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Extinction Point (Extinction Point Series) Paperback – February 19, 2013
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"Think "Day of the Triffids" meets "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" meets "I am Legend" and you still won't have grasped the full scope of the apocalypse in Paul Jones' artfully crafted tale of extinction and survival."– David P. Forsyth, Author of the Voyage of the Dead series
"Holy red smoke! This book scared me. I like scary books but this book SCARED me... The strength of this story is the details and the believability. The author makes the reader truly believe the events in the book. I loved how every move Emily made was described and how the reader could go "NOOOO" when you watched Emily go somewhere where you knew trouble was waiting!" – Four out of Five Skulls, BadassBookReviews.com
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"Karen read the book, turning the pages with her hand. She remembered how her grandmother had taught her how to read back on the farm. She had turned the pages with her hand, guiding Karen's young hand as it turned the pages. Thank god she'd shown her how to do it! Suddenly Karen realized she was hungry. She felt a gnawing sensation of hunger in her stomach. When had she last eaten? She needed to eat before she tried to write her book review. She went to the kitchen to make a sandwich because she was hungry, but on the way to the kitchen she tripped over the edge of a throw rug and fell to the floor. When she finally regained consciousness hours later, the pain was excruciating. The thick carpeting had done nothing to break her fall. Everything hurt. She felt like she'd been run over by a truck. Had she broken her arm? Ruptured her spleen? Did she have brain damage? Gingerly, she tried to move her shoulder. A wave of pain and nausea flooded over her, and she passed out again.
When she awoke, Karen realized she was still hungry. That sandwich wasn't going to make itself. Hobbling into the kitchen, she opened the refrigerator door and took out a package of sliced turkey that had been hidden in the back behind a jar of pickles. She rolled up one slice of turkey into a tube and took a bite. Then she took two slices of turkey and two slices of bread, spread some mayonnaise on the bread, cut some tomatoes into quarter-inch-thick slices, sprinkled on some pepper, and assembled it all into a sandwich. She ate the sandwich, now wondering how she was going to write her book review semiconscious with a bad shoulder and maybe a ruptured spleen and brain damage. She had never learned to type on her computer.Read more ›
A properly constructed series of books has a complete story arc in each book, with a continuing story running through the series. Extinction Point starts a story, then leaves the reader hanging. This reader feels cheated.
What I liked about this book was the basic premise: the red rain and what starts to happen after that.
Unfortunately, a good premise isn't enough. There is a long list of other problems:
Emily is the ONLY person in all of NYC that survives? Why? We never find out.
Dragging a body down the hallway exhausts her to the point of near-collapse?
Biking to ALASKA seems more workable than teaching herself to drive? Seriously?
A magical backpack that holds 2 parkas, several sweaters, snow boots, 2 pairs of sneakers, tee shirts, trousers, underwear, socks, and a supply of canned goods. (My biggest suitcase wouldn't hold all that.)
Emily starts off cursing like a sailor and never quits. This did not endear her to me. I never really warmed to her. She makes odd decisions. She's accident prone. Her injuries are always more serious than seemed feasible. On her first foray out for food and supplies, she goes across the street to the store that she saw being looted from her apartment window. Everything in NY is hers for the taking, and she picks through the debris of a looted store. Really?Read more ›
The worst part for me was how early in the book she's in a dark office building where she's distracted by a scary something and then proceeds to trip over something and fall on a desk and then to the ground. Amazingly she feels like she's broken a rib that has punctured her lung as well as maybe dislocating her shoulder. She ends up with just a completely bruised face and terrible shoulder/arm pain where she can hardly lift her arm and we hear about for the next 50 pages. She even drops a knife when she falls and the tip of the knife is broken off!Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Apocalyptic alien invasion?! I am so there! I wanted to like the book because I loved the premise. However, this book fell flat for a few reasons. Read morePublished 7 hours ago by Jay
Interesting Theme. Too much detail making the story go too slow, which ultimately led me to this ratingPublished 12 days ago by Erwin uit de Bos
I'm not a "Literature" nut. I read to be entertained, and that is what "Extinction Point" did for me, IN SPADES. Read morePublished 24 days ago by Blondmyk
Scary! Couldn't put it down. I ended up buying each succeeding book. Clever author. He writes very convincing characters.Published 28 days ago by Jeremy Russell
I really like the premise of "Extinction Point". To be the sole survivor in a city of over eight million, and those to be wiped out in a day would be overwhelming to say the VERY... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Kindle Customer
I liked the plot but the story is a bit drawn out describing little boring details and not enough action.Published 1 month ago by Danielle Sumrell
The story line is interesting, but lapses in character and plot logic.Published 1 month ago by Ronald Hoffman Sr
I loved the book. Bought it for the kindle app on my iPhone and finished it within 3 days while at work. I couldn't stop reading it. The ending was boring though. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Ashley Hansel
I’ve been a fan of the author since reading Towards Yesterday, which I thought was an outstanding book. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Charles Robinson