- Taschenbuch: 284 Seiten
- Verlag: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (12. März 2013)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 1481995499
- ISBN-13: 978-1481995498
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 15,2 x 1,8 x 22,9 cm
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Revolution Earth (Englisch) Taschenbuch – 12. März 2013
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'A riveting tale of people willing to go to extremes.' Awesome Indies Reviewer 'This is brilliantly written with detailed and cinematic action.' Asian Mind 'An Incredible, adrenalin-fuelled, compelling read.' Mems 'The book is full of rich and enticing description. It drew me in from word one.' Orlando 'There are many layers to this well-written literary story. I found it a compulsive read, with some great descriptive passages, an intriguing sense of mystery, and well-rounded characters.' Jbwye -- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine andere Ausgabe: Taschenbuch.
Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende
Lambert Nagle is the pen name of co-authors Alison Ripley Cubitt and Sean Cubitt – British/Irish/Kiwi co-writers of international thrillers.. Revolution Earth is their debut thriller, part one of the Stephen Connor series. Sean is Professor of Film and Television, Goldsmiths College, University of London. He writes about media for leading academic publishers. Alison worked in film and TV production for 15 years for companies including Walt Disney and the BBC but always wanted to give up the day job to be a writer. She had a column on screenwriting for Writing Magazine, has had two lifestyle and travel titles published and wrote the screenplay for Waves, a short film drama and winner, Special Jury Prize, Worldfest, Houston. Serial expats, Sean and Alison have lived in Malaysia, Canada, New Zealand and Australia and are now based in leafy Hampshire. Find out more about the author and future books on http://www.lambertnagle.com http://www.twitter.com/lambertnagle
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It was obvious to me while reading this book that the authors are either incredibly knowledgeable about an array of different things from cycling to flying a helicopter and piloting a deep-sea boat, or they are absolutely meticulous about their research. Not only was I immersed in the enthralling atmosphere of different places I have never been, but I was submerged in the telling of events I've never taken part in with the wind whipping through my hair and the taste of the salty sea on my lips. This is, in my opinion, the best kind of writing, and Lambert Nagle achieved this beautifully.
Revolution Earth is an eco-thriller full of good guys and bad guys...and some that sit somewhere in between. It is a story that forces its reader to slow down, to pay close attention because as you are reading the prose, each character demands to be listened to. It is written in many different points of view with many players in the story and it's not clear until the tale rushes to its dramatic close how they all fit in with one another. The cast of characters that have been created here is like the contents of a fine box of gourmet chocolates; each one of them shaped and flavored a bit differently and once you meet one and savor him or her for a short while, you are eager to test out the next in the batch. I am happy to hear that this is the beginning of a series in which Stephen Connor, a police detective and a very likable character in the book, will be returning. I, for one, am ready for the next installment.
To summarize this book, in my way of thinking, would be a mistake. Before I read it, I did not know what the storyline was, except for what the brief synopsis offered. I was happy to see the story as it unfolded before me; in waves of both fast paced drama and slower, emotional passages. There are numerous chapters that take the reader from one location to the next and it is unpredictable in a very pleasing way. The writing is confident, the dialog is intriguing and the pace is good. I didn't know what was going to happen next and I rather preferred it that way. It's a solid tale from beginning to end.
It is not closed up neatly, this story. The authors, who have throughout the book, given you enough insight and humanity to their characters to make you feel as though you have become friendly with them and care about the outcomes of their lives, leave you hanging in a most frustrating way that is also quite satisfying all at the same time. Well done, Lambert Nagle. I believe you may just have a best seller on your hands.
I also enjoyed the locations. I've been to London (though it was coming up to 40 years ago) and have also seen plenty of film or TV scenes set there, so it was easy to visualize. I've also been to the Coromandel, though I haven't had anything to do with the drug culture that is known to exist in parts of that region, so the descriptions in the book also evoked powerful pictures. I haven't been out on the ocean in a boat (and am not likely ever to as I get quite drastically seasick) so relied on the book to take me there - and it did! It also gave me clear pictures of the Australian scenes.
There were two things I didn't like - I didn't understand the very beginning and the very end. They were obviously linked, but their connection to the rest of the book was lost on me. I'm choosing to remember the rest of the story without those two bits, so have let go of the irksome feeling. The second thing I didn't like was the sex scene - it was so unnecessary. That still annoys me a little, thinking of it.
But all told, I really enjoyed this novel.
The action and intrigue of Revolution Earth drew me in immediately in this suspense-filled drama of corporate greed and exploitation versus eco-terrorism when Big Oil invades Antarctica with an unforeseen, catastrophic consequence. An excellent job was done in presenting the story from the perceptions of all sides involved. The characters seemed real, the tension is tight, and I was easily moved from place to place, character to character, never once feeling like I'd lost my footing.
Altogether, an outstanding, engrossing journey to take. Well done!