We All Fall Down

Stories of Plague and Resilience

Fiction - Historical - Event/Era
190 Pages
Reviewed on 03/22/2020
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Reviewed by Tiffany Ferrell for Readers' Favorite

We read about the plague and the devastation it had on Europe in our history classes. We are taught how it spread and how many people perished, but not much on how the people of that time felt knowing they were so close to death. In We All Fall Down, we are introduced to many different stories spanning hundreds of years and different countries. From Ireland to Italy and the moor countries, the stories are unique and different but they all have one thing in common; the fear of the bubonic plague. While in a couple of the stories we find those suffering are not the afflicted, many of the others are, in fact, either victims of the horrific disease or those treating the ill.

I found We All Fall Down: Stories of Plague and Resilience, a multi-author anthology, is a very compelling read. The characters in each story are very realistic and give you a more personal look into what people were going through during this terrifying time in world history. There were a few stories that particularly struck me. The first story in the book, called The Black Death, was really good and surprising. I really liked Maeve and thought that her character, as well as Diarmuid, was very well written and thought out. It was definitely different. Another that caught my attention was Little Bird which took place in the 1300s in Siena, Italy. The story that I found the most fascinating to read was A Certain Shade Of Red. This time our main character is Death; someone that isn’t a stranger to the fear, pain, and suffering that comes with the plague. In this story, Death is looking upon the life of a man whose soul he is about to take. These were just a few of the many good tales told in We All Fall Down. It definitely features an excellent group of writers for the reader who loves historical fiction.