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The only reason to read is political...
Reviewed in the United States on May 24, 2020
This book tries so hard to be offensive, especially by being racist. In the end, it simply wasn't audacious enough to be funny and its offense would make internet trolls yawn.
Here's the broad plot: In February 2020, during the Presidential campaign, a deadly virus starts spreading in Seattle, Washington. It rapidly spreads to California, then turns into a nationwide pandemic.
What turns the novel from accurate prophecy to satire is that this virus causes "intelligent" (defining this keeps shifting through the novel) heads to explode.
There's only one reason to read the novel. And that is to compare what the author thought would happen with an idiot as President, whose closest advisor is literally a Satanist out to destroy America, and compare it against what really happened.
Reality lapped satire, then mooned satire.
If you enjoy South Park, you might enjoy parts of this book. Especially to make fun of.