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Author: James Rollins
Travel To The Bottom Of The Earth . . . to place you never dreamed existed. — Beneath The Ice . . . a hand-picked team of specialists makes its way toward the center of the world. They are not the first to venture into this magnificent subterranean labyrinth. Those they follow did not return. — Over The Ro...  more » . . .You are not alone.

Into The Darkness...where breathtaking wonders awaits you -- and terrors beyond imaging . . . Revelations that could change the world -- things that should never be disturbed...

At The Bottom Of The Earth Is The Beginning.  Keep Moving . . . toward a miracle that cannot be . . . toward a mystery older than time.
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ISBN-13: 9780380792641
ISBN-10: 0380792648
Publication Date: 6/1/1999
Pages: 410
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

4 stars, based on 370 ratings
Publisher: Avon
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 5
This is a story about an expedition sent to the vast empty lands of Antartica after a huge diamond is found in the depths of a huge cavern. As always, the team sent to explore this cavern doesn't know the whole truth. The government office dwellers are holding something back - they are NOT the first team sent there! Another team was sent to explore the cavern a few months before - they never came out! This is a "fun" read! It's a Thriller, so resolve to leave your sense of reality at the door. Accept the book for the story - not its imporability. If we all demanded reality in our books, there would be far fewer books! I would hate that! Rollins uses a lot of new plot lines to make this book interesting, such as; "dinosaur" like creatures that prey on the expedition team, and the bases they are stationed at, a tribe of new humanoid creatures that are responsible for the dwellings in the first cavern. As you read on, you discover that each expedition member is hiding his/her own secrets.............I think you'll like this book! Read it like a "Thriller" and not as a biography - it's a fun form of escapism - and we all need that once in a while! Don't we???? Rollins has a couple of other fun book: AMAZONIA and EXCAVATION.Thanks for looking!
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Helpful Score: 3
I really enjoyed this book. It was not as polished as his book (Ice Hunt) and it did get a little more unbelievable as it went on, but it also kept my attention and was an enjoyable read with believable characters and excellent scenes and storyline.
Piper avatar reviewed Subterranean on
Helpful Score: 2
Stronge female central character. Could easily be made into a movie. 1st book of Mr. Rollins that I've read. I'll be reading more of his thrillers.
Mistry avatar reviewed Subterranean on + 101 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
This is Rollin's first novel, and while it's not as polished as his later ones, it is very good. The level of tension I love in his books is more prevalent in the 2nd half of the book. His writing is so rich, and, once again, while explaining some of the more in-depth scientific information relevant to the book, you feel like you are in a conversation with an expert, and not being lectured to in a classroom.
I always look forward to a rip roaring thrill ride from Rollins, and I wasn't disappointed with this book.
brendam avatar reviewed Subterranean on + 4 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
This is a book that reinterated not to judge a book by it's cover for me. I got this book from my local library and the cover seemed different to me but I decided to read it because I have read a few of his other books and really loved them. Once I turned the first page I couldn't put it down. He really gets you involved with such a fantastic tale and you can't let go. Right away I wanted to know what happened to the first characters that you meet and I was on the edge of my seat til the end. After the last page I just wanted another book of his, I hadn't had enough. A great read from one of my very favorite authors.
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another great book by james rollins
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** spoiler alert ** Loved it!!! The end kind of bothered me a bit, Don't get me wrong I love my happy endings, but being an archaeologist all I could see were the repercussions their findings would have on the world and the people they discovered. Usually I am not so cynical but all I can see is exploitation of both the people and the land. But oh well, it was still an awesome book. I was hooked from the beginning and loved that the archaeological terminology used was correct!
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A team of specialists including paleoanthropologist Ashley Carter, her son Jason, spelunker Ben Brust, evolutionary biologist Linda Furstenburg and geologist Khalid Najmon (who is not what he seems) embark on a secrecy-shrouded mission to Antarctica, where a deep subterranean labyrinth has been discovered. There's red herrings and a romantic subplot between Ben and Ashley (as well as Khalid and Linda), and wild speculations about evolutionary pathways, marsupialism, what really killed the dinosaurs, and a completely underground thriving ecosystem where plants and fungi can be as deadly as animals.

I loved Rollins's "Amazonia" but this book left me (no pun intended) cold. I didn't buy into Ben's ability to telepathically communicate with his ancestors. I might pick it up again from the library if I'm in the mood, but otherwise I wouldn't spend any money on it.


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