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Through the Triangle by C.P. Stewart

December 5th, 2009 by Debbie's World of Books

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Source: Received for review from the author

Availability: In stores now

Publisher: Outskirts Press

I give this book a 3 out of 5 stars

Description from Amazon: Mysterious places exist in this world, where the unexplained is more common than one would expect. There are areas where people, watercraft, and airplanes have vanished, as if they never existed. Three of these areas lie in and around Alaska, Japan, and Florida. The latter of these three is widely known as the Bermuda Triangle, or Devil’s Triangle, in which ships, planes, and more than a thousand people on them have disappeared without a trace. These people have become statistics, but were actual living breathing people with families, friends, and acquaintances. Reflect for a moment on what these people experienced as they transitioned from being a normal person to a memory in the blink of an eye. Did they cease to exist? Theories abound on the reason for the disappearances, ranging from the natural — weather and methane gas, to the more radical UFO abductions.

One warning going into this book is you need to sort of suspend reality.  One of the main characters was a chemical engineer and initially I kept thinking and why would a chemical engineer know these types of things?  It was very hard to find it believable.  Once I moved beyond that this was actually an interesting story.  A boat carrying a father (the chemical engineer) and son as well as the captain and first mate gets caught up in a storm.  When the storm clears they find themselves in a transformed Florida coast.  They find out that they were transported over 200 years in the future.  I loved reading about what happened to humanity and how life mutated over the centuries.  Overall a fun read.

Posted in 3 Star Books, Books, General Fiction, Thriller/Suspense

4 Responses

  1. L. Diane Wolfe

    So it’s a fictional book? Interesting. When I was a kid, I loved reading the non-fiction books on strange happenings such as this.

  2. J. Kaye

    That’s one thing I can’t do. I like realism in my fiction. Lots of it. ;) If not, I have issues. Great review and thanks for the warning!

  3. dsuzuki

    L. Diane Wolfe-yes, this one is fiction. I was like you and used to love reading the non-fiction books when I was a kid. Funny, I think I read more non-fiction when I was younger than I do now. I used to love reading about Atlantis, Black Holes, Bermuda Triangle, etc.

    J.Kaye-it wasn’t so much the situation it was the main character. Maybe I’m just stereotyping but I found it hard to believe a chemical engineer would be so physical, proactive in leadership, etc.

  4. Jamye

    Sounds interesting, the Bermuda triangle has always fascinated me!

    I gave your blog an award! Read all about it here:
    http://fictionfanatic.wordpress.com/2009/12/06/first-blog-award/

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