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The Ark: A Novel

A book by Boyd Morrison

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I had fun reading this one...

  • May 5, 2010
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Once again I must thank Wendy from Simon & Schuster for sending me another (awesome) book. This one caught my attention in an e-mail that was sent out a few weeks back. Biblical history, sounds good. A discovery that could end mankind, even better. High suspense and non-stop action, oh you got me now! I got the book in the mail, turned it over and the entire back was fully of accolades from authors like; Douglas Preston, Steve Berry, and James Rollins. Getting an endorsement from these guys is like Paula Deen saying "damn, you can cook"!

Like a good thriller, this one catches you from the beginning and does not let up. I'm always intrigues when an author "takes on" the Bible and some of its teachings. For the record I do believe the Bible 100% but that doesn't mean that I can't enjoy a contrasting viewpoint from time to time. It won't change my faith. I was wondering what angle Boyd would play and I must say that even I was surprised when I found out what the "flood" really was. The villains are plenty mean and the good guys are chiseled muscle with a healthy sense of humor.

There are a few places in this story that remind you that this is his first book however. Certain things wrapped up a little too nice and fit a little too perfect. In spite of those few hiccups, this book is a serious thrill ride with words. I don't like when books like this are compared to `The DaVinci Code' because it paints a certain stereotype that isn't fair to the author and creates an impossible mountain to overcome. This book doesn't need to be compared to anything because it can stand on its own. If you're looking for a literary recipe that includes a dash of something Biblical, a sprinkle of something historic, a pinch of something engrossing, and a smatter of something fun then I would say this should be the next book on your menu.

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review by . July 30, 2010
now he just needs to maintain it through the entire novel!      I am sorry, that is unduly harsh on Mr. Morrison. "The Ark" is a certainly a worthwhile read. My only disappointment was that it started out excellent, and had me bragging to my friends once I hit the half-way point and then it started to fizzle. It is hard to describe, but the further I read the story became more predictable and less inspired.      The premise of the story is a winner: …
review by . July 30, 2010
now he just needs to maintain it through the entire novel!    I am sorry, that is unduly harsh on Mr. Morrison. "The Ark" is a certainly a worthwhile read. My only disappointment was that it started out excellent, and had me bragging to my friends once I hit the half-way point and then it started to fizzle. It is hard to describe, but the further I read the story became more predictable and less inspired.     The premise of the story is a winner: The daughter …
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At the start of Morrison's debut, a routine quest thriller that attracted attention through Amazon's self-publishing Kindle program, combat engineer Tyler Locke executes a daring rescue after the helicopter carrying archeologist Dilara Kenner crash-lands in the sea near the floating oil rig where Tyler is working 200 miles off the Newfoundland coast. Dilara has come to enlist Tyler's help in finding Noah's ark, previously discovered by her father, Hasad Arvadi, who was murdered before he could announce this momentous find. Arvadi's killer, Sebastian Ulric, the head of a religious cult, plans to use a prion disease found on the ark as a weapon. Tyler, Dilara, and Tyler's sidekick, Grant Westfield, are all that stands between Ulric and the death of virtually every human on earth. Morrison breaks the story into several main sections involving various battles before finally honing in on what impatient readers will have been awaiting, the actual discovery of the ark.5-city author tour. (May)
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ISBN-10: 1439181799
ISBN-13: 978-1439181799
Author: Boyd Morrison
Genre: Mystery & Thrillers
Publisher: Touchstone
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