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Not bad, perhaps a touch amateur?
on 5 April 2013
Not a bad book, and written well. I just found it far too depressing and predictable.
The author seems to have zeroed in on one family, locked them up in a single setting and had at it - the author could perhaps have done better to work with some other characters and settings to improve the quality of the book.
Still, I'm sure they were trying to portray a sense of isolation and fear by couping you up in the house with the family at the centre of the plot. It's just, for me, the story never went anywhere and the eventualities were all entirely obvious from the get-go.
The premise isn't exactly original either - there's been tons of movies/books and TV shows about a biological outbreak of some kind or another decimating modern society. The author never went anywhere different; just introduced a plague and focused on how one family deal with it (or don't).
Anyway, for a <£1 read, it's worth a go and as I say, the actual writing is good.