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From an early age, Keith has been fascinated by storytelling. This has been expressed in a number of ways: through art, music, even computer programming for game development. Ideas for various works of fiction have been rolling around in his head for a long time. Writing in earnest, however, did not start until late 2012. The Oasis of Filth is his first published novel.

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  • File Size: 2399 KB
  • Print Length: 168 pages
  • Publisher: Bufflegoat Books; 2.3 edition (July 4, 2013)
  • Publication Date: July 4, 2013
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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By day, Keith Soares runs an interactive game, web, and app development agency. But by night, his imagination runs wild. A fan of classic authors such as Stephen King, Robert Heinlein, Arthur C. Clarke, and newer writers like Justin Cronin, Hugh Howey, and Andy Weir, Keith writes stories of science fiction, the apocalypse, fantasy, revenge, and horror. He lives in Alexandria, Virginia, with his wife and two daughters, who are all avid readers.

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31 of 33 people found the following review helpful By Little Socrates on February 12, 2014
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So, late in the evening I bought Oasis of the Filth - Part 1 via Kindle app and started reading. I fell asleep with my iPad on my stomach. I don't fall asleep with iPads on my stomach, ever. Let me just say that when the Public Information Officer for my kids' school system called the following morning at 6:00 a.m. to announce a two hour delay due to snow, I jumped out of bed, made coffee (critical step), and got right back into reading as the rest of my family snoozed away. Did I mention that with the dog curled at my feet as I read it was a magical morning? I was also late for work because, well, I kept reading. True story. This book actually made me late for work. Until now, only Lord of the Rings and Killer Angels claimed that honor....and I'm old.

I have to say, although I appreciate science fiction as just that - fiction - I still have a hard time suspending my "yeah...rights" with most zombie-genre movies and shows because the wildly impossible physiology of that fiction is just...impossible (undead but walking around [or running at super speeds] for eternity while almost never partaking of energy is that feasible on any even fictional level?). Well, Soares' solution to the problem (no spoilers here) of why zombies are zombies, as revealed in the first chapter, was just great and make a lot more sense. I thought, "Oooh...I can totally buy that!" I even told my wife about it that evening like some elated kid who just figured out where Granny hides the cookies.

The story moves very quickly but lingers just enough on the necessary details to allow readers to invest in the characters. I'm a slow reader and, like so many plows to the snow on the aforementioned morning, I blazed through Oasis of the Filth - Part 1.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Amy Edelman on November 1, 2013
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It's 2013 and a series of illnesses across the United States puzzles doctors and the narrator in THE OASIS OF FILTH. Those infected with the disease exhibit symptoms of leprosy and rabies, and the victims succumb to a paranoid, violent rage. Author Keith Soares picks up the story ten years after the outbreak, a time when the government has walled and sterilized its cities against the attacking hoard. The narrator meets Rosa, a researcher, in Washington D.C., and they quickly bond, but when Rosa is abducted by the government, she and the narrator escape D.C. and attempt to find the Oasis, a rumored safe haven from the zombies that wander the countryside.

Although fiction has recently been oversaturated with zombies, Soares breathes life into them in THE OASIS OF FILTH. While there are several peaceful moments for the narrator and the reader alike to pause and rest, the tension steadily builds as the narrative progresses, exploding at certain moments with lively, exciting action scenes and gritty images. Arguably the best example of this is the first zombie the narrator and Rosa encounter on their travels in search of the Oasis, that comes upon them in the middle of the night on the docks of the Potomac and falls into the water screaming. The characters can't help but watch this creature they've been walled away from for years drown.

The main drawback of THE OASIS OF FILTH, besides the off-putting title, is its length. There are important moments in the narrative that Soares breezes through, such as the characters' escape from D.C. or the panicked drive the narrator makes after Rosa's injury. The novella also ends quite abruptly, so while the content and style of the story are exciting and memorable, the length does not do it justice.

THE OASIS OF FILTH is a fast-paced and exciting post-apocalyptic novella that, while burdened by its brevity, thrills the reader with its action sequences and gritty images.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Krimini on April 13, 2014
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I just finished reading "The Oasis of Filth" and I thoroughly enjoyed it! It was quite different from the majority of novels in the zombie genre, but in those differences were some truly great decisions by the author in creating a post apocalyptic environment, and mind set, that is unlike any other I have ever read, and I have read literally over a hundred books by now dealing with post apocalyptic worlds. From the concept that was developed on how the virus is thought to be spread, to how those potentially infected are dealt with, each of these ideas were completely unique ideas that I thought showed a great deal of creativity. The main characters were engaging, and the overall plot was one I enjoyed from the first page to the last... I really enjoyed all of the things that made this tale different from any other I have read to date. I would not only recommend this book to anyone who enjoys post apocalyptic stories, but even more so to those interested in a different view of how the end of the world just might turn out compared to the usual options we have come to expect in zombie novels! I am looking forward to reading more by this talented story teller if this first book of his is any indication of what I can look forward to in his other books!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Cate Baum - Editor SPR on November 22, 2013
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The Oasis of Filth by Keith Soares is a short story written as the memoirs of a man surviving through the modern “zombie apocalypse”. While many people may be thinking “oh no, not again”, let me put your fears to rest that this is not yet another Walking Dead or World War Z. This is a death of society by society, not by undead monsters; by the living, not the dead.

“RL2013” overcomes all preparations and infections take over cities slowly but effectively until society is condensed into lone, disconnected and utilitarian states, to “control the infection.” Panic causes the extremes to happen and life becomes a shell of pre-RL2013 existence as the people let freedom trade for a feeling of safety.

The only place free of the government oppression is a children’s story; an urban legend: The Oasis.

The book sets up a believable and in many ways terrifying world, one which takes the zombie genre in a direction that can actually be called unique, although a certain depth of narrative is slightly lost in this shorter tale compared to full-length novels in the same genre. “Zombies” are the backdrop, not the focus.

The writer knows the story he wants to tell, and tells it in exactly as much time as he requires. There’s no dull detail but it doesn’t skip over anything important to the tale or the telling of it. Mysteries are left unfulfilled where the plot isn’t interested in filling them with any answers or conclusive clues. Ideas are given but the reader’s imagination is used well in working out a vision for themselves based on one man’s recollection of events. Situations are well balanced between an outsider perspective and sympathizing with the writer and the rest of the small cast.
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