Friday, March 13

Book Review: Ebola Virus by Mark Jenkins

Author: Mark Jenkins
Title: Ebola Virus
Genre: Nonfiction
Pages: ebook
First Published: October 2014
Where I Got It: My shelf (Amazon/Freebie)

Go turn on the television, and chances are, you’ll hear something about the Ebola epidemic within five minutes. The Ebola virus is not stopping anytime soon. In fact, airports around the world are currently screening for the virus, because it’s only now that they realize what a crisis it actually is. Worst case scenario – the pandemic threshold tips over, and everything goes awry. If it comes to that and you want to prepare for the outbreak, you’ll need some sort of Ebola survival guide, a well-written, up-to-date guide that will protect you and your family and your homeland. 

Gah. I am disappointed. I excepted more of a story type thing. Maybe a character writing about how to survive? Alas, no. This was just about 30 pages talking about Ebola and what to do and what not to do. Good tips and facts about the deadly virus, but I honestly felt like I was reading a textbook/article. I am glad it was quick read. 

Honestly, I am glad that it makes mention to be AWARE not paranoid about Ebola. Thank goodness...because I was working at the hospital and people were freaking OUT! While I was just chilling making sure no one spit, pee, vomit, or sneeze in my mouth. It's good to be aware of what it is, but the likely hood of getting slim. Just be careful.

I LOVE LOVE the last little bit. Many people believe that President Obama is "injecting" the Americans with Ebola...and the author completely negates this as idiocy and conspiracy. If this were true we would all be dead.  

It was a quick read...but it tricked me. I thought it was going to be more "entertaining" way to be weary of Ebola...not an article pretty much. Oh well. I recommend it for those that want a quick run-down of Ebola and what to do and what not to do. Out of five stars, I stamp this with...ummm...2 stars...I suppose. IDK I have been debating for a while on whether to give it a 2 or 3. Meh. 


Unknown said...

That's crappy that it wasn't a book but an article!

Loved the Obama crap. LOL.

Carole Rae said...

Yeahh. :/ At least it was free.

Blodeuedd said...

Yeah no

Anachronist said...

Ebola? Why not find a cure for common flu first?

Melliane said...

oh that's too bad that it wasn't what you expected

Carole Rae said...

B, :)

Ana, right!?

Melliane, what can you do, ya know?

Piecraft Bucharest said...

I struggle with non-fiction, and I think I would struggle even more with this. Ebola is such a scary thing. My son goes to an international school with kids from 30+ countries... With a virus like Ebola spreading, and everyone jumping on a plane every weekend to get to and fro, it's terrifying when Monday come again and 15 of the traveling children are brought together between four walls again.

Carole Rae said...

I totally seeing it being scary. You just have to be careful.