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- File Size: 454 KB
- Print Length: 221 pages
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B007JNP5GU
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- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
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Bottle Full Of Scorpions Kindle Edition
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The creatures in this are pretty much large scorpions from space. Other than being there to kill a few characters and keep them held up in a bunker they don't really feature all that much in the book. They have no back story as to why they are there. It's just pretty much there was a metior shower and then they started eating everyone.
Although I found this book a not bad read I would only recommend it if you can get a free copy as it's more of a time filler rather than something you can really get your teeth into. This being said I may try something else by the author a bit further down the line.
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Dominick has written a fast-paced end-of-the world thriller that rings true. We're in Ben's head as he balances his yearning for the beautiful Noelle against the diminishing number of canned goods stashed in his larder. the writer has done a really nice job of creating his monstrous aliens, and a scene where he describes death by bugs is truly horrific (in the good sense of the word.) To be honest, the book could have been edited a bit better but the little grammatical glitches don't get in the way of a good story. fans of post-apocalypse fiction will enjoy this very much.And Ben's voice, particularly in the opening chapters, really sucks us in.
I actively seek out these type of isolation monster survivalist tales. For a first novel effort, the author does a great job making me get inside the head and visualize the terror of the young man protagonist Ben in the RV Park.
Ben's panicked focus on running out of food and his guile in hiding away in the bunker at night from the monsters and staying on the roof of an RV during the day to avoid the blistering heat inside the bunker are handled well.
The first person point of view spoiled some scare factor because I knew the character telling me the story wasn't going to die. However, the POV succeeded in getting me more inside Ben's head than if third person had been used. It didn't however give me the full horror if I had been able to be inside the heads of the minor characters in the story, particularly Noelle who has a horrific experience of her own.
The story is about the right length (2160 locations, but the story ends at 82% and then there's a pitch for the editor's work), although the ending seems to come a bit fast. Those who like longer horror novels might be left wanting more. Editing and formatting were ok. I was a bit disappointed that we didn't learn the origins and motivation of the scorpion-like creatures other than the overused explanation of aliens coming down in a meteor shower. The ending was disturbing and fit for a horror story, but felt more like a short story or novella ending (especially with the shorter length) than a novel ending in the way that things were sort of left unresolved. The door is open for a sequel, I suppose.
Overall, I felt this was a strong first novel outing and I'd definitely check out the author's next work.