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. All of which is a fairly longwinded way of introducing David Gibbins’ () novel “Atlantis”. From the moment you read that the author “has. David Gibbins, FRSA, FRGS (born ) is an underwater archaeologist and a bestselling Jack Howard series[edit]. Gibbins, David. Atlantis. London: Headline and New York: Bantam Dell. ISBN ; Gibbins, David.

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I found this book in The Friends of Library for sale section at my local library for 50 cents.

There is no story to it. I think Aglantis Gibbons has potential as a writer but this one seems like yet another attempt gubbins capitalize on the success of The DaVinci Code style of novel. To begin with, Mr Gibbons may be a great professor but he hasn’t a clue about what makes a quality novel. And I knew if I liked the book there were at least three more by the same author and with the same protagonist. It’s easy to see why.

Review of David Gibbins’ “Atlantis”…

Views Read Edit View history. Atlantis Jack Howard 1 by David Gibbins. Unfortunately, even when it got to the ‘juicy bit’ I was still bored. I agree with most of your review of the book, the problems as well as the positives.

Review of David Gibbins’ “Atlantis” – Cipher Mysteries

While some purists might accuse Gibbins of being slightly wet for not definitively stating where Atlantis is, it would be unwise to tell him this to his face. This book and several other written by Gibbins is published by Random House.


On leaving academia he became a novelist, writing archaeological thrillers derived from his own background. Oct 28, Kost As rated it really liked it. It is the thrill of discovery that still drives Gibbins the marine archaeologist on.

gibbinx 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 ….

The main character gets shot and is in dire peril of losing his life but three pages later it’s as if that never happened. Corpus Christi College, Cambridge Ph. Meticulously researched, with characters that leap off the page. 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 gibvins.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Gibbins write A LOT. I realize that there is a lot of information that the reader will have to know in order to make any sense of the events that come later, but Mr Gibbons goes way overboard here. Frankly, I am surprised this book got published.

Atlantis God

Below m, the Black Sea is dead, with deposits of brine there from when it was cut off from the Mediterranean. What is now the Black Sea also greatly reduced in size. And if an Atlantis expedition were on the cards?

Many of the action scenes seemed implausible, especially within context of the characters involved in them. I do wish this fellow had come up with a better novel involving the Phaistos Disk, since after all, Phaistos Disk crankery is even more rife than VMs crankery.


I choose the book without any previous research, solely based on the subject of Atlantis.

I’ve read only negative reviews. This book was like a bad movie that you only watch because you want to see how bad it really is. With a crack team of scientific experts and ex—Special Force 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.

About Me For those new to me or my reviews As an entertaining read, I would suggest gibnins something else. A scrap of papyrus discovered in an Egyptian desert, which may contain a secondhand account of the lost city, sends Jack scrambling to assemble a team, including Costas, an MIT- and Stanford-trained expert in “submersible technology” and Katya, a beautiful Russian Atlantis specialist.

I chose this book while walking around an airport, looking for something to read while on a 6-hour flight across the country. And the plot was simply not believable. Refresh and try again. He’s a marine archaeologist for goodness sake, not a search-and-destroy kind of soldier.

Ultimately it ggibbins the story down unnecessarily and the characters constant knack for being right about pretty much every theory they atlantix without any debate made me dislike them even more than I already did for the never-ending history lessons. Open Preview See a Problem? I had to abandon this book.