Friday, January 22, 2010
Impact, by Douglas Preston
Wildly entertaining and improbable thriller, bringing together a teenage Maine stoner Princeton dropout and a shady CIA type to solve the mystery of what, exactly, was that thing that hit the earth. Was it a meteoroid? Or, was it... something else?
This was the kind of thriller that makes me feel like a magic 8 ball or maybe D+D dice were involved in making the characters, but for all the ludicrous-ness of character and plot, I couldn't put it down and read it in like, 2 hours. Great popcorn thriller. Also, strangely, second book in a row involving pirate treasure and climactic chase scenes in boats during New England hurricanes. What are the odds of that?