Book Reviews of 8.4

8.4
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Author: Peter Hernon
ISBN-13: 9780399144004
ISBN-10: 0399144005
Publication Date: 2/8/1999
Pages: 393
Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 7 ratings
Publisher: Putnam Pub Group (T)
Book Type: Hardcover
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reviewed 8.4 on + 26 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
Exciting book about what could happen in contemporary America if there were a repeat of the greatest earthquake in U.S. history- not on the west coast but in New Madrid, Mo.
reviewed 8.4 on + 275 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
Good read about mulitipe earthquakes around the New Madrid Fault in the heart of the United States.
reviewed 8.4 on + 77 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
Starts with the very real possibility of a major earthquake in America's heartland, and goes on to build a well-written page-turner. Excellent fast-paced, edge-of-seat thriller.
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Helpful Score: 3
Awesome, fast paced read.
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Helpful Score: 3
Heart pounding in places. Very technical in others. If you like reading "end of everything" disaster stories, you'll love this.
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Helpful Score: 2
This is a very good earthquake disaster novel taking place in the missisippi valley region.
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Helpful Score: 2
if you like natural disaster stories, you'll love this one!
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Helpful Score: 2
Excellent book
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Helpful Score: 1
Excellent book. Very enjoyable read. At times, the plot seems a little diluted and tends to be predictable, but the science behind the writing is very interesting.
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This is a good book overall with some typical and predictable mystery and romance. I did not believe the ending but I am a skeptic of such things. I did learn some things about earthquakes and earthquake science.
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All in all, this is a pretty good story. Even tho it is a work of fiction, it does show what could happen along the Mississippi River valley, in the event of a major earthquake. It has the usual political (intrigue?) cover up of previous advance warning signs of a pending earthquake, like politicians, ignoring what the experts have been telling them all along, refusing to cooperate.