The End of Men By Christina Sweeney-Baird is a gripping and incredibly well-written book. As the synopsis clarifies, this is a tale about a deadly virus, but one which just affects the male population. It is set in the year 2025 when the first recorded instance of the infection was found in Scotland. However, it is not long before the world is compelled to sit up, take notice and get ready to confront. Confront a pandemic that threatens to annihilate the very structure holding society together all throughout the planet.
This situation will, most likely, have a natural ring to it. You could be excused for feeling that Christina Sweeney-Baird took her motivation from the horrible worldwide event (Covid pandemic). However, this is not the case, although “The End of Men” was published in April 2021. The novel was really written between September 2018 and June 2019. Long time before the world turned out to be very much familiar with the attacks of Covid-19. Any individual who will read this novel will not be able to avoid drawing matches between the truth that we have been surviving and the fictional content contained inside these pages. The foresight shown by Christina Sweeney-Baird is incredible.
This would be ambitious even for a successful author with the comfort of a fruitful back catalogue behind them already. Not to mention a total novice to the universe of fictional writing… however, it not just works, it works admirably. There is some incredible attention to details and the future situations that the author has envisioned are altogether credible. Using different characters to supply the story can be a magnificent mechanic when it works. However, it relies upon giving everyone a legitimate, individual voice. Numerous authors fail to pull it off, however Christina Sweeney-Baird makes a great showing. It was even to the point of ensuring that American characters uses American phrases and that the spelling in these areas reflects the US variations.
It is possible that some individuals do not wish to read this novel if they know about the topic. Maybe some may have basically been worn out by the effect of the Covid pandemic on everyday life, while others may have suffered losing friends and family and not feel comfortable reading the novel. That would be absolutely reasonable. Yet, for those of us who can read and appreciate this fine debut novel. In that case we can trust that our reality will eventually copy the fictional reference in this novel.
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