Wanderers: On Reading a Book About a Pandemic During A Pandemic

Christopher Bradley

Christopher Bradley

Christopher is a lawyer from NEPA, aka, Pennsultucky, He is an avid baseball fan, audiophile, and dog owner. He spends the majority of his free time with his wife and daughters, reading, listening to music, watching baseball (except the Yankees) and writing. If you wish to send him a positive missive, any errata concerning albums, or requests regarding albums: saturdayspins32 at gmail dot com

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  1. Avatar atomickristin
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    I’ve always harbored a grudge that The Stand ended up devolving into a bunch of supernatural BS.

    Sounds like this is even worse. Thanks for taking the bullet so the rest of us don’t have to read it.

    Great piece, thanks for writing it.Report

  2. Avatar Michael Cain
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    The Black Death is out-of-print and isn’t a pandemic or even epidemic book — just Yersinia pestis loose in Manhattan in the pneumonic form. I made the unfortunate decision to purchase it at an airport book store when I was flying to NYC for business. Plague isn’t nearly as dangerous as it used to be — tetracycline-family antibiotics pretty much stop it, simple masks stop most of the person-to-person transmission of the pneumonic form, and we have a lot less contact with fleas than we used to.Report

  3. Avatar Em Carpenter
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    I actually am re-reading The Stand right now. I’m just masochistic, I guess.Report

  4. Avatar Rufus F.
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    I just read “Pale Rider: the Spanish Flu of 1918 and how it changed the world” by Laura Spinney, so I didn’t even take the consolation of fiction. It came out in 2017 and I’ve had it on the shelf for a while waiting for a reason to read it, and this seemed like a good one.Report

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