Santorini. Alistair MacLean, Author Doubleday Books $ (p) ISBN MacLean (The Lonely Sea has trumped up so many aspects of this novel that he . Santorini by Alistair MacLean – book cover, description, publication history. MacLean’s last novel, San Andreas, falsely promised a return to the crisp energies of his earlier suspensers (Ice Station Zebra, Where Eagles.
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The ending was quite un expectable and interesting. I registered a book at BookCrossing. In Santorini ,aclean is an initial mystery, but there is no opportunity for suspense to really buil Santorini was ok, but I got the distinct impression that someone else had written it, as the style was so different.
Want to Aoistair Currently Reading Read. Nov 30, Kirk Domenico rated it it was ok. Aware that it all seems John Talbot, of the British frigate and spy ship Ariadne, witnesses two nearly simultaneous tragedies: Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger. Invariably, the press only gives a limited side of what they are covering and how they present the story to the general population [especially, it seems, when politics become involved].
In the normal MacLean book you start with a mystery, and the hero of the book progresses through gaining the odd fact or clue here and there.
There was a problem adding your email address. Aug 14, Brian Turner rated it it was ok Shelves: There are no discussion topics on this book yet. This is a thriller set entirely in the Mediterranean Sea. Jan 11, Christopher Taylor rated it liked it.
Aug 21, Edmond Gagnon rated it liked it. From inside the book. Santorini Alistair MacLean Snippet view – Eventually, the widget is shared, treachery in high places is uncovered, and ‘justice’ finally prevails in the end. Nevertheless, for all its faults, the fact that I finished it shows that MacLean on an off-day is still worth reading.
Be the first to discover new talent! I’ve wanted to get back to Alistair MacLean for a number of years now and just haven’t done it.
Characters are introduced, but there are so many characters that there is not much room for any kind of development.
SANTORINI by Alistair MacLean | Kirkus Reviews
Please provide an email address. And, folks, it almost broke me. Inhe was awarded a D. Minutes later, a four-engined jet with a fire in its nose-cone crashes into the sea. Very little in the way of action and the end carries little impact.
No trivia or quizzes yet. But, its ti I recall reading a lot of MacLean’s books as a teenager. Further suggestions slistair be found on the article’s talk page. Santorini Alistair MacLean Limited preview – The story gets along, aliatair a rwist or two to keep you alert, and nothing gets tied up within itself. The story itself was rock solid and a page turner, yet somehow he wrote dialogue that was so dated and repetitive it was hard to slog through.
Another thing that is distracting from the book is that everyone, whether Greek, American, or the President of the U.
Reportedly, it is the last novel he wrote and was published just a year before his death. A quaint and very dated story of terrorists hijacking a nuclear device. MacLean does not do a good job of making his characters act like their nationality. View all 3 comments. The Ariadne picks up several survivors From the yacht, including its owner, the immensely wealthy Greek businessman Andropulous; from the airplane–soon revealed as an American bomber and now resting on the ocean floor–it picks up only a steady “”tick.
A bland and totally predictable storyline. MacLean produces another fantastic thriller.
May 20, Dipti rated it liked it. Retrieved from ” https: Aug 29, Franco Pitacco rated it liked it Shelves: I recall reading a sntorini of MacLean’s books as a teenager. This ssntorini took forever for me to read because yet again, no first names were used, only ranks usually, so hard to figure out who was talking; and when they did talk they santorinu go on for paragraphs repeating everything they had just said.
To ask other readers questions about Santoriniplease sign up. Got lost in the pile of other books to read. By that I mean, we pretty much know what is going on and who are the bad guys very early on and so there is never much suspense building up. Not MacLean’s best characterization.