The White Plague

The White Plague

eBook - 1983
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Publisher: New York : Berkley Books, 1983, c1982
Characteristics: 501 p. ; 18 cm


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Jul 19, 2011

I didn't enjoy this book. I loved Dune and its sequels, but this one is very depressing. Humanity starts out doomed and ends up in a similiar state, although the doomsday scenario changes.

There are glaring story flaws. For instance, in Ireland and Britain (and Libya, but we never see that), all the women die and the author never addresses who would care for the surviving male children. No where in the story is there a toddler or young child. No mention is made of who would tend the sick in hospitals and nursing homes.

All through the book, women are thought of by all characters as a resource or as a faceless mass without any individuality.

To be fair, the book is very dated. It was published in 1982, and the Troubles in Ireland are very central in the story. In these days, most Irish people seem heartily sick of that turmoil. There's lots of Catholic stuff in the story, which a lot of young Irish people would find wearisome as well.

Aug 04, 2008

Excellent story. Classic Herbert. The content continues to be relevant.


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