Click here to join over 10,000 Subscribers for Free Books & Reviews! Follow on RSS Follow on Twitter Follow on Linked In

Free on 27th - 31st Jan 15
View on Amazon.co.uk
 

Read Review

Top - Reviews - Update Details

John went to sleep in Colorado, then woke up on a beach by the ocean. Not knowing how or why he is there, he embarks on a journey of survival and discovery. His old life ended, and a new one began. The jungle is constantly testing the endurance of his body and mind. At first he struggles with the mental strain of solitude.

Unexpected twists and turns make his life complicated, but still worth living. Having no control over his life torments him, even after his solitude ends.

Free on 27th - 31st Jan 15
View on Amazon.co.uk

Reviews:

"This book didn't click for me at all. For a book that's entitled "Survival of the Human Spirit" - well, that title is badly misleading."

Reviewer: .


This book didn't click for me at all, but I soldiered on to the end and was disappointed. I don't want to spoil it, but there were two sections where I did nearly stop reading, and one that I actually found highly offensive. Without going into spoilers, don't expect a castaway survival story - the story takes a sharp veer and there are aliens.

The characters aren't distinct and the writing falls rather flat. The real problem for me is that nothing actually progresses - the entire plot plot happens, but the lead character never really finds out what's going on, far less manages to do anything about it. Throughout the entire thing he reacts rather than acts, which is unfortunately true of all the characters. For a book that's entitled "Survival of the Human Spirit" - well, that title is badly misleading. Don't expect the human spirit to survive.

One thing that some readers might find: when I started reading this it initially reminded me of a Nintendo game - Lost in Blue 2 - right down to the names of the lead and his off-screen girlfriend, and the methods he uses to survive. Once the other characters come in, this resemblance ends, but for about half the book it is very, very, strong.

I'd have to give this a two. Two days after reading I found myself hard put to mention anything about it, and had to go back to the book, not just my review notes, to write the review. It didn't leave any more of an impression the second time around, making it very hard to review.

Rating: 2



Top - Reviews - Update Details

Third Party Reviews:


No reviews yet. Why not link one?

You can suggest a blog review here

Discussion

New to the site? Leave a comment below or view the chat on our forum here:

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Your Website (optional)

Your Message



*Your email will not be displayed on the site. All message are held for moderation.



Top - Reviews - Update Details




Bookangel.co.uk


A Sea of Cinders
Time Fly
Looking Through Lace
The Jewish Refugee Warship
This Long Vigil: A Science Fiction Short Story
From a Foreign Shore: Stories of History and Alternate History
The Complete Guide to Screenwriting for Children’s Film & Television
Escape to Osprey Cove: Book 1 of The Osprey Cove Lodge Series
A Sea of Cinders
Time Fly
Looking Through Lace
The Jewish Refugee Warship
This Long Vigil: A Science Fiction Short Story
From a Foreign Shore: Stories of History and Alternate History
The Complete Guide to Screenwriting for Children’s Film & Television
Escape to Osprey Cove: Book 1 of The Osprey Cove Lodge Series