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The End of October (2020)

av Lawrence Wright

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"In this propulsive medical thriller--from the Pulitzer Prize winner and best-selling author--Dr. Henry Parsons, an unlikely but appealing hero, races to find the origins and cure of a mysterious new killer virus as it brings the world to its knees. At an internment camp in Indonesia, within one week, forty-seven people are pronounced dead with acute hemorrhagic fever. When the microbiologist and epidemiologist Henry Parsons travels there on behalf of the World Health Organization to investigate, what he finds will soon have staggering repercussions across the globe: an infected man is on his way to join the millions of worshippers in the annual Hajj to Mecca. Now, Henry joins forces with a Saudi doctor and prince in an attempt to quarantine the entire host of pilgrims in the holy city. Matilda Nachinsky, deputy director of U. S. Homeland Security, scrambles to mount a response to what may be an act of biowarfare already-fraying global relations begin to snap, one by one, in the face of a pandemic. Henry's wife Jill and their children face diminishing odds of survival in Atlanta and the disease slashes across the United States, dismantling institutions--scientific, religious, governmental--and decimating the population. As packed with suspense as it is with the riveting history of viral diseases, Lawrence Wright has given us a full-tilt, electrifying, one-of-a-kind thriller"--… (mer)

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Exciting and timely. ( )
  gbelik | Dec 28, 2020 |
A book about a pandemic might seem as though it’s too close to home but this was a fun romp for me. I love these types of books. They remind me of when I read a lot of Robin Cook, Michael Crichton, etc. books.

Even during a terrifying pandemic, I still enjoy medical thrillers, even this one about a pandemic.

Great characters about whose fate I cared, including the antiheroes.

Though the reader is told Americans are panicking and the virus is spreading at first it didn’t seem that way but then everything unfolds and it does so in what I think is a brilliant way. I really, really, really enjoyed the book.

It’s eerie. Most of the time it seemed more like (today’s) non-fiction than fiction. Between covid-19 and the even more dire sixth mass extinction event (and NTHE – near term human extinction) issues due to human caused climate change, including expected pandemics and societal breakdown, I felt as though I could be looking at our not too distant future.

It was very well done. It’s very satisfying throughout, beginning, middle, flashbacks, and ending.

I definitely recommend this book to people who enjoy medical thrillers and fact based speculative fiction. ( )
  Lisa2013 | Dec 15, 2020 |
I like Lawrence Wright's writing. God Save Texas was great. I liked this, too, but it is too close to real life right now. We are living in dystopia and this novel runs too near the nightly news. ( )
  Mark.Kosminskas | Nov 13, 2020 |
I'm reviewing this in the Covid-19 epedemic. I have also read Skin by Liam Brown which I'd recommend.

I came into this in a roundabout way that was not directly related to, or in response to this epidemic, it was just on the list from before now.

OK, I am in that much older, vulnerable age group and I live in New Zealand so we have had an easy ride of it. I am so deeply grateful that I don't live in Boristan or Trumpistan or any other dystopistan.

Reading this book you can only think "prescience" or more accurately "PRESCIENCE" in very big letters. Irrespective of where you live, you will also be grateful that this virus is relatively benign.

The book deals with a deadly virus with a very high fatality rate. It doesn't dwell on the expected anarchy that you would get in a typical post-apoclyptic novel but the sequence of implosions is so unnervingly realistic, it is chilling.

Reading this, you wonder how much of it is already in place, and I am not talking about preparedness by adminstrations, (we've already seen how that would pan out in a more serious scenario) but preparedness by bad actors. That is either the Americans, Russians or Chinese depending on where you live, and it was here that I found it the most chilling. Having seen The Trump's spewing of lies and misdirection to cover his ineptitude you get a very real sense of how things would pan out.

But, I think the biggest thing it brings across is the sheer fragility of the systems that support us, systems that we not only take for granted but have no real idea how they work.

Having lived through the Christchurch Earthquakes, we had no power, which meant no mobile phone coverage,no ATMs, no petrol, and no water. Irrespective of how clever you and your neighbours may be, your first imperative is food, heat and shelter. I have read that London only ever has 7 meals on hand, the days of huge warehouses full of supplies is long in the past, the days of Just In Time (JIT) deliveries is how we live now.

There nothing earth shattering here, it's not literature (whatever that may be) but it is a very good book for the times we are living through now and will inevitably live through again, especially if this virus repeats what other viruses have done in the past by appearing first in a mild form, then coming back to really kick arse.

Also, let's not forget that the "Spanish Flu" began in Kansas but the power of disinformation has lasting value. ( )
  Ken-Me-Old-Mate | Sep 24, 2020 |
I purchased this book from @bookofthemonth to read. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟 The End of October by Lawrence Wright. Reading about a pandemic during a pandemic did little to calm my anxiety, but reading this opened up a whole new set of eyes for all the conspiracy and political mess that comes with a pandemic. When 7 people are pronounced dead in Indonesia of a hemorrhagic fever, epidemiologist Henry Parsons travels there on behalf of WHO to investigate. What he discovers is a deadly disease that needs to be quarantined immediately, but officials in Indonesia won't hear of it and soon it becomes a global pandemic. Retracing the virus and finding the point of origin becomes Henry's obsession. While Henry is in the middle east chasing the virus his family is back in the US trying to survive what has turned into an all out war. Politicians think this was Russia, the Middle East thinks this was a terrorist attack, some believe this is nature's way of resetting the balance and taking back what humans ruined, rumors are flying that Putin is behind the whole thing, but what Henry discovers will shock the world and as a reader shock you. While this is a fiction book it feels very real to the situation we are in now with Coronavirus. A state of constant fear and conspiracy theories everywhere but no real answers. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Twitter @jason_stacie, Facebook, www.goodreads.com/stacieboren Amazon, and my blog at readsbystacie.com ( )
  SBoren | Sep 14, 2020 |
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"In this propulsive medical thriller--from the Pulitzer Prize winner and best-selling author--Dr. Henry Parsons, an unlikely but appealing hero, races to find the origins and cure of a mysterious new killer virus as it brings the world to its knees. At an internment camp in Indonesia, within one week, forty-seven people are pronounced dead with acute hemorrhagic fever. When the microbiologist and epidemiologist Henry Parsons travels there on behalf of the World Health Organization to investigate, what he finds will soon have staggering repercussions across the globe: an infected man is on his way to join the millions of worshippers in the annual Hajj to Mecca. Now, Henry joins forces with a Saudi doctor and prince in an attempt to quarantine the entire host of pilgrims in the holy city. Matilda Nachinsky, deputy director of U. S. Homeland Security, scrambles to mount a response to what may be an act of biowarfare already-fraying global relations begin to snap, one by one, in the face of a pandemic. Henry's wife Jill and their children face diminishing odds of survival in Atlanta and the disease slashes across the United States, dismantling institutions--scientific, religious, governmental--and decimating the population. As packed with suspense as it is with the riveting history of viral diseases, Lawrence Wright has given us a full-tilt, electrifying, one-of-a-kind thriller"--

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