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eBook Subterranean ePub

by James Rollins

  • ISBN: 006191617X
  • Category: Action and Adventure
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: James Rollins
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: William Morrow; 1 edition (March 9, 2010)
  • Pages: 432
  • ePub book: 1165 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1709 kb
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  • Rating: 4.4
  • Votes: 804

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His books have everything. Rollins is a master of controlled chaos. Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Q. How long did it take you to write Subterranean? A. From idea to completed manuscript, it took eleven months.

His books have everything. This guy doesn't write novels-he builds roller coasters. What if's' abound in the thrilling novels by James Rollins. A: From idea to completed manuscript, it took eleven months. Where did you get the idea for Subterranean, your first novel? A. Both the idea and the outline for this first work came from one kernel: I’m going to take five.

JAMES ROLLINS is a New York Times bestselling author of international thrillers that have been translated into . Subterranean is a book which is hard to describe without revealing much of its plot.

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 book begins with a scene set in some underground caverns and with a typical pattern ends on a note which will compel the reader to read ahead.

It's not bad, I love the whole world below the surface with strange creatures, and of course, the fact that this team that is sent to explore is not the first team sent down, not that they know that

It's not bad, I love the whole world below the surface with strange creatures, and of course, the fact that this team that is sent to explore is not the first team sent down, not that they know that. Alas, there is a kid in the story since the mom most definitely didn't want to leave him back with her ex, but he will be safe as the base. Yes, I saw right from the start that that wouldn't end well.

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She shrugged it off and set it down at her feet. Heavy, but manageable. She saw Linda grimace as she tried to adjust her own backpack over her shoulders. Carry it like that and it won’t be so ba. .Linda smiled, but creases of worry still etched her brow. I just have to get accustomed to i.We all do, she thought. Ashley led Linda toward the group clustered near the team’s radio. Blakely was explaining its operation to Ben, Khalid, and Major Michaelson.

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Beneath the ice at the bottom of the Earth is a magnificent subterranean labyrinth, a place of breathtaking wonders--and terrors beyond imagining. A team of specialists led by archaeologist Ashley Carter has been hand-picked to explore this secret place and to uncover the riches it holds. But they are not the first to venture here--and those they follow did not return. There are mysteries here older than time, and revelations that could change the world. But there are also things that should not be disturbed--and a devastating truth that could doom Ashley and the expedition: they are not alone. Eleven years after it was initially published, James Rollins's debut novel Subterranean is now available in hardcover for the very first time.

Comments

Xig Xig
I have known of the prolific James Rollins for many years, but this is my first foray into his work. I admit, i was predisposed to like the book because of Rollins' stellar reputation and because I have a fascination for tales of cave exploration. This book met and exceeded my expectations and hopes. I just loved it and couldn't turn the pages fast enough.
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.
Highest recommendation!
Yndanol Yndanol
The action was good, a bit like watching a sci fi movie. The world that the author created was imaginative and thought out. Characters, story, meh.
Nutshell:
Antartica is a world of unknown, so of course a bunch of scientists and the military want to explore/exploit it. Throw in a kid and some man eating monsters and the story can become intense.

The biggest problem that I had with this book were the characters, the main characters started off promising and then they became corny in a "I love you", "No, I love you" way. Especially, when they just met. A few of the other characters were almost so annoying that you wanted to shake them.
The story sometimes dragged a little, but there was always action going on that it wasn't too bad. The ending was a bit of a mess. The author tried to weave all of the subplots together and tie them all up at the same time, which made for an abrupt ending with almost no closure.
This book would probably be good for a vacation while you're at the beach. Non thinking.
Abywis Abywis
Subterranean was James's debut under the Rollins pseudonym (He also writes fantasy under the Clemens pseudonym). It was published in 1999 and was available only in the mass market format. Nearly 11 years after its release it is being republished in the hardcover format. Subterranean is a book which is hard to describe without revealing much of its plot. The book begins with a scene set in some underground caverns and with a typical pattern ends on a note which will compel the reader to read ahead.

The book's main protagonists are Ashley Carter, who is an expert in archaeology and Benjamin Brust who is ex-Australian military guy and a Caving expert. Ashley gets an exciting offer to lead an expedition into Antarctica to find out the whereabouts of a recently discovered idol. Ben however gets coerced into joining the group due to his caving skills and because if he doesn't, he will have to face legal consequences for his previous actions. A team of individuals is assembled which includes experts from other nations as well and they plan to go ahead to find out the origins of the idol. The set up is such that they will have to travel to Antarctica and then go below it to mine for the idol origins and other possible treasure which can be salvaged.

As per expectations things go haywire for reasons unexpected (I cannot reveal the reasons as that is an integral plot point). The team then due to the circumstances, gets broken up into smaller groups and it is from here on the real fun begins. James Rollins draws us into a subterranean world which is wondrous and deadly at the same time; the world created is almost like an extra dimension/character to this book and this was often a highlight of James earlier standalone books wherein the environment was always a special one and a crucial part of the story as well. The story then takes some rapid twists as the reader is taken deeper into the subterranean world. The plot then totally escalates into a wild adventure ride wherein the background of the earlier teams and the origin and details of the idol are revealed. In the end James packs up an incredible climax involving several of the plot threads bringing the story to a resounding climax.

The imagination of Rollins, in making up such a fascinating underworld and the terrific action sequences will keep the readers hooked on to the book. This book is one of my favourites and was the second book I ever read of James Rollins but this was the book which made me a fan of his. This book is a self contained one and the author has also left a very appropriate strand open for a sequel which if he does write, will immediately become a must-read book personally.

CONCLUSION: Highly highly recommended for all thriller and adventure fiction fans. This book is quintessential James Rollins fare and possibly one of his best. So pick this up and find out for yourself why James Rollins is considered by many to be a unique combination channeling both Clive Cussler's action plots and Michael Crichton's science-laced ideas to come up with his own brand of thrillers.
Purebinder Purebinder
This is my first and possibly last Rollins novel I've read. To be blunt, this is a poorly written novel, with some of the most bland characters imaginable. There are characters in the story that even after most of the book I still couldn't tell apart because of their completely generic, stereotypical presentation.

The dialogue of the characters is laughable. Many times in the book I shook my head in disbelief at some of the cliches and wooden comments. Some things seemed terribly outdated, even for a story written in the early 1990s as this was. Awful dialogue.

I think the best way to describe how this book feels is to compare it to one of those really bad made-for-TV movies that the SciFy channel shows. Think MegaPiranha bad. As I read this, I would find myself thinking things like "so the author really liked Sleestaks when he was younger" or "Ewoks" or "why for the love of all that's good and beautiful am I still reading this cheesy, preposterous nonsense?"

I have to see though, that this book has it all; protagonists that are one-dimensional, boring predictable villains, sleestaks and ewoks (sort of), cardboard military characters, Obi Wan Kenobi (sort of), inaccurate technical terminology, disregard for the laws of physics, disregard for the laws of dependent eco-systems, and more. In a way it's almost so bad it's good, but no, it's not good.