Book Reviews of The Loch

The Loch
The Loch
Author: Steve Alten
ISBN-13: 9780976165903
ISBN-10: 0976165902
Publication Date: 5/1/2005
Pages: 496
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 35 ratings
Publisher: Tsunami Books
Book Type: Hardcover
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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
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
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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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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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
Disappointing and murky read; muddled plot and storyline; vague characters. If you want to read Alten, choose any of his other books.
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This was a wild ride from start to finish. Excellent story, the plot and all the twists and turns were great. This book makes you want to go to Scotland and find out if everything is true, one of those stories you hope is. A wild, exciting book.
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I really enjoyed this book! Set in a small Scottish town, part the characters were very intriguing. It was an easy read I could hardly put it down.
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Never having read anything by Alten, I'm glad I chose this as it was an exciting read, full of easily understood history of Scotland and suspenseful to boot!
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This was not what I expected and it was kind of slow, it starts out pretty good then it turns into a history lesson about Sir William Wallace, well, I saw the movie Braveheart and I don't need a history lesson so get on with the story. After Zach Wallace has his near drowning experience in the Loch he studies to become a Marine biologist then he has another near death experience that gives him nightmares and as the story goes on it becomes so interesting that before you know it you just can't put it down!
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Good reading
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Zacahry Wallace is a marine biologist afraid to go in the water. How can he solve the mysterious sightings of the Loch ness Monster without getting wet? Read to find out the where the monster really came from. or at least an entertaining possibility. Great book like all the rest of Steve Alten's.
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If you like the genre, or are a fan of Nessie you may like this book. To me it was a disappointment...I had expected more action.
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very compelling read and will grab your attention
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Fast paced. Very enjoyable. I definitely can see this made into a movie. With Sean Connery as Angus, the main character's father.
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Real thriller. Spooky and I will read more of his books.
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not as good as the Meg series, but still good