Thursday, February 19, 2015
Review: A TERRIBLE MERCY by David Crossman
Review: A TERRIBLE MERCY by David Grossman An intellectual' s thriller, in which the real scare is the extent to which some are willing to stretch to impose their ideology: be it religious, militaristic, political, socio-economic. A TERRIBLE MERCY is lyrical, alarming, diligently-researched, political, historical, scientific. If you think you fear the spread of H1N1, of Ebola, of Marburg, read this; your fear will rise to all new levels. Again, the real terror is not in accidental contagion nor violation of lab protocols (as in, for example, Stephen King' s THE STAND). The real danger lies in the humans who will stop at nothing to achieve their aims--including fatal biological warfare.