Ken P. (ken71880) - Reviews

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Before the Flood: The Biblical Flood as a Real Event and How It Changed the Course of Civilization
Review Date: 2/12/2010
Helpful Score: 1


The beginning of the book was fascinating, looking at the historical references for the "Biblical" Flood as well as other Flood myths and legends from all over the middle East. Unfortunately, about halfway through the book, it changed subjects to cover more about what happened to the people who were living around the Black Sea (the supposed location of the Flood). I really felt that Ian Wilson could have written an entire another book covering that part of History and focused more on Black Sea Flood. I will give a warning though, the book is written with a lot of historical archeological terms and scientific concepts that can be hard to follow for the common person, but if you happen to have an interest in Early Civilization leading from around 7000 B.C.E. to 4000 B.C.E., then I would highly recommend this book (just make sure you have some background in science and pre-history, otherwise the book is probably not for you.


Iron Man: Femmes Fatales
Iron Man: Femmes Fatales
Author: Robert Greenberger
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 3/10/2010


Overall the book was very well written. I am a fan of Robert Greenberger. The only complaint that really had about the book was there there were two villains (both female, both attractive (according to Stark), both connected to Tony Stark and/or Stark Industries). I kept expecting them to reveal that they were actually the same person and when that did not happen it was disappointing cause it was difficult to keep track of who was who until the climax of the book itself. In the end, the Villains, both of whom are throwbacks to the early days of Iron Man and not well known to most modern readers, needed to be better drawn out, the the rest of the characters and their interactions were interesting and fun to see how they would solve the problems thrown at them.


X-Men, Spiderman: The Past (Time's Arrow, No 1)
X-Men, Spiderman: The Past (Time's Arrow, No 1)
Author: Tom DeFalco, Jason Henderson
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 2/12/2010


The entire trilogy is very good. I enjoyed seeing all of my "favorite" and some not so well known ones involved in an adventure with Spider-man. The book begins with Spider-man finding evidence that he has traveled into the past and apparently got lost there and then continues into traveling in parallel Universes and then a series of possible futures (including going into the ever popular X-Men 2099 comic series). This book and it's two sequels are truly Gems within the Super-Hero Paperback book world surround the Marvel Universe. If you like X-men and/Or Spider-man, then this is a must read OR if you just like an adventure that has twist and turns everywhere (most of them unpredictable), then this is a book for you. Enjoy.


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