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The Dig

The Dig A mysterious woven metal artifact is found at a paleontological dig in Africa Mystified experts confounded by the impossible timeline they receive from traditional dating methods call upon a stubbor

  • Title: The Dig
  • Author: Michael Siemsen
  • ISBN: 9781940757087
  • Page: 375
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A mysterious woven metal artifact is found at a paleontological dig in Africa Mystified experts, confounded by the impossible timeline they receive from traditional dating methods, call upon a stubborn twenty something with a unique talent Matthew Turner s gift is also his curse whenever he touches an object, his consciousness is flooded with the thoughts and feelings oA mysterious woven metal artifact is found at a paleontological dig in Africa Mystified experts, confounded by the impossible timeline they receive from traditional dating methods, call upon a stubborn twenty something with a unique talent Matthew Turner s gift is also his curse whenever he touches an object, his consciousness is flooded with the thoughts and feelings of those who touched it before him, be it last week or centuries ago It s a talent that many covet, some fear, and almost no one understands Despite being exploited as a child and tormented by the unpleasant experiences imprinted on him from the various items he s read, Matt agrees to travel from New York to the forests of Kenya There, threatened by unknown enemies, and helped by a beautiful but prickly ally who begins to understand his strange ability, his mind journeys back in geological time to make a discovery so shocking that it forces us to rewrite all human history.

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    1. The premise of this story intrigued me. The protagonist is a young man with a remarkable ability. He can read "imprints" off of inanimate objects simply by touching them. He goes into a trance in which he relives the history of the object.What doesn't make sense is that he is so sensitive, that he must have everything brand new so that he doesn't pick up impressions of people who may have handled the object. Staying in a hotel is out of the question unless it is a brand new resort and he is the [...]

    2. Funny story: I'm reading this book and super into it but thinking to myself "damn, I wish I could picture what these people and places look likewhy the hell don't grown-up books get to have pictures? Are we so mature and sophisticated that we don't ever need them anymore?" And a few pages later is this illustration (on my kindle!) filling up the screen. Completely satisfied my questions. I think there were 2 or 3 more throughout the book so I was real happy. Now I am going to start some kind of [...]

    3. Finding myself in need of something quick to read, I browsed through ’s Kindle books and let myself be pulled along with the crowd. Having done enough Fantasy for a bit, I slogged through the Science Fiction list, and found The Dig by Michael Siemsen. It had high reviews and an interesting premise – discovery of an anachronistic item in pre-historic geological strata. Let me be pretty blunt – I eat this sort of stuff up. I can’t really offer up a reason why, but the idea of uncovering as [...]

    4. I can hardly find words to express how captivated I was by this unique and wonderful story!!!! It had my attention from beginning to end and wouldn't let it go until I'd spent a sleepless night reading the whole thing! Normally, I HATE reading books that follow two timelines (I like to focus on one thing at a time -- I also don't like my peas and carrots to touch.) But the stories from both the present and the past had me riveted. When it was time to move on from one to the other, I constantly f [...]

    5. I read "The Dig" on a Kindleif I'd had a paper copy, I would have realized I was getting near the end of the book and been prepared for it to be over I was not. Suddenly there was an epilogue and I was not ready for the story to just end the way it did. So, if you look at it one way, I felt the ending was too abrupt, but looking at it another way, I guess I was left wanting more.r a bad thing. In fact, Siemsen left it in such a way that practically begs for a sequel.The story (if you can suspend [...]

    6. Couldn't read it fast enough! Great protagonist with an interesting power/weakness. Drama, tension, light romance. Great world building, VERY inventive. Devourit!

    7. My original The Dig audiobook review and many others can be found at Audiobook Reviewer.The Dig by Michael Siemsen is the first novel in the Matt Turner series. Matt Turner has a unique gift that allows him to read emotional and mental imprints that people leave behind on objects when they touch them and everyone leaves behind an imprint. This leaves Matt Turner nearly incapable of touching any objects that other humans have interacted with. This 25 year old, however, works on occasion with arch [...]

    8. The premise is intriguing: teen can touch things and know what previous people touching it were thinking. Basically he knows the history of an object. Cool, right?Except the author goes to great pains to tell us how this kid has to wear gloves all the time (sort of like Rogue) and how he has to have everything BRAND NEW so the items don't have a history. But I couldn't get past the glaring omission of how new things are NOT the same as untouched things. You think that car with zero miles on it h [...]

    9. I bought The Dig several years ago, back when it and Wool were the top sci-fi e-books on . I finally got around to reading it, and I have to say, it wasn't nearly as good as I was hoping. Following Matt Turner, a mid-twenty something male who can read object imprints just by touching them, the story moves to Africa where he works on a mysterious archeological dig. There a strange metal fabric is found, and Turner is called into 'read' it and hopefully date it.As I type this, such a plot sounds p [...]

    10. When evaluating scifi I don't apply the same expectations as I do when reading "fine literature". I suppose that would be like comparing mud wrestling to the ballet. I don't expect complex characters nor plots within plots, nor even much in the way of character development, there is comfort in knowing that people who are evil are all evil and good people are really good people.I do expect a well-written story that grabs me and holds me and makes me wonder what is coming next. Think Indiana Jones [...]

    11. In The Dig, Siemsen manages to keep the reader engaged in two completely distinct stories. There's a modern, paranormal, story that he uses to weave in a second, more science fiction, story that's easily as compelling. It's a great feat. And I found myself happily transitioning between the two worlds.Likewise, he's developed some great characters. A few reviewers have complained that they didn't find anyone truly "likable." But, I think the "problem" is actually a more three-dimensional protagon [...]

    12. Still reading this book and absolutely loving it. The character can "read" items by just holding them and is creating a stir in the archeology field when he is commissioned to date an item found on a recent dig. This is the part of the book write up that hooked me: "Despite being exploited as a child and tormented by the unpleasant experiences imprinted on him from the various items he's "read," Matt agrees to travel from New York to the forests of Kenya. There, threatened by unknown enemies, an [...]

    13. I was very pleasantly surprised by this book. The concept of someone being able to touch an item and get an imprint from it that could tell them a story was very well done. I loved having a story within a story. The characters were well fleshed out and very believable over all. In fact even before I got to the end of the book I was thinking of at least 4 or 5 other stories that could be told based on the main character. Hopefully considering the way the book ended the author is thinking so as we [...]

    14. I despised this book. The characters were shallow, the plot thin, and the pacing glacial.It read like a entry about a book that I actually wanted to read. The book ends just as the story finally gets interesting. The main character is whiny and unlikeble and his supporting cast are all one-dimensional at best. I hated Matt, found no reason why Tuni would be at all attracted to him, and Hank, the most interesting character in the book, is in it for a criminally short period of time.I enjoy the p [...]

    15. I thought this was a really great book, I can't figure out why the rating isn't higher.Ok, just glanced at other people's reviews and apparently some of them have really poor reading comprehension. Only emotional moments left "imprints" on the objects in the book, thus the reason that a new bed, car, anything wouldn't have the same effect as an old one.I do agree that the last three sentences or so felt tacked on and unnecessary.Still, the narration was well done and the story captivating.Updat [...]

    16. "The Dig" provides a provocative plot, lots of action, memorable characters. I-Rin is one of the most compelling "heroes" I have come across in a long time. The action moves seamlessly between the present and a very ancient past -- just how ancient is key to the story. I would recommend this for any and all readers, and it would make an excellent book club selection.

    17. Since archaeology is and paranormal fiction are two of my favorite genres, this book was right up my alley. And I read it in two sittings. I enjoyed it immensely. The author balanced the characters and their points of view very well. Teresa Reasor

    18. Review from indiebookclub.wordpress/- - -Plot:A young man, plagued from an early age by a mysterious power, is taken to the heart of Africa to ‘touch’ an object of almost unimaginable antiquity. As he closes on his target, we discover there are many people who do not wish this to occur and they try desperately (and sometimes in a comedic fashion) to prevent him from reaching his goal.Once touched, the artefact transports our hero back to a time almost before time, and into the audience of th [...]

    19. This is a fascinating book combining the paranormal (psychometry), archeology, a pre-human civilization and an ultra-nasty, crooked 'archaeologist' who is willing to kill to get what he wants.Matt is the guy who has the psychometric ability; that is, he can touch things and tell about their past, who held it and so on. In this case an artifact is found which he is able to determine comes from a pre-human civilization some 150 million years in the past. They were much like humans but with three f [...]

    20. Based purely on concept and imagination this book deserves five stars. Based on the writing and execution of the concept it deserves two or three stars--so I compromised on four, but then as an author myself I'm biased against dinging another writer too hard--especially if it's their first book.Discovering and exploring a civilization that is 150 million years old was a fantastic idea, but like many first time authors, there was entirely too much telling and too little showing. This doesn't mean [...]

    21. Matt Turner has an unusual ability - he reads imprints off objects (whether he likes it or not). When any part of his unprotected skin touches an object, he goes into a trance and relives the emotional life of whoever previously held that object. His father, a retired police officer, used his ability when he was a child to help solve cases. Now, he is paid handsomely to "read" things, and museums find him particularly beneficial in determining provenance and like things. He is given the task of [...]

    22. Disappointing. An interesting setup, and the 'outer' story wasn't bad, though little choppy in places. But the 'inner' story—the one discovered by Matthew's 'psychometric' abilities—I found profoundly dull and dismal! Everyone in the book hangs on Matthew's words and can't wait for the next instalment… but I couldn’t wait for those long, boring stretches of narrative to end! Possibly this is partly just me: prehistoric man, dinosaurs, etc have never interested me. I might find the sequel [...]

    23. The DigI wasn't sure about getting this book as it's not my normal reading material. But I'm glad I did, the story of Matt and his gift starts slowly but surely. It builds with all the other characters and storyline, into a good believable novel. A great step into the unknown past, I highly recommend you give it a go. Fab

    24. Interesting premise, terrible execution. Lazy world-building & confusing POV management. Rife with inconsistencies, thin characters & transparently shallow research.Disappointing storytelling given the author’s clear grasp of English, & a waste of potentially great ideas.The transferred racism was particularly disgusting.

    25. Interesting ReadIt held my interest well enough and moved along nicely. Not biblically possible but for a science fiction story it was well presented. Recommended for anyone that enjoys a good story with no basis in reality.

    26. Excellent bookDo you believe someone can touch an object and read its entire history including every single person it has been touched by? What if those people were millions of years old and NOT like us?

    27. I DNF'd this book after the first chapter. Not only was the first chapter ridiculously racist, the premise was even more ludicrous. I would not recommend this book to anyone.

    28. Read thisA long book but well worth reading.Any description would give away too much. Just read it yourself. I plan to read the sequel.

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