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2.0 out of 5 stars 400 Page Comic Book, April 14, 2010
This review is from: Altar of Eden (Hardcover)
I have enjoyed a few of Rollin's earlier stories but "Altar Of Eden" is definitely not one of them. It's called a thriller but I found it to be more of a comedy that makes no sense if you think about it. SPOILERS> SPOILERS> SPOILERS> First we have the hunt for the mutant tiger (panther, whatever) which consumes 25% of the entire story and that was silly enuf. Needless to say is that the mutant tiger ends up at an alligtor farm of all places and has started to fire which is burning the place down. Then the neo-DNA security gang also decends upon the place too and it reads like some gee-whiz comic book. That was laughable enuf, but then our hero steals out to Dr. Moreau's magic island, just a short jaunt from the FL Keys, where this Iraqi geneticist is isolating all kinds of archaic DNA to amuse himself. Not only do we have the mutant tigers but we have mutant dogs and wolves and foxes and parrots and monkeys and at center stage a group of adult Homo Habilis or Austrolopithecus and they do mate and have plenty of offspring. Ok. Now just when you might think the BS can't possibly get any deeperor weirder--we have cross species telepathy with this archaic DNA gang--they communicate with each other with a "hive mentality" and they all get along great on this isle of Eden. If you really think about the plausability of all this...you would put the book down and laugh. The other option is just to read and not think. Then again, some people seem to like it just fine.

Don't get me wrong I think Rollins can tell a good story but this one is trying too hard to be a great thriller and in hindsight its a comedy.
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Initial post: May 29, 2010, 12:29:14 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Oct 21, 2010, 7:27:23 PM PDT
GH, did you somehow miss the word spoilers written 3 times.
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