Wednesday, June 04, 2008
67. Amazonia - James Rollins

A former US Special Forces soldier stumbles out of the jungle after disappearing mysteriously four years earlier. What's even more disturbing is the fact that the arm he had lost on a previous mission has miraculously regenerated. However, he's also brought with him a mysterious illness that rapidly spreads across the US and the race begins to find a cure, discover the secrets of a long lost tribe and find out what happened tohis expedition four years earlier. What follows is a cross between medical mystery, archaeological action adventure, and a race to save the world. Sure it won't go down as one of the great works of literature but it was mindless entertainment and a fun read. I haven't checked out any of his other works but I probably will. A nice bit of fiction to throw in amongst the plethora of non-fiction that I usually read. Can see it being made into a movie - the writing reminded me a lot of Clive Cussler whom I also enjoy reading now and then. Not great, not bad. Give it a try.


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