Re: Son of Star Wars
Fri, 8 Oct 1999 20:57:25 EDT

In a message dated 99-10-04 00:49:18 EDT, (John Clark) wrote:

> Incidentally, the horror novelist Stephan King said that the nonfiction book
> "The Hot Zone" by Richard Preston about a Ebola epidemic in Africa was
> the most horrifying and gruesome book he ever read. I agree, It seems like
> it took me forever to finish it, I could only take a little at a time.
> is a
> brief quotation, the damn thing goes on like this for page after page:
> "The only sound is a choking in his throat as he continues to vomit while
> unconscious. Then comes a sound like a bedsheet being torn in half,
> which is the sound of his bowels opening at the sphincter and venting
> The blood is mixed with his intestinal lining. He has sloughed off his gut.
> The lining of his intestines have come off and are being expelled along
> with huge amounts of blood."

I don't normally have a very high opinion of Stephen King, but I think he's right on with his opinion of "The Hot Zone". I snorted this book up in one long airplane flight and was throroughly terrified the whole time!

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