Outpost

Outpost They took the job to escape the world They didn t expect the world to end Kasker Rampart a derelict refinery platform moored in the Arctic Ocean A skeleton crew of fifteen fight boredom and despair as

  • Title: Outpost
  • Author: Adam Baker
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  • Page: 114
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  • They took the job to escape the world They didn t expect the world to end Kasker Rampart a derelict refinery platform moored in the Arctic Ocean A skeleton crew of fifteen fight boredom and despair as they wait for a relief ship to take them home But the world beyond their frozen wasteland has gone to hell Cities lie ravaged by a global pandemic One by one TV channelThey took the job to escape the world They didn t expect the world to end Kasker Rampart a derelict refinery platform moored in the Arctic Ocean A skeleton crew of fifteen fight boredom and despair as they wait for a relief ship to take them home But the world beyond their frozen wasteland has gone to hell Cities lie ravaged by a global pandemic One by one TV channels die, replaced by silent wavebands The Rampart crew are marooned They must survive the long Arctic winter, then make their way home alone They battle starvation and hypothermia, unaware that the deadly contagion that has devastated the world is heading their way

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    1. do you like this??then you will probably like this book. it has very many awesome things in it, like arctic isolation and metal-spiked zombies and flamethrowers and the scariest cruise ship ever and only a couple of things that are crappy. and not even crappy-crappy, but just those little annoying impossibilities you can't help but note when you are watching movies/reading books like these and you are like, "hold up, that doesn't make sense." or "but surely the timer would have run out by now," [...]


    2. it is a remote refinery in the arctic. there is a disparate crew. there is freezing cold and isolation and all of those sorts of things. these are the sorts of things i often like to read about. there is a mysterious worldwide disaster. there are zombies, a new kind of zombie, metallic zombies. there is a space-born plague, maybe? the plague is from nanobots, maybe? one can only guess. there is an abandoned luxury liner. it is full of zombies. there is an ambiguous ending, which is perfecte book [...]


    3. This has to be one of the worst things I've read. I had no idea what the hell was happening 90% of the time, the writing was terrible and read more like a film script than a book. Jane goes from Pathetic Wimp to Capable Warrior Woman in a blink of an eye (apparently she starts the novel as obese and manages to slim down enough to run marathons around the rig in a couple of weeks). None of the characters were interesting (more cardboard cut outs), the plot felt like a bad sci fi movie and I feel [...]


    4. 3.5 StarsThis book is a decent first novel. It has lots to like in it. A great atypical hero in Jane  Blanc, an amazing frigid setting at the top of the world, and of course zombies. This is post apocalyptic fun that on that level alone is five star greatness.Let me start by saying how much I really liked Jane Blanc. I think that Baker did a fabulous job at taking this woman who normally would not make a good action hero and showed how through synergy with her morals, her values, and her experi [...]


    5. You hate humanity. You take a job at an arctic oil rig with the rest of the rejects in the world. Then the zombie apocalypse happens and you are stuck stranded on the sidelines waiting to starve or freeze to death.I hate it when that happens.Fortunately, or unfortunately depending on your viewpoint of zombie novels, the zombies do catch up with our unlucky oil rig residents. But before that happens, Adam Baker, in his debut novel Outpost, sets up a different kind of zombie novel in which the per [...]


    6. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this. The writing is excellent, the characterisations, for the most part, are great. It is dark, atmospheric, claustrophobic and most importantly, quite frightening. The first part of the novel can be read as something separate from the virus that is sweeping the planet. The explanations on the differing ways in which it is possible to die in a freezing and extremely remote environment are quite frightening themselves. Add mutations / zombies to the mixture and all o [...]


    7. Forget global warming, the world will end in great balls of zombie apocalypse and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise! Outpost is a surprisingly heartfelt story about a bunch of losers who happen to have the ultimate misfortune of getting stranded on an arctic oil refinery during a bout of worldwide zombie outbreak. Granted the plot has been done to death but I can’t help caring for these characters, which goes against every zombie rule I stand for (alas, by the end of the book I’ve had my [...]


    8. Quite simply one of the best horror novels I've ever read. Think 'The Thing' meets 'Alien' meets 'The Rising'. Claustrophobic and atmospheric, the book is more about isolation and vulnerability than shuffling undead and apocalyptic destruction. It's a simply written book, full of tight, cold sentences and bleak metaphor, where the existential horror of humanity's downfall is re-framed and refocused as individual catastrophe. Vivid characters, moody description, and implacable, crushing doom awai [...]


    9. I’ve said it before, and I’ll no doubt say it again, I am utterly fascinated by apocalyptic fiction. I grew up in the eighties and I think this has left a rather fatalistic streak in my character. I still remember the first time I was exposed to dramas like When the Wind Blows and The Day After. These left a distinct impression and as I grew up, and learned to appreciate the written word, I have devoured any fiction that touches on this broad subject matter. The nature of the cataclysm itsel [...]


    10. You gotta love it when you read a book by an author previously unknown to you and enjoy the hell out of it. Score! New author for me, good deal.Another post-apoc zombie story but an interesting premise: it takes place on an oil platform in the Arctic Ocean. A few reviewers have made comparison to the movie The Thing and I can definitely relate to that sentiment, it was kind of like the Thing (minus the awesome music). It was a little predictable and I really couldn't get in to the characters too [...]


    11. A small caretaker crew, stranded on an enormous refinery rig in the Arctic Circle, can only watch as the world succumbs to a strange zombie plague. With only a few months of supplies and with the long Arctic winter approaching, who will survive?I read Adam Baker's prequel (Juggernaut) to this novel and, despite some faults, flaws and foibles really rather enjoyed it, so I thought it would be well worth giving his first novel a go. While much the same could be said for Outpost - flawed but enjoya [...]


    12. Good premise and well executed. This is a good book in PA-Zombie fiction category and is worthy of more attention. On an off-shore refinery platform in the Arctic, the crew is isolated from rest of the world when the apocalypse occurs. This book reads more as a movie script and keeps you turning pages in order to know what happens next. Yes characters are not as well developed as books from other genre but you have to accept the fact that the aim of this genre is different than others. To put it [...]


    13. I unashamedly picked this book up from my local book shop because of the front cover and the interesting title. A small group of oil workers are isolated on the the oil company Con Amalgam refinery Kasker Rampart located high up in the Artic Ocean. They all seem to have their own personal reasons as to why they decided to take the isolated shift on the oil refinery. The story centres on Jane Blanc, reverend aboard Rampart; she is overweight and hates her tormented life back In England.Strange ne [...]


    14. Real post-apocalyptic fun. Better than expected. Pretty decent writing style, gripping story, occasional bouts of true originality, and really scary at times. A thoroughly enjoyable light reading experience. For its genre, a well-deserving 4 stars.


    15. I liked this. I don't read Zombie type books, but my husband bought this and once I started reading I didn't stop. Plus, it had a different take on things, which I liked. The characters were also good.


    16. Does the world need yet another post-apocalyptic zombie thriller? Adam Baker thinks so and has delivered one with Outpost, his first novel.The crew of the Kasker Rampart refinery platform are stuck in the arctic ocean waiting for supplies when they fear that things may not be going well back home. It becomes apparent that there has been an event (a global pandemic) and although all they can hear is “panic and rumour” it’s also clear they are on their own.The characters set about planning a [...]


    17. A good zombie novel that focus mainly in the interaction between the characters. We start this story in a oil rig in the artic so there aren't any zombies but scant information about the zombie outbreak in the planet. As it progress they search a way to survive the winter and then go to europa or canada afterwards.The book has some slow pace in the beginning but it ends with a fast pace narrative. I was impressed by this.Flamethrowers in the artic (The Thing anyone?)I really enjoy the mission in [...]


    18. It's largely thanks to this novel that I have just had a rather lazy weekend, that is if you count being gripped by a story as lazy. Baker's Outpost quickly grabbed, as the skeleton crew of a mothballed Arctic refinery platform are left abandoned as the world is brought to an end by some unknown plague. At first, as the mysterious carnage unfolds on the TV screens, then as the screens go blank one by one, all they can think of is rescue - of getting home. Then the nightmare comes closer and the [...]


    19. Outpost has plenty of features to make a very interesting book: zombie-like creatures, the critical situation of the main characters in a remote place, the fad of zombies on Tv and even a good book cover. However, I didnt really get into the book. The characters lack in strong personalities and usually have very superficial conversations that don't make you feel real connection with them. Another thing that just didn't help me totally liking it was the way it is written, at least the spanish ver [...]


    20. Think 28 Days Later meets The Thing with a bit of Romero thrown in for good measure. Again, not yet officially reviewed, but thoroughly enjoyable for its setting and execution. Adam Baker is a rising star in the horror genre and I reckon by his third book, he'll have hit his stride properly.


    21. You never know what you are capable of until you are truly tested.Reverend Jane Blanc is part of a skeleton crew of 15 members left on the Con Amalgam refinery Kasker Rampart. It is anchored a kilometre from the clustered islands of Franz Josef Land. They sit in the Barants Sea below the Arctic Ocean midway between Greenland and Russia. They are waiting to be transported off the refinery when a horrific pandemic hits the world and they realize if they're going to be saved, they'll have to do it [...]


    22. Adam Baker takes you on an astonishing, and terrifying descent into the ZA, while addressing the isolation of an arctic oil rig to absolute perfection. It's a masterclass of tension, claustrophobia, and horror. The characters are incredible, and the story is simply one of the best ZA books i've ever read.Truly incredible book.


    23. This book is amazing. No missed words or rambling sentences. Highly descriptive and punchy, Adam Baker has created a new breed of zombie which is both intriguing and terrifying. I read this book on a recommendation and then read the other three in the series (warning: the other three do not follow the same characters) and so far none of the books let me down.


    24. You may also read my review here: mybookishways/2012/03/While reading Outpost, I had the persistent need to seek out a very warm bwankie and swaddle myself in it, or perhaps put on one of those survival suits used in very cold climates. The book begins like this:“Jane woke, stretched, and decided to kill herself. If she hadn’t found a reason to live by the end of the day she would jump from the rig. It felt good to have a plan.”I dare you to read that passage and not be immediately hooked. [...]


    25. 5/5I have to be honest and say at first I had trouble getting into this book, it's written so differently to anything else I've read, there's not a whole lot of description, it's mostly dialogue, here's a little example:'Eight men in the Zodiac. The boat rode low in the water.Overloaded. The outboard laboured. They weaved between pack ice.'Had this not been a review book I might have given up on it but I can say I've never been more glad that I never gave up because by the end the book was amazi [...]


    26. I love survivalist stories, either real or imaginary, the way the survivors interact with each other, the breakdown of relationships, strengths and weaknesses and the changes of personality that occurs in trauma driven experiences. Werner Herzog’s quote seems apt when related to this book “Civilization is like a thin layer of ice upon a deep ocean of chaos and darkness. Kasker Rampart is an oil platform moored in the Barents Sea which normally holds 1000 personnel but is winding down for the [...]


    27. An interesting and, at times, irritating read. Baker writes well for the most part and keeps things moving along but I couldn't help notice throughout I was repeatedly pulling back from the story as conversations and events between characters and the story sometimes moved very quickly when it felt like more should/could happen at that moment. The main character annoyed me throughout but I liked the concept, although having read some other comments here, others seemed to like her. Liked the idea [...]


    28. I feel like this book could have really been something but for me, it fell really short.I mean first we meet Jane, fat, depressed Jane who turns out to be the rig Reverend. I thought the reverend thing would turn out to be important but it literally takes a couple of weeks before I felt like Jane was just a normal person. No talk of faith and then she says at one point that she'd be happy to be the last Christian on earth.n't sound like someone who gave their life to God. I never felt a deep con [...]


    29. This book was a surprise to read - for several reasons. For one, a new author I had seen adverts for but not really had a chance to explore till now. One which I am glad I did - easy style, compelling characters and a great narrative. then there is the story line. It could so easily have been one of those throw away titles - where an interesting idea could have been exhausted in a paragraph followed by a book of clichés and rehashed second hand stories would follow. But it didn't, what followed [...]


    30. A dozen people on a mothballed refinery platform, hiding from the real-world and themselves. But when the rest of the world succumbs to a pandemic, they find themselves more alone then even they anticipated and their fight for survival is just beginning. Their enemies are numerous; the ferocious Arctic winter, their dwindling supplies, the grotesque plague victims and, ultimately, themselves. SPOILERSThis is mainly an action driven story. I found the character development minimal, making the mai [...]


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