I read a lot and it's one of the top 5 influential books I've read in my life. It really made me change my perspective and ask new questions and reframe my understanding about Polio and even history.
It turns out the story I always thought I knew, I didn't. It made me look at my Grandparents generation in a different light (I was born in '75).
Far from being a dry academic read it's a page turner on par with Upton Sinclair's 'The Jungle'.
If you like books like The Andromeda Strain, or Hot Zone - give this a read. Does it have anything to do with ME / CFS? Well, you decide. It's an enterovirus mystery with some surprises. There are some parallels with ME / CFS of today. I'm sure this forum will have probably already discussed this book, but if not, thought I would drop it here.