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Kimbra Ussery ENGL 1101 11/3/2011 Demon in the Freezer Book Review Demon in the Freezer is a book following the timeline of smallpox. It travels across time and touches on every topic from the outbreak of the disease and possible origins to the present state of the epidemic and its potential as a bioweapon. These are fears that we never consider – never even think about until reading this book. Richard Preston, however, is not exactly an amateur on the topic. He has written many other similar books such as The Hot Zone and The Cobra Event . His purpose in writing these books are for us to consider these “what ifs” in life. What if a terrorist nation got their hands on a strain on smallpox and manipulated it to where it was resistant to any form of antibiotics? Well, the government would just fix it, and everything would go back to normal… right? After reading this book, I realized that is a very
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Unformatted text preview: wrong assumption. Apparently, there is nothing that anyone can do. I ended up feeling depressed for the rest of the day. My fellow classmates who read this book think a good genre for this book is “nonfiction thriller.” Basically, this would mean that all the information from the text is true, but it is still interesting and makes for a good story. A book about a disease as horrifying as smallpox should be. However, I quickly realized that there would be nothing thrilling about this book. Kimbra Ussery is currently a freshman at Georgia Southern University. She is from a small town in southern Georgia where she graduated seventh in her class from the only high school in the area. Here at GSU, she plays piccolo in the Southern Pride Marching Band, and she also serves as a Hall Communications Coordinator for the RHA (Residence Hall Association)....
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