An apocalypse threatens human kind. A lethal virus is detected that attacks mankind and mammals. The Government must act, and whilst the authorities struggle to find a cure, they have to plan for the worst. As the disease spreads it is not clear how many will, or will not, survive, nor what the survivors will have to do to live. They will have to cope with their grief andAn apocalypse threatens human kind. A lethal virus is detected that attacks mankind and mammals. The Government must act, and whilst the authorities struggle to find a cure, they have to plan for the worst. As the disease spreads it is not clear how many will, or will not, survive, nor what the survivors will have to do to live. They will have to cope with their grief and loneliness before they can attempt to rebuild society. They will need to find water, food, shelter, and power and then face the other threats to their survival. If they survive, there may be hope for human kind. If they survive…This is not horror genre and there are no zombies, and no asteroids, so if you prefer these types of post apocalyptic scenarios, look elsewhere. This is a story about surviving.WARNING The book contains violence, death and some sexual scenes that some readers may find disturbing....
|Title||:||To The Survivors|
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|Number of Pages||:||400 Pages|
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To The Survivors Reviews
This was the most horribly edited book I've ever read in my life, and I couldn't put it down. Because despite the grammatical errors and awful sentence structure was the most compelling, fascinating, soul wrenching book I have read in a long time. Very rarely does a book make me cry, and this one did several times. I loved premise - a dna-based virus that causes lymphoma and wipes out nearly the entire population. As an oncology nurse this was right up my alley, from a disease perspective. But is the story through the characters' perspectives that makes this book a must read, whether or not you are a fan a post-apocalyptic fiction or not.
To the survivors is an honest book which does exactly what it says on the tin. It describes how the survivors of a virus-driven apocalypse might cope. Think of it as a hymn to survival.What it is not is a sensationalist wham-bang Hollywood movie style book which lovingly focusses on the apocalypse itself. There are no zombies, nothing supernatural, no cliff-hangers, no superheroes. Just ordinary people doing their best to manage.The blurb warns you about explicit sex, but I wouldn't worry about that (or get your hopes up!). The action ends at the bedroom door and the naughtiness happens off screen.There are some issues - although I hesitate to mention them because Philip is a friend. The pacing is quite slow, especially in the beginning. There is a lot of information here. You get the feeling that the information is well researched, accurate and (that word again) honest. But there is a lot of it. That won't be a problem if you like that sort of information, but readers expecting a fast-paced action fest might struggle.All in all, this is a book that will not be for everyone. If you can get onto its wavelength, it's a chilling story of how a virus might actually affect civilization. If you are expecting fast-paced action, it might not work for you.
A virus is threatening man-kind and everyone available is trying to find a cure and to prepare for what is to come. Their estimations aren’t looking good and everything seems to be getting worse. How many will survive, will there even anyone left or will the virus lead to extinction?It’s been a full day since i finished ‘To The Survivors’. At first i wasn’t quite sure what to write, my mind was and is still reeling. This has got to be the best book i have read in a while, if not the best book i’ve read period.It was very well written, at first i was slightly worried i wouldn’t get all the technical/medical terms etc, but i had nothing to worry about, everything was explained in a manner that allows me to understand what is happening. It wasn’t long until it felt like i was being pulled into the story.There was many of times i had to put my kindle down and take a breather as it was so emotional (it may just be me as i’m an emotional reader), i can count at least four (4) times i sobbed. I found myself holding my breath on numerous occasions waiting for the outcome.Gary didn’t do much for me at first until he meets Hannah, who helps show him the way and teach him the skills he will need to survive, how ever long that may be. Gary does whatever he can to ensure he survives, and any others whom he meets, providing they want his help.There are so many great characters in this novel, it’s hard to say who i loved best. Gary was definitely one of them, Hannah was also awesome but we don’t see much of her. The twins were amazing. Having been through hell and still having their strength is something to be admired. I can say though that the character i disliked the most was Val, she was such an arse. I won’t tell you why i dislike her so as it’ll give too much away.‘To the Survivors’ is filled with grief, heartbreak, love, friendship, hardship and plenty more. It is so touching and all together just an amazing novel to read. I will definitely be reading it again and maybe even again You can find my original review at: http://morphybooksblog.wordpress.com/...
This one starts rather slowly, as there is a virus discovered and academics, scientists, and the government race to find a cure. Then it quickly picks up steam as it switches to a young man who survives, in an energy producing home, after his parents both die. He eventually ventures out and finds other survivors. The book carries through to the next generation (or 2!). While it could use some editing, I found myself not wanting to put it down. I would recommend it if you are fan of dystopian fiction - or just want a good, engrossing read.
Loved this book. I hope that if anything like this ever happens, that the government helps us the way the government in the book helped the survivors. God protect us.
This was a really good book, the only thing that kept me rating it as a 5 is that it was overly descriptive at times and the story wavered. That said it was a really good read.
To The SurvivorsFirst let me get the bad out of the way because I would feel dishonest if I didn't point out to potential readers the terrible editing and writing. The author seems to use commas in a whole different manner than what would be considered normal. I myself have been accused of missing commas but in this book they are either too few or too many depending upon the author's whims.At first I thought it was perhaps some long lost British style but I soon put that notion out of my mind. Most sentences are missing at least one comma and sometimes periods, and I've never seen semicolons used like this actual sentence from the book: "I doubt that; look sit; tell me; how?"Another big problem is the style of constantly telling things: Gary, Joe, and Liam went here. Val, and Kelly and Cass went there and did something. etc. etc. There are often so many characters involved it's hard to keep track.Now if you can get past that (and I did) you will find a heart warming story of survival told in the simplest terms, about people who I grew to love. It's been a long, long time since I shed a tear over a story, but the character Hanna did it for me. There were long sections I had to stop reading because my eyes were full of tears.Some reviewers criticized that humans wouldn't act this way. I'm willing to hope they would. Certainly maybe in England they would? In any case it was so refreshing to read about good hearted human beings like Gary (my new idol) trying to survive and help his fellow man - without zombies, vampires or aliens getting in the way.Despite it's considerable flaws, I loved this book for its humanity..
FairFirst, editing is worse I've ever seen. I constantly had to re-read to make something make sense.second,I really had to suspend my belief on this one.I want to believe man kind would be as this author writes.but again, we only have limited experience on catastrophic events to compare to what he writes.and last, some times he wrote events way too fast while next, way too slow. all that said, not the best but certainly not the worse.
I'm not sure that I think that so few survivors as are portrayed in this novel, would be quite so organized to keep spreadsheets and other notes. Nonetheless, it kept me interested to the end of the book.