In a matter of weeks, Massachusetts has been overrun by an insidious rabies-like virus that is spread by saliva. But unlike rabies, the disease has a terrifyingly short incubation period of an hour or less. Those infected quickly lose their minds and are driven to bite and infect as many others as they can before they inevitably succumb. Hospitals are inundated with the sick and dying, and hysteria has taken hold. To try to limit its spread, the commonwealth is under quarantine and curfew. But society is breaking down and the government’s emergency protocols are faltering.
“In the coming days, conditions will continue to deteriorate. Emergency services and other public safety nets will be stretched to their breaking points, exacerbated by the wily antagonists of fear, panic, misinformation; a myopic, sluggish federal bureaucracy further hamstrung by a president unwilling and woefully unequipped to make the rational, science-based decisions necessary; and exacerbated, of course, by plain old individual everyday evil.”
It could very well be a news article excerpt, right? Crazy!
Impeccable timing, neck-breaking pace, incredible writing.
‘Survivor Song’ is not a slow book – au contraire. Tremblay made sure to keep us (readers/listeners) on our toes. And when I say ‘non-stop-action’, I really mean it. This story won’t give you a break!
I had an absolute blast reading this book.
Loved every bit of the female protagonists: Natalie (Nats) and Ramola (Rams).
If you plan on reading this one, I’d strongly suggest that you read it NOW.