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A wonderful book on a frightening topic
on March 4, 2015
This is a wonderful book, on a frightening topic, which the Ebola crisis only highlights, but which most of us would rather ignore: the possibility of a lethal epidemic which shatters our world and our efforts to civilize ourselves into decent human beings. Yes, you could say it is a mixed-up hodge-podge of a story (as many reviewers have said), but the tale of the collapse of our society, and the man who devotes himself to rebuilding it, is very moving and in many ways, the story of each of us, for who has not had his or her world collapse and been faced with the daunting task of building a new life in its stead? This is not just a story, it is a metaphor for the need for personal integrity and the willingness to stand for something you believe in.