Saturday, May 24, 2014

May 24: The last book you read



I haven't quite finished this one yet. 

It isn't even a new book and the rest of the world may have read this a decade ago, but it is new to me. 

It kicks off with a man going blind with no reason at all, it's a different type of blindness, he can see white, not black. 

And the blindness is contagious. 

How does society deal with a virus that makes people instantly blind? What does the fear of the virus do to behaviour of usually normal people? 

I can't tell you how good it ends (or badly) or if the story stays so addictive the whole way through, but I do suggest you get this on your want to read list.







4 comments:

  1. Oooh! I read Day of the Triffids again earlier this year. After a cosmic event, most of the world becomes blind and the book deals with what happens to civilisation in the wake of this great disaster (with some man-eating plants thrown in for good measure). It would be interesting to compare the two. When was this one written?

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  2. If it's any good let me know and I'll read it, love me a bit of virus type books! And yes to Sam's comment, I loved Triffids, so many great old books out there :)

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  3. There isn't enough time to read all the books I want to - this sounds interesting.

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  4. Your description of it makes me want to read it. But when? I know I have to make time, but it'll have to be at the expense of something else, and I just don't know which other activity in my day I can give up!

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