Welcome to KIWIreviews - product reviews
•  click here to return to the homepage  •
Welcome visitor.Join us or log in

Product reviews on KIWIreviews.co.nz : Wednesday 20th September 2017 - 15:53:37

QuickSearch for:    What is QuickSearch?
QuickJump to:    What is QuickJump?
logon name: p/w:  
I want to:

You Are Here...

Home > Categories > Books > Thriller > Milkshake review

« Empire State reviewEmpire StateThe Ideas Man reviewThe Ideas Man »

Advertising...

The best power prices are at PowerShop
Sick of adverts? Click here to join up for free and be rid of them.

Score: 7.5/10  [1 review]
3 out of 5
ProdID: 3312 - Milkshake
Written by Matt Hammond

Milkshake
Price:
$19.99
Available:
October 2011
Buy it:
Search for this on MightyApe.co.nz

Milkshake product reviews

Proud to promote NZ productsOn the day David Turner is supposed to emigrate to New Zealand, he witnesses a savage murder and becomes caught up in ruthless global conspiracy.

A thirty year-old technological discovery threatens his own future and jeopardises the lives of millions of others as David discovers that starting a new life is about to become a deadly game of cat and mouse... and, somewhat surprisingly, cows.

Modifying milk so that ethanol can be processed from it could be the solution to an impending global oil crisis, but drinking it will kill you.

Can the truth be uncovered before an entire country is sacrificed to satisfy the world's demand for bio-fuel?

www.milkshakenovel.comClick out to an external site



Tags:
america   biofuel   conspiracy   david turner   maori   matt hammond   milk   milkshake   new zealand   nzmade   sis
Other listings you may be interested in:
Every Which Way But DeadEvery Which Way But Dead
Rating: 10.0
The Little Blue DuckThe Little Blue Duck
Rating: 9.8
Dirty Bertie - Loo!Dirty Bertie - Loo!
Rating: 7.8
Geronimo Stilton: The Super Chef ContestGeronimo Stilton: The Super Chef Contest
Rating: 8.7
Dustlands #3: Raging StarDustlands #3: Raging Star
Rating: 7.9
Night of the Perigee MoonNight of the Perigee Moon
Rating: 10.0
Why the Toast Always Lands Butter Side Down. The Science of Murphy's LawWhy the Toast Always Lands Butter Side Down. The Science of Murphy's Law
Rating: 8.0
Dinosaurs Life SizeDinosaurs Life Size
Rating: 9.4
The 39 Clues - 1ab - The Maze of BonesThe 39 Clues - 1ab - The Maze of Bones
Rating: 9.0
HilldiggersHilldiggers
Rating: 9.8
The AvengersThe Avengers
Rating: 8.1
Blackadder's Christmas Carol feat. Blackadder: The Cavalier YearsBlackadder's Christmas Carol feat. Blackadder: The Cavalier Years
Rating: 5.0
DK : Human - The Definitive Visual GuideDK : Human - The Definitive Visual Guide
Rating: 9.8

Product reviews...

Everyone is welcome to post a review. You will need to Join up or log in to post yours.

Click here to read the profile of anistasya

Review by: anistasya (Beaulah)
Dated: 29th of March, 2012

Link to this review Report this review

 

This Review: 7.5/10
Price:
Score 8 out of 10
Re-Readability:
Score 7 out of 10
Suspense:
Score 8 out of 10
Believability:
Score 7 out of 10

An interesting tale of conspiracy set in the very contemporary political climate between the USA and New Zealand, Milkshake was a fast-paced and fairly easy read. I enjoyed the premise - that New Zealand had been chosen by the US as an off-shore bio-fuel production plant and all that was left was to take it over subtly (using such techniques as buying the ground from under us and influencing immigration and emigration). Given that I had no knowledge of the science behind their plans, I accepted all of that with the same suspension of disbelief I grant fantasy and science fiction.

The characters (almost entirely male) were fairly good, though could have done with a little more depth. My favourite by far was the handsome and brilliant Maori SIS dude who unfortunately only turned up in the final quarter of the novel. By the end of the book, I felt most of my questions had been answered and the conclusion was certainly satisfactory.

Being a self-published author myself, I know how hard it can be to eliminate all those pesky grammatical errors, and I was impressed for the most part by the smooth, readability of Matt's writing. He kept me interested right up to the last page (though I skimmed a few parts which were essentially 're-telling' the situation just in case you had forgotten what was going on).

I do recommend giving this one a go, especially if you are interested to read a story where you get to see New Zealand through the eyes of someone who has never been here before. I think that was actually my favourite thing about this book in the end - just the wonderful descriptions and insights of someone seeing the place I have always taken for granted with new eyes.

Guest comments...

Random listing from 'Books'...

Score: 9.5
Product reviews for listing 1619: Adobe Creative Suite 3 Design Premium All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies -  Written by Jennifer Smith and Christopher Smith

Product image for Adobe Creative Suite 3 Design Premium All-in-One Desk Reference For DummiesAdobe's Creative Suite is a tightly integrated, powerful, and cost-effective set of tools that gives you the power to create graphically rich content for print or the Web. Now, there's an all-in-one resource that explains each component of the Suite in easy-to-understand language and gets you up and running in no time!

Loaded with ... more...

Go to the listing

General Disclaimer...

Protected by Copyscape Plagiarism Checker - Do not copy content from this page. Creative Commons Licence All trademarks, images and copyrights on this site are owned by their respective companies.
KIWIreviews is an independent entity, part of the ePLURIBUS.nz Network. This is a free public forum presenting user opinions on selected products, and as such the views expressed do not necessarily reflect the opinion of KIWIreviews.co.nz and are protected under New Zealand law by the "Honest Opinion" clause of the Defamation Act of 1992. KIWIreviews accepts no liability for statements made on this site, under the assumption that they are the true and honest opinions of the individual posters. In most cases, prices and dates stated are approximate and should be considered as only guidelines.

"Advertising: The science of arresting the human intelligence long enough to get money from it."
Stephen Leacock

KIWIreviews Help GuideClick here for the Help Guide Subscribe to our Twitter streamVisit our
Twitter feed
Visit our Facebook pageVisit our
Facebook page
Visit our YouTube ChannelVisit our
YouTube channel
Follow us on instagramVisit our
Instagram album
Visit our Google+ pageVisit our
Google+ page
Visit our Flickr photostreamVisit our
Flickr photostream