So I think I am going to have to start paying for books again because getting through The Atlantis Gene was hard for me. The book is the debut for author A.G. Riddle, and according to the Amazon reviews a lot of people liked it. I am not one of those people, so this may have just been a personal taste thing. I hope for Riddle’s sake that it is.
The plot is about some sort of … well … I just finished the book and I am already forgetting it. I remember it contains Nazis, crazy evolutionary theories, spy networks, global ancient conspiracies, 9/11 was an inside job, and just a touch of romance. Some of the stuff in that list I like, but it just all made me want to fall asleep.
According to its subtitle it is “A Thriller”, but I was less then thrilled while reading this book. I just wanted to be doing anything else every time I picked it up and started reading it. I just kept telling myself that it was full of Nazis and space people so I should like it. I didn’t. I feel bad for disliking this book as much as I do, since I tried to write book myself, and it is not that great either, but I do really, really wish that I had never read this book.
Are there good solid technical reasons I disliked this book? Probably, but that means I would have to think about it more to explain them to you, and I don’t want to do that. So should you read this book? Well if you like thrillers, this apparently is one of them, so there you go. On a personal note to A.G Riddle: I am sorry I hate your book, but I do, and I wish you the best in your future endeavors.