Tuesday, March 20, 2012

A Sociological Thriller That Will Keep You Talking

It might be the first day of spring, but flu season lingers on.  Before it (happily) disappears for the year, I've got a book that will make you rethink the ramifications of a week filled with Kleenex, hot tea and thermometers.
The Last Town on Earth by Thomas Mullen is historical fiction set against the deadly 1918 flu epidemic.  When a small town decides to quarrantine itself against the ravages of the outside world, men take shifts guarding the single road into town.  The action really kicks in when a cold, starving lone soldier begs to be granted access.

It is a sociological thriller about mob mentality, the instinct to fight for your life no matter what, and the moral dilemma of holding someone else's life in your hands.  This is a great choice for your book club, because discussion possibilities are numerous.  It is thought provoking, entertaining, and chilling.

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