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.