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Out Of Thin Air (2000)

by Carla Buckley(Favorite Author)
3.91 of 5 Votes: 3
1409113086 (ISBN13: 9781409113089)
review 1: Peter Brooks works in a lab testing animal viruses. He and his wife, Ann, are unhappy in their marriage, so Peter suggests a separation. Ann starts teaching art at her youngest daughter’s school, until Peter finds a lake full of dead ducks. His lab begins testing them, and realizes they have H5N1. The bird flu starts to mutate and infect humans, so cities are closed down. People mostly stay quarantined in their homes, viciously fighting when they venture out for supplies. Everyone has to decide how far they’ll go to protect their family from the virus. This book sucked me in so completely that, reading in the middle of the night, I started to believe that what was happening in the story was actually happening outside of my window. Such a great ... morebook!
review 2: I gave this book 3 stars, because I "liked it". But I'm not sure that's a fair way to leave off with this book. I didn't "LOVE IT" so I didn't rate it higher, and yet I cannot stop thinking about the subject matter (national pandemic) and the repercussions of actions and decisions made in that setting. It's an easy enough read for the characters, but it's the subject matter - trying to save your own family - in the midst of a societal collapse that keeps you thinking long after you've finished the book. I think I secretly fear this type of national disaster and so I've continued to mull over the moral questions in this book, not to mention trying to protect your family and children, sometimes at the expense of others close to you. less
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This book really makes you think. I need to have more food storage/emergency items.
Fantastic book. Literally read this in one day. Could not put it down!
A compelling read - I couldn't put it down. A powerful first novel.
GREAT story!
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