Desolate - The Complete Trilogy Kindle Edition
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- ASIN : B00C8TJIAE
- Publisher : DeadPixel Publications (December 13, 2013)
- Publication date : December 13, 2013
- Language : English
- File size : 8256 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 427 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #965,657 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Howard is working in the mine when he and his fellow inmates uncover a strange artifact and soon being on a prison island isn't the worst thing that's ever happened to Howard.
I'm glad I got this book as a trilogy and was able to read all three books. I bought the book because of the Antarctica connection - I love books about freezing climes for some reason. The Antarctica aspect was skimmed over, however, so I was disappointed about that.
This is a fast read with quite a few characters. The only one that was really fleshed out was Howard. But I still enjoyed the books and recommend it to people that like to read about pandemics and alien lifeforms.
A head's up. Like Marvel movies, which always tack an easter egg at the end of the credits, be sure to finish 100% of the book. I mean ALL of it... :)
Anyway, to the book. Both and alien invasion (movie Alien like monsters) and a death star ship plague. The story telling is both simple and straight forward, the author doesn't try any fancy writing tricks (maybe an early writing attempt??) and some of the characters aren't well 'fleshed out' but the story moves along from the frigid prison to the ship discovery and plague. Some of the story gets a bit lost in Howard's transfer and it is never explained why some people were immune (to the plague, not the monsters - they killed on contact), but this parts get a pass from me because the author keeps the pressure on.
Finally the Epilog deserves a special mention...when will they ever learn!!!!
Good book - time well spent reading.
Again I will state that I DO remember enjoying the book. I didn't want to put it down at times. Unfortunately, It's just forgettable . I don't know if this is the result of my memory, or a result of the book.
In the end, I decided to give it 4 stars. It's well written with great developed characters. For the simple fact that the book hasn't remained in my mind, I cannot give it more than that.
I also thought how the alien procreated was a fun inclusion. The author couldn't very well kill off the main bug-a-boo in the first book, now. And what's more fun than an island swarming with voracious man-eating extraterrestrial critters! Some might say all this is derivative, but shit, what isn't these days? It's the way the author works them together that makes for an interesting (or not) story.
I have a vacation to Russia planned for next year. Always at the back of my mind is what if... What if the world collapses while I'm away? Like the poor souls on vacation in Jamacia when the poopie hits the rotating oscillator, I worry about what would happen then. At least I can feel good things won't collapse from an alien invasion or virus. Still, that leaves plenty of man-made causes to fret over...
A good edit would have helped tweaked some of the clunky writing (particularly the use of 'could be seen'- ugh!). And I'm not one for head-hopping. I like me a good first person or third person limited POV. There's a bit of omniscient POV scattered in among the sections. Nothing outrightly egregious, but as an author myself I do tend to notice (and frown upon) POV slips. I think using third person limited forces the author to limit him- or herself to what the POV character can see, hear, think, or feel. If a plot element is important enough, the author will figure out a good way to include the info. Such efforts only enhance an author's control over the craft. As I said, though, the head-hopping here wasn't all that off-putting.
Anyway, if you're looking for good popcorn summer reading (or winter reading) you could do worse. I will be watching for more from this author in the future.
Top reviews from other countries
Book is a good read. I do recommend it to people to try this one out.
Nun ich muss sagen, ohne es je gehört oder gelesen zu, das dieses Werk vom Robert, ein wahres Meisterwerk ist "ENTE" und man diesen Herren (oder heute vielleicht auch schon Dame) sofort zum König von Europasistan machen sollten! Warum? Keine "ENTE", äh, Ahnung, einfach nur so! Vielen dank für Ihre Aufmerksamkeit und einen schönen ruhigen, letzten Tag vor der Apokalypse auf Erden wünsch ich Ihnen, ach und vergessen sie nicht die Wäsche im Trockner, denn es gibt nichts wichtigeres als saubere Wäsche zu Apokalypse zu tragen!
ENTE, ENTE, ENTE, ENTE, ENTE, ENTE...... ;)