Santorini. Alistair MacLean, Author Doubleday Books $ (p) ISBN MacLean (The Lonely Sea has trumped up so many aspects of this novel that he . Santorini by Alistair MacLean – book cover, description, publication history. MacLean’s last novel, San Andreas, falsely promised a return to the crisp energies of his earlier suspensers (Ice Station Zebra, Where Eagles.
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But even with these negative observations, I still enjoyed the book overall. You won’t be disappointed in any of these.
Santorini by Alistair MacLean
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There then follows a whole bunch of talking, second guesses all of which seem to be right and a rather lacklustre finish. Sep 11, Alistaire King rated it liked it. When it becomes clear that the ticking emanates from a live atomic bomb, which the Ariadne must retrieve and tow away, at least three characters independently speak of the Ariadne’s task as “”doom-laden””–as unlikely and awkward as that phrase may be.
Aug 24, Greer Andjanetta rated it really liked it. Only Commander Talbot of the Ariadne sntorini provide the answers as he uncovers a deadly plot involving drugs and terrorism – leading to the heart of the Pentagon.
We end up learning more about him than any other character in the book, which means he has the most character development.
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Oct 03, Sudheer Madhava rated it it was ok. Santorini First edition UK. Want to Read saving…. Of course, you need villains in a novel like this, and they are present here.
The book was a best seller. Apr 23, Neil Fulwood rated it it was ok.
Santorini by Alistair MacLean – FictionDB
A bland and totally predictable storyline. And it does have a pretty decent beginning with a simultaneous plane crash and yacht sinking in the Aegean Sea near a conveniently-placed British ship. Jun 30, Fredrick Danysh rated it really liked it. Not only that, but his dialogue is mackean in the extreme. My library Help Advanced Book Search.
Another thing santoorini is distracting from the book is that everyone, whether Greek, American, or the President of the U. I recall reading a lot of MacLean’s books as a teenager. You have to be a die hard fan of Alistair’s books to have the patience to read this book of his.
A second read after years away. I love MacLean and was glad to finally finish this book. I kept wondering how things would change up and show macleann what we thought was happening was really happening at all.
Apr 18, John Pringle rated it liked it. It could have been so much better and tighter in my opinion. There is very little if any romance, in this book.
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Before becoming a full-time author, he was a teacher. Oddly enough, the character with the most development is the villain of the piece. So, with an abundance of detailed mechanical description and a paucity of suspense, the bomb sqntorini salvaged: Characters are introduced, but there are so many characters that there is not much room for any kind of development.
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