The Down Days by Ilze Hugo #BookReview #Thriller

“The Down Days,” the debut novel by South African writer, Ilze Hugo, was an excellent read. It came out in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic and it was about a localized outbreak of a virus with laughter as the main symptom with the onset of a fever.

I thought this post-apocalyptic, sci-fi thriller was very original for source material that is a well-worn trope. I loved the unfamiliar idioms and colloquial nuance she uses throughout.

This was a surprising and interesting read that stands out among the glut of post-apocalyptic novels about the end of the world from some deadly disease.

Get a copy of “The Down Days” by Ilze Hugo on Amazon here.


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