Atlantis is an archaeological adventure novel by David Gibbins. First published in , it is the first book in Gibbins’ Jack Howard series. It has been published. This two-page feature by Marcus Dunk on my first novel Atlantis appeared in The Daily Express on 23 July Since then Atlantis has sold. ATLANTIS has been published in more than 70 editions in 30 languages. Click on the covers below for links to publishers or Amazon. A number of these covers .

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View all 3 comments. Nick, I have to say your posts are my favourite bed-time reading. There’s a lot of characters knowing what each other are thinking, things happening “before they could react” usually bad guys even though they have a few seconds, which is a long time in a fight, and unbelievable coincidence. Unfortunately, like many others who have reviewed it here on Goodreads, I found the techno-babble too much and on the numerous occasions when the author felt the need to tell me everything in excruciating detail found myself skipping over chunks of the text.

On leaving teaching he become a novelist, writing archaeological thrillers derived from his own background.

Aug 23, Casey rated it it was ok. From an extraordinary discovery in a remote desert oasis to a desperate race against time in the ocean depths, a team of adventurers is about to find the truth behind the most baffling legend in history. Unfortunately, that passion is so narrowly focused on educating, that it sacrifices key elements that makes fiction writing good—solid, reasonable characterization, pacing and showing instead of telling.

I also didn’t like that whatever situation the main character found himself in, he had always done it or found himsel 1. I very much liked the premise, but where the idea succeeded, the execution failed. Combine that with a theory on the location of Atlantis and write it in novel form, and you have me caught as an interested reader.


There’s nothing original about the characters or the plot: Some reasons for one star: Several diff I have never decided to quit reading a book until I picked this one up. Atlantsi dry expositions through “brainstorming” meetings and conferences between the main actors.

Discover what to read next. I really had trouble with this one. Frankly, I am surprised this book got published. And here it is: Some may criticize the heavy fact-dropping in the story-telling approach. Clay fragment HM I find underwater archaeology a fascinating subject. But all dvaid all I like the plot.

Review of David Gibbins’ “Atlantis” – Cipher Mysteries

Once prepped and in position in the Aegean Sea, Jack and company find themselves caught up with Kazakhstan terrorists and a multicountry fight over a missing Soviet nuclear submarine—and that’s before they’ve uncovered the ancient secrets of the lost city. Telling about the adventure of a bunch of archeologists who found a series of clue about where the mythical Atlantis truly was. It was a simple standard-issue cruise missile, a Russian version of the US Tomahawk, carrying conventional explosives.

But before we get carried away and take to the oceans, Gibbins is keen to point out that his theories about Atlantis are exactly that: Then we have a character introduced as the son of a greek shipping tycoon who gave up his playboy lifestyle to pursue a life in studying deep sea archeaology!

I call your attention to this delightful collection of Phaistos Disk hypotheses: But the mode of presentation is awkward and clumsy.

Review of David Gibbins’ “Atlantis”…

If atoantis are a fan of the genre, read Dan Brown instead. Jun 29, Trish Wylie aatlantis it did not like it. A series of highly unlikely events come together to lead to a great discovery and a big fight against a terrorist and his minions. It was Ireland, it was Australia, it was off the Spanish port of Cadiz, off Morocco, capital of a global pre-Ice Age civilization, terrestrial HQ of an intergalactic empire … For Gibbins, the truth is more straightforward.


And if an Atlantis expedition were on the cards?

Oct 16, Algernon rated it did not like it Shelves: Ultimately it weighed the story down unne Considering my love of archeology TV Shows like Time Team, my fascination with the myth of Atlantis and my desire when I picked up this book for an adventure, this book should have rated much higher. Well, atlanits adventure in searching is intriguing, the conflict with terrorist adds suspense. The author himself is a professor of archeology at Cambridge for crying out loud and has led numerous underwater excavations and written extensively on the topic.

I think Mr Gibbons has potential as a writer but this one seems like yet another attempt to capitalize on the success of The DaVinci Code style of novel.

Atlantis (novel) – Wikipedia

The Best Books of This is a dreadful book in my opinion, although others are entitled to their thoughts about it. It was also very mechanical: I read A LOT.

Aug 15, Grace rated it it was ok. Oct 28, Kost As rated it really liked it.