Wednesday, June 8, 2011

The Final Summit by Andy Andrews

Thank you Booksneeze, for providing this book for me to review.

I finished this book a couple weeks ago, but have delayed writing a review because, to be honest, I’m not sure even yet how to rate it.

The story line is original and interesting. I liked that about the book. But once I got into the story, I found the writing dragging in places. If you had to come to a correct conclusion about how to save the human race and you had time constraints, as the characters in this book did, I don’t think you would be wasting the time that they did. They not only wasted time discussing the problem at hand, but spent time “socializing” which left me feeling totally frustrated and wanting to shake the “travelers” and yell at them to knock it off and get to the solution!

The author takes liberties with the lives of the historic characters, which is necessary because the type of facts one would need to keep the book factual would be either impossible to find or boring. So I do understand the need of the author to “make up” character personalities and actions/reactions. I just don’t agree with the direction he took with some of their personalities.

Not a bad book…just not a terrific book either.