A massive solar storm erases the world s technological infrastructure and kills billions While the remaining humans are struggling to adapt and survive, they notice that some among them areanged.
The Shock A massive solar storm erases the world s technological infrastructure and kills billions While the remaining humans are struggling to adapt and survive they notice that some among them areanged
Honest reviews are a bitch It means that every now and then I have to give a one star rating I hate that It seems mean But it s honest Seriously, I hate it.I received this from Audiobookblast in exchange for a review, I think they preferred honest, and here we are Considering who gave me the book, we should start with the audio.I strongly disliked the narration It was read well with proper enunciation and displayed a substantial talent when it comes to portraying different characters through the [...]
Not for me The characterization was flat, the plot development didn t interest me, and I ended up not giving a damn about anyone No sense of danger, fear, or excitement.
Read all my reviews on urlphantomhiveoklikes I was severely underwhelmed by this take on the zombie apocalypse And it was not even due to the zombies, or Zapheads as they are called, either But seriously, what is wrong with calling a zombie a zombie Solar flares have destroyed all technology and also most of mankind The surviving few notice that some of them are human no , instead they are killing everything in their path For fun, apparently as they don t seem to eat them In this mess we find se [...]
I received this book to review from the Author All opinions are my own and I was not compensated in any way for providing them.Review After The Shock introduces us to a world gone mad after a solar flare strikes Earth The majority of the population has been wiped out in the blink of an eye Those unfortunate to survive have to deal with what is left behind These aren t technically Zombies since they aren t cannibals but still scary nonetheless and I feel they are close enough to count Zapheads as [...]
Was Nicholson serious with that Afterword I m glad he called himself a survivalist nutjob and saved the rest of us the trouble About the actual book though I thought it had an interesting premise and I liked that the characters were all very real No overly perfect heroines, no muscle bound savior heros with impossibly chiseled abs and perfect teeth However, the ending was terrible It just stops, no closure and it didn t even give me much idea about whether there would be a sequel or if the story [...]
DISCLOSURE I received a copy of this book from the author to review I enjoy a good post apocalyptic book and when the author offered me a copy of the book for free to review and I d heard good things about the author.The action was good and I enjoyed the plot The characters were decent, but a bit too one dimensional for my taste, but that could have all be overlooked except for one thing.The book ended way too abruptly I don t mind cliff hangers and I don t mind series books The problem is that [...]
Great imaginative new view on the subject Any fan of The Walking Dead will love this Never a dull moment in this book Many things going on at once with several groups of people but never gets you lost or confused like a lot of books do Ranks as one of Nicholson s best works Get this book You won t regret it Can t wait until the next one in what hopefully is a long series
Way too many religious references for my taste, especially in what I thought was going to be a zombie story I m sorry I invested my time in it, since I have little to no desire to read any of the following books in the series.
The synopsis for After the Shock looked interesting, and the cover, while somewhat typical especially in color tones definitely caught my attention As usual, I m a sucker for a post apocalyptic setting with potential zombies, so I eagerly dived into this book However, it quickly became a bit disappointing With the initial introduction of the characters, it seemed like the author set out to make things as cliche and hard for himself as he possibly could Oh, white lady and black thug That s an pot [...]
I didn t intend to read another zombie story I was looking for a novella to read in between other books and touched the cover by accident It opened, I read a few pages, and I thought, that will do I don t need to finish it anyway Well I did Like most zombie stories, the book has no ending and promises to have a sequel or two None of the plot lines were actually finished or at least not in a way that would leave you satisfied It s well written though and even if the genre isn t new, the author fo [...]
Although this first book is not a zombie story, it should appeal to post apocalyptic sci fi fans and zombie fans alike.Nicholson has set up several compelling plot lines dealing with the cause of the After and its effect on the living Each character is written with a unique perspective and voice, which makes them likeable or unlikeable and very believable Some characters have found purpose in the After, some have started down dark paths, and others are simply lost Towards the end, I found myself [...]
I have to like an author who mocks Twilight and Robert Pattinson Not one single review has mentioned the religious element to this book Am I the only one who noticed Rachel s come and go religion It was weird and jarring and the ending was too abrupt I m starting to think the third star was just for the Pattinson joke.
Scott Nicholson has proven himself to be one of the best storytellers in the business in the arens of horror and thrillers Now, he brings those talents to bear in a post apocalyptic novel that will rock you and leave you screaming for Highly recommended.
Enjoyed it but got fed up with its religious undertone even though it s mainly Nicholson s turf 3 stars really, for it was intriguing nonetheless.
I seem to be on a run of post apocalyptic novels in my queue of late Most of them have been of the zombie variety In this novel, the culprit that leads to the demise of the human race is a series of solar flares, which wipes out most of humanity Of the survivors, there are those who remain normal although of seriously questionable character and the zapheads, who have little humanity left and are basically mindless, violent people, whose sole purpose seems to be to injure and kill The story follo [...]
Nella quarta di copertina c tutta la trama del libro.Non capita molto di pi e buona parte delle situazioni si possono trovare in buona parte dei libri dedicati ad una qualsiasi realt post apocalittica.La descrizioni di come ci troviamo in questa situazione viene spiegata pi nel dettaglio nel prequel After First light , ma non fondamentale leggerlo per capire cosa capitato e a cosa stiamo andando incontro.La dinamica della storia, i personaggi, le situazioni tutto prevedibile e si lascia leggere [...]
I like the story line as it provides a somewhat new twist on the EMP induced shattering of society It is well written The Characters have depth and dimension, the evolving story lines of each group of characters suggests that at some point all these separate groups, having experienced similar challenges, will cross paths But while their common goal is survival when the various groups with their diverse characters do meet up we aren t sure what will happen The individuals from each group may clas [...]
Oh Brother.That was my reaction when I finished this That was my reaction when I started it, too, but decided to give it ye olde college try, even though I had not liked Nicholson s Red Churchand expected The Shock would be like that, checklisted characters in checklisted situations reaching a checklisted ending.It was.The premise was like a throwaway yeah, let s destroy the world somehow so we can have a post apocalyptic high old time Okay, now, let s put all these people who don t react like y [...]
This was a refreshing change to the usual post apocalyptic novels hitting the shelves these days No zombies, though the population of the Earth has been nearly wiped out by massive solar flares those who survived have either been unchanged, or transformed into mindless or so it seems at first murderers These latter are referred to as Zapheads by the survivors Nicholson keeps the actions moving at a decent clip, and because of the uniqueness of the situation you never quite know what s coming nex [...]
This book is a new way of looking at the apocalypseI had a great time reading this book so much so that I couldn t put it down except for a little sleep Scott Nicholson has written a great book with real characters who have each their own personalities The zapheads were scarier than the run of the mill zombies that are in most apocalyptic novels these days because they didn t waste time eating people, they just wanted to kill everyone in sight All of the characters were real, with the frailties [...]
Mr Nicholson has Outdone Himself YET AGAIN WOW What a great twist on an apocalyptic scenario These zapheads don t have a taste for flesh, but they do love blood Chills and thrills galore Scott Nicholson has been my favorite author for many, many years Beginning with the purchase of his The Harvest back in 03 That novel hooked me, and I have enjoyed each one of his works I have his entire collectionhardbacks, paper backs and Kindle editions LOVE HIM This guy just keeps getting BETTER and BETTER I [...]
I thoroughly enjoyed this post apocalyptic book, I was gripped from the beginning Although there were a few holes in the story, I loved the pace of the book and only finding out small pieces of what s going on in the chaos It reminded me of the Tv series The Walking Dead, but without the Zombies Nicholson has a great balance of characters none too macho or making illogical decisions, no screaming females flapping, and no snotty nosed kids A few reviews have moaned about the abrupt ending, it as [...]
Wow Loved this book solar flares could actually happen Love how we met the characters own point of view and you just know they are connected Love how the story keeps you questioning is this how the humans would be if there were only a few survivors Never read anything from this author before but you simply fall in to this world he creates and wonder would you pluck a chicken What would you to if you survived.
I was so caught up in The Shock An apocalypse brings out the best and worst in some people and Scott can make his characters shine as they step up and grow up after being thrown into turbulent and dangerous times and I was pissed when it came to an end, leaving me needing the next book, and the next, to find out how it will end.
God kills most humans leaves a few who believe Typical crap.
Review coming soon.
3.5 starsI m in the middle on this book It s a good start to a series and I m looking forward to seeing where the author takes the story On the other side, while the story was entertaining, enjoyable and interesting overall it took quite a while for me to really be pulled in It wasn t that the story was moving slowly, it was constantly moving forward at a nice pace it was the change in character setting I would be all wrapped up in what was going on with one group of survivors then the chapter s [...]
The experts knew that the solar storm was coming, but there was no way of stopping it and no one could imagine what the solar flares would cause When the first flares hit, the world s computers fried throwing the modern world into gridlock so much for putting all your eggs in one basket Some people died during the storm, some survived relatively unaffected, but a large part of the population was altered into mindless monsters Zapheads The breakdown of national, state and municipal services bring [...]
Although this is a short book it packs a lot into it 17o pages There are the cast of usual characters a survivalist, and orphaned child, a couple of college kids and both para military and military groups but Scott Nicholson adds a twist to most of the characters and they do not take the usual path as they wonder thorough the post apocalyptic world he is creating Being the first novel of a series it s main purpose is to set the scene for future installments Not my favorite form of writing But th [...]
Scott Nicholson writes a pretty good story no matter what genre he s focusing in on with a particular book, and I like this apocalyptic tale featuring a worldwide solar flare induced succession of EMP s along with a twist of horror with a mutant version of human Nicholson does a great job of getting you into the heads of his characters, and your emotions will rise and fall as well as your pulse at times as you feel like you are part of the action of the story.Notice I mentioned mutants in the pa [...]