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Primitive [Epub] ❧ Primitive Author J.F. Gonzalez – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk It began as just another day for David Spires and his wife Tracy coffee breakfast and getting the kids ready for school Then the bottom dropped out of civilization The world ends not with a bang or a It began as just another day for David Spires and his wife Tracy coffee breakfast and getting the kids ready for school Then the bottom dropped out of civilization The world ends not with a bang or a whimper but with a dizzying downward spiral Instead of the rat race of commuters scurrying to beat the clock humans are now packs of animals reduced to snarling Primitives David Tracy and their daughter Emily along with fellow survivors leave Los Angeles for the safety of the country where fewer people means fewer Primitives But as they venture farther away from the city they realize an unnatural force is at work Civilization didn't just fall apartit was overtaken by an ancient evil that was present before the first cave paintings Human history has no formal record of it but the dark presence that's fueled nightmares since time began has crept out of the shadowsand its influence is growing.


10 thoughts on “Primitive

  1. Chris Chris says:

    Writer David Spires awakes one normal day happy and content in his life with his young family but soon discovers the world he once knew is about to be irrevocably shattered People suddenly descend into a primal state for no apparent reason killing one another with savage ferocity At first the Spires family holes up in their home but David soon realizes his stash of guns won't be enough to protect themBanded together with a small group of survivors they flee California but eventually discover the primitives are the least of their worries that an ancient evil force has awakened and it will not be stoppedI've read several of Gonzalez's novels and this one may be my favorite to date Tautly written suspenseful horrific PRIMITIVE ranks right up there with the best post apocalyptic horror novels Highest of recommendations


  2. Karl Karl says:

    This Delirium book is copy 92 of 350 copies signed by J F Gonzalez


  3. Michael Hicks Michael Hicks says:

    After being introduced to JF Gonzalez's work during the summer of 2017 with the Clickers trilogy uartet if you include Clickers vs Zombies which I haven't read yet I knew this would be an author I'd be returning to When Brian Keene friend to and occasional co author with Mr Gonzalez announced Primitive would be the first selection in The Horror Show with Brian Keene 2018 Book Club kicking off the New Year with an author whose backlist I'm intent on catching up on seemed like a no brainerAfter humanity becomes infected with a virus that resets the evolutionary clock a small band of survivors find themselves fighting for their lives against primitive savages All across the world modern day humans are reduced to Neanderthal like states Those that have miraculously avoided infection and the subseuent transformation are enemy number one and so David his wife and daughter and a small handful of others are mercilessly hunted Alongside the rise of these infected Primitives comes something much darker something much older something far apocalyptic Primitive takes the post apocalyptic genre and turns it sideways injecting it with a solid backbone of survival horror Gonzalez kicks his story off in grand fashion pushing the pedal to the metal right from the get go only rarely pausing to deliver moments of exposition or explanation in between rapid fire gunfights and large fits of violence This is a straight forward all the way through book of action and man vs monster mayhem with a few Big Ideas tossed in along the way While Gonzalez avoids the scientific nitty gritty of bioengineered viruses and infections there is plenty of nifty speculations on the religious and occult rituals of ancient man and their myths and why supporting evidence of such practices is uite limited in the archeological record I don't expect a lot of anthropological diversions in my horror fiction but when they do come along I will happily and greedily suck them up Here Gonzalez makes some grand and grandly satisfying speculations in service to the story It's in these extrapolations on ancient man and mythology where Primitive really raises the bar and becomes something special inserting a welcome dose of originality into a familiar well trod genreAny criticisms I have with this book are small and involve a few moments of repetition There's a few instances where characters repeat themselves inner thoughts are pondered then immediately and sometimes clumsily voiced and similar bits of exposition are relayed multiple times over the course a few chapters It's certainly nothing severe enough to be a deal breaker for me and the story is galvanizing enough to propel me through such moments with little fuss Besides which these small issues are meager in comparison to the things Gonzalez does so damn well which is crafting compulsively page turning pulp It's hard for me have too many uibbles in the midst of so much sheer fun and entertainment wise this was a perfect diversion


  4. Grimgirl Grimgirl says:

    I’m easily pulled in by a book that transports us to the “end” – to a time when you suspend all that you know about the world and the rules have changed It would be easy to compare this to the typical zombie apocalypse storyline Truth be told it’s partially why I decided to read this book but if that’s your only expectation going in then it may not live up However if you view this as a uniue story about the danger of our own inner basic instincts long forgotten over years of evolution about the power and manifestation of belief think crowd mentality times millions and a new scenario to how we “survive and overcome” then I think you’ll be pleased Had the book have spent time describing the raw acts of primitives and they been of a threat through the majority of the book it may have felt horrifying a novel but I thought the ending was uniue – although whether you see it as a happy or bad ending depends on your own personal view


  5. William M. William M. says:

    3 AND 12 STARSJF Gonzalez author of the brutal classic “Survivor” creates his own spin on the zombie genre I won’t give anything away but what Mr Gonzalez does here is very different than almost anything that I’ve read before He clearly had a cool idea and pulled out all the stops throwing a rather normal family in the middle of a nail biting and very dangerous new world that you definitely won’t see comingWhile I did find a few areas that could have used a touch editing discovering some repetitive sentences I found the narrative fluid and very fast paced There were many moments while reading it that I felt considerable anxiety from the tension Gonzalez created And that’s not easy to do One of my problems with the book had to do with Wesley’s character and his prior knowledge of the plague situation and the fact that he didn’t realize what was happening sooner seemed a little forced Not to mention the coincidence of the family running into him randomly But I suppose if that choice was not made the audience would be as in the dark as the main characters Whether that would have made a better story who knows? The character of Heather was also too overdone in her racism and I felt that if she was so against people different from her race she never would have stayed with such a diverse group in the first placeThose small issues aside I had a great time reading this intense and many times shockingly unpredictable story I really appreciated that Gonzalez decided to branch well away from the common zombie theme and come up with something whether you like it or not insanely original as to the reasoning of why the primitives are mutating and the overall roots of evil A bit far fetched perhaps but the author backs it up with some credible history and mythology “Primitive” is yet another solid outing from JF Gonzalez and gets my recommendation


  6. Donald Donald says:

    This was a fun read I've read a lot of apocalypticpost apocalyptic books over the years so I'm pretty comfortable with the tropes In this book Gonzalez would start cozying up to a trope make you think you know what he's about to do then go somewhere else entirely And the ending All I'll say is that usually these sorts of stories have the protagonists working to prevent that scenario not embracing it albeit not without reservations Highly recommended


  7. Sean Seebach Sean Seebach says:

    Back to the PrimitiveI don’t buy into this whole pulp writer stuff In fact I don’t even know what that actually means Sure there’re definitions of it write hard write fast never look back Whatever Primitive is a solid recount of a man’s journey to keep his family safe Amidst violent savages David is also faced with dilemmas trust racism and the frightening wonder of the unknownPrimitive is thoughtful in how it explains How In The Hell? through character experience and dialogue and Who In The Hell? through character thought and reactionCharacter the core of any good story There you have itI dug itCall it Pulp Horror or Whatever but what you can’t call it is a wast of time Primitive speaks of today than ever a prophetic tale if there ever was one


  8. Christian Christian says:

    Read for The Horror Show with Brian Keene Book ClubI've read a few of J F Gonzalez' novels most notably the Clickers series which I love but this just didn't connect with me Wasn't impressed at all sorry to say


  9. Troy Troy says:

    Even better when reread years laterKnowing the author's fate mmm makes this a bittersweet reread for me Great premise as I'm a sucker for apocalyptic novels The last 20% of the novel fly by with action galore Highly recommended


  10. Tracy Tracy says:

    JF at his bestGreat story with a great pace The mythos in this book is definitely worth delving into Character development helps you connect with them as you start to fear for their survival


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10 thoughts on “Primitive

  1. Chris Chris says:

    Writer David Spires awakes one normal day happy and content in his life with his young family but soon discovers the world he once knew is about to be irrevocably shattered People suddenly descend into a primal state for no apparent reason killing one another with savage ferocity At first the Spires family holes up in their home but David soon realizes his stash of guns won't be enough to protect themBanded together with a small group of survivors they flee California but eventually discover the primitives are the least of their worries that an ancient evil force has awakened and it will not be stoppedI've read several of Gonzalez's novels and this one may be my favorite to date Tautly written suspenseful horrific PRIMITIVE ranks right up there with the best post apocalyptic horror novels Highest of recommendations

  2. Karl Karl says:

    This Delirium book is copy 92 of 350 copies signed by J F Gonzalez

  3. Michael Hicks Michael Hicks says:

    After being introduced to JF Gonzalez's work during the summer of 2017 with the Clickers trilogy uartet if you include Clickers vs Zombies which I haven't read yet I knew this would be an author I'd be returning to When Brian Keene friend to and occasional co author with Mr Gonzalez announced Primitive would be the first selection in The Horror Show with Brian Keene 2018 Book Club kicking off the New Year with an author whose backlist I'm intent on catching up on seemed like a no brainerAfter humanity becomes infected with a virus that resets the evolutionary clock a small band of survivors find themselves fighting for their lives against primitive savages All across the world modern day humans are reduced to Neanderthal like states Those that have miraculously avoided infection and the subseuent transformation are enemy number one and so David his wife and daughter and a small handful of others are mercilessly hunted Alongside the rise of these infected Primitives comes something much darker something much older something far apocalyptic Primitive takes the post apocalyptic genre and turns it sideways injecting it with a solid backbone of survival horror Gonzalez kicks his story off in grand fashion pushing the pedal to the metal right from the get go only rarely pausing to deliver moments of exposition or explanation in between rapid fire gunfights and large fits of violence This is a straight forward all the way through book of action and man vs monster mayhem with a few Big Ideas tossed in along the way While Gonzalez avoids the scientific nitty gritty of bioengineered viruses and infections there is plenty of nifty speculations on the religious and occult rituals of ancient man and their myths and why supporting evidence of such practices is uite limited in the archeological record I don't expect a lot of anthropological diversions in my horror fiction but when they do come along I will happily and greedily suck them up Here Gonzalez makes some grand and grandly satisfying speculations in service to the story It's in these extrapolations on ancient man and mythology where Primitive really raises the bar and becomes something special inserting a welcome dose of originality into a familiar well trod genreAny criticisms I have with this book are small and involve a few moments of repetition There's a few instances where characters repeat themselves inner thoughts are pondered then immediately and sometimes clumsily voiced and similar bits of exposition are relayed multiple times over the course a few chapters It's certainly nothing severe enough to be a deal breaker for me and the story is galvanizing enough to propel me through such moments with little fuss Besides which these small issues are meager in comparison to the things Gonzalez does so damn well which is crafting compulsively page turning pulp It's hard for me have too many uibbles in the midst of so much sheer fun and entertainment wise this was a perfect diversion

  4. Grimgirl Grimgirl says:

    I’m easily pulled in by a book that transports us to the “end” – to a time when you suspend all that you know about the world and the rules have changed It would be easy to compare this to the typical zombie apocalypse storyline Truth be told it’s partially why I decided to read this book but if that’s your only expectation going in then it may not live up However if you view this as a uniue story about the danger of our own inner basic instincts long forgotten over years of evolution about the power and manifestation of belief think crowd mentality times millions and a new scenario to how we “survive and overcome” then I think you’ll be pleased Had the book have spent time describing the raw acts of primitives and they been of a threat through the majority of the book it may have felt horrifying a novel but I thought the ending was uniue – although whether you see it as a happy or bad ending depends on your own personal view

  5. William M. William M. says:

    3 AND 12 STARSJF Gonzalez author of the brutal classic “Survivor” creates his own spin on the zombie genre I won’t give anything away but what Mr Gonzalez does here is very different than almost anything that I’ve read before He clearly had a cool idea and pulled out all the stops throwing a rather normal family in the middle of a nail biting and very dangerous new world that you definitely won’t see comingWhile I did find a few areas that could have used a touch editing discovering some repetitive sentences I found the narrative fluid and very fast paced There were many moments while reading it that I felt considerable anxiety from the tension Gonzalez created And that’s not easy to do One of my problems with the book had to do with Wesley’s character and his prior knowledge of the plague situation and the fact that he didn’t realize what was happening sooner seemed a little forced Not to mention the coincidence of the family running into him randomly But I suppose if that choice was not made the audience would be as in the dark as the main characters Whether that would have made a better story who knows? The character of Heather was also too overdone in her racism and I felt that if she was so against people different from her race she never would have stayed with such a diverse group in the first placeThose small issues aside I had a great time reading this intense and many times shockingly unpredictable story I really appreciated that Gonzalez decided to branch well away from the common zombie theme and come up with something whether you like it or not insanely original as to the reasoning of why the primitives are mutating and the overall roots of evil A bit far fetched perhaps but the author backs it up with some credible history and mythology “Primitive” is yet another solid outing from JF Gonzalez and gets my recommendation

  6. Donald Donald says:

    This was a fun read I've read a lot of apocalypticpost apocalyptic books over the years so I'm pretty comfortable with the tropes In this book Gonzalez would start cozying up to a trope make you think you know what he's about to do then go somewhere else entirely And the ending All I'll say is that usually these sorts of stories have the protagonists working to prevent that scenario not embracing it albeit not without reservations Highly recommended

  7. Sean Seebach Sean Seebach says:

    Back to the PrimitiveI don’t buy into this whole pulp writer stuff In fact I don’t even know what that actually means Sure there’re definitions of it write hard write fast never look back Whatever Primitive is a solid recount of a man’s journey to keep his family safe Amidst violent savages David is also faced with dilemmas trust racism and the frightening wonder of the unknownPrimitive is thoughtful in how it explains How In The Hell? through character experience and dialogue and Who In The Hell? through character thought and reactionCharacter the core of any good story There you have itI dug itCall it Pulp Horror or Whatever but what you can’t call it is a wast of time Primitive speaks of today than ever a prophetic tale if there ever was one

  8. Christian Christian says:

    Read for The Horror Show with Brian Keene Book ClubI've read a few of J F Gonzalez' novels most notably the Clickers series which I love but this just didn't connect with me Wasn't impressed at all sorry to say

  9. Troy Troy says:

    Even better when reread years laterKnowing the author's fate mmm makes this a bittersweet reread for me Great premise as I'm a sucker for apocalyptic novels The last 20% of the novel fly by with action galore Highly recommended

  10. Tracy Tracy says:

    JF at his bestGreat story with a great pace The mythos in this book is definitely worth delving into Character development helps you connect with them as you start to fear for their survival

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