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Virus Hunter: Thirty Years of Battling Hot Viruses Around the World

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 9, 2014

    I'm sure to some the book was great. I prefer science based book

    I'm sure to some the book was great. I prefer science based books and have a great disdain for mush and personal dramas being included unnecessarily  in a story . 
    It seemed to focus more on his personal life in relation to the job. There was a ridiculous amount of name dropping and back patting too. I couldn't finish the book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2010

    Outstanding Book

    This book was truly amazing. I became interested in the field of virology because of "The Hot Zone," and this book is just another step on the road of reading about the topic. This book did seem to go off on quite a few tangents, but they were interesting and comprehensive.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 7, 2007

    Interesting but long-winded

    If you are interested in medicine and science, this is the book for you. It is full of stories of disease outbreaks that C.J. Peters MD, has encountered throughout his years in the field. He also goes in depth about how they identify and treat these diseases. It is really mind-boggling how horrible of viruses are out there, and how fast they can spread though a population. The prologue and first three chapters are very exciting, packed with new information that really got me thinking. After that, the majority of the book is repeating what was already said, and was extremely long-winded. He goes back and forth between different virus outbreaks, not in any logical order, and rambles on and on. Also, the author goes way off topic and spends whole chapters talking about how his marriage was falling apart, which has absolutely nothing to do with the rest of the book. After the first few chapters, the book was a struggle to get through it completely lost my interest, and I usually find this topic fascinating. If I could tell the author one aspect of the book to change I would tell him to condense. The same story could have been conveyed in half the length and it would have been mush more intriguing. I do not want to say that this is the worst book I have ever read, it does have quite a bit of interesting information but I still do not want to highly recommend reading it unless you are up for a long read.

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