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Contaminated: A Zombie Survival Novel

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Dr. Arthur Covington may hold the key to the most important discovery in the history of humankind. He is, however, not the only interested party. If he is to survive treachery and attempts on his life in his bid to escape a secure, high-tech facility, he will have to rely on others - but who can he trust? Underground, an explosion rocks the facility. Someone drops a viral ...more
Paperback, 158 pages
Published July 31st 2012 by Severed Press (first published July 26th 2012)
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Kristin (Blood,Sweat and Books)
I liked parts of this story but others felt rushed and slapped together for sake of moving things along. Longer review to come.

Reviewed originally @ Blood,Sweat and Books

My Thoughts: Good in places, lacking in others. I really enjoyed the Resident Evil feel of this story. Close quarters and zombies provide a suspenseful atmosphere and the author plays off that well. However, I think the story was a bit predictable in places such as the traitors were obvious and lacked any surprise and the writi
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Heather Faville
Aug 21, 2012 Heather Faville rated it really liked it
Technically 3.5 stars, but worthy of the rounding up.

Sometimes experimenting with space rocks isn't exactly the smarted thing a scientist can do, especially when it's your first day on the job and you're just getting used to your laboratory. Dr Arthur Covington's first day on the job in an underground research facility does not go as he had planned. His experiment goes drastically wrong and an explosion occurs, but even the explosion is not typical. The dead come back to life and what happens n
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Vix
Nov 17, 2012 Vix rated it liked it
Good background stories to all the main characters, some brilliantly delivered information re a "planet" and why it should be studied.

Essentially I thought this was a great premise for a story but it seemed to lose its way about a 3rd of the way in... it went from space exploration mission with a bit of corporate espionage to rampaging zombies in a locked down building.
Lot of differing angles to a story made it a little confusing at times and a bit repetitive in the description of how secure th
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Karl Pendlebury
Sep 10, 2014 Karl Pendlebury rated it did not like it
Where to begin??

The lack of an actual story? The confusing attempt at exciting story? Or the repetitive fact that every five seconds somebody was forcing down vomit?

I read this book hoping there'd be some big twist at the end that made it all worth while and explain all...

Instead I was met with even more confusing chapters and *spoiler alert* the entire cast (who had the personality and likability of a rocking chair) all dead... I'm all for the "nobody is safe" rule when story telling but at lea
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Matthew Lockwood
Feb 26, 2013 Matthew Lockwood rated it it was ok
Suzanne Robb is a person in severe need of a sub-editor.

Every zombie kill sprays gore, causing somebody to gag. Using a rope to descend into a silo (which happens quite a lot) is now repelling, instead of rappelling. A couple of characters accidentally swap names for a few seconds towards the end, and the grammar gets worse towards the climax, as though to reflect the dire straits in which the protagonists find themselves.

None of this would matter if the story was good, but it actually makes no
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Sara
May 26, 2013 Sara rated it really liked it
Shelves: zombie-fiction
Actually nearly gave up with this a few times felt no bond with characters and struggling to keep pace of who was who and the action scenes..quite unrelenting action scenes ..imagine a building full of doors and floors and on each one lots of action...then I realised it's a very accurate zombie outbreak scenario set in a top security albeit flawed security laboratory..and Resident Evil sprang into mind and I was enjoying reading this..persevere it's actually really good!!
And the zombies have ins
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Shelves: sci-fi
Needed an editor and a proofreader.
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It was OK had a lot of resident evil qualities. Needs edited maybe?
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Suzanne Robb is the author of DEAD BY MIDNIGHT, the Z-BOAT trilogy published by Permuted Press and CONTAMINATED published by Severed Press. She is an Active member of the ITW and an Affiliate member of the HWA. In her free time she reads, watches movies, plays with her dog, and enjoys chocolate and LEGOs.

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