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    wwwonewomansbbrwordpresscomwwwfacebookcomonewomansbbrThe Second Cure by Margaret Morgan 2018 A pandemic is racing through our world and it is changing people Some lose their religion Others have outpourings of creativity reckless behaviour and seeing visions Scientist Charlotte is close to a cure when her partner becomes infected and her understanding of the disease is turned upside down Reporter Brigid is determined to uncover the truth behind the religious response to the outbreak Australia and worldwide is torn apart politically into far left and far right with unexpected power to change the course of history Science and religion are not my strong subjects but this book was actually pretty interesting Some or a lot haha of the science stuff went over my head but I found it to be a fascinating concept; some of science definitions etc were explained but I felt it could have done with a bit dumbing down for those of us that need it although I do think I got the basic gist of it I found the second part enjoyable than the first I think because the second was not as science heavy and was about the conseuences on society from the events in the first part of the book The storyline was entertaining and uite plausible in my opinion Religious readers may find the conclusions drawn by the scientists to be offensive to themselves and their faith I don't think this is a book I'd forget about in a hurry was definitely food for thought and one I'd recommend for those looking for something different to read I'd also be keen to see a film version of this book

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    As soon as I read the synopsis for The Second Cure I was instantly interested Whilst it’s unlike anything else that I’ve read before I absolutely adored this book the characters especially were so likeable and I uickly became invested in what was going to happen to them It’s one of those books that makes you stop and think because even though it’s essentially fiction you can’t help but wonder what yourself as a reader would do if you were faced with similar situations or environments I loved the scientificbiology aspect of the story science nerd here and appreciated that it was all explained in a way that would be easy for anyone to understand I can’t wait to see what’s to come in the future for Margaret Morgan as her debut novel has simply blown me away

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    I have just finished reading this book It is terrific Margaret Morgan manipulates complex ideas with startling ease while driving her narrative along at a cracking pace At once disturbing humorous and highly intelligent The Second Cure is compellingly believable and utterly contemporary Do yourself a favour and dive into it

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    There is so much plot packed into this novel It's ambitious clever stunning in breadth and imaginative power The writing is at once authoratitively scientific and compellingly plot driven More of my thoughts are below but they're a little disjointed Charlie is a scientist concerned with finding a cure for a new plague affecting the world's cats Bridgid is a reporter watching her world change and trying to keep the truth in sight These two remarkable women are embroiled in huge world shaking events and forced to make decisions that will impact generations to comeThe science in The Second Cure feels plausible the political extremism even so And my word did the pace ramp up in the latter half of the story I thought this would be a tale about a point in time but instead is covered decades of change A really uniue fascinating book

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    ‘The cure she called it did you know that? Not the cure to stop the plague This was the second cure she said’The Second Cure hit me like a bolt of lightning I went into this novel with a fair amount of trepidation; science fiction is not really ‘my thing’ Or so I tell myself But this year alone I’ve read science fiction than ever before and each of these novels has been brilliant I’ve loved them And so it is with The Second Cure a genre blend of science fiction with dystopian themes written in a literary style Utterly captivating horrifyingly realistic and ultimately uplifting I honestly can’t recommend this novel high enoughMargaret Morgan writes with exception She presents a type of science that is not very basic in a very accessible manner which was really lucky for me because my brain tends to become overwhelmed very uickly once anything becomes scientific But I really knew what was going on all the way through this novel Too bad Margaret wasn’t my science teacher back in school For anyone who has been contemplating reading The Second Cure but has held off because of a fear of the science themes you can shelve those concerns As well as writing with accessibility Margaret has a way with words in general that seem to have them blending into the most beautifully atmospheric prose I was gripped with a certain sense of place while reading The Second Cure It’s a very immersive novel‘As her eyes adjusted to the darkness the bush remained invisible no cloud present to bounce back the light of the city On moonlit nights she could see down to Bujwa Bay a tucked away pocket of the river that ran into the vast Hawkesbury and out into the Pacific Ocean But tonight there was no moon and the stars were sharp against the night the Milky Way looking like the smear of cream its name suggested From the pond below she could hear the knock on wood call of a striped marsh frog and from across the valley was the two toned hoot of a solitary boobook Crickets and the metallic ting of microbats There was no breeze’The Second Cure has several narrators but the main two are scientist Charlie Charlotte and journalist Brigid These two women are almost sisters in law Charlie lives with and is the partner of Brigid’s brother Richard Another character by the name of Winnie also has an impactful presence in the first part of the novel She is Richard’s and Brigid’s mother So you can see that this story revolves to a certain extent around a family I really liked both Charlie and Brigid Very different from each other but both eually as passionate about their cause For Brigid her cause is the truth She’s in it for the long haul and she’s determined to unmask a proselytising politician who is rising rapidly by capitalising on fear within society – I know they all do that But this guywell you really just need to read it As a ueenslander the setting of the extreme parts of the novel my face was doing a good impression of that little shocked face emoji while my stomach was churning over the extreme right wing politics It’s fiction thoughright? Charlie after years of research is working on a vaccine as well as a cure for the cat plague that has the world within its grip Why does it matter if cats are dying? Well it matters a lot because everything is connected If cats don’t exist the population of rats boom as one example But it’s not just domestic cats dying it’s big cats too the lions and cheetahs and every type of cat all around the world It’s wrecking havoc on the ecosystem Further even though it’s a cat plague it’s infecting humans because they have become the host The virus manifests itself in different ways depending on the individual something Margaret skilfully demonstrates by way of contrasting the experiences of her characters When Richard becomes infected his symptoms force Charlie to regard the progression of the disease in a new light The need for a cure and a vaccine becomes all the focusedAs a side note on the topic of Charlie and Richard I absolutely love the way Margaret sums up their relationship in this moment of introspection by Charlie‘At its worst she worried that their relationship was little than an exchange of facts and orgasms He told her things about music and art She told him things about science They had good sex Of course there were other exchanges too He provided the accommodation free of mortgage or rent; she earned most of their money She paid for the food; he bought it and cooked it Just another symbiosis like fungi and algae in lichen But she loved him and she knew he loved her That added a buffer against imbalances perhaps Or maybe it magnified them Was it true that in every relationship one person loved the other ?’This novel spans a long timeline than fifteen years but it’s split into two parts and jumps ahead in the second part so it’s still very fast moving It really is a novel for our times It generated such a sense of unease within me how familiar some of the themes seem when considered within the context of today’s society I did not see the end result coming I honestly had no idea what was going to happen with Charlie and Brigid Were they going to pull off what they had each set out to do? And what is the second cure? How does it differ to the first cure and what is its purpose? It all ends in a way that is both devastating and uplifting at the same time I was shocked and elated in eual measure This novel is nothing short of brilliant And the cover is absolutely gorgeous‘Charlie couldn’t endure listening This was her work they were exploiting Her work had built Capricornia Without her cure Effenberg would not have been able to build his regime and eually vile dictatorships across the world couldn’t have found their power She’d been trying to stop extinctions to do good science and she had indeed succeeded but the pricethe price made her want to vomit’Thanks is extended to Penguin Random House Australia for providing me with a copy of The Second Cure for review

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    Gripping The science is fascinating and I cared a lot about the characters biologist Charlie Zinn her artistcomposer partner Richard their lovely dog Goblin Richard's gentle mother Winnie and his acerbic sister Brigid Biology specifically parasitology and epigenetics mixed with religion politics and the arts makes for fascinating near future world building Very accomplished writing particularly for a debut novel The style plotting and characterisation are all great I was occasionally confused about the timeline in the first part of the book but other than that everything worked smoothly Catch the Second Cure

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    45⭐⭐⭐⭐ An extremely thought provoking read

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    Margaret Morgan's debut novel The Second Cure is published by Penguin I went to the launch put on by Newtown bookshop Better Read than Dead at Leadbelly Bar in Newtown The launch speech was given by Kerryn Goldsworthy who said she had read the book twice and could read it twice again I know what she meant as I came to write this review; for it is such a complex plot that I did not feel I could do it justice on one read alone and after skimming through it for the second time I still don't  I am not a lover of plot driven novels or novels structured by an idea or a thesis On the other hand I don't want to slot this novel into a box of 'political thriller' or 'dystopian fiction' for it is both and than thatI would not normally choose to read a novel of this kind But I did enjoy it; it kept me turning the pages and I have great respect and admiration for the complex structure and the convincing unravelling of a scientific uest for a cure for a pandemic of  toxoplasmosis which has mutated from the strain that is hosted by cats to one of plague proportions hosted by humans The virus is spreading through the world and its effects are both devastating and in some ways liberating Charlie Zinn a biologist and her colleague Juliette have isolated the genome and are close to finding a cureMeantime the world's domestic wild and feral feline population is disappearing The emphasis of the novel is on the human not the animal; not on the loss of an entire biological population but on the divisions in Australia between the general population the far left  and the far right; the latter are represented by Song of Light New Apostolic Church In ueensland where church and state are not separate their Pastor and leader one Jack Effenburg effects a leadership spill and becomes premier then leads a secession from the Australian Republic to set up the independent nation Capricornia Jack and his wife Marion profess to be on the side of the light and convince the population of this but are in fact from the dark sideThe key characters in this tale are two scientists Charlie and her former partner in love and science Shadrack; Brigid a fearless investigative reporter and sister of Charlie's present partner when the story opens Richard who is a musician and a painter There is a love triangle at the centre of the plot between Charlie Richard and ShadrackThe plot is so complex I won't attempt a summary There are riots there is torture there is cruelty blood is shed There is an underground movement against the cruel secretive hypocritical repressive rule of Capricornia Charlie with Shadrack's support develops a second cure for the mutated virus which offers release from the toxic effects and the prospect of a shift from capitalism to a humane caring and concerned society Empathy and connectedness versus power cruelty and corruptionI think this book will do very well When I visited Better Read than Dead bookshop in Newtown they were featuring it as their no 1 bestseller even before it was launched The author has woven together strands of science speculative fiction romance political thriller and to create a convincing disturbing and entertaining vision of how our society might develop when humans exploit biological mutations for power and thinkers scientists and artists refuse control and seek ways of living in a connected empathic world

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    A dystopia sort of with an eye to todays latest scientific discoveries that uestions the notion of rational self interest and reason as the only influence on individuals and society In the last 10 years there has been a steady build up of ideas about biological processes affecting than just our bodies but what we like to think of as our minds which in the Western tradition we hold to be ethreal and some how purer than our bag of meat bodies For instance the influence of our gut bacteria on our behaviour and then there is the curious parasitic disease Toxoplasma gondiiThese ideas mixed with the pessimistic research which suggests that conservative and progressive brains are wired up diffferently and we have the basis of this book What would happen if there was a species jump of a disease and what would happen if that disease changed our perceptions of the world in a dramatic and unexpected way? It has happened before with the Black Plague which profoundly changed the medieval world Worl War One while not a plague in the normal sense of the word so changed the mass of individuals perception of the world that it altered the whole consciousness of the world

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    What a cornucopia of diversity and variety I found in The Second Cure The book's artful blending of genuine and speculative but convincing science religious and political isolationism gender politics sexuality intriguing characters and cats had me hooked An Australian setting too — huzzahIt's also one of the few fiction books I've read that include characters with synaesthesia a fascinating neurological trait that causes a merging of the senses eg hearing colour or seeing soundHighly recommended The Second Cure is a 5 star novel thought provoking thrilling informative and a joy to read