Reviews of Atlantis (2005)
Review by nowirehangers (2008-05-23)
I had read some negative reviews about this book, but it sounded interesting, so I decided to give it a chance anyway. I made it about halfway through before I gave up, angry for having wasted time and money on it. And I almost never give up on novels.
The premise is interesting, but instead of telling the story, Gibbins wastes too much time on irrelevant technical details. Gibbins clearly knows what he's writing about and has some good ideas, but he doesn't know how to tell a story. This is the most boring novel I can remember. It kept my interest for about 100 pages. After another 80 pages or so I was hoping the pace would pick up and halfway through I gave up. In fact, because I sometimes suffer from insomnia, I tried to use it instead of sleeping pills, but it only made me angry by how boring it was.
My recommendation is: Trust the bad reviews on this one and don't waste your time and money