Graham Hancock made a great deal of sense in his thoughts on the destruction of the ScabLands and the massive flood that inundates so much of the northern hemisphere at that time. I found his theories sound and fascinating. About the only thing I did feel, is that the book went on for too long. I think I was reading the same thing several times over and finally grew a little tired of it. Nevertheless, for me, it rang true and was the closest anyone has ever come to understanding what happened to the planet a mere 12,000 years ago and for that it is worth every page he wrote.
This book is quite an in depth read and awfully heavy at times but it is so intelligently written that you want to know how it all ends. It is so well researched and beautifully articulated on paper. Very interesting read and there is nothing better then gaining knowledge one never had before.
I love it when a popular author writes the truth, because it gets the attention of everybody. Its a shame we humans are so slow to realise the truth though. Hancock boldly assimilated the ice age with the collapse of that 10,000 BC era civilisation. Well done. I came to the same conclusion about a year ago after reading 'Ice Age Now' by Robert Felix. A simple graph of the ice ages over the past 100,000 years is clear proof of when our forebears would have suffered flooding or the opposite. There are other nuggets of wisdom in crunching the numbers. This book really could have done with some link to Parke Kunkle's discovery that our star signs are out of date. Hancock, I ask you, how long does it take to traverse 1 precessional day while integrating Kunkle's discovery of the retro movement? Therein lies a new secret for you.
Unputdownable - if you think academic archeologists are the only experts in the field of human "prehistory" - think again. Most of these people have blinkers on and sport very active imaginations given that they refuse to review evidence earlier than a certain date! Graham Hancock is here looking at evidence that speaks for itself the moment you see the context and look at the dates. History - there is a lot more of it than most people have ever imagined. Kind of like Tolkien's Middle Earth: the time before the flood.
I keep reading it after I tuck myself in to bed each night. It's the sort of book you can pick up any time, go to any chapter, any number of times. Very difficult to go to sleep afterwards, there is so much to dwell on.