The only redeeming quality of Ark is that McCarry’s prose is engaging and will keep the reader reading, despite the other failings. The plot at times is interesting, and believable for stretches (before ultimately falling flat) and Henry Peel, in a twisted way, is likeable despite being alternately, a genius on a par with Asimov’s “Mule” of The Foundation Trilogy, a hustler, a mad scientist, visionary, or an Asperger-ish nerd who owns half the world's money supply and has options on the other half. Discounting the pedestrian nature of the coming disaster, Henry’s plan to save mankind seems heroic and unselfish and then tainted with “master race” motivations. In total, Ark a jig-saw puzzle of a novel with a lot of pieces missing.
- Paperback: 320 pages Publisher: MysteriousPress.com/Open Road (November 22, 2011)
- Language: English ISBN-10: 1453258205 ISBN-13: 978-1453258200