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The Last Plague: 09/11/08
The Apocalypse series by Glen E. Page begins with The Last Plague. The blurb on the back makes the book sound like a medical thriller and although there is a doctor involved, and a mysterious illness involving blackened ovaries, that's the extent of the medical thriller part of this book.
In fact, the book is more like Christian speculative fiction like the Left Behind series and I would love to see Slacktivist's take on The Last Plague. There is certainly lots of material for analysis as Trin notes in the review posted at Realms of Speculative Fiction.
I finished this book a week ago and I've been struggling with what to post in this review. Were this book not a review copy, I would have followed the fifty page rule and set the book aside. Reading it cover to cover was an experience and not one I'd like to repeat. Put in the blender: The Left Behind series, Coma by Robin Cook, Lamb by Christopher Moore, and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey. The resulting mess would be The Last Plague which is the first of a planned five book series. I don't plan to read any further.
Hey, thanks for the link!"
Comment #2: Saturday, September 13, 2008 at 19:32:11