All That is Solid Melts into Air by Darragh McKeon
THE GREAT READING BINGE OF 2016
Just Because Book
My heart is still pounding and I kinda want to curl up in a corner and cry.
This is a book of fiction. Which takes place in 1986. Russia. And the fallout of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. And the government coverup. It follows after a few people, all interconnected, and grows more horrifying with each passing page. A doctor forced to care for those effected by radiation, his pleas falling on deaf ears. A young woman, tossed from society and forced to work in a factory. A young boy prodigy, who can hear the music but has troubles playing. And how Chernobyl effected their lives.
This book was horrifying. Chernobyl is still a no go zone and will likely be for the next 20,000 years due to the radiation fall out. So much was covered up, and not disclosed and even today, 30 years later, people are still suffering from the fallout.
Fictional characters to a true event. It made my skin crawl. It made me cry. Because it could have happened. It did happen.
I recommend this book but you have been warned.