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Thirst by [Larkin, L.A. ]
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'The best Antarctic thriller since Ice Station' James Phelan

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1177 KB
  • Print Length: 340 pages
  • Publisher: Rollicking Read Press (16 Oct. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009RXXS14
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 37 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #85,469 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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This is not the genre I usually read because I often find the plots predictable in thrillers, not so with Larkin's! Her prose, plots and characterisation are so compelling, fresh and exciting! This is a really entertaining read that I strongly recommend. Tense and action packed. A wonderful thriller!
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I loved this book - paced just right and full enough of detail to place you in the Antarctic or Sydney, and a cracking plot that keeps the pace moving.

I actually cared about the characters to the extent that I wanted it to keep going when I got to the end - always the sign of a good story.

The old cliche 'couldn't put it down' actually applies and I was happy to burn the midnight oil required to fit reading it into a busy schedule. A rare book for me because just seeing the cover was enough to set off the feeling of excitement.
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LA Larkin writes with an energy and tenacity that will have you from the very first trickle of blood on the very first page. As with Larkin's previous thriller, 'The Genesis Flaw' this was an environmental thriller for the ages - but especially this age.
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Thirst starts with a bang and keeps on going! The language is not flowery prose and it reads more like an action movie - with lots of twists and turns. Once you catch onto the style and pace it is a slick, exciting ride that you will thoroughly enjoy.

While I was worrying about whether Luke and Maddie would survive, I also found a corner of my brain wondering if this was real science, if the world really was running out of water, if this really is the next global crisis. It made for fascinating reading!

An excellent environmental, action thriller.
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I thoroughly enjoyed this book and recommend it to anyone who enjoys a good adventure yarn. Set in the Antarctic, it follows the adventures of a group of polar scientists who are threatened not just by the cold but by an evil megalomaniac who wants to take over the Antarctic's natural resources. Put like that it sounds a bit daft - but it's not. The descriptions of the snow and the dangers of the extreme cold are convincing. Having read this book I now know how to get out if I ever fall in an ice crevasse! The well-paced plot kept me turning the pages until the end. If I give it four stars it's only because I very rarely give five. I will look out for other books by this author.
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I haven't even finish it but I am loving it.I got it a few years back because it was free and I never thought I will like it as all the story happens in the Antartic and I couldn't see how a story could develop in that area. I was so wrong I am totally hooked.
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Well, yes, it's set in Antarctica, it's about climate change and climate warming and need for water. But the scenario is improbable to say the least, the characters are one-dimensional and predictable, from the crazed capitalist megalomaniac to the Communist generals to the whimpering (of course female) victim - as is the whole plot, which lurches (sometimes literally) from one how-are-they-really-going-to-survive-this crisis to the next and the next and the next... Quite frankly, I was relieved more than anything else to get to the end, which showed our favourite three main characters having made it out of the ice and to the tv chat show round. Hallelujah! If you want nothing more than one cliff or crevasse-hanger after another, then go for it. If you want a bit more in the way of subtlety or nuanced characterization, then this may not be for you. Try a couple of chapters and see, because the rest of the book is much the same, variations on a single chord.
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I blame Cassandra Rose Clarke. Ever since I read and thoroughly enjoyed OUR LADY OF THE ICE, and short story WHITE OUT, I've wanted more Antarctic fiction. (Jennifer Longo's UP TO THIS POINTE is on my wishlist, by the way.)

And so I stumbled upon THIRST, a standalone novel by British-Australian author L. A. Larkin. Glaciologist Luke Searle is in for the fight of his life when a sinister plot unravels on the ice, with catastrophic results for the entire world unless Luke can stop it.

I don't read many thrillers nowadays, especially ones that put countries against each other. (Think James Bond.) In this case, the baddie is Chinese, and his father - the General - is even more of a baddie. (Circa page 320, there's a flashback to a pre-rape scene, so you may want to skip those few pages.) Wendy Woo is a great heroine, but she's relegated to only the odd chapter here and there.

Corporate greed has the power to destroy the world in this chilling thriller. Larkin keeps the pace up for the entire novel as survival skills are put to the test. THIRST is bloody good.
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