The End of October by Lawrence Wright

I purchased this book from @bookofthemonth to read. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟 The End of October by Lawrence Wright. Reading about a pandemic during a pandemic did little to calm my anxiety, but reading this opened up a whole new set of eyes for all the conspiracy and political mess that comes with a pandemic. When 7 people are pronounced dead in Indonesia of a hemorrhagic fever, epidemiologist Henry Parsons travels there on behalf of WHO to investigate. What he discovers is a deadly disease that needs to be quarantined immediately, but officials in Indonesia won’t hear of it and soon it becomes a global pandemic. Retracing the virus and finding the point of origin becomes Henry’s obsession. While Henry is in the middle east chasing the virus his family is back in the US trying to survive what has turned into an all out war. Politicians think this was Russia, the Middle East thinks this was a terrorist attack, some believe this is nature’s way of resetting the balance and taking back what humans ruined, rumors are flying that Putin is behind the whole thing, but what Henry discovers will shock the world and as a reader shock you. While this is a fiction book it feels very real to the situation we are in now with Coronavirus. A state of constant fear and conspiracy theories everywhere but no real answers. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Twitter @jason_stacie, Facebook,, Amazon, and my blog at

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