A new strain of bubonic plague is diagnosed in London. Before it can be contained it spreads through the population, faster and more deadly than anyone could have imagined. Three weeks is all it takes to decimate the country. Johnny tells Liz not to phone the NHS when their young son starts to... show more
A new strain of bubonic plague is diagnosed in London. Before it can be contained it spreads through the population, faster and more deadly than anyone could have imagined. Three weeks is all it takes to decimate the country. Johnny tells Liz not to phone the NHS when their young son starts to show symptoms. But she ignores him and a few hours later the army arrives and boards them into their house. Now Nathan is dying and there is nothing they can do to help him. Hours pass like weeks as their little boy grows weaker and weaker. All Liz wants is that they die with some dignity but the authorities refuse to help. Then the broadband dies and the phones stop working. Cut off from the world and boarded into their house, the family try their best to cope. But there is nothing they can do to stop the plague.
Publish date: April 30th 2012
Pages no: 157
Edition language: English
Well. What can I say? A good night's sleep was NOT had by me after reading this book!After hearing great things, I decided to give Plague a read. I started it late at night with the intention of reading just a few pages before bedtime, but that wasn't how things went down. It gripped me by the throa...
Its reality and it was horrific to read but yet I was drawn to the pages like the flies were drawn inside the house of Liz and Johnny as their house becomes a living hell. It was the flies that had me squirming just like the flies from the Amityville Horror movie that buzzed inside their house in t...
First of all I would not recommend that mamas of babies read this. Also if you're very sensitive or have a weak stomach, skim skim skim or skip this one.That said, I guess I am morbid and perverse because I just could not stop reading. This was really short but very descriptive account of a terrifyi...
Plague is a great imagining of the disintegration of society in the wake of a pandemic. Johnny and Liz’s reactions to their son’s illness and to the shrinking world around them are uncomfortable in their accuracy and realism. The power of the story however lies not within their roiling emotions but ...
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