Yikes I did not like this one at all DNF I rarely give one star "I m hesitant to because I now what it feels like being an author This "m hesitant to because I The Writing Workshop know what it feels like being an author This sounded like something I d enjoy and I purchased the hardcover Now this may just be my taste because I am an author I m a big proponent of the Fictive Dream it s mandatory for the books I read Cold Storage is written in omniscient point of view while utilizing at times the reminiscent voice as well Ten years later they wouldn t And this omniscient voice also head jumps sometime three characters on one page There is no chance at all for a fictive dream What this felt like to me was a screenplay with a detailed treatment cut up and interjected when needed Cold Storage by David Koepp is not the sort of book I would normally have picked up But I was intrigued when I received a copy from Harleuin Australia as part of the H Book Club I am now very pleased have picked this book up David Koepp is a screenwriter who has worked on Jurassic Park and Mission Impossible to name a few This was clearly evident in this book and it would also be a fantastic movie This was a very uick and hard to put down read The story flowed really well and left you wanting toeep reading It is a very entertaining read at times dark and disturbing and at others funny and light in particular the deer in the elevator You need to read this book for that scene alone In the beginning I was worried that I was not going to like it there was allot of scientific words and jargon but once I got through that I really enjoyed it I was also surprised when the characters visited Australia always something that catches my attention being an AussieA piece of space lab debris is showing some bizarre signs and the experts are sent to investigate This brings them to a remote part of Western Australia When they get there they find a lot of dead bodies and a deadly organism living on the space junk They destroy the town but not before taking on the space junk They destroy the town but not before taking sample This sample is returned to the US and Agricultural Engineering kept in a secure underground military unit Years later the experts are once again called to stop this deadly organism spreadingThanks to Harleuin Books Australia for my advanced copy of this book to read All opinions are my own and are in no way biased Give this book a go even if you don t usually read this genre You will be pleasantly surprised Australian outback 1987 Pentagon bioterror operative Roberto Diaz and his partner Trini Romano have been sent to Kiwirrkurra to a town where all the residents were dying All theynow that in 1979 a Skylab Space Station fell out of the sky and a chunk of it landed in Kiwirrkurra after years of the piece sitting in the ground as a souvenir it began to rustA local resident cleaned the piece of Skylab awakening the fungus inside which eventually would ill the entire village and one of the people sent to make it safeA small sample of the fungus Cordyceps Novus was stored in forgotten sub basement in Kansas hoping that it would stay buried forever Unfortunately the earth heated up and sixteen years after the sample was buried the site was deemed a cold war site and could be built onNow in 2019 Teacake and Naomi are security guards at the storage facility built on the grounds An alarm can be heard beeping and the two investigate unwittingly putting themselves in danger Roberto Diaz is now retired but the Pentagon wants him on route to the facility to check out what is happening as their monitors are showing activity with the fungusIt s now up to Teacake Naomi and Roberto to stop the fungus spreading and save the worldI m not much of a sci fi fan but I like a good mysterythriller and the synopsis intrigued me so I jumped at the chance to read it The book is certainly different from anything I ve read before I enjoyed the build up to the case and was both intrigued and a little frightened at what this fungus could do to both people and animals there is a great scene featuring a cat and a deerThe book ebbs and flows when it comes to pace The character developmen. For readers of Andy Weir and Noah Hawley comes an astonishing debut by the screenwriter of Jurassic Park a wild and terrifying adventure about three strangers who must work together to contain a highly contagious deadly organismWhen Pentagon bioterror operative Roberto Diaz was sent to investigate a suspected biochemical attac.
Read & download À PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free µ David KoeppT I was a bit unsure of as we get to read snippets about Roberto and his life and career yet Teacake and Naomi we get all their backstory and emotions sometimes a little too much and I started skipping over these sections as I didn t feel they added anything to the plotUnsurprisingly given that this book has been written by a screenwriter I could certainly see this being made into a movie as everything was perfectly easy to visualise along the way intelligently written springs to mindIt s a book I will remember and I enjoyed it immensely and read it in just a couple of days There were times when I was shocked and moments which made me giggle there were sections which went over my head and others that put me on the edge of my seatIt s uite weird because I would say this book verged on the far fetched unbelievable and also far too realistic at times too You will have to read it to understand what I mean If you enjoy sci fiscience based books that have an air of a thriller to them plenty of action throughout and are very entertaining then this is the book for you A fun read if at times totally unbelievable but hey this is fiction and it s meant to entertain right And entertain this book does A fungus that has illed everyone in a remote town in entertain this book does A fungus that has illed everyone in a remote town in Australia has been languishing in a contained facility underground in Kansas The facility is then concealed and forgotten and a storage unit is built on top of it End of story right No way this fungus has ideas of it s own It escapes it s containers and decides to run rampantTwo down on their luck security guards are left in charge of the storage units the night the fungus decides to run amok With the help of a retired military operative who tried to warn the government about the danger this facility poses the three have to try to contain the fungus and save the worldA highly amusing story complete with deer riding in elevators and exploding cats suspend your beliefs and enjoy the ride of this one It wont disappoint35 stars rounded up to 4My thanks to H Fiction for an uncorrected proof to read and review The opinions are entirely my own All that hand washing and disinfecting seems so futile when you get to see how a disease can spread FROM THE PATHOLOGICAL POINT OF VIEW OF THE CONTAGION ITSELF It only takes one tiny speck of a fungusvirusbacteria hellbent on making its way into a delicious human body and bam you re infected Are you also a goner soon to explode like an overfilled balloon of green sticky fungal goo Let s hope that only happens in bioterror horror movies and novels like this one but the horrible potential is always tickling the back of our mindsIf that but what if tickle is something you enjoy then you will love David Koepp s Cold Storage If you Already Freaking Out Over freaking out over rampant spread of COVID 19 right now this is absolutely NOT the book for you This book comes with great pedigree as the author wrote the screenplay for Jurassic Park it also comes with great premisea eat all fungi is discovered in the 80 s in Australia but is managed and contained and no uestions asked and what remains of the fungi is then sealed away hundreds of feet down in a black site mountainy thingso far so goodthe mountainy thing is sold on as a rent out locker facility and the contents hundreds of feet down are forgotten then the fungi escapes and causes havocThe description of the fungi how it evolves infects and spreads is morbidly fascinating have to say and the research done amazing however the characters are insipid the dialogue uninspiring and the plot follow through enough to raise your eyebrows every few paragraphs I did read on some reviews how readers had loved the humour in the book I didn t realise there had been any so do wonder if I missed the point altogether but wasn t as far as now a comedy bookGreat idea fab research not my indof delivery of both310 2 Stars Deliciously TerrifyingTwo bio terrorism operatives are called on to investigate and handle a situation involving an isolated community 26 people in. K he found something far worse a highly mutative organism capable of extinction level destruction He contained it and buried it in cold storage deep beneath a little used military repositoryNow after decades of festering in a forgotten sub basement the specimen has found its way out and is on a lethal feeding frenzy Only Diaz. ,
Australia Many years before a NASA explorative space vehicle had exploded and some remnants landed in this country and for some reason this supposedly Harmless Container was left there Really A call came in with a claim that a man had "fallen gravely ill after cleaning the outside of the unit and now there is a foreign substance "gravely ill after cleaning the outside of the unit and now there is a foreign substance out of the container Imagine what happens nextFast forward 30 years later Robert Diaz one of the original operatives is called out of retirement to again investigate this long buried deadly matter It seems that the the alarm system has been activated for unknown speculative reasons since the organism was buried 300 ft underground using every safeguard and precaution that the government and science had to offer The deadly organism fungus was stored and buried under an old warehouse that is currently used as a storage unit facility Only the government nows what is underground and they are the only ones with access entry if it was ever needed and it is crucial to all life forms in general for the right agents with the right tools and weapons be sent underground before this situation becomes a monster of their own making Why would the alarm sound after 30 years Electrical problem Security breach What was so important that the government buried this substance instead of destroying it Why would Diaz be the only person to send on this mission instead of a younger soldier All uestions will be answered and so much will be revealed if you just sit down and read this excitng rapid fire bookI don t have enough words to describe how much I enjoyed this book It was fast and furious cleverly researched and written with humor blending in along the way I can t believe this was David Koepp s debut book because he did a stellar job of describing and capturing the personalities of the uirky characters and the dangers that were involved for everyone I am so glad that this is a fictional thriller because this was a crazy and scary storyI want to thank the publisher Harper Collins Books and Netgalley for allowing me the opportunity to read this very exciting bookI highly recommend this book to any reader but especially those who enjoy Michael Crichton Christopher Golden and Jeremy Bates If you enjoy great writing and science fiction please don t hesitate giving this a readI have given this scary ride of a book 4 12 Terrifying Stars I m terrified and horrified and that is exactly how I want to feel after reading a science fiction bookDeep in the Australian outback feste David Koepp began his career as a screenwriter and there s definitely a strong summer action movie vibe throughout this bookIn short fungus Anyone who s spent some time watchingreadingplaying in the zombie apocalypse genre is likely already familiar with the Cordyceps fungus but this time it s been to space and picked up some brand new habits The book begins when the plans to The Alchemy of Culture: Intoxicants in Society keep it under wraps failMy rating is a pretty solid liked it there s nothing hugely wrong with Cold Storage but eually there s nothing hugely right David Koepp does write excellently unlikeable characters for when he needs toill someone off his protagonists could have been a little well rounded though We got some amazing back story on one of them only for us to never hear from her point of view again Most loose ends were wrapped up without any annoying but they had forgotten THIS at the end thank you because that trope is TIRED There were some loose ends that simply weren t addressed though which does give some wiggle room in the event of a seuel All in all a good read one which will probably be much popular than the rating I gave it Definitely "A Fun Read But "fun read but some flaws What s your guess as to whether humanity will be saved by the heroes of this book I think I must have misread the blurb for this book because I was expecting an intelligent bio thriller and instead I got a dumb horror story with fungus created zombies There s way too much back story for the characters and a lame love story Big disappointment. Knows how to stop itHe races across the country to help two unwitting security guards one an ex con the other a single mother Over one harrowing night the unlikely trio must figure out how to uarantine this horror again All they have is luck fearlessness and a mordant sense of humor Will that be enough to save all of humanity. ,