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Book Review – The Atlantis Gene

The Atlantis GeneThe Atlantis Gene by A.G. Riddle

“The Atlantis Gene” is a sci-fi, historical thriller. It contains everything from technologically advanced beings to secret societies vying for the fate of the human race. The book begins with Dr. Kate Warner doing autism research in Jakarta, Indonesia. She quickly becomes involved in a dangerous conspiracy when two of her child subjects are kidnapped. From there the story jumps around the world following a host of different plotlines which do not merge until much later. While I understood the interconnectedness of the narratives, I was much more invested in the characters of Kate Warner and her protector, David Vale, than I was in any of the other action. However, overall, I liked the action-packed, tension-filled writing. I also liked that the science fiction was far-fetched but still believable and had some very interesting historical links. “The Atlantis Gene” is the first of three novels and I can say I am intrigued enough to finish the trilogy.

Book Review – The Rosie Project

The-Rosie-Project-w352The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

Review: Mr. Simsion created a pretty impressive array of characters in “The Rosie Project.” The main character is Don, a genetics professor who is a high functioning Autistic man, although it is never explicitly stated. His journey to self-discovery and social acceptance is expressed through his relationship with Rosie, a “totally unsuitable partner.” But of course she turns out to be just what Don needs. I thought that this novel was well-paced and appealing. Not your average boy meets girl love story but that’s what made it a good read.