Regolith

Regolith

by Brent Reilly
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ISBN-13: 9781450712439
Publisher: Independent Publisher
Publication date: 01/01/2010

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Jec1986 More than 1 year ago
I'm pretty sure we've all wondered how the world would be with plenty of natural devastations. Growing up, I've always wanted to read a novel that explains and paints a vivid image of someone living through such a epic situation. Luckily, I came across Regolith and I was amazed by the author's description of each event. Everything was quite realistic. The fact that readers got a chance to walk through each event is remarkable. Please read this book and explore how to stop mother nature via book. Awesome read!
thebeardenexperience More than 1 year ago
Brent Reilly's Regolith is a fast-paced page-turner, an apocalyptic tale of one man's quest to save the public from what they perceive as a "hypothetical" threat in a race against time, set to hit Earth during the 2012 presidential campaign. Regolith offers a compelling subplot of political intrigue of killing one presidential candidate and raising up another, and the underlying theme of human nature, inspiring "envy, infidelity, and murder." Spacewatch Director, Henry Jackson, becomes alarmed that the largest asteroid in 65 million years will strike America, creating towering tsunamis, devastating earthquakes, unbearable pressure blasts, sterilizing heat, and a trillion tons of molten rock, called regolith, falling to the Earth. A 12 kilometer rock "could exterminate humanity" with a "white-hot flash" that would "blind everyone within its event horizon," a "deafening shock wave that would explode millions of ear drums," a pressure wave that "would light a wall of fire half a kilometer tall that blasted everything above solid bedrock," an earthquake that would "collapse billions of buildings, erupt hundreds of volcanoes, and launch trillions of tons of earth into the atmosphere," falling molten rock that would "rain down around the world, igniting fires and punching holes through roofs and roads," and a sudden doubling of greenhouse gases that would "trigger runaway global warming that lasted thousands of years, and melt the poles in just a century, raising sea levels 70 meters." Just as Jackson's elaborate escape plot unravels at the last moment, leaving his own family in peril, so too will Reilly's writing leave readers breathless as the story reaches its apex. Reilly's prowess for story-telling and Regolith's suspenseful plot will keep you riveted from cover to cover with its action-packed story, political backdrop, and echoes of current headlines with the impending doomsday set for 2012. His unique gift for interweaving themes, subplots, and intrigue makes for nothing short of a multi-dimensional, thought-provoking thrill-ride.
BKFinest More than 1 year ago
Regolith was my first Brent Reilly book and I instantly became a fan of his work. Reilly has blessed us with an action packed suspenseful novel. As I was reading this, I found it hard to put the book down... I literally read it in 2 days. The book kind of reminded me of the movie "2012" which is an excellent film. Needless to say, Reilly did an amazing job with the storyline which allowed this to be an easy read.
giantwarrior More than 1 year ago
REGOLITH by Brent Reilly is an action-packed page-turner, detailing the events leading up to an imminent threat to Earth's safety in 2012. Henry Jackson is a spacewatch director who discovers that an enormous asteroid will strike America. The asteroid will cause unparalleled destruction that will include devastating earthquakes, tsunamis, and the earth being covered in tons of regolith, falling molten rock. Reilly chronicles Jackson's struggle to persuade the public that the threat is real and imminent and the failure of his escape plan, leaving his family in danger to the very asteroid that he discovered. He highlights the dangers of an asteroid's collision with Earth, while putting a unique spin on the 2012 doomsday predictions. Reilly has an amazing gift for plot and suspense, interweaving relevant social themes throughout the story. REGOLITH is the absolutely fulfilling answer for those seeking an impossible-to-put-down read that will engross them from cover to cover.
ichisan More than 1 year ago
This book is fast paced. The author covers so many part of the world through this one adventure/mission : save humanity! The story has political opinions in it, it will not be favored by strong republicans, but I say to just enjoy the essence of the story. It's good to read how the author has brought in politics and connected them brilliantly to this Science fiction plot, it's an interesting feel this whole book. I was thrilled to see how it will end and sure enough has lots of plot twists to throw the reader in a loop as to what happens now. Looking forward to mroe from the author.
Glidder61 More than 1 year ago
The book isn't for republicans. It does have politics mixed in it. The second half is much better than the first half, which sets up the disaster preparations. Scenes take the reader from the Pacific Ocean to Ground Zero to Antarctica. Lot of interesting facts about space and solar system, recreating dinosaurs etc. It's a great read basically.
SeekerJS More than 1 year ago
An awesome Sci-fi book about an Asteroid ready to wipe out humanity. 65 million years ago, an asteroid wiped out dinosaurs and we were created, now it's time again for it's impact but the planet will not survive. Is there an escape? Will there be a way to stop it? That is what the story focuses on, as you can imagine its fast paced and thrilling. The Author is imaginative and describes scenes quite well. Good buy.
thinkerRH More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed reading this book, quite interesting in its plot and fast pace. The story revolves around the threat facing the Earth by a huge asteroid just like during the Jurassic times. Thrilling story, full of twists and surprises. Good read indeed, I recommend it. It brings to attention how people with unity can work together to achieve the best.
xiaorin More than 1 year ago
I love 2012 stories, they make me excited at the prospect of that year's significance and how its approaching very fast. It is interesting to see that the author has combined the ever famous 2012 doomsday theory and tied it down to "Ground Zero". Reading this book makes me wonder what exactly we would do faced with life and death situation. Life is so fragile and wavering, the author points it out by having this intense plot on the dangers coming to the planet. The story revolves around this basic plot and how the Director of Spacewatch, Henry Jackson, tries to save the people. How? It's too much of a giveaway in my opinion, so read and find out.
Jcroichy More than 1 year ago
First and foremost, I was slightly known off by this novel's title. I didn't know what to expect, but the author does a great job with holding the reader's attention. This specific author definitely made the flow of the literature easy on the reader. I was able to understand the characters fully and completely. Moreover, there were a few twists and turns within is novel, which will keep all readers intrigued. There was plenty of action and suspense. Must read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
For those who are looking for a book that packed full of action and suspense should check out Regolith. Brent Reilly really captures the reader's attention and makes you feel as though you are seeing the events through the character's eyes. Have to say, my favorite part is the end with all the jokes. While my republican friends may not appreciate them, I surely do. I hope Reilly continues writing and comes out with more great novels.
DeanPF More than 1 year ago
If you like novels that take you into a world all their own, you'll love Brent Reilly's Regolith. The novel starts out with a scene very much like the first tour scene in Jurassic Park: Henry Jackson shows potential investors all he's created in order to finance a space ship. A space ship so he can save the world; will he be able to do it in time? Reilly creates a fascinating world that hooks the reader from the beginning and keeps the reader interested in the story. Even if you're not into sci-fi or thrillers, you'll enjoy this escape into a world all its own.
glenngoodlander More than 1 year ago
I really liked this book a lot. I really like science fiction and post apocalyptic/apocalyptic literature, but that is not what I liked most about these books. What I enjoyed most was the focus on the people in this world. This book really put into perspective some of the last chance opportunities that are present in their lives. Don't miss you chance to read this book and don't miss your chance to live your life.
Distantecho More than 1 year ago
Regolith is a special book for me, outer space always remained a topic of inspiration, it brings a feeling of awe and wonder, Brent exactly pictured my feelings and am sure it would bring in the same feelings to many other readers. Any thing that comes in to existence will become a non-existent over a period of time, same is the case with Earth and other planetary objects. The book revolves around this plot which makes the reading interesting. Recent times, destruction of planet Earth and mankind has become a topic of discussion among the people almost throughout the World, and this book would provide an insight to those who wish to discuss and debate about the doomsday.
M_R_Shah More than 1 year ago
Brent Reilly's "Regolith," which is molten rock, combines a cautionary tale with a thrilling premise, keeping readers on the edge of their seat and perhaps imagining what would happen if somehow, the fearful remnants within the book somehow come to fruition. When reading this book, the first image that came to my mind was that of 2012, the film riddled with devastating tsunamis, earthquakes, etc. In other words, Brent Reilly's narrative is panoramic, giving it an almost three-dimensional feel. The plot revolves around the Director of Spacewatch, Henry Jackson and depicts the end-of world, doomsday events foreshadowed by many of the 2012'ers-those who believe the world will come to an end in 2012. In a last-ditch survival effort, Henry Jackson loses his escape plane, leaving his family stranded near Ground Zero, and nothing to go off. The intensity of the book, starting from the first sentence, reels the reader in with such force and conviction that everything that is going on is entirely believable. Many of the scenes are truly harrowing. In Brent's own words, the description of the sky is mesmerizing and horrifying: "Even the blood red sky looked extraterrestrial." Mountains and forests and everything else is burning away like simple toys, making it almost feel like a video game. If the world were coming to an end, I would not be surprised if it was similar to the detail-rich storyline presented in the book. Simply put, Regolith is chillingly surreal. Regolith is one of those books that will keep you thinking long after you've finished it. It's a highly-recommended must read!
MrCHeadley More than 1 year ago
Brent Reilly's Regolith is a book loaded with suspense and action. This intriguing book will keep you wanting to read more of it sooner rather than later. Reilly's vivid details could make one believe they are truly experiencing this and wondering if this is happening. Do yourself a favor and grab this book.
Piyush0 More than 1 year ago
Brent Reilly's book is really interesting and full of action, suspense, humor. This book creates the real picture in front of the eyes. After I started reading it, I can't stop myself to finish. This story will keep you on your toes form the start till the end; it has a very interesting plot. I can see the author's effort behind the book because it really makes you thinking and wondering what it would be like if such events occurs in the future. I would prefer reading this book.
ANERIV28 More than 1 year ago
Brent Reilly really steps outside of the box with Regolith. This book has everything from action and suspense to humor (check out the post script!)Reilly has a knack for details and you can tell he did his research because it really makes you the reader wonder what it would be like if the events really took place. The book is intriguing and keeps you interested till the end wanting more. I rate it 5 stars and would recommend it to anyone.
shines1980 More than 1 year ago
If you like end of the world, futuristic novels, Regolith by Brent Reilly may just be your new favorite. Henry Jackson, a Spacewatch Director, thinks that a large asteroid is going to hit the U.S. in 2012. Of course, the public has heard these dangerous predictions in the past from all sorts of crazy conspiracy theorists and no one really believes it will happen. If you enjoy thrilling stories with a mix of politics and drama, read Regolith.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anyone who doesn't like this story must be a Republican, who get harsh treatment here since Sarah Palin is the president who does too little to save people. Most of the book has nothing to do with politics, although you'd never think that based upon some of the reviews. And none of the reviewers so far have indicated that they have even read the entire book. The second half is much better than the first half, which sets up the disaster preparations. Scenes take the reader from the vastness of the southern Pacific Ocean to the Kitt Peak Observatory to Wall Street to the Arctic Circle to the Alberta Oil Sands to Antarctica. Characters swim with whales, plan a counter-invasion of China, race 1000-pound terror birds, and deliberately break up the polar and Greenland ice sheets to raise sea levels. The final chapters, during and after the impacts, gave me the chills. I learned tons of cool stuff about space, like a void in space 10,000 X bigger than our galaxy, or how to improve the solar system to support 100 billion humans. The book even explains a feasible way to recreate (not clone) dinosaurs by injecting dino DNA into ratites, their closest living descendents. Republican-bashing aside, a great read.
Phen85 More than 1 year ago
Henry Jackson, Director of Spacewatch, is on a survival mission to save the Earth from the Asteroid that once killed off all the dinosaurs. The books has covered many continents in its gripping tale of adventure and thrills, time ticking against their lives each second. The book has a lot of information about outer-space, different continents, and political discussions, and also philosophical issues on life and death, what is beyond us, aliens, the universe etc. It's a nicely written fast paced story about the struggles of uniting together to survive a chaotic encounter. In Regolith, Brent Reilly has started off with 2012 political campaign, which is very near in our current time, and uses it as a backdrop to discuss politics and moves onto the chaotic attack on Earth by an Asteroid. The story gives the readers a look into the destructive nature of life, each day we are one step closer to the end, and this book emphasizes a lot on the cycle of life, and the unknown force beyond our planet.
tmathew More than 1 year ago
It was awesome reading this story! The year 2012 is indeed the most brilliant theme for a science fiction book and we see 'Regolith' filled with the idea of doomsday events. The book is fast paced and takes you through a journey from New York to all parts of the world and you learn many things about places you have never been to. The author has strung along political views as well which some might not like, but the story is excellent and worth the read. I love this genre and the description of events in this book is very solid and can be visualized by all. The story is about an asteroid impacting the Earth in 2012 and how a brave man sets on his quest to save himself and the rest of the world. Good read!
JSHAH21 More than 1 year ago
Have you ever thought how vulnerable Earth and its human inhabitants may be to inter-galactic intrusions and invasions? While there are many Doomsday movies, most recently 2012, it is interesting to note that aliens would not need to wreak all the havoc seen in movies; simply pushing an asteroid into Earth could perhaps do the trick. In Regolith, Brent Reilly presents fascinating political discussions along with intriguing facts about outer space and a potential world outside of the realm of existence-to our knowledge; all of this is weaved together by the protagonist Henry Jackson, Director of Spacewatch, and his survival efforts during the chaos-by way of a spaceship to save the world. For those who believe in the May 21st 2011 doomsday date, it's right around the corner. In that regard, Regolith is the perfect book to explore the idea of destruction and reconstruction. Though not explicitly stated, the impression one gets from reading the book is the idea that all things come to an end at one point or another. The cycle of life is to build up, tear down, and build up once again. More specifically, the apocalyptic nature of the book is magnificently portrayed through Reilly's writing. Brent Reilly uses powerful descriptions to create a surreal atmosphere that allows the awakening of the audience's imagination and a cinematic depiction of the action. The context of the novel is the 2012 presidential campaign. The plot involves treachery and Regolith is largely a cautionary tale with numerous subplots (e.g., politics). More than anything else, Regolith will get you thinking about the real world, and the potential dangers that may be near-to which we continue to remain oblivious.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Waste of time. Has an interesting premise ruined by endless political rants. Btw - I have no political affiliation and was nauseated by the characters. What real father would buy breast implants to make his teenage (under 18) daughter sexier?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago