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“This is the first Matt Reilly book I have ever read and it was one of the best works of fiction I have read. If you like James Rollins, Vince Flynn, and Michael Crichton, then this book is for you. It had a lot of action in a foreign place where your imagination takes you. Some parts were...”see full review » see other reviews »
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“Will you like this book? Well that depends on how you answer the following questions. Can you watch a Michael Bay movie and not die a little inside? Do you believe that the nature of physics is nebulous and changeable? Do you cheer when unlikely but convenient elements of the story save the...”see full review » see other reviews »
“Wow...Just when I thought the Jack West Jr. series was the most exciting I have read in quite a while, along comes Scarecrow! I simply could not put this one down.”Michael Mahoney wrote this review 3 weeks ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“It is a great book. I have read a few of Mathew Reilly's books. Though this one was the best.”Kane B wrote this review Thursday, April 18, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Great action packed book. I had never read an action book before so I decided to give it a try and I'm glad I did!!”Mark wrote this review Monday, April 15, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“An absolutely AMAZING book, filled with action, suspense and a great plot. You start off reading the book as just another ordinary thriller, but then the plot starts to get twisted, soldiers betraying their unit, and you just want to keep reading to see how all the loose ends are going to be tied. Awesome.”~$ta!k3r~ wrote this review Wednesday, April 10, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“AWESOME! I could not put this down. The storyline is based on a timeline of events within a 24 hour period and that is how long it took for me to read it. Two nights and I had read it. You cannot put this book down, it is action from the start. You forget to drink your cup of tea. ”Mollytom wrote this review Tuesday, March 19, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
Despite all the not-so-good ratings and scary reviews that were almost convinced me to not read this book, it was quite actually interesting. It got me hooked until the end, it made me stayed up late at night and I even dreamed about it on my sleep. Talk about extreme level of imagination. This book held a fast-paced story and it happened FAST, you cared less about daunting number of pages in the end. By the way, extreme violence and gruesome parts were pretty detail. They crept me.
A top, priority stuff is hidden somewhere. In this book, an unknown aircraft (thought it was alien's but it's a spy plane) was in the cavern, deep below an ice station in Antarctica. One found it, words got out and so a whole lot troops from different countries (France, America, Britain) came to get it. For security purpose, they (Intelligence Convergence Group), some sort of dangerous organization, came to kill whoever knew about the secret. Chemical and nuclear weapons mentioned too. Prior to that, dangerous and deadly pod of killer whales and a gang of mutated elephant seals were involved too. These creatures, when they kill oh dear it was messy and nasty.
Shane Schofield or Scarecrow is a main character. I liked him. Not just because of his scarred look yet still beautiful since he has a pair of beautiful ocean blue eyes (or so I imagined) but he is really smart. I liked the way he handled the crazy situation. The way he worked and reeled his mind, it was just awesome. He is a compassionate man too. He cared about his men and other civilians, the way he treated a little girl named Kristy, he liked animals too - I loved his part with fur seal named Wendy, Kristy's pet. The creature wasn't just adorable and cute but she helped them.
The other Marines were good characters too but then, most of them got killed. One character I got fond of named Book and I was furious the way he died. Fiction, I know but it just didn't seem unfair. He was as strong, smart and compassionate as Schofield. I'd love if he'd be the second hero. The only remaining survivors are codename Mother and Fox and suffice to say they aren't women of damsel in distress. They're strong, brave, kickass women. The thing is, I just not really connected with neither Mother and Fox. Sorry.
I am looking forward to read the next sequel, Area 7!
Highly recommended but read on your own risk.”
“A big read but a good one as well were people discover aliens that will kill everything and destroy everything and enialate everything ever known to man and will stop at nothing to kill YOU!!!!!!!”Robert A wrote this review Sunday, March 10, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Very Good! Quite intense!”Fruzz H wrote this review Tuesday, February 5, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“A bit crazy, too many combat scenes but a fun ride.”Kristie S wrote this review Monday, February 4, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This was the first book I read of Matthew Reilly's, he has the ability to make the reader feel as if they are a bystander watching the scene. I felt the coldness of the ice, but also the isolation of the place. I was kept guessing as to who the 'bad guy' was. I found this book a real page turner and when I finished, I had to read is next book”Jenni Boyd wrote this review Wednesday, January 23, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No