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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He has the typical thriller style of highly effective military types, a well oiled machine of slightly quirky super men that can defeat anything they come across.
I could practically hear him reading the lines. It did seem like, at times, he had characters repeating each other. In Santorini there is an initial mystery, but there is no opportunity for suspense to really buil Santorini was ok, but I got the distinct impression that someone else had written it, as the style was so different.
Oddly enough, the character with the most development is the villain of the piece. I will say that I am glad that the book takes place where and when it does because now I can only imagine how much worse it could I registered a book at BookCrossing. Please provide an email address. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Despite its failings and whatnot, I still enjoyed it.
The plane turns out to have been loaded with nuclear weapons, and the survivors rescued from the yacht who include a wealthy Greek tycoon appear somehow connected with the plane’s destruction. Lists with This Book. The book is almost completely characters sitting around talking with just a few dollops of action, mostly concerned with exploring the sunken yacht and raising the crashed plane which is loaded with a rather nasty cargo to shake things up a bit.
But that’s okay, since Talbot let him steal it; as soon as Andropolous enters remote waters, Talbot triggers the bomb via remote control: Rounding down because there is nothing to say to recommend this book. Inhe was awarded a D. A second read after years away. Fawcett Crest- Fiction – pages. But the next one I read of his will be one of his earlier works, usually regarded as his better stuff.
The Ariadne picks up several survivors From the yacht, including its owner, the immensely wealthy Greek businessman Andropulous; from the airplane–soon revealed as an American bomber and now resting on the ocean floor–it picks up only a steady “”tick.
A simple storyline and not very gripping as it claims to be. A quality of writing not seen too often these days, reminiscent of Nevil Shute or Hammond Innes. It had a lot of ‘talking’ and not a lot of ‘doing’ [action] in it. Apr 18, John Pringle rated it liked it.
Dec 13, Benjamin Thomas rated it liked it Shelves: You have to be a die hard fan of Alistair’s books to have the patience to read this book of his. Refresh and try again. You won’t be disappointed in any of these.
So it was with a bit of wistfulness that I took up this one, the last novel he wrote alkstair passing away in View all 3 comments. I found this less effective than previous books by MacLean because he seems to have fallen into a sort of comfortable pattern of characterization.
The story itself was rock solid and a page turner, yet somehow he wrote dialogue that was so dated and repetitive it was hard to slog through. Sep 21, David Cozens rated it really liked it. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. MacLean really should be rediscovered, as he wrote an amazing array of political laistair of which several made it to movies Guns of Navarone and Ice Station Zebra for example.
Dec 01, Jeff rated it liked it. At the same time, a yacht nearby catches fire. I recall reading a lot of MacLean’s books as a teenager. Paperbackpages. Not MacLean’s best characterization. My library Help Advanced Book Search.
Oct 03, Sudheer Madhava rated it it was ok. A fun, quick read. I do not think it detracts from the book; it is just interesting how romance [or seduction] rarely factors into his stories. Santorini is no different.
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Santorini Alistair MacLean Limited preview – I will say that I am glad that the book takes place where and when it does because now I can only imagine how much worse it could be if something like this book actually happened and I do believe that it could. Annoying and it made it hard to route for them in some scenes. He died of heart failure on February 2, at the age santoriini