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The Oasis of Filth

Õ The Oasis of Filth ↠ Keith Soares - The Oasis of Filth, The Oasis of Filth From its seemingly innocuous beginning The Oasis of Filth is the chronicle of the outbreak of a mysterious disease that ravages mankind The story is told by a doctor in suburban Maryland who is on th

  • Title: The Oasis of Filth
  • Author: Keith Soares
  • ISBN: 9780989948333
  • Page: 283
  • Format: Paperback

Õ The Oasis of Filth ↠ Keith Soares, The Oasis of Filth, Keith Soares, The Oasis of Filth From its seemingly innocuous beginning The Oasis of Filth is the chronicle of the outbreak of a mysterious disease that ravages mankind The story is told by a doctor in suburban Maryland who is on the front lines of discovering the disease but finds himself quickly overwhelmed by a world that collapses into paranoia fear and loneliness He makes an unexpected connectioFrom its Õ The Oasis of Filth ↠ Keith Soares - The Oasis of Filth, The Oasis of Filth From its seemingly innocuous beginning The Oasis of Filth is the chronicle of the outbreak of a mysterious disease that ravages mankind The story is told by a doctor in suburban Maryland who is on th

  • Õ The Oasis of Filth ↠ Keith Soares
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The Oasis of Filth

About "Keith Soares"

  1. Keith Soares

    Keith Soares is an independent author of novels and short stories, including The Oasis of Filth series and the John Black series.By day, Keith runs an interactive game, web, and app development agency But by night, his imagination runs wild A fan of authors such as Stephen King, Robert Heinlein, Arthur C Clarke, Brandon Sanderson, Justin Cronin, and Andy Weir, Keith writes stories of science fiction, the apocalypse, fantasy, revenge, and horror He lives in Alexandria, Virginia, with his wife and two daughters, who are all avid readers.

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  1. NOTE I ve just heard from the author that this book has been made permanently free on I think most of my friends the one s who like horror sci fi would like this It s free so why not I didn t mean to read this all in one day, but I had to stay up to finish it Normally, I m able to put even exciting books down and go to sleep, but this one kept me awake and wanting .I would say this is a four star book, but the author deserves a bonus for doing such a good job on his first book It was well writt [...]


  2. I m not normally into zombie thrillers, but this had a intellectual spin, with medical science, a futuristic look at our country, and a trip down I 95, including a shout out to my own hometown It was a fun book to read and I d recommend it to anyone looking for an intelligent twist on otherwise typical themes I really enjoyed it.


  3. Bonus points for the cool title of this book, The Oasis of Filth, which conjures up for me visions of all sorts of nastiness This is a smart zombie book Not about smart zombies, but a story told from the point of view of an older medical doctor who discovers the new disease, a strange combination of leprosy and rabies that causes a homicidal rage in the infected As society collapses, safe enclaves are created behind walled cities that obsess over cleanliness as a safeguard against infection The [...]


  4. A real pageturner, this one from its scary plausible beginning, to its portrait of life on the road in and around post apocalyptic Washington, D.C to its slam bang ending Bonus points for a terrific title.


  5. Great book well written Read it straight through because it held my attention Thought it was impressive for a first book You will enjoy it


  6. A very slow start for me The first 20 30% of the book almost had me quitting it But I was glad I stayed to the end It really picked up after getting over the introduction and setup I m not sure about things, especially gas, working after that long a period It s my understanding that typical gasoline has a shelf life of 3 to 12 months With special treatments and additives, up to 2 or 3 years


  7. The one thing I liked was having the combination of leprosy and rabies starting a zombie outbreak But we never get told how patient zero ends up with both diseases or why every country in the world reported this strange medical issue at the same time How did they become zombies How exactly does the lack of hygiene begin mini outbreaks How does not cleaning your clothes or house turn you into a zombie None of this is addressed in the section of the book I read Instead it is one long description o [...]


  8. I just finished reading The Oasis of Filth and I thoroughly enjoyed it It was quite different from the majority of novels in the zombie genre, but in those differences were some truly great decisions by the author in creating a post apocalyptic environment, and mind set, that is unlike any other I have ever read, and I have read literally over a hundred books by now dealing with post apocalyptic worlds From the concept that was developed on how the virus is thought to be spread, to how those pot [...]


  9. This book has all the trappings one expects to find in a zombie story Mysterious disease of unknown origin Check Infected individuals thirsting for human flesh Check Survivors fighting to live in a post apocalyptic world Check.What sets this story apart is the care the author has given to developing both the central characters and the world that they live in details about the post apocalyptic United States are very clever I will think twice when driving past Richmond now The storytelling is cris [...]


  10. I read this book early in 2014, and I m afraid I don t agree with the high reviews on it I thought it needed a much tougher edit It has a great premise, but I didn t enjoy the style of the writing itself, which came across as over complicated and confusing, with stiff and unrealistic dialog I won t be reading the sequel.It s a quick read though, and certainly a lot of people around here seem to enjoy it It s definitely not for me, but that s just my opinion.


  11. Excellent I really enjoyed this book It was exciting and kept my interest I definitely see this book becoming a movie and I can t wait to read Part 2


  12. 3.5 stars for the most part.A disease that is part rabies part leprosy has wiped out much of the country Humans can apparently survive with this disease for a while living in an enraged state, and referred to as zombies but they re not dead, so I don t get the zombie term The narrator was a doctor prior to the world collapsing, and now lives in the walled city of Washington DC cities exist pretty much on their own now, and the main rule is cleanliness above all else, otherwise you might catch th [...]


  13. GreatWish it was novel length so I didn t have to look for parts 2 3 Loved the story and the way it was presented Strong characters, good descriptions and a great storyline makes for a great read.




  14. I m usually not a zombie story reader and I almost didn t read this one after the first couple of pages But it was already interesting so I read on Glad I did I don t know that I would call it a typical zombie story Even though it was hinted at in the beginning, I did not expect the ending I encourage science fiction and horror readers give this a try.


  15. In a nutshell, I want this book to be longer Not because I wanted the characters to live or that I wanted to continue reading No, I want it to be longer because it needs to be longer.In the first third of the book, the author does an outstanding job of creating a voice and tone that I just love It s interesting and it weaves a beautiful thread through the canvas required to sustain the story I can instantly attach to your protagonist He then introduces Rosa and I understand her as a person, albe [...]


  16. Stay clean Stay alive It was our mantra.Mixing a dose of leprosy with a dash of the rabies pox brings about the ubiquitous zombie apocalypse in Keith Soares The Oasis of Filth, where the last remnants of disease free humanity seek shelter in walled, Orwellian city states With no way to counter the viral outbreak, filth is tantamount to infection, and humanity s last hope lies in rumors of a hidden colony where individual freedom and maybe even a cure for the plague exist.The story is entertainin [...]


  17. I ve had this book on my Nook since last February I passed on reading it many times, because the title turned me off OK, I should have read this much earlier.This is the first publishing effort by this author, but you wouldn t know it The book was well put together, appeared to be well edited and used approriate words spelled correctly.This starts out as if it was going to be a typical zombie book, but it s not After the intro to the story, we learn that the triggering mechanism for the Zombie b [...]


  18. I read this so quickly that I moved on and completely spaced writing a review It is a short read and I picked it up free for Kindle.Part 1 introduces us to an outbreak of disease unknown origin that tosses mankind into Orwellian cities for most survivors with the rest either surviving in the wastelands or becoming zombies the lucky few find relief in hidden oases yes, I had to look up the plural for oasis Those living safely inside cities aren t really living just working and getting by on the b [...]


  19. I found Oasis of Filth to be a very facsinating read The pages truly came to life with such vivid details about this paranormal journey What I found truly fascinting were the elements of real life drama, intense suspense, the multiple thrilling scenarios, and certainly the mysterious sequence of events kept the book close to my side and I couldn t put it down This incredibly talented author is sure to be nominated for his tremendous talents of story telling and creative writing I would highly re [...]


  20. It s been a long, long time since the movie Outbreak and the viral apocalypse genre has been sorely lacking Thank you, Keith Soares, for writing such a classic, tense outbreak plotline The story is fast paced and absorbing from the get go, with just enough scientific explanation to suggest plausibility Bear in mind that this story focuses on the post outbreak world instead of the initial discovery It s an interesting, realistic take on the possible warping of human society after a devastating ev [...]


  21. Cure for disease vs Man s evil natureI dislike first person narrative, and I nearly quit reading when the author chose to call the diseased people zombies I just can t get into the zombie craze But I decided to read on, and I m glad I did, because I found myself interested in the picture of what our world would probably be like if suddenly a horrible disease for which we had no cure were suddenly infecting a large percentage of our population As expected, the resulting fear and panic brings out [...]


  22. cannot wait to receive read and review to be honest i don t remember why i entered to win this book it doesn t sound like the type of book that i would read, however i do like the concept of changing the world and fixing an apocalyptic situation so i will for sure give it a try and edit my review after reading still have not yet had the chance to read however with the holidays coming up i am hopeful for some down time in order to read this book.


  23. A very amazing story in the first person that offers a plausible, if not a down right possibility of world wide change as our world currently has super strains of flu and other lethal forms of super bugs Scary The main characters are dimensional and credible The story ratchets up the anxiety, and the hope with every page until I won t reveal the ending but by this time the reader is fully invested in the story for a positive outcome Come and read it WOW


  24. Great ReadThis book had me in awe and wondering about the world as we see it and the diseases that we endure How we overcome it all is a mystery to me Jaw dropping, heart racing story that had me not wanting to put the book down Developed characters, no grammatical errors of any kind Great writing at its best


  25. A terrific read, especially if you enjoy a dystopian literature The writing is quick keeps you turning pages with a well developed story of a zombie laden somewhat near future I really enjoyed this book The characters their journey stuck in my head for several days after I finished the book.


  26. 10 years after the final destructionof life as we know it an unusual pair of people take on the world to help free them from the constraints of the government inside the walled cities A cure has to be found its all about the cure of the rage, a rabies and leprosy mix up When everything finally starts to go right it all falls apart very good read different in many ways.


  27. Two diseases combine to cause a pandemic throughout the whole world After mandated isolation in large cities two people look to escape to a community living free outside the confines of their lives It feels as though this story was deliberately divided into 3 parts to create sales for the following episodes It reminds me of the cliff hangers my husband saw at the movies when he was a kid.


  28. Started out good with book 1 which was free to kindle readers I then purchased the entire series a rather short story in all and even though this was only 3.99, I was disappointed in the predictability of the story and the choppy writing style If you like this type of story, stick with the Walking Dead.


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