: Fragment: A Novel (): Warren Fahy: Books. Fragment: A Novel and millions of other books are available for instant access. view. Fragment (Random House, ), is a science-based thriller by bestselling author and screenwriter, Warren Fahy. The novel focuses on a crew of young. Riding the crest of a wave of hype proclaiming it the summer beach novel of (and if things go as I’m sure Warren Fahy’s agent intends, the summer.

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So what do we end up with? First of all, I’m so glad I got this for free. Nell is the underrated lady botanist she reminded me a little bit of both Ellie from Jurassic Park and Jo from the movie Twister – which I just found out was also written in part by Michael Crichton. The only thing keeping the two surviving lifeboats in the sky are Hell Divers – men and women who risk their lives by diving to the surface to scavenge for parts the ships desperately need.

These points, however, are so minor as to take nothing away from the broad scope of the novel and, I feel, should have been caught by the editor. Soon the scientists will stumble on something more shocking than anything humanity has ever encountered: It’s like one of those beloved-but-kind-of-horrible scary movies.

So much wrong with this book, I don’t even know where to begin.

Pandemonium by Warren Fahy

The eggs then instantly hatch and the babies instantly fragmsnt devouring their victim’s fleshthe flying Drill worms who can drill through flesh and will attack the eyes firstand many, many other terrors. Nell and Zero barely manage to escape with their lives. Jun 16, Pages. Led by DARPA technologist Reinhard Thyssen, a team of warreh from around the globe is dispatched into the subterranean maze to discover all they can before the caves completely flood.


Oct 28, Dennis rated it liked it. I am feeling very cool right now.

It’s a horror story along the lines of Jurassic Park, so yes there’s blood and death, sometimes grisly Sex: The only reason I finished this book at all was because I am a cheap person and, as such, I felt that not finishing it would be like throwing 8 one dollar bills in an ash tray and setting them ablaze. Fahy has one of his protagonists, Woods Hole biologist Geoffrey Binswanger, offer an interesting hypothesis connecting the life expectancy of species to their reproductive strategies, and this plays a role in the credibility of Fahy’s creatures.

And, for once, he may have actually found what he seeks. The Haunted Forest Tour By: A number of themes are dealt with in the novel, including the question of whether or not sentient life is guaranteed to destroy its environment one of the major characters is actually a zoologist who believes humaity is like a virus to the Earth.

A reality show is being filmed on a research ship. Please update when a paper version is available. Book cover design by Carlos Beltran 2nd. Thing is, Fragment doesn’t deserve to be dismissed as a potboiler, if the preparation Fahy put into it is any mitigator. Nell and Geoffrey agree and before long they are far from home and outside contact as they are deep underground in a vast subterranean city in the former Soviet Republic.

Inspired by Your Browsing History. The two-mile wide island contains an ecosystem which has been isolated for hundreds of millions of years — with the resulting evolutionary divergence creating life which might as well be alien.

In one eye, out the other BREAKING NEWS: Warren Fahy Announces Stealth Sequel!

Minor spoilers follow, so beware. While the first book was weakened by stereotypes and two laughable plot twists at the end such is not the case here. When I really began to examine the two books, I found plenty of differences between them.

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On the surface it’s a JP wanna-be. I know he is capable of doing a good job of character development from his other books. Biologists Nell and Geof Deep beneath the Ural Mountains, in an underground city carved out by slave labor during the darkest hours of the Cold War, ancient caverns hold exotic and dangerous life-forms that have evolved in isolation for countless millennia.

Please, I don’t want to rush you Mr.

But let’s start with zero – ZERO – character development. The time is now. He certainly brings the characters to life with many unique voices and some solid accent work. Amidst all this excitement, Geoffrey and Nell, the same ethical and curious characters from Fragment, explore the depths of Pandemonium.

The book starts off with a trip to an uncharted island, untouched by civilization, until a group of scientists being filmed for a reality show set foot on the mysterious island. Hardcoverpages. Cut off from the surface world, an entire ecosystem of bizarre subterranean species has survived undetected—until now.

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Mar 08, Kara Jorges rated it really liked it. From the Hardcover edition. Greig Fzhy Narrated by: The plot itself is interesting enough — the creatures alone make it worth reading. It’s Crichton-esque although the descriptive tech parts aren’t quite as well done and reminiscent of Jurassic Park cum Mysterious Island, in that there’s an isolated island where vicious critters have taken a different evolutionary path.

Then a team of heavily armed mercenaries arrive.

See all reviews. Critic Reviews “Fahy’s imaginative debut puts a fresh spin on the survival-of-prehistoric-beasts theme popularized by Jurassic Park.