29 July 2006

Meteorite Hunter

I had high hopes for this book, but my, it was boring. I made it over halfway through before quitting.

The premise is good- a scientist travels to various places around Siberia in search of various craters, mostly from meteorites. But the writing isn't great and he spends far too much on the travel (I found it in the science section; I think it's better in the travel section on Siberia). Once you've read about traveling- I mean the physical travel on planes, trains, etc.- around that part of the world a few times, or done it yourself, you really don't need to read about it again.

If he'd stuck more to the craters and the science, I'd have kept reading. But instead it goes into the reject pile.

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