|6th January 2010, 10:11 AM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Dec 2007
Richter 10 by Arthur C.Clarke and Mike McQuay
OK so Clarke only provided an 850 page movie outline (which you can read at the end of the book) and the co-author MQuay died just after the book was complete, but it wasnt bad.
The first part of the book introduces the characters-Lewis Crane, the emotionally scarred and partially disabled seismologist who survives an Earthquake attack aged 7 in 1997, his asistant Dan Newcombe who is working on his own project, and Lanie King, the love interest with a brain equal to that of Newcombe's and Crane's. We also meet Islamic fundamentalists and Chinese enterpeneurs and the middle section gets a bit bogged down with politicing-I was beginning to get bored with it all-but then it picks up as more Earthquakes were predicted;Crane's staus beoming ever more elevated as the book enters the mid 21st century. Things get heated up quickly until we reach the strangely uplifting conclusion. It seems all is lost but there's a strange surprise in the Epilogue! (I felt Clarke's presence there!) Not a bad read-certainly better than I was expecting!
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