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Score: 10.0/10  [1 review]
5 out of 5
ProdID: 2255 - The Atlantis Code
Written by Charles Brokaw

The Atlantis Code
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August 2009

The Atlantis Code product reviews

An ancient artifact is discovered in a dusty antiquities shop in Alexandria, Egypt - the long-forgotten trinket soon becomes the center of the most deadly race against time in history.

The 20,000-year-old relic is inscribed with what appears to be the long-lost language of Atlantis. Only one man would seem to be able to decode it's meaning - the world's foremost linguist, Dr Thomas Lourdes - but only if he can stay alive long enough...

Meanwhile, an earthquake in Cadiz, Spain, uncovers a most unexpected site - one which the Vatican rushes to be the first to explore... Perhaps the lost city of Atlantis is finally ready to be found...

But is the world ready for her secrets?

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Review by: tucker (Karl)
Dated: 21st of September, 2009

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This Review: 10/10
Value for Money:
Score 10 out of 10
Level of Realism:
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Score 10 out of 10

Move over Dan Brown because Charles Brokaw needs room to sit up there with you...

Though Charles is an accomplished author in his own right, and has been for a while... this is my first encounter with one of his books. I now must ask myself "Can I live without hunting down all his previous stuff?" because if this is the calibre of his work, I have been missing out on some of the good stuff for too long!

I was enthralled from minute one... though the story had a similar vibe to it as Brown's 'The Da Vinci Code' and 'Angels and Demons', I found it different enough to be able to avoid making comparisons. This really helped me assess it on it's own merits... and scarily enough, I think I actually preferred this one! The characters were all too human, driven by greed, vengences, jealousy, lust for power, the thrill of the kill, sheer sadism, altuism tarnished by the lure of the chase... all those motives so eliquently human, unpolished by a need to prepare it for eventual/possible churning through the Hollywood machine... refreshing in it's stark believability.

The possibly-true story of Atlantis given here is a lot more religiously oriented than any I have previously encountered, which detracted from it's appeal for me only slightly, more taken as I am with the version offered by such cinematic gems as the Stargate: Atlantis sci-fi series. Throw in a bit of fictional Vatican-authorised historical 'readjustment and obfuscation' and you have a really interesting reinterpretation of not only the Atlantis myth, but also the whole of the biblical book of Genesis really... having encountered the Catholic faith in my early years, this kind of thing really captures my attention.

Overall, this book well deserves it's score... IMHO at least... since it grabbed me right off the bat, kept me gripped the whole way through, and seemed to be fairly internally-consistent... which is all we can hope to ask for in a fictional story. I certainly plan to keep my eyes peeled for any future works by this author!

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