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Categorization is odious. There is tremendous overlap among genres. These pigeonholes are offered only as a convenience.

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pacofig November 30th, 2008 06:19 AM PST

It seems that most of the time, “global disaster,” books are about preventing the event and result of course in a last second catch to save the planet. In Antarktos Rising the author has skipped right past the chance to prevent disaster with how to deal with it. The disaster here, called crustal displacement kills billions of people and renders America pretty much a frozen wasteland as is much of the world that is now the most inhabitable and in this shift causes Antarctica to become the most desirable and inhabitable country. The race for Antartica between three teams is interesting in it’s premise. Even now, with the entire earth to share we manage to fight over nearly every piece of land so it is an interesting premise to think that three countries could devise a race for the most desirable place and then will honor it. The characters involved in this are complex and interesting and add a great deal to this story which also manages to be very believable while it combines scientific theories with religious ones. Then thrown into the mix of man and religion comes the pre-historic upheaval involved. While this could sound convoluted it actually turns into a fascinating read that leaves one breathlessly turning each page while not wanting the book to end. This book has the ability to keep you awake at night, not only in figuring out how to help solve the problems but also because you just don’t want to put it down.

Jami16 November 30th, 2008 12:33 PM PST

It is hard to imagine a much more unlikely scenario than a global disaster called, “crustal displacement,” and then that the paradise or haven for earth will be Antarctica. When you get beyond that, what you will find is a fast-paced, highly entertaining book. There have been disaster books before dealing with the aftermath of an event but none combining science and religion and an array of compelling, believable, characters like Antarktos Rising does. This book is anything but predictable in the obstacles that must be overcome, not only with the characters, countries involved but also the brutal environment of the land and what is spawned from there. This book is very interesting and should appeal to a broad mass of readers. It combines enough truth with what most consider far-fetched events to keep a reader turning pages in a must know what will happen next.

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