The Anomaly

The Anomaly

Book - 2018 | First edition
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"If Indiana Jones lived in the X-Files era, he might bear at least a passing resemblance to Nolan Moore -- a rogue archaeologist hosting a web series derisively dismissed by the "real" experts, but beloved of conspiracy theorists. Nolan sets out to retrace the steps of an explorer from 1909 who claimed to have discovered a mysterious cavern high up in the ancient rock of the Grand Canyon. And, for once, he may have actually found what he seeks. Then the trip takes a nasty turn, and the cave begins turning against them in mysterious ways. Nolan's story becomes one of survival against seemingly impossible odds. The only way out is to answer a series of intriguing questions: What is this strange cave? How has it remained hidden for so long? And what secret does it conceal that made its last visitors attempt to seal it forever?"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Grand Central Publishing, [une 2018]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781538761854
1538761858
Branch Call Number: FICTION RUTGER
Characteristics: 339 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

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heavenne
Sep 23, 2018

What was enjoyable about this book was it could be a movie. Imagery in the book was pictured clearly and the plot was good enough to make you think ‘This should be a movie’

The plot was all right. It’s enjoyable and makes for quick reading. It’s not overly complicated and the action scenes provide a good thrill here and there. It flowed and kept things interesting, however around the midway mark of the book things slow down and not much happens. Things do pick up quickly in the latter half. I didn’t expect the outcome to turn out as it is. I was looking forward to more of a plot like the movie “The Descent” with more thrills and horror. Unfortunately that wasn’t the case.

The characters on the other hand, don’t have much to them. They’re pretty much flat and are just there to keep the story going. Although I admit I rather liked Ken throughout the book. He was brash and hotheaded. Everything was either a complaint or an insult which made him stand out from the others. Although Nolan was the ‘leader’ in this group there really wasn’t much to him. There was a small background story to Nolan to give him more substance but it really isn’t much.

There’s a lot of intrigue and some bits of thrilling scenes to enjoy, some mystery in the end but overall I can’t really say it’s something I would gush about. Perhaps because I was expecting this to be more of a horror than anything else. Which is too bad, it had potential to be better but it fell short. I’d say take it or leave it. There’s no regrets reading it but don’t expect it to be gripping and exciting. It’s...meh.

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Jewettc
Jul 11, 2018

Great quick read blending ancient history, science fiction and horror! A blogger / online reality show host and his crew go off into the bottom of the Grand Canyon to find a cave that was first reported around the turn of the 20th century and then never to be found or even acknowledged since. Where is this cave and what's with all the secrecy?

The story moves along quickly with plenty of twists and turns. Characters are engaging, some likable and some not. The story has an interesting view on history as we know it. Horrors abound especially in the dark and then some. While I would not call it an all time great book, it get's a near 5 from me for quick-read, summertime / anytime entertainment. I would like to see the movie!

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