❮PDF❯ ✯ Cold Storage ⚣ Author David Koepp – Agedanna.info
Thanks to HarperCollins for the ARC at BEA 2019 This was an interesting sci fi pandemic story about a fungus based pandemic in the U.S and the federal agents trying to stop it While I thought the scenes involving the fungus were well researched and well done Koepp definitely did his homework and it shows , I found the main characters to just be ehh and not that relatable I mean, if you ve almost got me rooting for the pandemic, I don t think that s a great thing An interesting but predictable story, with characters who are meh in relatability and weirdly horny at random moments Not a terrible book, but not the best either 3.5, but for Goodreads, I ll round up and say 4 because I think Koepp s got potential as a fiction writer. If this book doesn t have you paranoid anytime someone so much as coughs near you, you re a stronger person than I. 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 Attack, 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 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 Quarantine This Horror Again All They Have Is Luck, Fearlessness, And A Mordant Sense Of Humor Will That Be Enough To Save All Of Humanity This is one riotous read that made me laugh with did that just happen moments and kept me entertained from start to finish.Set in a small town in Australia, a local man has made a little extra cash over the years by displaying bits of wreckage from spaceships that have broken upon returning to Earth from missions in space Well, one too many rub ups to make a bit gleam a little just sets off a reaction with a hi jacker that had returned with it The deadly organism thrives on any living thing in order to rapidly expand Bioterror Operative Roberto Diaz becomes the hero of the hour, destroying the whole town and containing a sample of the fungus in an underground government storage facility.Decades later Diaz receives the dreaded call to say it is on the loose again The determined fungus had found a way out Diaz heads for the facility while two young security employees try to hold the fort and stay alive There are some spectacular moments as the fungus learns from its hosts, some which make quite hilarious moments Loved the thoughts of the deer from death to well death and the bizarre ways that it managed to get around A very entertaining read, very visual, violent but at times lighthearted There were even backdrop stories on the characters and time for a little romance to blossom A brilliant read Hope to seefrom this talented writer.I wish to thank NetGalley and the publisher for an e copy of this book which I have reviewed honestly. Thank you to NetGalley, Ecco, and David Koepp for the advance reader copy of Cold Storage Cold Storage is a techno thriller in the mode of Michael Crichton, which makes total sense because Koepp wrote the screenplay for Jurassic Park Along with Jurassic Park, Koepp has been a part of several epic screenplays, often working with the big dog Mr Spielberg himself, along with the first Mission Impossible, and Spiderman 2 A Plus pedigree for sure Cold Storage story is an extinction level destruction bacteria sci fi adventure, and it certainly is a page turner Three strangers, one bioterror operative and a couple of regular folks try to save the world I did enjoy the ride, it is a quick read with some suspension of disbelief required It is an apocalyptic bioterror novel after all The one criticism I have with the novel, and I think a lot folks will agree, is that it does read like a screenplay Still entertaining, but the characters are not fleshed out, and seemed kind of rushed If you are looking for a quick entertaining read similar to his action packed screenplays, it will certainly be worth it Thanks for reading coldstorage netgalley Absolutely fabulous stuff Koepp has single handedly resurrected one of my all time favorite authors Michael Crichton , injecting a strong sense of humor into a terrifying story I ll read this again And again It s that good. Review from a very early advance copy This book had me at David Koepp, screenwriter of Spider Man and Jurassic Park He has writtenof my favorite movies in addition to those Now he s venturing into the non film area where movie ideas come from, and he s really good at that, too This one is about a bioweapon that, of course, gets loose and hijinks ensue It reads like it s a movie, and I mean that as a compliment It probably will be a movie at some point, and that would be great, because this story is thrilling, tense, and crammed with action I m thinking one of the Hemsworths would be good in the lead role Maybe throw in a non Hemsworth Chris, too, just for seasoning. I want to thinka while before I review this But I loved it. oh my god i am going to be run ragged at BEA this year, apparently WATCH OUT FOR MY GRABBY HANDS, BOOTH TENDERS Brief review This was okay, but a few days past reading it and the only thing I could remember is that the Hazmat suit and gunshot thing really irritated me, the line about the deer taking the elevator was funny, and I was generally confused on if this was supposed to be a serious biomedical thriller or sort of a horror comedy.Full review to come after it s posted to Sci Fi Scary.Disclaimer I received a copy of this book from the publisher for review consideration.