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The Swarm For than two years one book has taken over Germany s hardcover and paperback bestseller lists reaching number one in Der Spiegel and setting off a frenzy in bookstores The Swarm Whales begin sinking

  • Title: The Swarm
  • Author: Frank Schätzing
  • ISBN: 9780340920756
  • Page: 213
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Swarm By Frank Schätzing, For than two years, one book has taken over Germany s hardcover and paperback bestseller lists, reaching number one in Der Spiegel and setting off a frenzy in bookstores The Swarm.Whales begin sinking ships Toxic, eyeless crabs poison Long Island s water supply The North Sea shelf collapses, killing thousands in Europe Around the world, countries are beginning toFor than two years, one book has taken over Germany s hardcover and paperback bestseller lists, reaching number one in Der Spiegel and setting off a frenzy in bookstores The Swarm.Whales begin sinking ships Toxic, eyeless crabs poison Long Island s water supply The North Sea shelf collapses, killing thousands in Europe Around the world, countries are beginning to feel the effects of the ocean s revenge as the seas and their inhabi tants begin a violent revolution against mankind In this riveting novel, full of twists, turns, and cliffhangers, a team of scientists discovers a strange, intelligent life force called the Yrr that takes form in marine animals, using them to wreak havoc on humanity for our ecological abuses Soon a struggle between good and evil is in full swing, with both human and suboceanic forces battling for control of the waters At stake is the survival of the Earth s fragile ecology and ultimately, the survival of the human race itself.The apocalyptic catastrophes of The Day After Tomorrow meet the watery menace of The Abyss in this gripping, scientifically realistic, and utterly imaginative thriller With 1.5 million copies sold in Germany where it has been on the bestseller list without fail since its debut and the author s skillfully executed blend of compelling story, vivid characters, and eerie locales, Frank Schatzing s The Swarm will keep you in tense anticipation until the last suspenseful page is turned.

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    1. This is probably the only non political book where I wanted to punch the author in the face after reading it Possibly the most irritating book I have read since The Dark Tower the book is fine for about 600 pages, then Frank loses it completely First off, if after 600 pages you don t care whether a single character lives or dies, you know your in trouble Secondly, if you are going to make the argument that everyone is just a mass of DNA and everything we do is the sole outcome of that DNA, why i [...]

    2. Nature strikes back This is the most important message of this book we have to take care of our environment and that definitely includes the sea, the ocean In this wonderful sci fi book, a group of scientists have to fight against the Yrr, an alien kind of one celled microorganisms found in the bottom of the sea that have the ability to eat away the continental drift and when these pesky creatures destroy the drift, it causes tsunami and flooding These Yrr can even pollute small crabs and lobste [...]

    3. From the first time I laid eyes on the plot of The Swarm, I knew I had to read it Nature taking revenge through marine animals for all the shit man has caused Whales killing people, worms coordinating their efforts to cause tsunamis, mutant crabs spreading a deadly virus and so on I was imagining Tool s nema in literary form Now, I m left wondering how such a good idea can end up so fucked upWell, the answer is rather simple The greek edition is 1018 pages long Every 20 30 pages of plot developm [...]

    4. This is by far one of the most amazing books I have ever read in my life First off, the plot is beyond epic For as long as we can remember, we have always thought about the existence of aliens in outer space, but we rarely thought about them being underwater This is where Schatzing does his magic and really gets you going Many of you know the famous line We know about space than we know about our own oceansWell, this statement is out into action after view spoiler the discovery of the Yrr hide [...]

    5. Pretty good yarn if not taken too seriously The strengths are that the story is obviously well researched and the biological and scientific explanations given look quite convincing although my knowledge of the field is admittedly limited The enemy is interesting and adequately mind boggling for a sci fi yarn The cons The characterization is pretty weak, and some of the characters are far too cartoonish to be convincing Judith Li, Greywolf the technique of the all knowing narrator is used a bit h [...]

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    7. Sigur Johanson is a wormologist He s actually a biologist at the university Trontheim and an expert for worms Accidentally, there s a strange species of deep sea worms that eat a lot of stuff with complicated names Things threaten to collapse on a continental level Basically, the world as we know it will crumble under the impact of worms so far so awesome.Leon Anawak is a whalist he s a maritime scientist and studies whale behaviour and is taken aback when he watches whales attack boats and kill [...]

    8. Es f ngt leise und kaum bemerkt an Vor Peru verschwindet ein Fischer Einige Zeit darauf beginnen verschiedene Tierarten, sich merkw rdig zu verhalten Wale scheinen pl tzlich aggressiv und attackieren Boote Vor Norwegen finden Exploratoren eines lkonzerns Massen von W rmern, die nicht nur nicht dorthin geh ren, sondern auch seltsame Mutationen aufweisen Doch das alles ist erst der Anfang Mit Der Schwarm hat Frank Sch tzing wohl das Werk seines Lebens geschrieben Ich kann gar nicht genug betonen, [...]

    9. I m wavering between 2 and 3 stars for this Crichton esque brick of a sea thriller.On one hand you have whales, crabs, dolphins, sea worms, shoals, and sharks galore All awesome Oh and the top fru fru Parisian restaurant infested with gooey lobsters Right on Also, there s some interesting thoughts on life forms, consciousness, collectives and intelligence I ll be thinking about those ideas for a while, even if they aren t anything new The thriller and horror part of the story was plenty interest [...]

    10. 3.5 stars rounded up to 4 The Swarm by Frank Sch tzing has been on my TBR for quite a while and I am very happy that I have finally given this book a try I liked the blurb and the premise of nature rebelling against how it is misstreated by humanity Wales, worms and other animals are apparently working together in order to put a stop to the human infraction of nature I definitley liked the whole concept of the story and the fact that dangerous things are happening at different places all around [...]

    11. A well written thriller with a very interesting plot Despite its strengths it is held back by an unlikely premise and the author s inability to stop pontificating about international politics through his characters It reads like a bit like a multi writer Mary Sue story I don t mean the fact that pretty much every important character is a certifiable genius, that s fine since the story revolves around the top experts in multiple fields working together Okay, that s wrong, it s not fine It s reall [...]

    12. Sch tzing has done a great amount of research for this, inquiring at actual marine biology institutes and other knowledge centres If you look around a bit, you will note that his information is still up to date.He manages to tread the fine line between too much information and superficiality very well He makes accessible scientific information to a lay audience, which might be the most praiseworthy author s activity there is I d be grateful if he could write a book like this on every other subje [...]

    13. A great plot idea by a terrible author Not recommended Characters are flat, one dimensional, and predictable, at times the book is downright sexist and, yes, racist Language I read the German original is puerile and often vulgar in a dumb, embarrassing way While some of the science in the book appears plausible to me, other aspects are strangely under researched Who ever heard of the rank of general commander in the US Navy The absolute low is when Sch tzing descends into the depths of pseudo ph [...]

    14. What an incredible book this is Recommending it to anyone who s ever had scientific interest, wondered about alien intelligence, chaos, the environment, animals, people, humanity, politics anything really What an incredible bookReading it again, it s so awesome

    15. Ein Buch mit absolut tollen Passagen und dann auf der anderen Seite unheimliche L ngen Die Idee top Umsetzung toll aber einfach 200 300 Seiten zu viel

    16. Rese a, tomada de nopuedoparardeleer Probablemente muchos pensar n que no ser n capaces de leer un libro de 969 p ginas Es cierto que es dif cil mantener el inter s durante una obra tan extensa, pero estoy seguro de que El quinto d a, de Frank Sch tzing, no os defraudar Con un ritmo trepidante, casi desde la primera p gina y hasta la ltima, cabalgando entre la ciencia ficci n y la divulgaci n cient fica, este autor alem n os mantendr enganchados y os sorprender con una trama original sima y magi [...]

    17. After I read this book for the first time, it remained my favorite for half a year I still enjoy going back and reading my favorite parts occasionally On the other hand, it s really heavy Difficult to curl up in bed with.The plot starts with several scientists scattered around the world who start to notice odd things about the ocean The odd and disturbing occurrences build up until bam apocalypse Actually, it s a small version of the apocalypse, but close enough.And the scientists gather into an [...]

    18. 1032 intense pagine gustate a pieno, fino alla nota dell autore e i ringraziamenti finali vero che una risposta sempre la fine di una ricerca ma altrettanto vero che pi la ricerca si spinge nel microcosmo pi esso si rivela immenso e nessun luogo pi sconosciuto delle profondit abissali Ed l abisso che si solleva contro gli uomini per lo schifo che si ritrova dentro a partire da centinaia di migliaia di km di cavi a fibre ottiche che formano in tutto il mondo la spina dorsale dell era dell informa [...]

    19. wow, wow wow wow wow wow wowis book stole my nights last december i almost missed christmas for the sake of finishing it as soon as i could i dare say it is one of the best books i ever ever read of the books of its kind, i mean too many days in december i felt drowsy because i was unable to put the book back on the night stand the previous night.i read this book in its german original and enjoyed reading in my own language so much sch tzing did an impressive job, researching all the facts, all [...]

    20. Cooler Umweltkrimi ala die Natur schl gt zur ck zwar Fiktion aber schl ssig und gar nicht so weit hergeholt Die Killer in diesem Buch sind sehr variationsreich alles was die Natur so zu bieten hat Wale, Krabben, Hummer, W rmer.Hier steht die Story im Vordergrund, die menschlichen Charakt re sind nicht so liebevoll entwickelt, aber das macht nicht viel, man sollte sie eh nicht so sehr ins Herz schlie en, denn sie sterben wie die Fliegen Kurz vor dem Ende spekuliert man schon, ob berhaupt noch jem [...]

    21. Mille pagine di capolavoro intrise di profonde conoscenze su tutto ci che pu interessare psicologia, biologia, genetica, sociologia, e chi pi ne ha pi ne metta, e che si lasciano leggere in maniera sorprendentemente veloce e a ritmo serrato.Semplicemente, a questo romanzo, un difetto quasi impossibile trovarlo, o quantomeno a me non riesce di vederne uno I personaggi sono ben caratterizzati, si muovono con estremo realismo e interagiscono a diversi levelli di profondit emotiva La storia intellig [...]

    22. La mer Au ciel d t confond Ses blancs moutons Avec les anges si purs non ci sono angeli nel mare di questo bio eco fantathriller solo un profluvio di catastrofi e di massacri tenuti insieme da una trama dal sapore panteista ed ecologista Il tutto avrebbe giovato di un bel taglio editoriale, in particolare per i predicozzi new age, per le vicende sentimentali dei personaggi e per le riflessioni simil filosofiche stile Focus Ma se l unico personaggio che mi piaciuto stato il cattivissimo capo dell [...]

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    24. I read this because it was recommended by a colleague and the environmentalist stand was close to my heart.Made it through around 200 pages before I gave up, having realised I had just wasted 2 weeks of my reading life The fact that it took me 2 weeks to read 200 pages says it all It s just one long bla bla bla bla bla of scientificky jargon The only mildy interesting part was the chef being attacked by a lobster, but since it takes about 5 lines in the telling, don t hold your breath.Big waste [...]

    25. As much a hate to make the comparison, it begs to be drawn The Swarm is to nature and science what The Da Vinci Code was to religion and history and art.I enjoyed this book from the start, and felt that the scientific rationale and research was well explained and clear without being condescending or watered down for the uninitiated I never felt lost in jargon or bored by technicalities.While there most certainly is a message in the work I didn t feel like I was being hamer with all 880 pages of [...]

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