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Cold Storage, by David Koepp

waheela's review against another edition

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4.0

Worse and better than I expected.

The good:
- not a zombie story
- very well written
- time frame was suitable
- nice point of view from the virus

The bad:
- way too much backstory of the characters - I got bored
- action was late - didn't really start until around 40%

Due to the good writing I upped the rating from 3 to 4 stars.

trike's review against another edition

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3.0

All these books that have the same date for the summer of ‘22 are because I was locked out of Goodreads and didn’t note the day I read the books.

danterner's review against another edition

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adventurous tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0

This was an unexpected treat - I picked it up on a whim and devoured it in just a few days. Very reminiscent of Michael Crichton.

jimbowen0306's review against another edition

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3.0

If asked for a one sentence summary of this book, I'd say it was a daft mixture of The Stand (by Stephen King) and Resident Evil (you know the Milla Jovovich zombie apocalypse series).

In this book, there are a couple of fixers headed by Roberto Diaz, who do CIA/Department of Defence "wet work", dealing with biohazard and nuclear terrorists. On a mission in the 1990s, they pick up a spore that is growing like billy-o on Australian tribal lands. They save the day, only to have to save the day in present times, the spore has escaped, and Diaz has to step in to save the day again, along with 2 minimum wage storage facility employees (because that happens).

It's a daft read, but good fun if you switch your brain off for a while.

cameronbcook's review against another edition

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Likes: Popcorn science fiction thrillers were my first love as a reader, and it felt good to go back to one after so long.

Dislikes: Pretty dumb!

shawntowner's review against another edition

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2.0

A direct-to-DVD movie in novel form.

kpreads24's review against another edition

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adventurous dark funny informative lighthearted mysterious fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character

4.5

johnday's review against another edition

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5.0

Wow. Great thriller that moves so fast that you’ll want to make sure you don’t start it just before bedtime.

booksandsalt's review against another edition

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adventurous dark funny slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

3.5

twiinklex's review against another edition

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4.0

Stephen King recommended this on Twitter so I read it and loved it. It's been more than 2 years since and I still think about this book sometimes.