Carpathia Kindle Edition
|Length: 336 pages||Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled||Page Flip: Enabled|
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This is a vampire story. Set on the titanic and the ship that rescued some of the survivors. Like that great book by Kim Newman this story takes the Bram Stoker story and says `What if?' The Dracula links are slowly fed through until you can't ignore them, but most readers will get them pretty early on. This is quite rewarding and I felt I'd stumbled on to a secret. A lot of people die in this story, not nearly as many by drowning as I'd imagined when I started the book. In fact, as I'd not read the sleeve notes before starting the book I wasn't even aware it was a vampire book. I just thought it was an alternate history Titanic story. I was pleasantly surprised.
I had to get my dictionary out at one point. The difference between foundering and floundering was something I was unfamiliar with. In short, ships founder and people flounder. The language and feel of the book had me feeling that I was actually in the early 20th century and the feeling of impending doom only helped to build tension. As usual Matt nailed the pace and I was dragged along at a frenetic pace. I stayed up until gone midnight to finish this book because I was so caught up in the story.
James Herbert would be proud of the attrition rate in this book. At the end there are very few people alive. I liked the ending. Although not usually a fan of any kind of happy or neat and tidy ending in this instance I think it worked nicely. It felt like a film ending where it just cuts straight to `THE END' and Fades to Black (caps because I'm a Metallica fan at heart).Read more ›
All-in-all, it was a great read.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I enjoyed the first half but then it got silly and it took itself too seriously.Published 17 months ago by PLM
Enjoyed it until the final confrontation and then the dialogue took all the steam out of the story. Lines like "You leave him alone" when it's a dire and vicious moment were almost... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Bob Joyner
This book was a waste of time and money. I like vampire stories and the Titanic too, but this was not a good combination in this case.Published on January 28, 2014 by Iceboxannie
Not bad little yarn. Kind of a romp with plenty of Bram Stoker involvement. Uhh, yeah, I'd recommend this book.Published on October 13, 2013 by Trella Lyons
Carpathia begins at a key moment in twentieth century history, the exact second when the Titanic collided with the iceberg that eventually sunk it. Read morePublished on August 17, 2013 by Amazon Customer
The main characters are boring. The book itself is poorly organized and poorly written. Matt Forbeck is no Anne Rice.Published on July 5, 2013 by Kospice
I enjoyed this book...it was an interesting take on the Titanic tragedy and the three main characters were well developed.Published on April 27, 2013 by Tony
I like the premise of this book. It's an interesting take on vampires and what it would be like if they were on the Titanic. Read morePublished on April 10, 2013 by M. Chiappetta
4 AND 1/2 STARS
I picked this book up because of the cool concept of vampires out on the ocean during the Titanic disaster. Read more
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