Extinction Point (Extinction Point #1)
Some books are made for procrastination reads, and this is one of them. Bought and read in a single summery afternoon, it was the perfect excuse to sit outside in the first 80 degree day with the new Kindle.
It begins with Emily, a mid-twenty-something reporter who is waiting for an appointment to interview a doctor. As far as introductions go, it's a mediocre one, showcasing Emily as somewhat of a judgmental snot--Jones should have skipped it and went straight to the biography info-dump when she ...more
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1. Yes, there is talk of scavenging along the way, explaining why she's not carrying too much food. There are bike stores in most major towns, but I can see packing lots of bike supplies because you don't want to get stuck between towns without bike-fixing gear. But seriously--limiting yourself to a liter of water a day? Can't you c ...more
Everyone has their own way of realizing to what degree they are enjoying a book they are reading. For me it comes down to a few things.
1.) I think about the story when I'm not reading it.
2.) I look forward to picking it back up again.
3.) I am disappointed when it is done.
If I don't look forward to reading a book, then it's just filler. When this book ended I was definitely irritated with myself for not taking longer to enjoy it. (I'll know better when the next one comes out!) Someth ...more
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I admit it. I’m a fan of the series Doomsday Preppers. I also have a major crush on Les Stroud of Survivorman. There is something about a guy that can survive with nothing but his common sense and his knowledge of the world around him! I will also admit to having an emergency backpack filled with stuff that I hope to never need. I’m not a fanatic in any way, shape or form. I’m semi-prepared for e ...more
I hesitated reading Extinction Point (EP) because I did not care for the author's other Apocalyptic book, Towards Yesterday. However, when the author offered me a free copy I took the opportunity. At most I would have wasted my time and be placed in an awkward situation of low-star rating the book. Yes, it's that same kind of awkwardness when Grandma gives you a present... and it's an ugly sweater. Fortunately, I found the book thoroughly enjoyable.
EP starts ...more
I still maintain that Extinction Point has an interesting premise…but the author does nothing interesting with it. There are many problems here.
And I have to confess, I felt overwhelmed when I sat d ...more
This review is full of spoilers. I can’t even begin to describe how incomplete, how uninspiring, how nothing this book was without spoiling it. Besides, you really don’t want to read it. Trust me on this.
I read Extinction Point because my wife downloaded a free sample on her Kindle, read it, and thought the book might be something we’d enjoy reading together. Boy, was she wrong. That I promised to read the book to completion ...more
First, what I enjoyed. Like I said above, I really enjoyed the take on what has happened in this book. The "red rain" and the results of that, are fascinating so far, and I am very interested to see where it goes. Also, throwing in the aspect of not ...more
first the good: the premise, great idea. You're basically one of the last people on earth due to a kind of stealth alien invasion. Author looks like he set everything up well, planned out the way the alien takeover is happening and looks like he has a plan for the future.
the bad: the heroine. Doesn't drive at the beginning is really no big deal. That at age 30ish that she's never driven is a bit unrealistic, but okay, I can roll with that. However, if you are the ...more
Emily as a leading character, wasn't a strong enough personality for one. Every now and then there may be a little "fun fact" about her slipped in between scenes but other than that the book is like a to-do list of her day.
Maybe the author wanted a very plain generic " everywoman" type of lead. But all this does is make me not care one way or the other about whatever happens to her.
Oh and do we know what happens to her!! We know every second of her fr ...more
Reports of red rain come to New York from Europe shortly before all contact with Europe ceases. So when red rain begins to fall in ...more
This is a fairly short and quick read following our main protagonist Emily in the 7 days following a mysterious red rain that has wiped everyone else out (and not in a pretty way either, some of the descriptive passages in this novel are rather horrific which all ad ...more
If I were to offer any criticism of this book, besides being too short ...more
Reporter Emily Baxter is a reporter living in New York. Really early on in the book (so you don't think this is a spoiler), a weird weather phenomenom occurs which bathes the earth in red rain. Emily finds herself unaffected as everyone around her succumbs to the effects of the rain. Emily watches the world ...more
I just finished reading Extinction Point by Paul Jones and couldn’t put it down. (see below for synopsis) There were two or three minor typos, but the story was so engaging that it really didn’t hinder my enjoyment of the sto ...more
SHE'S PLANNING TO RIDE A BIKE FROM NEW YORK TO ALASKA!!!! #stupid.
Seriously, her motive for choosing to ride a bike is that she never learned to drive a car. You know what type of person can't drive a car? Little people who can't reach the pedals and people without feet, who can't reach the pedals.
It se ...more
A pet peeve of mine with sequels is when the first book can't really stand alone because it is more like a movie trailer. It gets you interested, but nothing is really resolved. At the end you feel like you were just left hanging after all that build-up.
All this make ...more
Now, I will say that this first book is set up, and it leaves A LOT of open questions. There were scenes where I really wanted to know what the heck was going on with the various "things" that formed after the red rain. I will be ...more
I got this book free at a website that I (unfortunately) lost. I decided to review the book.
Before fully reading "Extinction Point", I tried 2 times to read it and never got past 29%, because I was reading from my computer. After fully reading it for the third and final time, I'm starting to think that there may have been more reasons for not having finished the book earlier...
You know when you watch a reality interactive competition show (ex: Masterchef, America's next to...more
Red rain (and yes, you'll have Peter Gabriel's warble in your head every time the term comes up) appears all over the world with no warning. Eight hours later, everyone is dead. Well, nearly everyone. The universe, in its wisdom allows Emily Baxter to survive. Now, she lives in NYC and she reaches out via internet, yet she hears from (almost) no one? That just doesn't work. I ...more
Have the character actually exclaim things like "Ouch!" and act like a wisecracking valley girl just two days into a post-apocalyptic event that wipes out the planet.
I don't know. Like I said, this book had some REALLY good scenes and scares, and ...more
The main character was well written and you really felt for her and the addition of the partner at the end was great and pulled on my heart strings
If you like end of mankind, biological alien invasion stories, then you love this book.
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In May of 2011 I released Towards Yesterday, my first novel. I’ve also released a compilation of short stories (Dangerous Places) and, my most recent project, the first book in a new series, the post-apocalyptic adventure Extinction Point.
I’m currently wor ...more