Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. Starred Review. Fahy’s imaginative debut puts a fresh spin on the survival-of-prehistoric-beasts theme popularized. Fragment (Random House, ), is a science-based thriller by bestselling author and screenwriter, Warren Fahy. The novel focuses on a crew of young. Fahy’s imaginative debut puts a fresh spin on the survival-of-prehistoric-beasts theme popularized by Jurassic Park. When members of the.

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Almost as if the author began to write it and lost his train of thought. Fragment enthusiastically delivers its share of awesome eaten-by-monsters moments. And though I don’t see how newcomer Warren Fahy can top this one, I look forward to keeping tabs on rragment books coming out by him.

Fahy has created a dangerous world every bit as dense and full as Cameron’s Pandora, minus any happy tree environmental saving grace. The details seem brilliantly researched, and the observations could be those of a sharp-minded student of biology. As a biologist well, biology grad cragmentI was intrigued by the description of this book, and requested a review copy through LibraryThing. Still, readers looking for an adrenalizing escapist roller coaster ride and don’t give a damn if it gets a bit bumpy will be very happy they lined up for this one.

Pound is given a tour of the compound in StatLab, fhy Nell explains about the creatures of the island.

Then the ship receives an emergency signal from the island. Frankly, I didn’t really buy Fahy’s reasons for why Nell Duckworth, one of the reality show’s only survivors, keeps going back to this terrifying tropical splatter circus, not just once, but twice. Even after having finished it, I still can’t stop thinking about it. Some of the deaths also become absurd, including that of the antagonist character.

Jun 05, Ben Babcock rated it it was ok Shelves: Turn by turn, the story grows more and more implausible and events happen too quickly within the story’s time line. Customers who bought this item also bought. Aboard a long-range research vessel, in the vast reaches of the South Pacific, the cast and crew of the reality show Sealife believe they have found a ratings bonanza. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon.


Then there’s the money-grubbing, sensationalist scientist who will do anything to remain in the public eye. Jul 13, Jim rated it really liked it Shelves: May 01, Russ rated it really liked it Recommends it for: The US Navy places a blockade around the island and allows teams of American and British scientists to study the local wildlife from within the “safety” of a reinforced research base.

I think the author has some real talent, but is in need of a good writing workshop and a decent editor.

Fragment by Warren Fahy

fragmennt When he sees footage of Henders Island on the television he thinks it’s a hoax. I’m not reading an eco-biology textbook. 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.

Animals cut straight from the cloth of perceivable reality jump out at you, and they are terrifying.

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Write a customer review. This is not a fraagment world frozen in time; this is Earth as it might have looked after evolving on a separate path for half a billion years — a fragment of a lost continent, with an ecosystem that could topple ours like a house of cards. Beyond that, the caverns hold — behind thick glass windows — a whole new world of spectacular life-forms. Ffagment up on his evolutionary biology.

This page was last edited on 15 Octoberat Upon arriving at the fragmet, the four deploy an ROVonly to have their tires dissolve after running over clover and the animals who consume it.

Not once does he even stop to consider if he is doing the wrong thing. So much wrong with this book, I don’t even know where to begin. Despite its short comings, Fragment is a very fun and addictive book, and certainly a page turner. What follows is a combination of scientific exploration and adventure which reads more like a missing Michael Crichton book than a debut novel.

SF : Fragment / Warren Fahy ☆☆☆

Stay in Touch Sign up. In fact, I love beginnings like this. Aboard a long-range research vessel, in the vast reaches of the South Pacific, the cast and crew of the reality show Sealife believe they have found a ratings bonanza. As the novel rushes towards its big finish, Fahy just gives himself over body and soul to Hollywood blockbuster formula. This Novel was Absolutely Amazing! Audible book Switch back and forth between reading the Kindle book and listening to the Audible book with Whispersync for Voice.


His greatest accomplishment, though, is bringing fresh ideas to a concept which stretches back to Jules Verne. I was disappointed in this, I found it to be horribly over the top and borderline silly. A book so original, exciting, accessible and informed on subjects that are of obvious importance to the world.

Fragment (novel)

But that’s where any similarity ends because Fragment leaves the present and takes you into the future of what could only be described as super-evolution. See, I lied at the beginning of the review. The traps are so successful that the animals swarm the bait and eat everything inside before the traps can close. For instance, there is Thatcher Redmond, a completely spineless not literally spineless, like the inhabitants of Henders Island scientist who spends all his time thinking about gambling, how he can rape science for money, and the fact that he indirectly caused the b of his love-child.

Cynthea sends the crew ashore to scope out the shipwrecked “Balboa Bilbo”, where the distress beacon emanated from. Back in the wrren, one of the wrren holds discussions with the locals in his town in order to hash out new and somewhat heretical scientific ideas. I truly enjoyed reading Fragment and hope the sequel which the author is calling Pandemonium comes out in the not to distant future.

Navy takes over because of the risk that the dangerous species could leave the island and destroy continental ecosystems, or hostile regimes could exploit the island to develop biological weapons.