Throwback Thursday is a weekly feature co-hosted by Never Too Fond of Books and The Housework Can Wait. This is a fun way to write about and review beloved books we haven't read in a while.
Here’s how it works:
1. Pick any book released more than 5 years ago. Adult, YA, Children’s; doesn’t matter. Any great book will do.2. Write up a short summary of the book (include the title, author, and cover art) and an explanation of why you love it. Make sure to link back to The Housework Can Wait and Never Too Fond of Books in your post.4. Visit as many blogs as you can, reminisce about books you loved, and discover some “new” books for your TBR list!
This week, my throwback is Neanderthal by John Darnton.
Genre: Adult Fiction (Science Fiction/Thriller/Speculative Fiction)
My Review:In the remote mountains of central Asia, an eminent Harvard archeologist discovers something extraordinary. He sends a cryptic message to two colleagues. But then, he disappears.
Matt Mattison and Susan Arnot-- once lovers, now academic rivals-- are going where few humans have ever walked, looking for a relic band of creatures that have existed for over 40,000 years, that possess powers man can only imagine, and that are about to change the face of civilization forever.
I read Neanderthal when I was in high school and was completely sucked in by this book. I let a friend borrow it who liked it so much they never gave it back. It was one of those books that you could actually see happening. It was so easy to visualize a colony of prehistoric creatures hidden in some remote area living their lives untouched by humans. Though entertaining, the drama surrounding the people didn't interest me too much, but I enjoyed the Neanderthals and the authors interpretation of what they were like. This book gets mixed reviews. People either love it or they hate it. I happened to really enjoy it. It was fast paced with non-stop action. Plus, I loved the idea that the Neanderthals are out there somewhere still. Who knows? Maybe they are!
To learn more about John Darnton and his books, visit his website.