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Book Reviews of Category 7

Category 7
Category 7
Author: Bill Evans, Marianna Jameson
ISBN-13: 9780765356710
ISBN-10: 0765356716
Publication Date: 8/26/2008
Pages: 400
Edition: 1st
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.

3.4 stars, based on 48 ratings
Publisher: Tor Books
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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7 Book Reviews submitted by our Members...sorted by voted most helpful

reviewed Category 7 on + 105 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
A little disappointing. In the author's note, Bill Evans talks about New York City's vulnerability to a hurricane and how he had hoped to write a scientific book about the potential impact. He was instead encouraged to write a novel.

I was expecting a story about heroism, tragedy, survivors and recovery. Instead, this book is about a terrorist engaged in "weather manipulation" to create a storm while the CIA and a few meteorologists try to decipher and thwart it.

I think I would have liked the scientific study better.

2 stars out of 5
tashajean avatar reviewed Category 7 on + 146 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
I love disaster movies and thought this was a bit like an entertaining disaster movie on paper. There are many characters with the primary "heroes" emerging (and looks like in another book). The story follows the odd storms to culminate in a category 7 (the system is up to 5) storm that is devastating the East Coast. I enjoyed it.
Mogyndoc avatar reviewed Category 7 on + 13 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Fascinating idea for a book and possibly movie. The book reads fast but the writing is superficial. Yet, for this type of novel, that's OK. Basically a light action read with minimal character development.
spartacusaby avatar reviewed Category 7 on + 81 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
This is a real page-turner as it describes the birth and mutant growth of a record storm aimed at Manhattan. Political subplots galore involve human manipulation of climate. I'm surprised this book hasn't yet become a film; the writing creates horrific special effects images that are tailor-made for the big screen.
Mel avatar reviewed Category 7 on + 186 more book reviews
This book was interesting. The concept was fascinating because you don't know if it is even possible.
GeniusJen avatar reviewed Category 7 on + 7145 more book reviews
CATEGORY 7 is an enjoyable weather-based thriller, although it took me awhile to get into the story, due to all of the unfamiliar terms. Once I got through it, though, I found myself immersed in the story.

The basics: a meglomaniac decides to take revenge on the President by using his creation, the ability to control the weather, to send a massive Category 7 hurricane towards New York City. Panic and devastation ensue, and it's up to a small-town weather reporter and a CIA operative to stop both the hurricane and the bad guy.

Like I said, this really is an entertaining and enjoyable thriller, and once you learn the weather-related jargon, you'll be in for a really good story.
reviewed Category 7 on + 29 more book reviews
Turned out to be better than I expected.
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