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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In this, the creatures were SO lethal, the humans all died in seconds less than a paragraph and those left were placed in, what felt like, danger-free situations. A reality show plans to shoot a scientific exploration of an unexplored island. Navy takes over because of the risk that the dangerous species could leave the A remote, tiny island in the Pacific teems with unique, aggressive species.

When he turns up, you know bh or less what will happen, unless you’ve been living on a deserted South Pacific island yourself all your life.

However, it was frustrating for me to read a book like this, because I had the constant sense it was something that could have been so much more. Preview — Fragment by Warren Fahy.

You can’t read this book without fdagment it as a movie in your mind. His premise stems from evolution, is well researched, and illustrates many of today’s scientific discoveries regarding animal species.

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This book has lots of characters, but my favorites are Nell and Hender. The pacing is exactly right for a beach read and the plot drives forward at a furious pace. Destined for the next book fair I find and Lord help the poor person who buys it. Yeah, that is what this book felt like to me. There were a few sections later in the novel that stretched even a forgiving sense of fictional probability, and which pressed the cuteness and goofy humor buttons a little too hard.


I re-read that io9 review and see where the warning bells should have sounded fayh my head. I was on the edge of my seat reading through the entire second half of bj book.

Fragment (novel)

The Hendropods reveal themselves after a tense standoff, and the U. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. It has a fairly coherent story and a well-defined conflict. The novel is basically built around the same initial concept as King Kong: Aug 19, Edward H.

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This island, however, is even less hospitable to unwary sailors and clueless tourists than the next island over, which would be Cthulhu’s R’lyeh. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Navy takes over because of the risk that the warrej species could leave the island and destroy continental ecosystems, or hostile regimes could exploit the island to develop biological weapons.

His scientific insights provide a lot of the background information necessary for the reader to understand what is going on at the island.

What follows is a combination of scientific exploration and adventure which reads more like a missing Michael Crichton book than a debut novel.

It’s well paced and kept me turning the pages. Well worth the read and it will leave you thinking for a long time, about the possibility of hidden species that could be hidden anywhere on our planet. Well, Crichton is gone — but with Fragment, Wafren Fahy makes a solid attempt to recreate the Crichton model Until the first scientist sets foot on Henders—and the ultimate test of survival begins.

Open Preview See a Awrren Can’t imagine how much research it took to write this book. I think the author has some real talent, but is in need of a good writing workshop and a decent editor.


While most of the research presented is accurate, there were some minor things that irked me. In the present day, an exploratory research vessel “The Trident” sails across the same stretch of the Pacific filming for a documentary series called Sea life.

ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Aboard is a cast of ambitious wwrren scientists. Basically, a Reality TV series crew embarks on a voyage for their “Scientific” TV show, only to get a distress call coming from the direction of an unexplored island, falling ffagment in line with the hopes of one of its’ scientist crew members who’s been wanting to explore the island her whole life.

As they come close to the island–Henders Island–it unfortunately appears that the ship will have to forgo stopping at the island due fragmdnt time constraints.

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 wwarren lined up for this one.

The specific problem is: The characters were cardboard and the story seemed like a bad imitation of Michael Crichton. Please try again later. That Jurassic Park is now considered sufficiently retro that present-day audiences need their own refresh of the concept is one of those things designed to make a gloomy gus like me feel exceedingly old.

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