It is written from the first person point of view, in a series of blog-like entries and link compilations, imitating how historical information might be gleaned from our current period.
It wasjust such a surprising breath of fresh, rancid air that it reignited my late teen love affair with reading and set me on the path to hipster reader wankerness that I've attained today.
Chronicling the life of John Farrell, a blogging late's Re-read Feb I often credit the End Specialist with being the book that got me back into reading, which sounds a bit odd when you take into account that it was a book I grabbed off the shelf of the library I'd been working in for a year and a half.
Chronicling the life of John Farrell, a blogging late's fellow who takes the Cure for Aging in making him a year older than methe End Specialist is shown in the form of autobiographical blog posts by John.
The timeline of the book covers almost 60 years, from to the late 's, and jumps ahead several times. John's blog posts are our window into his changing place in a world that is slowly but surely tearing itself apart.
I'm not sure whether this format was necessary, or altogether successful - the prologue basically shoehorned in states that these blog posts were all found decades after the fact, and it seems unnecessary to me upon re-reading.
Why not just make it an ordinary narrative? As it is, I found myself often wondering "Who would write about this on their Tumblr blog? Regardless, the worldbuilding on display is very good, and is the main thing that I remember taking away from it on my first reading.
A few reviews label End Specialist as "misery porn", and while I can understand that, I think that it has a message behind the downwardly spiraling story.
As a pessimist and a cynic, I find it entirely believable that when presented with the opportunity to live forever, the majority of the human race would most likely go down a path similar to that written in this book - and as such I love it for being one of the most disturbing and frightening insights into the darkest parts of humanity, and the self-destructive nature of our species as a whole.
It's the sort of book that, when you're done with it and even several times during ityou want to have a good shower.
And whether you appreciate that or not, any creative work that can impress that kind of feeling upon you is worth the time.Jan 11, · The Postmortal, by Drew Magary, details how the world deals with the discovery of a cure for aging.
It is written from the first person point of view, in a series of blog-like entries and link compilations, imitating how historical information might be gleaned from our current period. Book review: Drew Magary’s PostMortal Book review: Drew Magary’s PostMortal The Postmortal starts with whispers that an anti-aging cure has been discovered This is similar to the human capacity enhancement proposal speculated in chapter 3 of Dickenson’s bioethics.
The Postmortal isn’t perfect, but it’s an entertaining and thought-provoking book and a great first effort for a debut novel. It’s a dystopian story with an edge of dark humor and a. The Postmortal by Drew Magary – Book Review | Linus's Blanket June 15, at am [ ] structure and fewer sub-plots would have allowed this story to truly shine.
The Postmortal Summary & Study Guide Drew Magary This Study Guide consists of approximately 80 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of The Postmortal.
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