Plague

by Graham Masterton | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0441667600 Global Overview for this book
Registered by book_drunkard of Osgood, Indiana USA on 5/21/2017
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Journal Entry 1 by book_drunkard from Osgood, Indiana USA on Sunday, May 21, 2017
Summary from back cover:

A horrifying story, a deadly prophecy ...

Oceans are infested, beaches turn black, cities reek with poisonous pollution. The entire eastern seaboard of the United States has been sealed off - all those attempting to flee the contaminated zones will be shot!

As men, women and children murder and loot in a world gone mad, one man and his daughter struggle to survive. The bond of love between them strengthens and grows as they fight desperately to keep their fragile hold on hope - and life.

Father and daughter - caught in a terrifying world ravaged by an unknown, virulent, super-plague. Will an antidote be found... in time?

Journal Entry 2 by book_drunkard at Osgood, Indiana USA on Sunday, May 21, 2017
Yes, this book is over-the-top silly and unrealistic but I have to admit that I enjoyed smirking my way through it anyway.

Side note - I've decided that I want a car from the 1970s.
Can you imagine driving from Miami to NYC and never once having to stop for gas? ... Snicker!

Journal Entry 3 by book_drunkard at Otherworldly Bookbox, Bookbox -- Controlled Releases on Friday, June 02, 2017

Released 1 yr ago (6/2/2017 UTC) at Otherworldly Bookbox, Bookbox -- Controlled Releases

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

Off on a trip in the Otherworldly Bookbox.

Journal Entry 4 by wingGoryDetailswing at Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Friday, July 14, 2017
I'm claiming this from the Otherworldly Bookbox - looks like an entertaining end-of-the-world thriller, especially if the over-the-top blurbs on the cover are anything to go by!

Later: this definitely has a "disaster movie" vibe to it - a cast of diverse characters, for each of whom I could almost see some B-list actor being chosen, with a couple of bigger names as headliners. Plenty of action - not always believable, but generally fast-paced - and some character-relationship twists that were mildly interesting, even if they generally ended with one or more of the parties meeting a grisly end {wry grin}.

The climax of the story is the wildly over-the-top escape-attempt from a skyscraper beset with hordes of rats - and, again, it was very cinematic; I could see the special-effects team at work even as I read. Very few people escaped (surprise, surprise), and then... Well, I admit I rather liked the bleak conclusion, however abrupt it felt after the preceding events.

Why *isn't* this a movie? A reasonable screenplay could take care of the flaws and plotholes, and some of those set pieces would be awesome on screen. Ah, well!

Released 1 yr ago (8/8/2017 UTC) at Little Free Library, Kearsarge Way in Portsmouth, New Hampshire USA

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

I left this book in the copper-penny-roofed LFL this afternoon; hope the finder enjoys it!

[See other recent releases in NH here.]

*** Released for the 2017 Keep Them Moving release challenge. ***

*** Released for the 2017 One Word Title release challenge. ***

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