Sunday, 25 September 2011

Review, Outpost by Adam Baker

OutpostOutpost by Adam Baker

My rating: 3 of 5 stars


Blurb from goodreads

They took the job to escape the world.
They didn't expect the world to end.

Kasker Rampart: a derelict refinery platform moored in the Arctic Ocean. A skeleton crew of fifteen fight boredom and despair as they wait for a relief ship to take them home. But the world beyond their frozen wasteland has gone to hell. Cities lie ravaged by a global pandemic. One by one TV channels die, replaced by silent wavebands. The Rampart crew are marooned. They must survive the long Arctic winter, then make their way home alone. They battle starvation and hypothermia, unaware that the deadly contagion that has devastated the world is heading their way...

My review

Definately a book with a difference. The book starts fairly quickly jumping into the action and we are introduced to the characters fairly quickly too. It felt a bit like the andes meets a zombie movie where the characters have to deal with horrific and unthinkable situations.

The characters you either love or hate, I couldn't find any middle ground. There are a few twists and turns and one of the things I really liked was seeing it from the view of someone who is slowly effected by the "virus".

Even up until the end there is action and twists so in all a good read, there are a few things that I didn't like which has brought the rating down but some of those are due to my preferences in this kind of book and the others would spoil the story if I mentioned them so 3/5 for me.




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4 comments:

  1. OMG this is exactly my kind of book! Global Pandemic. Right there was where I had this on my wishlist, lol. Love this kind of book. Great reveiw! I'd def read this one :D

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  2. Yeah I liked it and enjoy that kind of book. Have you read the stand by Stephen King? There are a good few zombie books on this theme too

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  3. The Stand is one of my favourite books! I have a few top picks, but The Stand always seems to be on the fave list somewhere. There are a lot of Stephen King's books on my fave list, now I come to think of it, lol. He writes such great books!

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  4. I've had this book on my TBR pile since it was released in paperback, really need to bump it up soon! I love a good Zombie book as well? Have you read any YA zombie books? I really enjoyed Carrie Ryan's Forest of hands and teeth trilogy.

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