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Desolate [Kindle Edition]

Robert Brumm
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

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Howard Bell thought he hit rock bottom the day he returned to his former employer with a loaded gun. Instead of putting a scare into his ex-boss as he intended, things quickly get out of hand, and he kills five people. Howard is sentenced to life at an experimental prison camp off the coast of Antarctica, and he soon learns the true definition of "rock bottom." Prison life at the remote island involves back-breaking work in the illegal mine run by the corrupt warden and his abusive guards. After a mysterious object is discovered deep in the mine, the inmates and staff start dying from an unknown infection. Howard is lucky to find himself one of the few survivors immune to the pathogen, but he and his fellow inmates learn something far more sinister and terrifying also has emerged from the mine. The truly lucky ones are already dead.

This book is intended to be read by adults and may be unsuitable for children under 17. Contains indecent language and descriptions of graphic violence.

Approximately 24,000 Words.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 433 KB
  • Print Length: 132 pages
  • Publisher: DeadPixel Publications; 2 edition (8 Aug 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005G3RN7E
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #8,007 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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3.0 out of 5 stars Far too short 29 May 2012
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Howard Bell is sent to an island off mainland Antarctica after a drunken attempt to scare a former employer goes terribly wrong. Shortly after he arrives at the penal colony something alien is found in a mine releasing disease and something predatory.

It is a great, though familiar, premise which is treated in far too brief a way to make the story workable. The shortness of the book does not allow characters to have anything but the most basic of motivations, and the alien discovery which should be the centre of the book comes across as a sub-plot.

The author really needs to flesh out the story more otherwise what could be a good book languishes in the so so pile.
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5.0 out of 5 stars DESOLATE 9 Jan 2013
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4.0 out of 5 stars Gripping 27 Dec 2012
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Intriguing from the outset, Desolate didn't quite go where I expected it to. This was no bad thing and kept my interest throughout. Well written and fast moving Brumm strikes again with characters we just somehow know without lots of detail and scenes we can see without every detail drawn. I wanted more and could see this easily turn into 400 pages without losing a drop of tension. Great work Robert: the day job's days are numbered.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good Book 5 Nov 2014
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I enjoyed the first book I read by this author and thought I would give this a go.The story is somewhat familiar, I have read a couple of books with a very similar theme but I still enjoyed this one.There certainly were differences to the other books as the story unfolded and I look forward to reading the next book now.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fast paced - good read 15 Dec 2013
By Winnie
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A short book to read but fast paced. Felt like I was carried through it at lightning speed. Couldn't wait to start the next volume.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Cracking Read 6 Jun 2013
By Mr X
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A great, short read. I devoured all three in the series in two evenings. Classic, Silver Age Sc-Fi feeling to these novels.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A good read 10 Mar 2013
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Again recommended to me and it did not disappoint me at all.
It is a book with lots of twists and turns to keep you guessing to the end.
I have also read Windigo Soul by the same author.
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