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Origin: A Technothriller

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  • Posted September 17, 2011

    Powerful

    Basically it lets the reader see the largely inflated ego of mankind for when they find this thing, instead of leaving it alone, they believe in their superiority. Thinking they can control this demon, they miss alot of the warning signs. He may appear to do miracles but it is all trickery designed to allow his escape out into the world. With their fear of death and wanting to survive, the demon plays their fears against them. By not blowing the place up they allow this demon and his minions to traverse the earth.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 2, 2011

    Couldn't put it down!

    As I've come to expect from J.A., the action never stops, the characters are great, and what a character he created here. Definitely one of the most unique bad guys I've ever read. If you like J.A.'s work or are looking for a "can't put down" thriller, Origin is an original you'll love!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 20, 2011

    Full of irony and wit

    Origin was the funniest gory book I've ever read. The idea of holding and studying Satan is the epitome of man's stupidity. The irony of man playing God with a creature who thinks he's God is so cool.

    I loved the characters and cheered them on every step of the way. Bub is the ultimate villain.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 12, 2012

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    Good for the horror/thriller reader

    Sucked in from the first paragraph is the only way to describe Origin. The first twenty percent of the book is as good as any thriller I’ve read. I couldn’t wait to read more. There wasn’t a clear cut-off point, but things slowed down. Not necessarily in a bad way, we just learn more about the plot and possible blooming romances. A few chapters later, it picked back up again and never stopped. You know those movies when every time something bad happens, something worse happens? If you don’t enjoy that type of movie, don’t pick up this book. I kept thinking, “Oh, man. This really sucks. Maybe they’ll do this or this.” Nope. Konrath kicks you in the stomach with the next twist. No doubt, Origin fits in the horror genre. I’m not a huge fan of horror, but there was enough suspense and storyline to keep me enthralled. I definitely wouldn’t suggest this one for the squeamish. I do have one complaint, and it’s my preference, nothing to do with how the book was written. I wish Konrath had delved deeper into the demon’s history, maybe more about the religious ramifications. I’m just nosy and wanted to see how Konrath would throw things together. Fast read, simple, well worth the money.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 25, 2011

    Wonderful

    I loved this book. It kept me thinking and i changed my mind on what Bub was like five times. I highly recommend this book.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 16, 2012

    Just Plain Good Fun

    Not for those who can't stand a "little" bloodshed, but hey, remember Alien? I particularly enjoyed how Konrath showed man's self deception in thinking we are in control and the power and pervasiveness of evil...not just the beast but the evil in all of us that is either conquered or not. Character development was on the shy side but sci-fi-horror lovers will not be disappointed.

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