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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Jack Howard is a likable protagonist. In Canadian-born underwater archaeologist and novelist. As an entertaining read, I would suggest trying something else.

To view it, click here. I call your attention to this delightful collection of Phaistos Disk hypotheses: And I knew if I liked the book there were at least three more by the same author and with the same protagonist.

The historical conspiracy angle gives the book Da Vinci -esque appeal, and the intense visual details of the team’s marine discoveries make it naturally cinematic, but if history and science lectures aren’t your cup of Dramamine, you might want to give this one a pass.

I chose this book while walking around an airport, looking for something to read while on a 6-hour flight across the country. Some reasons for one star: The ref to the Phaistos disk was not really about the VMs, just unbelievable coincidences. In my book, that source is Atlantis. The guy deserves a Nobel prize compared to this book.

I would highly recommend it to anyone wanting to read about undersea archaeology with a touch of fiction to give it a little zing. We are experiencing technical difficulties.


Fiction Book Review: Atlantis by David Gibbins, Author . Dell $ (p) ISBN

Money is often a problem with doing fieldwork, so it would be a nice bonus. It is the thrill of discovery that still drives Gibbins the marine archaeologist on.

Other books in the series. His novels form a series based on the fictional maritime archaeologist Jack Howard and his team, and atlnatis contemporary thrillers involving a plausible archaeological backdrop. Far-fetched as it may sound, this theory of the birth of civilization has become more widely accepted.

Aug 24, Nikos rated it did not like it. With a crack team of scientific experts and ex—Special Forces commandos, he is heading for what he believes could be the greatest archaeological find of all time—the site of fabled Atlantis—while a ruthless adversary watches his every move and prepares to strike.

Atlantis (Jack Howard, #1) by David Gibbins

The descriptions of military hardware seem fishy and improbable, as well as overlong and boring when they are inserted in the middle of action scenes. With a crack team of scientific experts and ex—Special Forces commandos, he is heading for what he believes could be the greatest archaeological find of all time——the site of fabled Atlantis——while a ruthless adversary watches his every move and prepares to strike.

But far from entirely disappearing, the inhabitants and their culture, religion, language and technology dispersed throughout Europe, the Middle East and North Africa — a diaspora that formed the basis for civilization as we know it. I also didn’t like that whatever situation the main character found himself in, he had always done it or found atlanttis 1.

And then half way through the book we get the thriller part thrust upon us in the form of a sunken Russian nuclear submarine and assorted bad guys to ztlantis with the archeological parts of the novel.


Here are some of the better-known theories about it proposed over the years: An advanced, conquering kingdom, said Plato, Atlantis met a nasty fate after it overreached and angered the gods. A bunch of archaeologist searching for Atlantis. Historical novel writers such Dorothy Dunnet and Antonia Fraser are masters at this craft. About Atlantis From gibbjns 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.

Oh well, just beginning reading it, and not yet halfway, so hoping I may find some chemistry with this book: Gibbins learned to scuba dive at the age of 15 in Canada, and dived under ice, on shipwrecks and in caves while he was still at school.

Review of David Gibbins’ “Atlantis”…

The author tries too hard to impress the reader by showing off his knowledge in various fields. Does he think the lost city will ever be found? I have never decided to quit reading a book until I picked this one up. And the plot was simply not believable. This book is so wonderfully awful that I can’t put it down. Unfortunately, even when it got to the ‘juicy bit’ I was still bored. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

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.