Wednesday 6 May 2015

#bookreview: The Atlantis Deception by Nick Thacker

The Atlantis DeceptionThe Atlantis Deception by Nick Thacker
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

A summary of my reaction to this book in simple terms:

What? Whaaaatt.... What? What! What. WHAT?!

In more comprehensive terms:
I was a little confused at the beginning of the book. Maybe if I had read the original book it's based on, I might have a little more clue as to what was happening. Or maybe not. Well, the premise itself wasn't very confusing, but the repeatedly annoying allusion as to some major "decision" they made that was affecting them got a little confusing when no one wanted to actually say WHAT that decision was until midway through the book. I hate that.

Once they got that little detail out of the way, things got better, though I couldn't really see the relevance of that seemingly stupid decision.

Until I did. And then I went, huh, really? But why?

More revelations abound and things are starting to fall into place. I did get a little engrossed in the book although it really IS a very short book (I think I started reading at about 7.30pm whilst eating dinner and finished it at about 9.30pm, during which time I also cleared up the dinner table and washed the dishes and lazed about a little, so really, actual reading time is only a little over an hour. SO SHORT.)

Okay. Plot twist that I didn't expect, but seems somewhat plausible. I'm not sure exactly what to think about it. But it moves the story along, so I guess it's fine.

And then I get to like 97% of the book, and the final denouement is about to take place and my head is going "nonononononono. I know what's going to happen, and it's going to be so expected but so tragic and also so...[insert feeling that I don't know how to express]"
And yeah, it happened.

I think I read too much.

* Also, disclaimer that I was "gifted" this book by the author in exchange for an honest review as part of his review drive and giveaway.

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