The Scarlet Plague

The Scarlet Plague

by Jack London

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The Scarlet Plague 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
finishworksbeforeyouwhine More than 1 year ago
While this isn't my favorite novella, it's an important milestone in the development of the genre. My advice to reviewers: finish a text before you bash it. My advice to readers: consider exactly what it is youre reading before you cast unrealistic expectations; not everyone from every era's going to write like Stephenie Meyer, Stephen King, or James Patterson. And read introductions, theyre there for a reason.
Polaris- on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A remarkably prescient tale for our times told briskly by one of the great masters of the short story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A quick and enjoyable read.
READAHOLIC-ZONE1 More than 1 year ago
Having been published over 100 years ago, it blew my mind how Jack London's creativeness was spot on in creating a sci-fi novel that could have been written by any author in today's society. I gave this book 4 stars having to take one away due to an error in the plot that had to do with the way people were perishing in the beginning of the book, though further into the story the explanation of the dead bodies did not correlate with the aforementioned way of death. Other than that flaw the story is genius. London is deeply intuitive regarding the way society will eventually re-establish itself. Therefore, that being my favorite part of the story. Whereas, this tale is significantly more than just sci-fi. It is told by an exceedingly older emotional man named Granger, who was one of the few who survived the plague in 2013. I felt sad for Granger, who is a gentle soul, he is constantly tormented and disrespected by the heathen children that herd goats. Scarlet Plague is an important classic that takes a deep look into humanity and survival, making you think if your morals would stand up under severe conditions. My question to you is would you try to preserve an important instrument of our culture if the world was ending for the next possible inhabitants to find? What? “Thank you, Netgalley & Dover, for letting me give an honest review”
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This was a sad attempt at a story. Poor character development and what appeared to be a weakly thought out plot.