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Breakers (Book 1) Kindle Edition
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This is by no means a perfect book, but it's engaging and readable. It's essentially a story of two weak men, forced to deal with two impossible situations: first a plague, then an alien invasion. The third character, one of the men's wives, is much more likeable than either man but is essentially sidelined for much of the book, which is a shame - I would have liked to see more of her story.
I'm in agreement with the other reviewers that the ending feels a bit rushed, and that the major plot development right before the end is completely glossed over (and it really should have been devastating for the characters) so is rather frustrating for me as a reader. But until that point, I'd been happily plowing my way through the story, eager to see what happened next.
And at least it HAS an ending, and a fairly satisfying (albeit rushed) one. So many free Kindle books stop in the middle of a scene, trying to force you to buy the sequel to find out how it ends (an tactic I deplore as disrespectful to the reader and just poor storytelling).
Worth a read
The author paints a beautiful landscape of the desolation the world becomes. Most importantly he doesn't rush it. There is so much life going on, while in the background the virus is picking up pace. Looking forward to starting on book 2.
If this sounds downbeat, it is. Relentlessly. This is not a book for those that need cheering up. People die. Horribly. Those that live almost all behave terribly, which I thought was a jarring note. People are usually better than that. On the plus side it's reasonably well written which kept me reading and it was refreshing to find a different take on the post apocalyptic sci fi novel.
I'm still a little unsure what the creatures actually looked like but I'm sure I'll find out soon enough when it's snapped up and made into a movie (finger's are crossed for a movie version) :D
It's like a cross between Falling Skies, Independence Day and the first third of The Stand.
I'm sure I'll probably read the next two in the series but I'm not straining at the leash to get to them yet.
There were a couple of negative points that stopped me from giving this five stars; I thought that Walt was the only compelling character and that everyone spoke in exactly the same wisecracking, action movie hero tone. All the women are pretty similar and the narrator is too prone to clunky philosophising.
Despite this, Breakers is an engaging read and will keep you wanting more. The writing is sprightly and the scenarios vivid. Definitely one of the best low-cost Kindle books I've read!
Most recent customer reviews
Was a little sceptical at first but the story really gripped me - throughout. Great characters (such a shame ... got blown up) and what happened to ...? Thoroughly enjoyed it. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Keith
Liked the characters, definitely a corner story but couldn't put it down for some reason. Would make a good film.Published 10 months ago by Kimberley
This is a Blank review made by me to say that although i havent actually read this book yet im having to put something here as due to amazon linking all these items together on its... Read morePublished 12 months ago by mr j.
As a bit of escapism I quite enjoyed this book, the authors mix of black humour & human traits was really nice...well done Mr Robertson!Published 18 months ago by Shockabilly
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