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Fevers is an in-your-face story about a gadfly of a journalist and his adventures into the Amazon. It's primal and the pages are smeared with blood. It drags the reader, perhaps a little unwillingly, into the jungle too and forces them to watch the events as they unfold.
Certainly not a tale for children, nor those with weak stomachs, Fevers will possibly even make the harder readers wince or retch.
The gore and thrills aside, the story actually started off a little slowly. I get the need to set the scene, but I felt waiting about 50% of the book to get William into the jungle seemed a little excessive. I also felt that once there, some of the scenes that were most important were rushed over to get to the 'juicier' scenes. This annoyed me more than anything, it left me feeling a little cheated and harried to get through the story.
I'm not really sure what the cover has to do with the book, I think something more suitable would draw in more readers. I'd recommend this for readers of gore and thriller detective type books, those who enjoy reading about out there cultures and beliefs or readers of gritty in-your-face adult fiction.
There's a little work that could be done on the writing, some of it reads a little weirdly and there's plenty in there that can be cut. Happily, though, I only found one instance of a typo:
85% - bum, should be burn.