Friday, May 19, 2006

7 Deadly Wonders by Matthew Reilly

This is definitely not an Oprah pick. But I still liked it. Action-adventure, cliffhanger, Indiana Jones-ish...very intriguing.

We follow Jack West as he pursues an ancient treasure that holds the key to world domination. In a race with Europeans and Americans (Jack is an Aussie), we follow our hero and his crew to each of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient world. Traps, betrayals and oracles keep Jack and the reader on their toes. Once you start reading it, you won't want to put it down.

Similar reads? Maybe Crichton (he is brainier), Dan Brown (too controversial) or Cussler (too macho).

Reilly deals with some Dan Brownish issues (like the Da Vinci Code), but not in as much detail or controversy. A lot of maps and illustrations are part of the novel, which really help the reader follow the action.

I give this book 7 thumbs up!

Thanks for reading,

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