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The Loch
The Loch
Author: Steve Alten
Marine biologist Zachary Wallace once suffered a near-drowning experience in legendary Loch Ness, and now, long-forgotten memories of that experience have begun haunting him. The truth surrounding these memories lies with Zachary?s estranged father, Angus Wallace, a wily Highlander on trial for murder. Together the two plunge into a world where ...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780765363022
ISBN-10: 076536302X
Publication Date: 4/28/2009
Pages: 560
Edition: Reprint
Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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4 stars, based on 58 ratings
Publisher: Tor Books
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 2
Interesting book about the Lock Ness monster with lots of history about the area. The characters are interesting and well developed. Even Nessie is interesting. A hometown boy turned marine biologist returns home to support his father who is on trial for murder. His defense is even though he did hit the dead man, Nessie ate him. The book starts out slow but if you stick with it, the story is interesting.
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Helpful Score: 1
Though I'm a Steve Alten fan, this book didn't live up to the others I've read. Not a bad book, but it read more like a book written from a movie. However, the Scottish history is excellent, melding it with the legend of Nessie to create a fact/fantasy/legend novel.
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Helpful Score: 1
This was just the perfect book to erase the memory of the terrible one I read before. For a book that I had so much anticipation for, this one surprisingly lived up to it! I really enjoyed this book about the ferocious Nessie. It was just a fun read and I literally smiled as I turned the pages. The Scottish accent in the book was fun too - the only thing I could have done without was the Templar knights side-story - mixing the Loch Ness Monster and the Bloop was enough myth and mystery for me, really, but still, it was a lot of fun. I do wish that there were more of these ocean thrillers, but I suppose it just makes me enjoy these few more. Still, this was his best book and I'm shocked that it was the most difficult to find.
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Helpful Score: 1
A very fast-paced, entertaining, entirely plausible story. I thoroughly enjoyed it and will definitely look for more by this author. I highly recommend it for a quick and engrossing read!
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Helpful Score: 1
Amazing story with a new look at what could possibly be in Loch Ness. One of my favorite books, a must read whether you're a monster fanatic or simply would love a great story.
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