4 Stars Out Of 5
May 12, 2011
As a disclaimer, I am a fan of Alton Gansky and managed to snag an Advance Reader's Copy of the book, but that did not in any way prejudice my reading of it. I've heard mention of the Mayan prediction of the world ending in 2012, but didn't actually know anything about it. This book presented the "science" behind it in a very educational, yet entertaining way. I liked the characters and that they were both committed to sticking to their beliefs, even though one of them clearly had to be wrong. At first, the timeline of the book had me a bit confused, and because it jumps forward several times, there was obviously much of the story left to the imagination, but I appreciated that he/they didn't really dumb-down the ending for us. I know what I believe and why, but I think, after reading this, that 12-21-12 will be an interesting day, a bit akin to Y2K. There are reading group questions included in the back, so this would make a great book for your book club. Anyway, if you've read Gansky before, I don't believe you'll be disappointed, and if you haven't this is a great book to start.