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Terminal Freeze (Jeremy Logan, Bk 2)
Terminal Freeze - Jeremy Logan, Bk 2
Author: Lincoln Child
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ISBN-13: 9780385515511
ISBN-10: 0385515510
Publication Date: 1/27/2009
Pages: 352
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  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 99 ratings
Publisher: Doubleday
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback
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reviewed Terminal Freeze (Jeremy Logan, Bk 2) on
Helpful Score: 4
The author took obvious delight in building up the impression that some revelations would never be made, but eventually he came through. The presence of one character seemed totally superfluous until the very end, when he made an observation that cast the whole story in a new light. A quick, fun read.
reviewed Terminal Freeze (Jeremy Logan, Bk 2) on
Helpful Score: 4
This was a fun read. A scary monster tale with enough cool science thrown in to make the experience seem possible. The final "haunted house" sequence got a bit tired but I did care about the resolution of the narrative. All in all a good beach read.
reviewed Terminal Freeze (Jeremy Logan, Bk 2) on + 7 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
This book could have been the book on which "The Thing" was based - except that it post-dates the movei by almost 50 years.
Although it was still a good yarn, I can't call this Mr. Child's best work - especially since it borrows so heavily from "The Thing".
It so happens that i just watched the original version of "The Thing".
Everything from setting to plot to strategies used to defeat the monster come directly from the movie.
The side story - Film industry megalomaniacs and divas and their "daring" escape attempt failed to do much for me.
reviewed Terminal Freeze (Jeremy Logan, Bk 2) on + 11 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
I've been a longtime fan of Child, but this was a comparative dud. It was rather formulaic, nearly identical to The Relic, but much weaker.
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Helpful Score: 1
This isn't really the campfire tale from hell (to borrow an expression from Mr. Child's blog), it's more like a campfire tale from purgatory. I finished reading this book less than three hours ago, and now I can't remember some of the characters' names. The story doesn't really stay with you that much, and it's relatively slow for a thriller (the monster doesn't start eating people until about chapter 19).

I have noticed, though, that with this novel (as well as with Douglas Preston's "Blasphemy") the authors do try to include the spiritual as well as the scientific and that makes for some interesting dialogue among the characters.

Have you ever taken a drink of a soda that went flat? Little to no flavor and no carbonation? That's what reading this book is like. Child has written better, and I'd recommend "Utopia" or "Deep Storm" over this book any day.
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reviewed Terminal Freeze (Jeremy Logan, Bk 2) on + 3 more book reviews
A good, quick read. Well developed plot and characters. A bit sci-fi meets action thriller.
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Entertaining read from Lincoln Child that relies on many of the same tricks that he and Preston have been using for years in their works together and apart. A mix of scientific fact and supernatural gives the reader the experience of perhaps being part of a major discovery. The pace is quick, although there was something somewhat disappointing in the "mystery" in this book and the ultimate conclusion.

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