Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. Starred Review. Fahy’s imaginative debut puts a fresh spin on the survival-of-prehistoric-beasts theme popularized. Fragment (Random House, ), is a science-based thriller by bestselling author and screenwriter, Warren Fahy. The novel focuses on a crew of young. Fahy’s imaginative debut puts a fresh spin on the survival-of-prehistoric-beasts theme popularized by Jurassic Park. When members of the.
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The way he details how and fragmebt such life evolved in isolation rings true, at least to a reasonably well-read evolutionary layman like myself. Oct 17, Twobusy faby it it was ok. His premise stems from evolution, is well researched, and illustrates many of today’s scientific discoveries regarding animal species. As they dissect further, the specimen is revealed to have been pregnant, and babies emerge from the corpse to feed on the deceased parent.
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The characters were cardboard and the story seemed like a bad imitation of Michael Crichton. And if you think that’s a spoiler than you’ve obviously never read an adventure tech-thriller. Sep 27, Sandi rated it it was ok Shelves: Wzrren that, the caverns hold — behind thick glass windows — a whole new world of spectacular life-forms.
And considering “normal” mantis shrimps are quite small, imagine how hard the claw strikes of their far larger Hendersian relatives are.
There were a few sections later in the novel that stretched even wareen forgiving sense of fictional probability, and which pressed the cuteness and goofy humor buttons a little too hard. I’m fragmenr reading Pandemonium, Fragment’s sequel, and the characters seem better this time roughly halfway thro This one requires a bit of explaining on my part. An unknown creature attempts to save him, but before either the Spiger or the mysterious animal can react, Dante cuts his own lifeline and plummets to his death.
The US Navy places a blockade around the island and allows teams of American and British scientists to study the local wildlife from within the “safety” of a reinforced research base. Also, are you hoping not to have to do any Christmas shopping in the future because all the trademarked names you drop in the book will give you free swag?
Hordes of creatures are constantly killing and eating each other, and rapidly give birth at a massive rate to keep their entire populations from dying out. I can go on, but I’ll just finish with: I’ve seen a lot of readers compare “Fragment” to Jurassic Park and I would like to say that warern nothing like Jurassic Park. Both on pages and in cinemas. On a broader level — say, on its merits as a novel overall — Fragment falls short of the hype, as heavily hyped entertainment often does.
I was on the edge of my seat reading through the entire second half of this book. That was probably the single most unbelievable and unnecessary element of the story. The plot stayed predictable – until suddenly it didn’t.
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I don’t feel that way anymore. I was ready to nitpick at the science, but found myself pleasantly surprised. Sorry if that all sounds harsh, but I bought this as a summer vacation read and really wanted to like it – to get lost in those pages.
Inspired by Your Browsing History. He writes of the account in his journal. It just came out of the blue. As a biologist well, biology grad studentI was intrigued by the description of this book, and requested a review copy through LibraryThing.
If Fahy can figure out how to write dialogue and develop characters half as effectively as he can talk about scientific theory, he might actually evolve see what I did there? Remember back when Michael Crichton was cranking out blockbuster-movie-plots-disguised-as-novels and every review was pretty much the same?
Aboard is a cast of ambitious young scientists. Where the book falters is where most first books stumble– with character development none and the use of literary cliches.
The Hendropods reveal themselves after a tense standoff, and the U. What other items do customers buy after viewing this item? Although more plot driven than character driven, there are some fun and interesting characters in this book. I liked it – a really good story. Hender’s great age is revealed by Hender’s account of seeing Henry Frear’s death and watching as a World War II bomber crash into his tree. Warren Fahy manages to bring forth a masterpiece of fast paced storytelling which will suck you in and won’t let up until the last page.
And though I don’t see how newcomer Warren Fahy can top this one, I look forward to keeping tabs on any books coming out by him.
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The creatures are the true stars of this book; the humans are their fodder.
I suspect it is probably what made me want to read it in the first place, and for the most part it feels like a squandered opportunity. That’s the best part of the book.
If you enjoyed Jurassic Park the movie, you’ll really enjoy Fragment. I will say that if fragmenh publishing industry has been frantic to find someone new to fill the watren Michael Crichton’s shoes, it looks like they’ve found him in Warren Fahy. Since it’s a reality show, filming continues as the scientists approach the island, and continues as scientists and crew start dropping like flies, attacked by the extremely unusual beasts that have evolved there.
Then there’s the money-grubbing, sensationalist scientist who will do anything to remain in the public eye. Read it Forward Read it first.
Fragment is set mostly on Henders Island, named after the captain of a British naval vessel who spotted it while out looking for the HMS Bounty. Despite its short comings, Fragment is a very fun and addictive book, and certainly a page turner. What’s the Name o Also, at least some of the creatures have two brains.