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on 12 March 2013
Excellent plot and knowing the Americans nothing would surprise this reader, terrific read would recommend to all,download and enjoy at your own pace
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on 23 June 2013
I enjoyed this book when I started reading it I couldn't put down and I have also bought the other books as well and looking forward to reading them.
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on 2 July 2013
Great read. First time I have read this author, but I am now on my third book!! If you like Dean Koontz and Stephen King, then you will enjoy!
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 6 April 2011
Having read Origin in just a day i cant say i found it boring. I was able to get into the story and enjoy the story that unfolded and i believe that if your looking for a quick read that doesn't require a lot of thinking, this is a good book.

Unfortunately for me i do prefer a novel with more depth than this story had. I think the concept was brilliant. The strange demon like creature under government exile. However i find the cast was unimaginative and to be honest i think totally unrealistic. Such a government find would not in my opinion be left to the care of a small handful of normal citizens that have all for one reason or another been rejected or are criminals. I really believe that in the hands of a good monster novelist such as Stephen King this would have been a real cracker. The author merely skimmed the surface of what could have been a very in depth and complex story line.

In saying this, he has worked well on some areas, and lightly researched enough to make the book scientifically appealing, there is a scattered display of humour that lightens the characters.

I think far more could have been done with Bub's character, and although he was very cleverly manipulative i feel he could have been a far more scarier villain if we had seen a bit more of what he was capable of, more of his past i think he would have really developed.

Same goes for all the characters, they were very flat and lacked a lot of dynamic appeal. Very little was given to develop them.

In summery this is a great story and a pretty good read if your stuck on the train on the way home from work. You dont need any concentration as the author takes you where you need to go simply and quickly. Amusing, enjoyable with a touch of humour, a touch of gore and even a weak romantic hint aswell. Utterly brillaint concept and ideas.

This is NOT really the book to get if you are looking for a detailed deep story to curl up with. Its hard to loose yourself within the novel due to the lack of depth and development of characters. If like me you like to be totally immersed into what your reading its not a fulfilling novel.
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on 14 December 2014
I really enjoyed reading this book but the ending was way too anti-climactic and short, with little promise of a follow up explanation.
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on 1 May 2013
This was an awesome idea (as the title says) and really well executed. I was hoping there would be more action, but still a fun read.
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So, This is my first read by this author and the book was brilliant so do you self a favour read it and get hooked just as I have.
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on 29 March 2013
This was an unexpected gem and I thoroughly enjoyed every page , I sincerely hope the author decides to write more similar stories
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on 19 April 2015
Best book I've read for ages!! Action and intrigue all the way with a twist at the end you will not anticipate. Just brilliant!!!
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 7 March 2013
While the premise of the book is quite interesting, it doesn't live up to expectation. The facility housing Bub, the strange being, is manned by around ten people, most of whom aren't up for the task at all. This makes no sense, as surely a matter of this caliber would be handled with utmost care. Most of the characters take actions which are not believable in the slightest, they are way too fallible, and no one really takes the situation seriously with any proper scientific mind, as ought to be done. The biblical pondering goes on way too long, and few other ideas for Bub's origin (besides him having religious roots) are even mentioned, which is a shame.

As the description (and the first few chapters of the book) already tell you everything about what's going on, the only thing left in the book is to tell a story. A very predictable and bland story. There are really no surprises for the reader. As the premise for the book is interesting, the reader is quickly hooked, feeling intrigued enough to read on, but all this leads to is a continual feeling of bathos, as the reader is not given any juicy plot unravelings that they might expect.

The end of the book is simply bad and very anticlimactic.
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