Earthsound

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Simon and Schuster, 1975 - Disasters - 249 pages
A SEISMOLOGIST, WHO WORKS AS A GEOLOGICAL CONSULTANT ON RHODE ISLAND, TRIES TO CONVINCE EVERYONE THAT A MAJOR EARTHQUAKE WILL SOON OCCUR. SOME STRONG LANGUAGE.

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Parts of this book are interesting, if you like to learn new facts. After losing his wife in a California earthquake, Vail, a former seismologist, has moved to New England because he can't stand the ... Read full review

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This piece of trash is without doubt, the absolute worst novel I have ever read. How any editor or publisher could let this drek see the light of day is beyond me. I read it when it was first ... Read full review

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Arthur Herzog III was born in Manhattan on April 6, 1927. He received a bachelor's degree in English literature from Stanford University in 1949 and a master's degree in English literature at Columbia University in 1951. He soon became a freelance magazine writer. During his lifetime, he wrote 16 novels including IQ 83 and Orca, two short story collections, and nine nonfiction books including Vesco, The Church Trap, 17 Days: The Katie Beers Story, and The War-Peace Establishment. His novel, The Swarm was published in 1974 and was adapted into a movie starring Michael Caine in 1978. He also wrote for numerous magazines including Esquire, Harper's, The Nation, and The New York Times Magazine. He died due to complications of a stroke on May 26, 2010 at the age of 83.

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