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hapekmprchicagoAge: 45-54Gender: female3 Stars Out Of 5An adventurous readAugust 6, 2013hapekmprchicagoAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 3Meets Expectations: 3Read like a movie which wasn't bad......I liked the book. Definitely fiction with that in mind I would recommend it.
MacheowManitoba, CanadaAge: Over 65Gender: male4 Stars Out Of 5A-OKAugust 2, 2013MacheowManitoba, CanadaAge: Over 65Gender: maleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4Excellent! Thoroughly enjoyed it. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
alwaysreadingAge: 55-65Gender: female2 Stars Out Of 5November 12, 2012alwaysreadingAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 2Value: 3Meets Expectations: 2I was intrigued when I first picked up this book, because I love archaeological fiction. This book however had very little to do with this. There were several places that lost me and the writing seemed disjointed in places. I honestly didn't find the characters very memorable. Maybe because this was the authors first book it may have took awhile to find his footing. I don't believe that this is an author for me.
Debbie ShreevePortland, INAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Intriguing!November 7, 2012Debbie ShreevePortland, INAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 4Not my typical book to read, but after a couple of chapters, it drew me in. Was very intriguing, realistic, worth the time to read it. If you're into archiology and discovery, then you should enjoy Elisha's Bones! It did leave me with a question a the end, but
JessicaAge: 25-34Gender: female3 Stars Out Of 5Not the best example of archaelogical fiction.September 30, 2012JessicaAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 3Value: 5Meets Expectations: 3After a tragedy at a dig site, archaeologist-turned-professor Jack Hawthorne has become somewhat of a hermit. Winter break is a time he looks forward to being alone, but this year he is presented with an adventure. The mission: find the bones of the prophet Elisha, which are said to bring the dead to life. Billionaire Gordon Reese believes he has found clues to their location and will fully fund Jack's expedition. Things get frightening along the way as Jack and his old friend, Esperanza Habilla, are chased, kidnapped, and shot at. Jack's mission eventually takes a personal turn. He continues to search for the bones even while doubting their existence, or the God who gave them their supposed powers.
I'm in the middle of the road on this one. The overall story was very good. I love archaeology and love reading archaeological fiction, but it took me awhile to get through this one. My biggest complaint is that it is written in first person, present tense. I don't so much mind the first person, but I have yet to read a novel that's in present tense that I love. There is something about present tense that just doesn't let me sink into the story. The characters were well-written and distinguishable. The writing was good as well, but my other complaints fall here. First, $10 words. It slows down a story when I have to look up a word. Granted, I read this one on my Nook, which makes this task easier, but it still causes me to have to stop reading. There were also some places where I couldn't follow the archaeological trail. I felt some things deserved a bit more of an explanation.