In many ways, I enjoyed The End of October by Lawrence Wright, but it took FOREVER for me to get through it. It isn’t especially long and the plot keeps it moving at a good clip, but it still took me much longer than usual to work through this one. Without spoiling the story, it’s basically about a pandemic much like the one we are experiencing now. So, if you aren’t game for what might have felt like crazy last year, but is normal now, don’t pick this one up. If you can handle it, though, this is a pretty good read.