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The Anomaly

Not all secrets are meant to be found.If Indiana Jones lived in the X-Files era, he might bear at least a passing resemblance to Nolan Moore -- a rogue archaeologist hosting a documentary series derisively dismissed by the "real" experts, but beloved of conspiracy theorists.Nolan sets out to retrace the steps of an explorer from 1909 who claimed to have discovered a mysterious cavern high up in the ancient rock of the Grand Canyon. And, for once, he may have actually found what he seeks. Then the trip takes a nasty turn, and the cave begins turning against them in mysterious ways.Nolan's story becomes one of survival against seemingly impossible odds. The only way out is to answer a series of intriguing questions: What is this strange cave? How has it remained hidden for so long? And what secret does it conceal that made its last visitors attempt to seal it forever?...

Title : The Anomaly
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ISBN : 9781538761854
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 352 pages
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The Anomaly Reviews

  • Jennifer

    The Anomaly is just the kind of James Rollins novel I love - an action-packed tale full of quippy characters in exotic locales that takes two facts and turns them into something that skirts the edges of both science fiction and horror. Except Anomaly isn't Rollins, it's Rutger - a pseudonym for a California-based screenwriter - who lacks Rollins' ability to slow boil a reader in how implausibly nuts his plots are until it's too late to care.

    To his credit, Rutger starts out with a killer premise:
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  • Susan

    Sometimes my son watches a TV programme where a group of, very strange, men, wander the backwoods of America looking for, and yet, never finding, strange creatures. This novel is cleverly based around a similar show – The Anomaly Files – a low budget, online show, with a similar theme of exploring conspiracy theories and, false history stories. The narrator of this novel, Nolan Moore, is the presenter, and he and the producer/director, Ken, have a new sponsor and the chance of a jump to cable TV ...more

  • Jason

    Here is what I didn't like:

    The fact that it was written in first person seemed odd to me and I felt that it took away from the story by making it obvious that the main character would be safe no matter what.

    I also didn't like the tremendous amount of foul language in the book. The language itself doesn't bother me, but I never once felt that it was necessary or added positively to the story.

    Beyond these two items the concept of the story was good. It was nothing like I had read before. I could d
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  • Thebooktrail

    I read this at night

    I couldn't sleep

    I was transfixed by those mountains, that Canyon, that cavern

    What an adventure!

    I've been trekking in the Grand Canyon but nothing like this! It's thrilling and horrific beyond belief

    Very clever, atmospheric and deliciously dark

    "The Beach" for the trekkers and trailers of the travel world

    Full review once I've recovered

  • Wendy

    What a belter of a book. Chillingly entertaining and a thundering good read.

    Allow me to offer five reasons why this plucky amateurs’ quest into the unknown kept me glued to my seat:

    • Its sheer originality.

    • Re-invents why you should be afraid of the dark.

    • Genius conversational volleys.

    • Commendable application of ominous and unpredictable circumstances

    • A sterling cast that’s impressively relatable, especially when there’s cause for concern – which is something they experience A LOT.

    The Anomal

    “In search for the truth, it matters not whether we find. It matters only that we continue to seek.”


    (I received a digital copy of this title courtesy of the publisher via Netgalley - with my thanks - which I voluntary chose to read and review.) ...more

  • Rachel Emily

    This book was so crazy! And Good! And ridiculous! And I just loved it!

    I really enjoyed the writing - great voice for the main character, Nolan - loved his sarcasm, his wit, and dryness to the narration. Great supporting cast of characters as well. This is like...sci-fi/horror/suspense, and I thought that it was done very well.

    The suspense was done very well - I was SO nervous for these people, and I can't imagine being in those caves in the dark, facing what they did. Great book! This author mi
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  • Jessica Diatalevi

    Oh. Dear. Lord. I could NOT wait for this one to end. Many, many, many times I thought about calling it quits but I read so many reviews saying how “horrifying” and “scary” it was so I kept pushing through waiting...hoping for something scary—even remotely good to happen. It wasn’t until after page 200 that it got somewhat (and I use the term lightly) interesting. But I can assure you, at that point I went from pure boredom to “what the hell is this?!” SPOILER- unicorns, giant beasts with horns, ...more

  • Sara

    Michael here's the thing. You're about to become absurdly famous. People are going to be badgering you to be on their talk shows. Saturday Night Live will do a spoof on you. David Letterman will come out of retirement just to do a top ten list with you on it. There will be fan fiction. So much fan fiction.

    Everyone is going to know who you are. You're going to have some clout. Power to get things done. Or to stop things from happening as the case may be. So with that in mind...

    Please, for the lo
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