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Reviewed in the United States on May 11, 2020
I read this novel in one long day. During the beginning of the second month of the stay at home lockdown in my state due to Covid19. Because of what I have seen, even as a layman in a semi rural state, grocery store aisles stripped bare, cashiers at every business walled off behind plexiglass and wearing masks and gloves, and 40 million working class people in my nation out of work and in danger of losing everything, sitting at home day after day waiting for something, anything to get better, this novel has hit me hard.
I've been reading since 10am, and now the sun is brightening the sky in my eastern coastal state at 5:45am, and I dont know if I will be able to sleep. There are too many parallels between this novel and current reality.
I can only hope, and trust, that somewhere out there there is an Operator, a man of honor, who lives by a code of conduct, and relies on his faithful and able team mates, who is doing the things that I have never been trained to do, but know enough to know need to be done, so that one day I may fulfill my regular grocery list at the store again, see my doctor in person again instead of by video appointment, hug a friend or family member again without wondering where they have been and who they have interacted with in the previous 14 days. There must be a man. A team. I believe that there is. And that may be the only reason I can sneak in a few hours of sleep before tomorrow's... today's, routine begins.
The only easy day was yesterday.