Ill Wind Book Summary and Study Guide

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Following a massive oil-spill in the San Francisco Bay, scientists, hoping to avert an ecological disaster, release an untested virus which feeds on oil and petroleum based molecules. The virus indeed consumes the oil spill, but contrary to its design, manages to survive much longer than suspected and begins to attack all petroleum based products along the west coast. Soon the virus spreads worldwide.
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With the US President out of the country, and the VP killed in a virus related plane crash, panic consumes the nation. The virus set the country's and the world's technology back several hundred years.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 10%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 20%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 40%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 30% Tone of book    -   depressing/sad FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story Explore/1st contact/ enviro story    -   Yes Explore:    -   preventing/surviving an ecological disaster Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   blue collar worker Age:    -   20's-30's


Terrain    -   Desert Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   some scientific explanation How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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