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Oasis by Bryce Beattie

 

Terrorists have unleashed a devastating and bizarre virus in a small desert town. Something has knocked out the power grid. The government has quarantined the city, but is not sending aid, and nobody can understand why. Oasis is the story of one man’s struggle against the chaos that blankets the city.

Note: Oasis contains some graphic violence and harsh language.


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Listed: Feb 17, 2010

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By Linda Schoales, editor

Feb 17, 2010: The writing in the first couple of chapters is solid. The main character is an exhausted male nurse coming off an 18 hour shift. He sees a bunch of Red Cross trailers in the parking lot, and people getting "free flu shots". His suspicions aroused, he goes to check it out.

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Nurses Are People Too!

By Karmie, member

Mar 17, 2010: Corbin, the hero of this story, is a nurse. It’s not everyday that I run across a story in which a nurse is the protagonist – heroes are traditionally usually given more "prestigious" professions and are doctors, lawyers, and engineers. Corbin being a humble nurse (and a very capable one at that) is what hooked me into reading the rest of the story and differentiated Oasis from other zombie novels.

The writing is tight and I enjoyed how events in the beginning chapters of the story that served an obvious purpose at the time of their occurrence, popped up again in later chapters serving a secondary purpose I hadn’t thought of/overlooked.

The characters’ actions and words were believable, the setting was vivid, and the action was well paced. All in all, it was truly a pleasure to read this story and it was time spent that, even though I should have been working, was in no way wasted. The only complaint I have with the writing comes at the very end of the book. Rather than spoiling it for future readers, I’ll leave that criticism unvoiced.

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