The Stonehenge Gate
Copyright 2005 by
I first read this on the 7th June 2006.
Lupe, Derek, Ram and Will are four science lecturers at a small American
college. They're having dinner together and Derek announces that he has
discovered photographic traces of a hidden artefact in the Sahara. Ram recalls
an extremely unlikely tale that, of course, relates to this artefact.
Within mere months the four buddies are exploring a Stonehenge-like structure half buried in the Sahara desert.
It is of course a transdimensional gate. One of the four friends gets lost
almost immediately. and the rest set off to explore and if it's not too
much trouble, attempt a rescue.
I didn't finish this book. It was appallingly bad. Even if it's intended
for ten year olds (and it must be) it's still appalling. There's no
tension, no real mysteries, no characterisation, I gave up on page 101 so
I don't know if there's a further connection to Stonehenge other than that
both are rings of large stones. I don't want to know. I don't care.
It's currently fourth worst book in the SF Reviews worst books rankings.
And that is really low.
Loaded on the 15th July 2006.