Winter Kill: War with China Has Already Begun Paperback – May 17 2011
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I bought the E-Book version and read it twice for the same reason that I read any novel by Tom Clancy twice.. first for storyline which was epic to say the least and second for the technical aspects. The author's extensive research of subject matter and attention to detail only complement the immersive storyline which is pleasantly surprising coming from a new author. Like a painter that starts with a complex environment first, Gene Skellig starts slow and technical with a climactic build-up that will leave any Ludlum or Clancy fan with that ever-familiar "Wow" experience.
That is precisely what "Winter Kill" is... a "Wow" experience. The only negative aspect of this chronicle that I can think of is perhaps that it is very genre-specific and if you don't read Ludlum, Le Carre, Clancy or Fleming then perhaps this may not be for you but Gene Skellig definitely has a lot of potential and I, personally, will be waiting for his next release.
I was surprised that there has been no reviews made on this book except for one on amazon.com. Although the book started slow with too much scientific dialogue and with the introduction of too many characters the author eventually moves on with the plot.
Although this scenario was often discussed in the 1950s and 60s, it is a modern fresh look at the idea of a nuclear winter setting in after a full scale nuclear war. It is also fascinating to see this novel based on Canadian soil, vice a US centric view. However this Canadian setting will probably hurt sales. But for someone familiar with Canadian locations in particular the West Coast it provides a great read. The book is well researched with many modern scientific ideas and facts being introduced to provide solutions should a Nuclear Armageddon indeed occur. The plot continues to move on with one exciting twist after the other.
Overall a "Winter Kill" provided a revised look at Nuclear Winter and its effects on a global scale. For the price its being sold at it is definitely recommended.
The author has conducted an incredible amount of research on an array of topics and interwoven it all into a stunningly relevant and believable geopolitical thriller. If you read this book and do not walk away a having learned something, a little bit richer in worthwhile knowledge, then you probably were not paying attention.
I generally do not read novels, but this one was recommended to me. I was happy that I took the time to read it. It actually had me taking out my pen and circling quotes, making margin notes and planning to research some of the many topics touched upon by the author. It is what I would expect if you put G Edward Griffin, Joel Skousen and the writers of Backwoods Home Magazine (or perhaps Mother Earth News) into a room and had them write a geopolitical thriller.
I enjoyed this book immensely, and congratulate the author on this exceptional effort.
This book is a keeper. Independently published, well-written, and good quality. A very worthwhile read and I look forward to a sequel.
Most recent customer reviews
A great read for geopolitical thriller lovers. Being fairly new to that subject myself, I found the amount of detail in the book a bit overwhelming at times. Read morePublished on Jan. 1 2012 by Arnadottir
Winter Kill impressed me a great deal. The idea that the global economy simply cannot run on a model of continual growth and that this is a primary cause for much of the... Read morePublished on Nov. 9 2011 by domsystem