The End of Men
'A FIERCELY INTELLIGENT PAGE-TURNER' PAULA HAWKINS
'WRITTEN PRE-COVID - GRIPPING, SCARY AND PERSUASIVE' IAN RANKIN
'THE STUFF THAT CLASSICS ARE MADE OF' A.J. FINN
'GRIPPING AND BEAUTIFULLY WRITTEN. WHAT A DEBUT!' SARAH PEARSE, author of The Sanatorium
'BRILLIANT, PRESCIENT, UNPUTDOWNABLE' JENNY COLGAN
'AN ENGROSSING DEBUT' STYLIST
'HUGE IN SCOPE...AS TENSE…
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I read The End of Men recently during the pandemic. Without giving the plot away, this book is about a pandemic written before the actual pandemic. The thing I love about this book is the deep feelings it invoked. It is written from many viewpoints and I really cared about the characters – if a book can resonate so deeply that it makes you wonder how your life would be in the same circumstances, the author has succeeded. The women in the book face an almost unimaginable struggle and I rooted for them all the way.
The End of Men was written in 2019 and was in the process of editing when COVID first hit, making it an obvious choice in predicting the pandemic. In the year 2025 in Scotland, Dr. Amanda McLean reports a deadly virus that only affects men. But of course, she is not taken seriously because…you guessed it! She’s a woman. What follows is a global pandemic leaving primarily women behind to pick up the pieces as 9 out of 10 males die from the virus, including babies. The first moral: Do not discount the female voice! This incredible story is told…
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