|Plot Summary of Full Circle|
This book describes a fictional epidemic, but most of all it is a story about people facing an impossible situation. The book begins sixty-five million years ago when the dinosaurs are killed by a disease, but one of them is preserved in a freak accident.
The bones are recovered with the virus still inside, and it soon gets loose. From that point on it does pretty much what it did millions of years before, but this time the victims include humans. The cast of characters include the American President (a woman), a cynical scientist, a Chinese doctor, a gay man in the Air Force, a retarded child, a smart-aleck teenager, and a real butthead of a businessman. None of them are heroes, but none of them are villains except for the businessman. As knowledge of the epidemic spreads they all find out what's in store for them. They react in different and sometimes unexpected ways. The doctors actually find a cure at one point.
This synopsis report prepared by Margaret Heinson
This is a story of a global epidemic, set in the year 2025. The first cases are reported in central China, but the virus spreads very quickly. The pathogen is a rhabdovirus, similar to rabies, but with an even higher mortality rate. Worse still, it binds very tightly to nitrogen atoms, making it airborne with a vengeance. Scientists search for a cure, politicians search for a culprit, and everyone else just prays for survival.
This synopsis report prepared by Sandra Redman
This book is a realistic description of a naturally occuring monstrous pathogen which wipes out over 99.99% of humanity. Scattered survivors struggle to adjust to a new reality. The story is a tapestry of perspectives, and no one character can rightly be called 'main'. The characters include politicians, soldiers, doctors, and everyday people.
This synopsis report prepared by Michael Boyle
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|Chapter Analysis of Full Circle|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 13.3%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 26.7%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 46.7%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 13.3%
Tone of story
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
Time/era of story:
- near future
Disaster, natural or nuclear
Kind of disaster:
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
A lot of techno jargon?
Kind of jargon?
Unusual forms of death
Unusual form of death?
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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