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Saturday, January 28, 2017

Review: Something's Alive on the Titanic

Something's Alive on the Titanic Something's Alive on the Titanic by Robert J. Serling
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Review of SOMETHING'S ALIVE ON THE TITANIC

Robert J. Serling

An absorbing fictional narrative of two expeditions to the sunken Titanic, in 1977 and a followup in 1993, SOMETHING'S ALIVE ON THE TITANC is a page-turner extraordinaire, rife with Titanic history and lore, as well as culture of the Edwardian era. Never dry, it presents the Titanic's story and aftermath in a humanized and vivid fashion. In addition to juggling a sizable cast of characters, the autfhor also extols for us technology and history, cryptography and oceanography. The characters are realistic and true-to-life, most eliciting our empathy, all awakening our emotions and intrigue. For readers who are skeptic, there's a number of cynical or overly rational characters aboard the story's many ramifications to balance the potentially supernatural or supranatural plot themes. The novel admirably succeeds in terms of history and roller-coaster paced thriller.

SOMETHING'S ALIVE ON THE TITANIC was initially published in 1990, and is now reprinted by Endeavour Press in January 2017.

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