Candace Thaxton did a fantastic job with the accents of the characters. It added interest to the story.
I didn't know anything about Mary Mallon going into this story. She was a stubborn Irishwoman who didn't believe that she could be healthy and still infect people. For the most part I did not like her. However, the things done to her were not nice either. The turn of the 20th century was a hard time for foreigners with few available jobs and places to live. Mary tried hard to better herself in terrible circumstances. Then she was forced to live in the asylum for years without knowing what could become of her.
She brought out Mary's frustration with the men in her life. Alfred and her employers could be difficult.
Much of the story made me angry. The doctors inability to make Mary understand that she was a danger was irritating. But Mary's stubbornness about her impact on others was my main issue. She went so far as to change her name and sneak into jobs in order to defy what she was told, but didn't believe. I am glad that she questioned her role in making people sick. I just wish she had acted on it.
It's true Stephen King. He has a way of writing that makes you wonder what will happen next and to be slightly uncomfortable about it.
Can't decide from the excerpt
He reads with a tone that compliments King's writing style.
I want to buy the whole book, but it's cost prohibitive. I have to read it on my Kindle. That's OK for me but not my 93 year old mother. She's disappointed!
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