The book is written in detail, not only regarding the context, but also regarding the background. I personally enjoyed that but you have to be somewhat interested in Biology and Geophysics to do so. Schätzing also goes into a lot of detail when it comes to the characters. The book is written from many character's perspective which gives the reader insight and lets him or her deduce his own ideas. This allows for a greater understanding and sympathy towards each character. Especially Leon Anawak is an interesting character, as throughout the story it turns out that he has native American heritage that he seems to neglect and block out. Sigur Johanson is an introvert character that dwells on the past, but is nevertheless insightful and entertaining. One should notice that this book as around 1000 pages, which is quite a lot even for an experienced and extremely fast reader like me. In the beginning it took me a while to read longer passages of the book, but throughout the story (and when the weekend came and I had time) I got more and more hooked onto the book. It never gets boring in that sense, it is just long and one wants to know what the cause for all the annomalies is. Eventhough that is the case, I found The Swarm easy to follow and always well explained (which I'd say you can expect on 1000 pages...).
Just two young ladies who need to spread their love for books.
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