Frank Schatzing's amazing novel is a publishing phenomenon with translation rights sold around the world, drawing rave reviews for both pulsating suspense and great scientific knowledge. The world begins to suffer an escalating and sensational series of natural disasters, and two marine biologists begin to develop a theory that the cause lies in the oceans, where an entity know as the Yrr has developed a massive network of single-cell organisms. It is wreaking havoc in order to prevent humankind from destroying the earth's ecological balance forever. The Americans, under the ruthless General Judith Lee, take a more pragmatic approach than the scientists, seeking to wipe out the being of the deep. The scene is set for a massive confrontation...
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'A suspense-packed ecological thriller' -- Financial Times 20060617 'A rip-roaring monster movie of a plot with unexpectedly credible human characters' -- The Times 20060527 'An international blockbuster ... But think twice about making it your beach book. However hot the vacation sun, this novel may give you the shivers ... enjoy' -- Evening Standard 20060522 'Good fun, written in fluent thrillerese, and there are some vivid action-thriller moments' -- Metro 20060601 'Having sold more than 800,000 copies in Germany, this riveting eco-thriller is well placed for a repeat performance in the English language.' -- Publishing News 20060203 'An effervescent cocktail of adventure' -- Der Spiegel 20040314 'A gripping thriller starring nature unleashed' -- Stern 20040325 'A gigantic thriller' -- Die Welt 20040325 'A massively good read. A gripping marine biodiversity thriller the like of which I have not seen since "Jaws". I particularly liked the portrayal of biologists as interesting, sexy human beings, rather than just evil or hopelessly mistaken gene-manipulators.' -- Dr James Mallet, Professor of Biological Diversity, University College London 20040325 'A mind-bending, Crichton-esque fate-of-the-planet thriller that whiplashes the reader from micro- to macro-terrors faster than you can say 'ecosystem'... never ever predictable... enormously entertaining science fiction / horror epic... I recommend you dive right in' -- Fangoria 20040325 'A gripping novel with fast-paced action, interesting and believable characters, and a fascinating look into the uncharted depths of the ocean ... Enthralling, I was on tenterhooks throughout ... Comparable in quality to Stephen King, Martin Cruz Smith, and Elmore Leonard' -- Peter Constantine, award-winning translator of Thomas Mann's SIX EARLY STORIES 20040325 'The world could collapse around you [while reading DER SCHWARM], and you wouldn't notice.' -- Die Welt 20040221 'A monster of science-fiction, rich in facts' -- Stern 20040325 'After these 1000 breathtaking pages you see the sea with different eyes.' -- Focus 20040221 'This book wants to be read from beginning to end, morning, noon, and night. The outside world could disintegrate and the reader would not notice because of the spellbinding power of the collapsing world in Frank Schatzing's apocalyptic thriller.' -- Die Tageszeitung 20040221 'With THE SWARM, Frank Schatzing lifts the German suspense novel up to the international level.' -- Suddeutsche Zeitung 20040221 'THE SWARM must be read quickly because before the reader can finally get to sleep, he must wander far and wide before crossing the finish line happy but exhausted...Whoever has read Frank Schatzing's novel will be thankful for every inch of dry land and will certainly avoid waterbeds.' -- Die Zeit 20040221 'With THE SWARM, Frank Schatzing competes with the likes of Michael Crichton.' -- Brigitte 20040221 'One thousand pages of extraordinarily stimulating mental images. At once intellectual and intoxicating, this novel is alarming, unnerving, and overwhelming in every respect. Its composition has a precise grasp on rhythm, language, and lustrous action scenes.' -- Kolner Stadt-Anzeiger 20040221 'Topical and thought-provoking' -- The Canberra Times 20040221 'Highly entertaining' -- The Daily Telegraph, Australia 20040221 'A timely warning and a jolly good read to boot' -- South Coast Register 20040221 'Schatzing may be telling a story that relies on his vast imagination, but the research he uses to back it up remains firmly in the realm of facts...fascinating' -- Herald Sun, Australia 20040221 'Admirably informed...riveting...an engaging summer read...except that after reading THE SWARM you may want to avoid beaches forever' -- Globe and Mail, USA 20060715 'A work of eco-sadism par excellence!. The Swarm isn't just clever and engrossing. It deftly and entertainingly manipulates all the cliches of disaster drama' -- Chicago Sun-Times 20060806 'Great stuff' -- The Times 20061118 'May be closer to reality than we would like' -- Science Magazine 20061207
About Frank Schatzing
Frank Schatzing has made a career as a marketing executive as well as author of several highly successful historical crime novels. THE SWARM (Der Schwarm) has topped the German bestseller charts since 2004.
The Swarm: A Novel of the Deep by Frank Schatzing
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