- File Size: 2305 KB
- Print Length: 820 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Toes in the Water Publishing, LLC (April 8, 2019)
- Publication Date: April 8, 2019
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B07QDV4PHP
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #51,832 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
The Final Outbreak: An Apocalyptic Thriller Kindle Edition
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"This book is for those who enjoy an apocalyptic story with aspects of horror woven in. Immediately, we feel like we are placed in a story from the masterful Hitchcock; "The Birds." It has all the parts of a good tale while also sprinkling in pieces of humor along the way." Quella's Reviews--This text refers to the paperback edition.
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The author doesn’t have a good ear for dialogue, but that isn’t a fatal flaw in this genre. The main character is an author of end of the world books. Which would be a cute gimmick, except in the book the secondary characters act as though this is a real qualification. The crisis aligns with the plot of a book he wrote. Just by coincidence. Except there is no proof that what the main character wrote about is actually the precipitating cause of the crisis in the book. There are a few obvious attempts to be self-deprecating, but the self indulgence of the author/main character is really cringeworthy. He wife is an FBI agent who practically killed a colleague by being afraid of dogs. Why that was included, I have no idea. But by including it, but not really addressing her guilt (was there any?), makes them wife completely unlikeable.
It is apparent that the author doesn’t like fat people, which is fine, but then why set your book on a cruise? Cruises are for old, fat people. Don’t hold it against then when they go on one! Asians are referred to as Orientals. It isn’t done offensively, but it is odd.
The explanation was found to be a parasite that is found in most mammals. This single celled amoeboid, named T-Gongii, infested the host brain, subtly rewiring parts for an unknown purpose and on known effect. . . until now. Thermophyllic bacteria from the volcanic clouds found a welcome home in the brains of warm-blooded mammals and merged with T-Gondii activating the rewired brains. Once activated, the host became able to identify anything not infected and became violently, ravenously, single- mindedly fixation on killing and consuming its prey.
The only safe place on earth may be the Regal European cruise ship, 'Intrepid', where Ted and T.J. Williams and the ship's officers and crew fought to keep the passengers alive and the ship afloat. Waves of red-eyed critters with murder on their minds wreaked havoc on the Intrepid and the latest wave of crazies were human!
This is a horror story in the tradition of Alfred Hitchcock and Rod Serling. The characters live and breath (for a while) in full Technicolor, brought to us from the mind of a master storyteller. The action is non-stop and insanely scary! Mindless rage and flesh-eating gluttonous appetites fuel the exciting prose. This is a must-read book, but choose where and when wisely! Read with a friend, or have a buddy standing by, but read it!
Top international reviews
This will attract lovers of the zombie and general apocalyptic fiction alike. A follow up is a must.
Horrible circumstances interspersed with some clever humour at times.
I think Horror not thriller would be a better description.
Looking forward to reading more from this talented author.