This two-page feature by Marcus Dunk on my first novel Atlantis appeared in The Daily Express on 23 July Since then Atlantis has sold. All of which is a fairly longwinded way of introducing David Gibbins’ () novel “Atlantis”. From the moment you read that the author “has. David Gibbins, FRSA, FRGS (born ) is an underwater archaeologist and a bestselling Jack Howard series[edit]. Gibbins, David. Atlantis. London: Headline and New York: Bantam Dell. ISBN ; Gibbins, David.

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This book and several other written by Gibbins is published by Random House. I see that it’s a series. However, the core essence of fiction for me is to be mildly educated on a subject and supremely entertained by it. View all 3 comments.

Atlantis (Jack Howard, #1) by David Gibbins

Here before his eyes was the fabled city of Atlantis. The author himself is a professor of archeology at Cambridge for crying out loud and has led numerous underwater excavations and written extensively on the topic. Endless dry expositions through “brainstorming” meetings and conferences between the main actors.

Amazing things are possible and anything could be discovered. I couldn’t care less by the end who was who. For Gibbins, the truth is more straightforward.


Not only a shocking truth about a lost world, but an explosive secret that could have devastating consequences today. The first pages is basically a bunch of scientists in a room talking about discoveries, ancient times, scientific verbiage that slows the pacing of the book down. Because they are all amazing, genius scientists apparently.

In Canadian-born underwater archaeologist and novelist. But first he must do battle to prevent a global catastrophe.

Review of David Gibbins’ “Atlantis”…

View all 20 comments. Sep 26, Pages Buy. I write A LOT. I realize that there is a lot of information that the reader will have to know in order to make any sense of the events that come later, but Mr Gibbons goes way overboard here.

Does he think the lost city will ever be atlaantis First the book review goes on Goodreads, and then I send it on over to my WordPress blog at https: Aug 23, Casey rated it it was ok.

The author knows his stuff in relation to diving, boats etc but that meant that he went off at a tangent every time a descriptive paragraph was needed – like reading a textbook. Trivia About Atlantis Jack Ho Gibbins aatlantis born in in SaskatoonSaskatchewanCanada, to British parents who were both academic scientists.

Some reasons for one star: I only finished this because I’m stubborn about completing books I start, and because it was part of a reading challenge I’m in. Oh well, just beginning reading it, and not yet halfway, so hoping I may find some chemistry with this book: Underwater archaeologist and novelist. Return to Book Page. Corpus Christi College, Cambridge Ph. The descriptions of military hardware seem fishy and improbable, as well as overlong and boring when they are inserted in the middle of action scenes.


What is now the Black Sea also greatly reduced in size. I think Mr Gibbons has potential as atlantos writer but this one seems like yet another attempt to capitalize on the success of The DaVinci Attlantis style of novel. At the time they were mocked, people saying stories in Homer were nothing but fiction, but those pioneers saw truth in the myths.

They can also be quite hard to tell apart. More By and About This Author.

The hunt is on for… Marine archaeologist Jack Howard has stumbled upon the keys to an ancient puzzle. I would highly recommend it to anyone wanting to read about undersea archaeology with a touch of fiction to give it a little zing.