“New Book, October 2012”Whitaker Library wrote this review Tuesday, October 9, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Fast paced - enjoyable”Nonna wrote this review Sunday, October 7, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I usually quite enjoy the Fargo series, but this one I found a bit tedious.”Susan K wrote this review Wednesday, September 19, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Another of Clive Cussler's Fargo adventure series. This time they are looking for Attila the Hun's burial place. It is a very well written novel.
I recommend this book. The attack on the Fargo home is great page turning material.”
“Outstanding!”Kitty Lou C wrote this review Sunday, September 16, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Thomas Perry has a lot to learn..”aki brainzz wrote this review Friday, September 14, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“The Fargo couple are on the prowl for Attila the Hun's treasure chambers/tomb. World travel awaits as the couple enlists help in their search. This was an entertaining book with many historical details entwined in the plot.”Ann A wrote this review Wednesday, September 12, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I enjoy the Fargo series by Clive Cussler, and this offering does not disappoint. In the genre of action-adventure, the Fargo novels are a cut above the usual. Each combines travelogue, history and some science in a rollicking adventure. The fearless husband wife team of treasure hunter/archaeologists humanize the stories, even if they are inhumanly smart (and a bit smug).
I was surprised to see Thomas Perry teaming up with Cussler for this book. I tried to detect his influence, perhaps the crime lords?
The Tombs takes us on tour of Europe and the history circa 450CE, the time of Attila the Hun.
The "easter egg" inserted in each book, aka the appearance of CC himself as deus ex machina, is one criticism of this, and the other, books. In The Tombs, CC appears at a particularly fortuitous point, despite a later attempt to excuse the plot device. However, I enjoy the stories, pacing and settings enough to forgive this bit of craft and egoism.”
“Everything was way too easy for the Fargos during this adventure. The taxi driver magically knew exactly the person/people they needed no matter what country they were in, their researchers could instantly pull up exactly the information they needed, their cell phones and i-pad always had a signal no matter where they were (even out in the middle of nowhere). They spent no time searching in the wrong place for tombs and none of them were looted, even though they were all over 1500 years old. Even the usual rescue by Clive Cussler was a bit annoying. It reminded me of the movie National Treasure, seeming very overly scripted, the villain just stupid enough while having the illusion of being intelligent. The number of tombs was arbitrary--it was the number it would take to fill a novel. ”Gevera Bert P wrote this review Monday, September 10, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No