|Plot Summary of The Hot Zone|
|"Richard Preston is the master of Bio-Medical novels because he incorporates a large element of fact in with his fiction. Everything in this story is based on actual events, though the story is false. He takes real information and creates a "historical fiction" of the hunt for the Ebola virus. Nothing about this book seems like fiction though. Reading this book, one gets the feeling that this story is true. When I was finished with this book, I had to remind myself that Preston created this story, that it wasn't true. It's a very scary topic, and this book makes you think about the possibilities of a viral outbreak."
Steve Schmitz, Resident Scholar
|"The Hot Zone is about a mutated form of the Ebola virus called Marburg virus. The book vividly describes symptoms, and is mainly about attempting where Marburg came from, and how it should be diagnosed/treated/cured"
Danny Swift, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of The Hot Zone|
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Tone of story
- scarey (primal ax-wielding fear)
How difficult to spot villain?
- Very difficult--no foreshadowing/clues
- Very obvious
Time/era of story:
- story of bio weapon/virus
Exploring into the wild
- searching for treasure/artifacts
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
How much violence does he/she use?
How sensitive is this character?
- middling sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Smarter than most other characters
- Very much smarter than other characters
- average physique
- natural phenomena
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- throughout most of the book.
Part of Africa:
- Black Africa
- scientific labs
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- very gorey references to deaths/dead bodies and torture
How many deaths?
- hundreds or more
A lot of techno jargon?
Kind of jargon?
Unusual forms of death
Unusual form of death?
Amount of dialog
- significantly more descript than dialog
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