- File Size: 1697 KB
- Print Length: 257 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1517656494
- Publication Date: November 17, 2015
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B017Q9593K
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,312,836 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I'm a huge fan of apocalyptic books and movies and this thriller could also fit in that genre. That being said, this book would make a fantastic movie. Movies in the genre don't come out nearly fast enough. It could be a really big hit like independence day even. That's saying something too because not all great books would necessarily make great movies but would love to see this on Netflix! I'm very fascinated by the different locations the story brings you (middle east and Germany) which would make it that much more movie worthy.
At any rate I'm going to look for more books by this author and see if they all live up to the high bar this book set.
I enjoyed the premise of Waterkill, its credible scientific foundation, and the authentic feel of its international locales, which made it easy to overlook some of the other formulaic aspects of this thriller. The quality of the writing and editing was also superior to what I see with most indie novels. That said, Mark Donovan has a tendency to tell instead of show and has room to improve the realism of his characters' dialogue. I look forward to seeing what he does with the rest of the Dave Henson series.
WATERKILL, by Mark Donavan, while fairly well plotted, with a well-motivated villain, suffers badly from a lack of editing, and too great a reliance on a spell-checking program. WATERKILL could have risen above the two stars awarded here if the author had made the effort to employ an editor, or at the very least, a proofreader with the education and intelligence to spot basic, beginner errors. The stilted dialogue, often used to "instruct" the reader, would have been less so had the author used a more terse style with more contractions, especially in tense situations, of which there were many. I like thrillers, but doubt I'll buy another in this series.
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Tension-laced and fast-paced from beginning to end, it was an exhausting read, in a very good way.
Intriguing tech, characters are well developed and it has an engrossing and 'difficult to put the book' down storyline. Why do I always begin reading thrillers at a really silly time of well after midnight?!
A very satisfying read. Next adventure please.