- File Size: 1280 KB
- Print Length: 238 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: RobertWalkerbooks.com; 1 edition (March 15, 2010)
- Publication Date: March 15, 2010
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B003CJU3A8
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
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- #6348 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Action & Adventure > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery
- #10026 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Action & Adventure > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Thriller
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Aftershock Kindle Edition
|Length: 238 pages||Word Wise: Enabled||Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled|
|Page Flip: Enabled||
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I am acquainted with the author through a couple of Kindle message groups we both post to, but I have no reason to give him either a good review or a bad review other then the quality of his writing. -Don
Now the review:
Robert W. Walker is one of a small group of established print authors who have decided that they can do a better job of marketing and distributing their e-books than the traditional print publishers can, and we as readers are better off for it. Not only is he self-publishing his new books, he is also going into his back-catalog of print books and is re-releasing them as e-books at a price much more appropriate for the media.
"Aftershock" is one of these and even though it is dated in some of the technology described (not a PC in sight, typewriters abound though), it does not affect the flow of the book (and really isn't noticeable unless you're a tech-head like me), which is a fast-moving horror novel. It would be hard for me to describe the antagonist that the fear and dread revolve around without giving a lot of it away. But suffice to say it is a rather unique combination of microbes and monsters whose origins and relation is slowly developed throughout the book. Mr. Walker is a master of revealing a little at a time as the plot develops instead of just dumping it on the reader all at once.
He does quite a decent job of characterization, especially for a genre where that talent is not particularly valued, but he keeps killing off the most interesting of them. That would be my one gripe, and it is a small one as that is the nature of the genre.
Possible Spoiler below:
I hope that he brings back the little creature (mentioned in the epilogue) that survived. A most interesting and unique creature that I hope is not done menacing mankind.
Examples? Two adult doctors, rivals upon meeting, are in bed, declaring undying love for one another 48 hours after their contentious introduction and enduring a major earthquake that has had them performing emergency medical services for that entire timespan. I would think that they would have other things on their minds.
A creature fully evolves from a human within that same 48 hour timespan and goes on a feeding frenzy. (Guess what it feeds on.)
Another point, that is probably not the author's doing. Scene and perspective changes are not delineated by a space break of any kind. On many occasions this leads to confusion as you suddenly shift from one character./location to another with any forwarning.
I've been trying to get a feel for what the self publishing/small press offerings were like on the Kindle. This is my second attempt to find an enjoyable read in that area and frankly I am giving up. There are too many good authors out there and the backlist is way too deep to waste time with slush pile rejects.