July 6, 2009

What I'm Reading: The Hot Zone by Richard Preston

I love the first line of this book, "Charles Monet was a loner."

I love it for many reasons, not the least of which is its incongruence with the subject matter of this work: the spread of the Ebola virus in Africa. Which is horrifying and real.

I usually don't read nonfiction books dealing with things like ... well... germs and stuff. Heck, I don't read fiction books that deal with germs, either. Eww.

However, it just goes to show that a great writer is a great writer is a great writer.

I'm amazed and thrilled with how this nonfiction book pulls you in and addicts you to its tale. This reads like a great thriller, and it's scary. Horrific. Haunting.

Love this book. Recommend it.
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