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Quick Fall of Light ❰Epub❯ ❧ Quick Fall of Light Author Sherrida Woodley – Thomashillier.co.uk Quick Fall of Light is a novel of a bird flu pandemic, a woman and an extinct bird who are caught in its deadly approach, and the extraordinary relationship between them The bird in the story is Ameri Quick Fall of Light is a novel of a bird flu pandemic, a woman and an extinct bird who are caught in its deadly approach, and the extraordinary relationship between them The bird in the story is America s passenger pigeon, historically extinct for almostyears Yet, in Quick Fall, a colony has been harbored safely and secretly for many years in the Olympic Rainforest of Washington State It is here where the story begins, and the mystery of the bird s survival becomes key to saving mankind Some ten years after publication, the novel than Quick Fall eBook ó ever asks the question, How would we handle a modern day pandemic The central characters are living in a time in which worldwide illness has changed the structure of their lives Each of them is holding onto the past while confronting their own mortality Josephine Russo longs for her husband, who s recently died in a suspicious plane crash Gary Sterns, a logger and keen observer, has discovered a secret facility in the rainforest he logs in And Martin Pritchard tells us what it s like to work for a pharmaceutical without conscience As their stories converge, they all begin to realize one thing A remarkable, well trained bird is taking them on the biggest chase of their lives And to Josephine Russo, that chase will define who she isA Foreword Reviews winner for Science Fiction in , the book is perhaps relevant today than it s ever been Pandemics are seldom seen and written of even less For Quick Fall of Light both have occurred in one remarkable decade.


10 thoughts on “Quick Fall of Light

  1. Emily Crow Emily Crow says:

    This was a refreshingly unusual novel, with an almost dystopian setting, a bird flu pandemic, and passenger pigeons Not a quick read, but beautifully written at least one passage made me cry Actually, made me call up my mom and read it to her, so we could both cry Recommended.


  2. Dawn Nelson Dawn Nelson says:

    I found this book a fun and interesting read to say the least Sherrida is a descriptive author who I enjoy reading.


  3. Seregil of Rhiminee Seregil of Rhiminee says:

    Quick Fall of Light is an emotional, touching and powerful story about Josephine Russo who has lost her husband Her husband died in a plane accident in Olympic National Forest Joserphine finds out that her husband has kept secrets from her and realizes what he has done Quick Fall of Light is also a story about an extinct bird, which has been saved from extinction by careful and secret research methods This rare bird may hold a key to humankind s survival.Quick Fall of Light is equal parts sc Quick Fall of Light is an emotional, touching and powerful story about Josephine Russo who has lost her husband Her husband died in a plane accident in Olympic National Forest Joserphine finds out that her husband has kept secrets from her and realizes what he has done Quick Fall of Light is also a story about an extinct bird, which has been saved from extinction by careful and secret research methods This rare bird may hold a key to humankind s survival.Quick Fall of Light is equal parts science fiction, mystery, environmental thriller and character driven storytelling I like this combination, because the story flows intriguingly from start to finish This book is a quick read and the story isn t long, but the characters bring it to life and give depth to the happenings The story is a bit sad, but also hopeful this is a great combination, because it gives the author a chance to write about the emotions of the characters.Although Quick Fall of Light is an apocalyptical science fiction book a mutated avian flu virus kills people all around the world , it manages to avoid the usual apocalyptical clich s, because the author uses her characters to move the story forward instead of writing all the time about what s happening to the world and how people react to the deaths I think it s great that the author has concentrated on her main characters, because the characterization is simply superb.Here s some information about the main characters and the plot Josephine Russo is a woman who married an older man Her husband, Robert Russo, worked for the university and was involved in a secret Wilson s Bridge project He worked partly for Colzer Bremen a pharmaceutical company, which makes a vaccine called Pass Flu and did research with the extinct passenger pigeon Josephine meets a man called Gary Sterns in the woods Gary knows her husband and shows her something extraordinary and amazing in the woods Gary has also lost a loved one and sometimes thinks about her Josephine and Gary start a journey together and try to get to Nebraska to an old man s Burt Hennings house This old man was mentioned in Josephine s husband s notes Martin Pritchard works for the Colzer Bremen and takes care of things for the company His wife is Shanna and her daughter is Rachel His daughter has Addison s disease Josephine, Martin and Gary are totally believable and realistic characters.That s all I ll write about the characters and the plot, because I don t want to reveal too much.It was interesting to read about the passenger pigeon and things related to it I ve always been interested in nature, animals and plants, so it s nice to read books about these subjects I especially enjoyed reading how this bird was linked to the survival of humankind it was interesting to read how the bird was connected to Colzer Bremen and their vaccine It was also interesting how the author had managed to find a connection between the great flu of 1918, the extinction of the passenger pigeon and the avian flu virus.This book offers quite a lot of information about birds and especially pigeons, which is interesting If you want to knowpassenger pigeon, you may want to read this article This book also contains social criticism and observations about human life, but not too much.This book has been compared to Michael Crichton s books, but I think that this comparison doesn t do justice to this book, because Michael Crichton never wrote as well and beautifully as Sherrida Woodley Sherrida Woodley s exquisite writing separates her from other writers, because her descriptions of certain events and emotions are surprisingly lush she also creates complex characters.The comparison to Rachel Carson the author of Silent Spring isjustified, because the author writes about birds and environmental things It was interesting to read how human survival was linked to the survival of an extinct bird and the preservation of our fragile biodiversity This subject has often been handled in science fiction, but seldom in this kind of format, because the author has managed to bring something new to the genre by writing mainly about the characters I ve often avoided reading apocalyptical books, because the characters in these books are usuallyor less bland, so reading about Josephine Russo, Gary Sterns and Martin Pritchard was wonderfully refreshing.Quick Fall of Light is an exceptionally well written, touching, intelligent and thought provoking book I liked the author s descriptive writing style, because she wrote beautifully about Josephine s grief, life and marriage I think that Quick Fall of Light will appeal to readers who are interested in environmental thrillers and books related to nature It s possible that Quick Fall of Light will also appeal to readers who aren t familiar with science fiction books, because this book is easy to get into.I hope that Sherrida Woodley writesbooks, because I d like to readfrom her I m sure that all the other readers, who read this book, will want to readfrom this talented author


  4. Wendy S. Delmater Wendy S. Delmater says:

    I found the story engaging very engaging this post apocalyptic nay, in media res apocalyptic plague story that centered on the extinct species passenger pigeon to be a well written medical thriller, a lovely psychological study, a travelogue, and a great mystery thriller The mystical element in the transference of homing between species is what sets this apart from your average book Highly enjoyable.


  5. Nell Nell says:

    A pandemic and the return of the passenger pigeon intertwined I loved the plot and devoured the book in a few nights reading I enjoy the author s descriptive style I feel she is still developing her voice but I agree with other reviewers that the book would benefit fromaggressive editing Recommended


  6. Tanya Tanya says:

    Just found out I won a copy of this from First Reads and it will be coming in the mail in a month or so I can t wait to review it for Goodreads January 9, 2011I had to really push to get through this book, and half the time I wasn t sure what Woodley was trying to say The idea for the story is good, and the characters were interesting, but Quick Fall of Light is badly in need of aggressive professional editing As a writer, it s so difficult to know if the concept in your head has been ade Just found out I won a copy of this from First Reads and it will be coming in the mail in a month or so I can t wait to review it for Goodreads January 9, 2011I had to really push to get through this book, and half the time I wasn t sure what Woodley was trying to say The idea for the story is good, and the characters were interesting, but Quick Fall of Light is badly in need of aggressive professional editing As a writer, it s so difficult to know if the concept in your head has been adequately translated onto the page, and that s where an editor is so important A hundred times I found myself wondering, What exactly is happening here or What is that supposed to mean I also got the feeling I was supposed to care about the fate of the passenger pigeon, and that just didn t happen I honestly feel bad not being able to write apositive review after receiving a complimentary autographed copy from the author My advice to her in her future writing would be to work for better clarity in both storyline and internal dialogue, and to make use of a talented editor


  7. Karen Karen says:

    The story line is an interesting one can a supposedly extinct bird species provide a cure for a deadly flu Told through three characters and their struggle to survive while presenting several philosophical questions The book struggles in continuity and transitions better editing is needed to help with flow of story The antagonist s sections tend to be the most distracting due to the choppy tangents but I think as a whole, this book is worth reading because of the discussion that can ensue The story line is an interesting one can a supposedly extinct bird species provide a cure for a deadly flu Told through three characters and their struggle to survive while presenting several philosophical questions The book struggles in continuity and transitions better editing is needed to help with flow of story The antagonist s sections tend to be the most distracting due to the choppy tangents but I think as a whole, this book is worth reading because of the discussion that can ensue afterwards Keep reading the book just skim through that which gets bogged down from tangents There are some beautifully written passages that evoke the wonder of nature and of conflict man v man, man v nature, man v self I look forward to readingfrom Sherrida Woodley


  8. Marilyn Marilyn says:

    The premise of this book sounded like the perfect thriller to me but I found myself getting confused and many times going back to re read a page again, trying to understand what was going on I read some of the other reviews to see if the problem was just me.i try not to read reviews before finishing a book so as to watch my own opinion form while enjoying a book, and not become jaded Other readers had been having the same issues so I decided to put the book aside It was a struggle to get t The premise of this book sounded like the perfect thriller to me but I found myself getting confused and many times going back to re read a page again, trying to understand what was going on I read some of the other reviews to see if the problem was just me.i try not to read reviews before finishing a book so as to watch my own opinion form while enjoying a book, and not become jaded Other readers had been having the same issues so I decided to put the book aside It was a struggle to get through as much as I did a few chapters and I began to lose interest If the book is re released after some strong editing, I ll run to try again


  9. Joy Joy says:

    I liked the story, but I felt bogged down by the writing style I felt I was battling to understand her small nuances, even though I understood the plot An interesting idea, involving supposedly extinct birds, bird flu, anti viruses and a raging wildfire.


  10. Jerry Jerry says:

    A good book, but a little over my head It is the first book I have read in over twenty years I plan on manysince my retirement Seemed to come together at the end, but I wanted .


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