Year Zero: A Novel
Publish date: January 1st 2003
Publisher: Pocket Star
Pages no: 498
Edition language: English
Not too bad...an interesting topic. I can see his influence from a variety of stories, including The Stand. But especially at the end, it just rambles in so many different directions. Could've been better developing Tara (the Neandrathal baby) or the new Jesus.
I think I read a different book to the one that was advertised on the back cover blurb. The book sounded really interesting and a bit different to most other 'end of the world' scenarios I've read but mostly it's just not that gripping once you get into it. It's a steady story which kept me turning ...
Interesting combination of elements - science vs. faith; the ugly underside of scientific competition; the variety of responses in different cultures to impending, unavoidable death... In a nutshell - a deadly infectious agent is unleashed when an ancient artifact is opened and, with 100% mortality,...
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