To outsiders, the former USSR is always been a place where everything is strangely different. All the more so in the Exclusion Zone around the ill-fated Chernobyl power plant, where after a secret experiment went wrong in 2006, the laws of physics are bent and mysterious phenomena manifest. In 2011, another Zone is apparently created after Al-Qaeda detonated nukes in Afghanistan. Ukrainian authorities send a research team to verify the claims. Th...
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- Terrible, terrible, terrible.Terrible.
- I've played all the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. games, read Roadside Picnic and watched Tarkovsky's film "Stalker", but that didn't make Southern Comfort any better. After the cancellation of S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2, I turned to the more obscure products of the fandom and slogged through uncountable quantities of fanfiction, art and videos before finally stumbling upon this book. My expectations were high. Perhaps a little too high. Southern Comfort is a drag right ...
- I think that this book will appeal more to people who are fans of the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. game, which I have played. It felt more like a mission report of some one's gaming experience. I acknowledge that it takes place in Afghanistan, and I have no idea if the game was updated to reflect this universe, the book needed better characterization, dialogue, and plotting.
- Do the following words mean anything to you - Monolith, Duty, Freedom, Anomalies, Artifacts, Strelok, Sidorovich, MutantsIf they do than you know the universe that is the S.T.A.L.K.E.R (ST) video games and the hugely imaginative spin off this place is since the release of Roadside Picnic. If they do not than this book will be more of a uphill struggle because Pataki will reference a lot of ST aspects than he presume the reader will take for grant...
- Based on a video game (I am not a gamer), but the storyline looked good to me.Very much a sci-fi story and a military one as well. X-Files meets Platoon. There are a few other S.T.A.L.K.E.R. books out there and I will try to track them down. and
- Blah. It seemed like it was starting out okay. This should have been a story line to the next STALKER game or something. Or at least an outline to one and then have it improved. Too much stuff happening on and not enough covering it.Although, if you liked the STALKER games, just go with it and enjoy it for another trip to The Zone, or the New Zone for that matter.
- Fantastic readA+ would definitely read again, recommended for all stalker fans. This book has just the right amount of action and just the right amount of great story building ever book should have, the best of the creepy under ground, ghosts, and mutants is also included.
- A great read, especially for those who are familiar with the S.T.AL.K.E.R. ethos. It comes across as a bit like the in game play of previous games, but to an extent that it does the story line credit. If you are a fan of science fiction or military fiction, this is a great choice.
- In Southern Comfort, author manages to preserve the atmosphere of the Zone, the place we love and always go back to, whether it is one of the pc games, the movie, or the novel.A valuable addition to the Zone, with a compelling story.
- I'm a big fan of the STALKER video games, and thought it might be fun reading a book set in that universe. I wasn't expecting a masterpiece, but I was still let down. The writing is awful, and this book isn't any better than most fan fiction. Avoid it like the plague...
- Apocalypse Now meets Marines, Taliban, Russian Spetznas, and Michael Crichton in a suspenseful military/scifi tale. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
- Cheeki Breeki iv damke.
- Meh. It's an action novel written for people familiar with the STALKER universe. It was fine, had lots of action sequences.
- having played the game, i know that certain parts of the book were just a description of parts of the game.
- loved it