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Thursday, June 11, 2009

Fragment - Warren Fahy

Fragment is built upon an interesting concept. What would happen on an island where man never set foot, and developed along its own evolutionary path for many millions of years?

The crew of the Trident, which is being used to film a reality show, soon find out when they come upon Hender's Island, with savage consequences. Life operates at a frantic, carnal pace on the island where everything eats everything else. Man doesn't have any place in this ecosystem.

Fahy has written a high-paced novel packed full of science bites. It's quite intelligent in places, but the clunky characters are a bit of a let down - let's not mention the villain. Analogies have been drawn between this book and Crichton's Jurassic Park and it's easy to think that this book could too be made into a movie.

There's no denying that this book is a page-turner. Fahy has hit upon some combination of science and adventure that is engrossing.

1 comment

Kelly said...

I really enjoyed this book too. I didn't realize until after I finished that there were some sketches in the back of the creatures on the island. (I read an ARC) The sketches sent me off to the website, where there are some really spectacular paintings!

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