Blind Waves

Blind Waves - Steven Gould

After the brilliant Jumper, I really looked forward to this underwater adventure by Steven Gould. While the premise was intriguing, the story was rather a disappointment. The plot started to pick up pace after the early boring submarine scenes, but the science was nearly non-existent, the mystery was predictable and the romance was pathetic. It was a novel that didn't fit neatly into any genre, yet it failed miserably at all of them. The quotes from Shakespeare were irritating and the dialogue between the characters didn't flow naturally to me. While several reviewers seemed to be bothered by the use of Spanish words, I found it to be well done. Some good ideas, like the politics of INS and racism issues were very interesting but not developed well enough.