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5.0 out of 5 stars Just waiting for it to fall over....., 11 Nov 2013
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This review is from: The Darwin Elevator (The Dire Earth Cycle Book 1) (Kindle Edition)
...and it doesn't. I have now read all three of the Dire Earth Cycle and after the first I thought "he can't keep this up". All three have been serious page turners and not the usual zombie rubbish. The stories are more about the people in difficult physical and emotional situations and how they deal with them as opposed to the usual gorefest. I readily admit there is gore and violence but it's in context with the (likely) situations and scenarios the characters would have to deal with if your next door neighbour turned animal.

No spoilers here, because the reader's journey and interpretation of the plot and drama is important (as with any work). Jason M. Hough's characters are well described which ensures early reader adoption, the use of technology plot devices is not fantasy, as with one example; VTOL aircraft which use electric motors powered by super capacitors are a present day reality.

It is a voyage of mystery and an immersive adventure. It makes you think - a story which will make you stop and look around you and ask "how would I survive?"

My only comment which is not really negative is the title; before I read it The Darwin Elevator had me conjuring images of Charles Darwin and this was the story of the evolution of the species. Darwin = theory, elevator = evolution, yes I know I'm too deep for my own good.

The series deserves high acclaim and I eagerly await the cycle getting another wheel.
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