- File Size: 1744 KB
- Print Length: 118 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Fading Light Press (November 19, 2012)
- Publication Date: November 19, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00AA6CM82
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #281,334 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I found a large proportion of this story very believable. The writing was, for the most part, spare and gripping. The impromptu field trip by the two boys and their subsequent mistakes were highly believable. I would never have given a second thought to walking through high grass- never knowing how much more radiation was attached to it. The author did a good job of making their innocence seem normal. They were kids.
The soldier's undercover mission was also believable. Like a few other reviewers, I would have liked more details about the beast. Mostly because, well, BEAST! And while this particular monster might be fanciful, the idea of possible mutations and unconscionable scientific arrogance are not.
STOP READING IF YOU DON'T LIKE SPOILERS:
Synapsis: This is actually the 2nd radioactive monster the Spetnazs leader has faced. They think they killed it in China. Bloodshed ensues as they fight it to its lair and in order to use a special bomb on it.... reports come in later of other nuclear facilities being attacked...
"PripYat: The Beast Chernobyl" turned out to be so much more than I expected. I learned a lot about the Chernobyl explosion and its aftermath, including how it affected the nearest community, PripYat. I think everyone who supports the use of nuclear energy needs to read this. But the book is not a polemic: rather it is a sort of scientific paranormal, a very "possible" what if story.
Two adolescent boys who love to explore decide it's safe to camp overnight in PripYat, mostly just to look around and also so they can say they've done it. Meanwhile, two soldiers of a very covert special operations team are sent in to PripYat to find--something. The younger of the two doesn't know what and believes it is just a wild goose chase, but orders rule and so he goes on the mission with his partner, who knows more but isn't telling.
What the two pairs find is not just each other, but something so horrible it must be experienced to be believed; but experiencing it means dying because of it. This is the kind of monstrous secret which kills, violently and implacably. Can it ever be halted?
I highly recommend it. It is an easy read and I went through it in one sitting.