All the Time in the World

My taste in reading material is wide and varied: SF/fantasy/"speculative fiction", mysteries (police procedurals, mostly), history, fanfic, straight fiction, smutty vampire books, biographies, poetry, cereal boxes, assembly instructions, the fine print, and your mind.

Year Zero

Year Zero - Jeff Long Interesting combination of elements - science vs. faith; the ugly underside of scientific competition; the variety of responses in different cultures to impending, unavoidable death...

In a nutshell - a deadly infectious agent is unleashed when an ancient artifact is opened and, with 100% mortality, humanity is doomed to extinction unless the best and brightest scientific minds, cloistered the labs at Los Alamos, can come up with a cure.

Not a good choice for the "happily ever after" fan - this is a pretty grim book overall, although some hope is offered at the end.

(Another book with a misleading blurb, IMO - the man who claims to be Jesus Christ is a sub-plot that takes on a greater role as the book progresses, but is never the primary focus of the story. If you're looking for millenialist fare, this ain't it.)