Review – The End of Men by Christina Sweeney-Baird
Outstanding, one of the best books I’ve read this year (2021).
A fantastic read that takes us through the journey of a pandemic and gives us an overview of the impact it has on a global and personal level. Characterisations is near perfect. The range of emotions conveyed, the scope and insight into the devastating event is amazing – so true to life.
We meet one off characters and reoccurring ones, we get to know several over a period of years and through their eyes we get to see how the world changes through a chance event.
It feels too close to home; since 2019 the ‘real’ world has been living through the Covid-19 pandemic. We too have faced loss, restrictions of freedoms which makes this story particularly relatable but nothing on this scale.
And that is a good thing.
It’s a great way to gain perspective on your life. What do you value, what is important, what would you miss if it were gone?
I’m left with so, so many questions and ruminating thoughts.
This has been a wonderful read and the narration covered by several different voices was exceptionally good.
I can not rate this book highly enough. Read it, not to appreciate what you have and would mourn if lost but because it is truly great.
5 Stars - It Was Amazing