The Hot Zone

What's the author's purpose? Do you agree/disagree with the author's perspective?

Choose the above question based on the context of your book. Is your book more factual? If so, then what is the author’s purpose? Are they simply delivering information, or is there something more to it?

Is the book more of a combination of facts and the author’s own ideas, trying to get you to believe something? If so, do you agree/disagree with the author? Be sure to provide textual evidence for your answer in both cases.

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The author's purpose in writing this book was to broaden his own understanding of these contagious viruses and to inform the reader. He is not writing for the scientific world, but rather warning those of us who unaware of the threats these viruses pose to the public.

I personally agree that much of the information he uses is helpful. The book is definitely a combination of facts.... yes, it's fiction, but the factual information used by the author has come from his own research. Is his research accurate? I don't know....