Christina Sweeney-Baird: The End Of Men

This rreview is written with thanks to Pigeonhole for the opportunity to read and review The End Of Men.

Blurb:

A RACE AGAINST TIME
The year is 2025. Mankind is under threat.

A FIGHT FOR THEIR LIVES
Men are dying, but women remain safe. As the sickness spreads to every corner of the globe, people fight to protect the men they love against all odds.

A DISASTER LIKE NO OTHER
Can they find a cure before it’s too late?  Will this be the story of the end of the world – or its salvation?

Compelling and devastating, The End of Men is the pulse-pounding thriller everyone is talking about.

Review:

The premise of this book is one that has interested me for a while and I’m glad to finally have the chance to review it. The idea for The End Of Men was conceived a few years ago, before Covid, but the parallels must have had the author a little scared! I was worried that the science element of this novel would be overpowering but what I experienced was a very well written story of humanity that explores gender equality, relationships, grief, fertility and several other issues in today’s society in an emotional and engaging way. 

The End Of Men is written from the perspectives of several different characters around the world in very different personal circumstances. This allowed me to appreciate the global nature of the plague and understand how it affected people in all walks of life. However, as there are so many different characters, it was difficult to connect with those that appeared less frequently. 

The novel presents the possibility of a world led primarily by women, which is obviously very different to the patriarchal society in which we currently live. Sweeney-Baird gives us the opportunity to consider what might change if the world was different and she’s highlighted many issues (some bigger than others) that I had failed to consider. I now have a lot to think about long after I finished reading. 

The End Of Men is available from Amazon.

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