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Subculture [Kindle Edition]

Chris Hollis
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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Tonight, a city burns.

They have an entire city on its knees. On a hot summer’s night, after months of planning, they kill hundreds in a string of coordinated strikes. Before anyone can react, a hundred thousand people are cut off from the rest of the world, isolated, and trapped at the mercy of hooded killers.

While everyone flees from bomb blasts and gunfire, a lone police officer runs towards them. The only one still alive. George Ellison finds himself drawn into the terrorist’s scheme, desperate to find out who they are, and why they’ve waged a war on innocent people.

Amongst a cowering population under siege, only he and the help he enlists can possibly stand against them.

Subculture is a fast-paced, visceral thriller where only the strongest have a chance of survival.

About the Author

At an old wooden desk in a chilly sports hall, a teenage Chris Hollis first realised he wanted to write. The exam paper asked for a short scene about a person being chased. Chris ran over the word count. Then he ran out of paper. Then he wrote on the back... Many (enough) years later, he has developed a flavour for fast-paced fiction, and a sense of paranoia that has invited comparison to the likes of James Herbert, Kafka, and his main source of inspiration, H. G. Wells. Other favourites include John Wyndham and the modern horror of Graham Masterton. Chris is presently working on three projects, all of which are thrillers. His debut novel, Subculture, is available now in electronic format. For more information, visit www.chrishollis-author.com

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1074 KB
  • Print Length: 314 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Chris Hollis; 2.0 edition (23 Dec 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0088GWIKI
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #474,825 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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At an old wooden desk in a chilly sports hall, a teenage Chris Hollis first realised he wanted to write. His exam paper asked for a short scene about a person being chased. Chris ran over the word count.

Then he ran out of paper. Then he wrote on the back...

Many (enough) years later, he has developed a flavour for fast-paced fiction, and a sense of paranoia that has invited comparison to the likes of James Herbert, Kafka, and his main source of inspiration, H. G. Wells.

Other favourites include John Wyndham and the modern horror of Graham Masterton.

Chris resides in the UK, and is always busy on the next thriller. His second, Affinities, is available now.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Gripping stuff 11 Jun 2012
By ka
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Such a great read, really had me gripped right from the off as the action begins pretty early on. I felt really invested in the main character and couldn't put this down throughout the twists and turns of the action as you follow the main character's journey. A little gory in places but not gratuitous as it fits well with the subject matter and really helps build the atmosphere and overall feel. Would highly recommend!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good read!!! 23 July 2012
By theduke
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This is a good read from the off, twists and turns throughout, and without wanting to spoil the ending, its about time someone finished a book in this way. I would recomend this as an alternative to the more established writers in the genre.
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3.0 out of 5 stars A rebellious teenager's fantasy 21 Oct 2012
By Joseph Haschka HALL OF FAME TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Kindle Edition
Chester, an English city of about 120,000 situated on the border with Wales at the end of the M56 motorway southwest of Manchester, is, in SUBCULTURE by Chris Hollis, first isolated and then viciously and relentlessly assaulted by a band of atypical terrorists whose message seems to be, "We'll show you!"

This thriller draws you along if for no other reason than to learn why so many innocents are being killed. Unfortunately, that became the only reason for me to finish the book and I can thus only award a non-committal three stars.

There are multiple protagonists here. Two and a half as a matter of fact. There's George Ellison of the Chester police constabulary and Tess Carter, a forensics lab chemist; the half is Grace, the latter's timorous sister. The author's mistake is to not focus on either George or Tess, and so neither becomes a compelling figure though George, through persistence and grit, had the best chance at it.

Not the least of SUBCULTURE's problems for me is that the terrorist intrigue, as ascribed to these particular Bad Guys, was eminently implausible both conceptually and tactically. I mean, really?

Hollis is competent enough when writing the prose necessary to accomplish plot evolution and distinguish between characters, though there is occasional noun-pronoun disagreement such that I had to re-read a line in puzzlement.

If a piece of writing can be developmentally categorized as juvenile, adolescent, or mature, then I would suggest that SUBCULTURE is in the middle. If the author could pen a seasoned storyline, I suspect it would be very good. Sticking with George might be a good starting point.
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5.0 out of 5 stars subculture 15 Jun 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
I was really impressed with this book and will certainly look out from anything else from this fresh, exciting writer in the future.
A great thriller which had me gripped from start to finish and left me unable to walk away.
I won't give the plot away but would recommend it to any fan of good writing.
Can't wait for his next book if it's anywhere near as good as this one.
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0 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not very impressive 21 July 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Gave this a try, particularly as its a new writer. Very disappointing as the plot lacks creativity and invention and the characters are never really expanded upon properly. The lack of content in the story makes it difficult to give it any more than the minimum 1 star I'm afraid. If it was given a wider, broader expanse it may have been moderately more successful, but the attachment to an almost tenuous, predictable target make it all in all an unwholesome yarn.
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