The End of Men by Christina Sweeney-Baird - Book Review

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I really enjoyed this book....after I got past the fact I was reading a book about a virus and a global pandemic while living through a global pandemic of a virus.....and how lucky we were that it wasn't like this...

This story goes down the path of a virus that only infects males, and after four days from infection death is always certain. It kills all but 10% of the population of males of any age. Only a few are immune. Women carry and transmit but show no symptoms.

No one knows how the virus started which makes it's a hard job to find a vaccine. It's up to all the women left to do it.

If you want to see just how much of a man's world it is, then have a virus that practically kills them all to find out. Women lose lots of important men and boys in their lives, but they perceiver and get through the most hardest years they ever will have to face. But they do it and the world completely changes, they adapt and make it their own.

I loved where this book went. Even though I've said there is spoilers, I really don't want to say too much, because this is page turner. The book takes on each chapter through the perceptive of a few key women in different lives. A writer, a mother, a scientist and the doctor that discovered the virus and who no one listened to at the start. It's also split into different stages of the pandemic. I would have to say the last ones, the recovery and how the world of women just adapts and changes was the most interesting.

I highly recommend this book for anyone, my husband is currently reading this and cannot put it down either.


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