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Origins Kindle Edition

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3747 KB
  • Print Length: 274 pages
  • Publisher: Mark Henrikson (24 Dec. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0086HPJX2
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 75 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #18,455 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I want to say it's marvellous, but it's actually very disjointed. I got to the end and I am no wiser as to what it was about than I was when I first started. I found it almost impossible to relate to 'Hastelloy', but a lot of that might have been because he was a rather unlikable character with a ridiculous name and he and his alien compadres spoke like boys from the hood. The characters of Mark and the actual archaeologists were very random, like they were popped out of a box and just inserted without much attention paid to how, where or why they fitted into the story. At some point the reader is supposed to relate to or at least like one of the characters, but I found it almost impossible to like any of them!

On the whole a rather peculiarly disappointing read.
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To the author - I really enjoyed the book but there were some parts you did not think about whilst penning the book and had me wondering about it the whole way through then the book ended!! Like why was hastlloy in a mental home? Why was he spilling his life story to a psychiatrist? The ending of the book was very frustrating also as it abruptly finished even if it was a book 1 it had no discern able end it just stopped and left me annoyed!!
Good book though will read the others
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Hendrickson writes well and keeps the action zipping along, merrily rewriting religion and history. Totally fantastical of course but an enjoyable read which left me intrigued enough to purchase the next book in the series. That's Egypt and the Hebrews sorted, here we go for the Roman Empire. Certainly doesn't lack ambition.
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I've read a few books where there are 2 or 3 storylines going on, with all of them coming together in the end. It's usually not too difficult to see where the story is going, but in this case I didn't cotton on until very close to the end. I'm definitely going to read more of Mark Henrikson's books.
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By Bob TOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 26 May 2013
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Everything I like in a science fiction story with a good plot and not overrun with numerous characters. There are three strands in this book which are coming together towards the end however I did not realise this was a serial and not a series as it does not stand particularly well by itself, there are quite a lot of loose ends to be picked up in the next book.
The central theme is a patient telling a psychiatrist his story believing he is an alien and all of the things he has done since his spaceship crashed. This theme covers early Egypt and early religious themes, what we do not know is whether his story is true or not. What I did not get was why he should choose to tell his story although this may be revealed in the next book. The other two themes involves archaeologists searching in ancient Egyptian ruins and one where someone is trying to stop all communications leaving earth with the attempt to contact other possibly intelligent life. I don't think I have given away any spoilers as most of this is revealed early in the book.
I thought that this was an exciting page turner and although I found it difficult to relate to some of the characters I thought it was an excellent story.
I will definitely read the next one.
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To say I was pleasantly surprised by this one would be an understatement. I really did have trouble putting it down. Origins works on so many levels. From ancient history to all out stella warfare, this does the business! An easy read that challenges your knowledge of history and is very clever with it. I'm not going to give away one ounce of the plot like some do here, but I promise that you won't regret reading it. My only gripe, and it is a small one, is that this is only part one. Needless to say, I can't wait for part 2. 5 stars and Origins deserves every single one.
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Wow, I just loved this book. A mix of genres that gave a very interesting take on events throughout time spans. I loved the believability in the story and look forward to the next episodes.
Kim
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Not what i expected but not as bad as some i've read, could have done better.
Almost as though, i've got this idea for a book, let's knock one out
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