review: Environmentally Friendly by Elias Zanbaka

Books, Review, Short Story, Thriller

:: author: Elias Zanbaka :: published: 2016 :: my rating: 3/5 :: genre: thriller :: short story :: goodreads

I received this book in exchange for an honest review.

Hello my lovely friends,

Today I’m here to talk about a short story that I read multiple times. Curious why? Read on to find out!


Synopsis from goodreads:

Out of seven billion people, one man has declared war on Mother Nature and plans to bring it to its knees.

Out of all the criminals in Los Angeles, he’s the number one target being hunted by the LAPD tonight.

And out of the entire LAPD, one officer is hell-bent on helping him complete his mission.


My Review: (no spoilers)

This action pack book sure had me on the edge of my seat from the start to finish. Zanbaka does a phenomenal job of grabbing the readers attention and never letting it go. That being said, I found that I had to read the book twice before I fully grasped what was going on. Luckily, it was a short read, and both times, I found myself just as tense as I waited to find out what was going to happen next.

Characters:

Because it is a short story, there’s not much to be said about character development. However the way Zanbaka described each gave a powerful description that really painted a picture in my mind. Though I had no clue during my first read through, Sergeant Schaefer was fighting, I could grasp his sense of determination and the intensity in which he believed his purpose to be true. The interactions between the characters were similarly just as realistic, and interesting.

Plot:

I loved the premise of this short story. In fact, the part that intrigued me the most is the idea of how Mother Nature has brought death to many, yet we never have tried to fight against this force. I feel as if there had been more lead up, and more exposition, it would have been more interesting.

Ending Thoughts:

The way this book grabbed my attention and never really let go made this a fun, and exciting read. Overall, I’d recommend to anyone who is itching for a short, suspenseful read. The reason why I had to give it only a three out of five, is simply because it felt as if something was missing. If there had been a tad more detail and background information, this book would have been a five.


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Have you read any books that relate to mother nature? What did you think about it? Let me know in the comments below 🙂

2 thoughts on “review: Environmentally Friendly by Elias Zanbaka

  1. I can’t remember the last time I picked up a short story. But the medium is a different kind of challenge for authors, isn’t it? This one is definitely unique, I don’t think I’ve ever come across a premise like this. Glad it was overall a good read.

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    1. I really believe it is. I’d have so much trouble writing short stories, as shortening an essay by 50 words is already difficult! The premise was very interesting, and I have to say that other than being a tad confusing, the author did a wonderful job 🙂

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