reading has always been a problem in them. Read morePublished 5 months ago by R. Clark
,Except for a few too many adverbs and repeated words like "smirk", I really enjoy his writing and characters and plots.Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
Yep, found another good read from Evan. Not great literature, but damn fine entertainment. Which is what I want to read, Thanks Evan.Published 15 months ago by Steve Studley
Started off a bit slow, but about 1/3 in it turned into a wild ride of good guys vs. bad guys! Ultimately, a great read.Published 16 months ago by Fred
This book moves right along with plenty of action and great perspectives from the Land down Under when terrorists target the largest solar heating tower that generates electricity... Read morePublished 22 months ago by bk
Anslem Gunnar is an Interpol Agent who is tracking terrorists. He answers a call from an agent on her honeymoon that starts an action envolving Interpol, Australia , and the USA. Read morePublished 22 months ago by sunglasslady19
A good read. Could have used some more intimate sex and battles.Published on July 19, 2014 by Amazon Customer
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