12 hrs and 3 mins
Cathleen McCarron, Aysha Kala, Denica Fairman, Penelope Rawlins, Debra Michaels, Julia Locascio, Sasha Alexis, Robert Bradley, Sara Lynam, Rebecca Perfect, William Hope
Excellent, Unforgettable, Best of the nest
Very good, thoroughly enjoyed,
Good, Solid, Enjoyed many aspects
STAR RATINGS GUIDE
Beautiful, thoughtful, thought provoking. A redefinition of its genre.
💚 The intricacy of this novel is staggering, imagining the impact of men’s disappearance from society down to the last electrician.
💜 Small moments made a big impact. A memorable one for me involved a female character scaring off an aggressive male, a scenario that turned the usual post-apocalyptic dynamic on its head.
🧡 In what I can only describe as sorcery, I came away from a book about a devastating plague feeling uplifted.
🤎 I'd compare this to a World War Z style telling of a The Children of Men style disaster with the conscience of The Handmaid's Tale. I went too far, didn't I…
💛 One extra tidbit: The realism of this book in describing life under a pandemic is all the more impressive given that Christina Sweeney-Baird finished it in 2019.