Anyone interested in ancient history (500BCE-500AD) will enjoy this thriller which blends the possibilty of the existence of ancient documents from the Alexandria Library with the potential impact of such documents on current world geopolitics and the relevance of the 3 largest world religions, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Fascinating and wonderfully woven story line.
Dan Brown's trilogy (Angels & Demons, etc), Berry's Templar Legacy and Third Secret.
I'm not sure he brought anything to the book I wouldn't have gotten reading it, nor did he subtract anything. I use audiobooks and printed books for different purposes but read or listen to 2-3 books/week.
No and no.
A good "read."
no. I'm catching up on the series with no current need to go back
Insider details Re. black ops and international terrorism.
Extremely dated. Unnecessarily laborious in a-b-c logic. I have read more recent books by Dawkins and thought this would prove entertaining; it wasn't. I am a university professor in a surgical field. Although I personally am an atheist who marvels at those who refer to the "theory of evolution", I make no effort to convert others to my own philosophy of life and man's rather limited and transient role in the universe. Dawkin's dawdled on details of his arguments to the point I forgot what his original argument was. He became more entertaining and mercurial in his later years, but evidently started off slowly. I thought this would give me some historical context of Dawkins but instead gave me a nap.
No further Dawkins or Hitchens. I'm comfortable with my beliefs and don't require further validation.
How could it have been worse?
Maybe a good book on membrane theory?
If you like Michael Connelly, you'll probably enjoy this, but don't look for Harry Bosch to save the day. Story line a little thin, even for a short story/novella. Better than Connelly's book of crime articles from the LA Times taken from his reporter days.
Ending was appropriate with adequate suspense leading up to it but not a huge surprise .
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