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The Postmortal (2011)

av Drew Magary

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Fantasy. Fiction. Literature. Science Fiction. HTML:? Finalist for the Philip K. Dick and Arthur C. Clarke Awards ?
 
The gripping first novel by Drew Magary, author of The Hike and The Night the Lights Went Out

"An exciting page turner. . . . Drew Magary is an excellent writer. The Postmortal is . . . even more terrifying than zombie apocalypse." ?? Mark Frauenfelder, Boing Boing

John Farrell is about to get "The Cure."
Old age can never kill him now.
The only problem is, everything else still can . . .

Imagine a near future where a cure for aging is discovered and-after much political and moral debate-made available to people worldwide. Immortality, however, comes with its own unique problems-including evil green people, government euthanasia programs, a disturbing new religious cult, and other horrors. Witty, eerie, and full of humanity, The Postmortal is an unforgettable thriller that envisions a pre-apocalyptic world so real that it is completely te
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It is an interesting concept and I really enjoyed the first half of the book. But the second half just ended up being terribly depressing and I struggled to want to keep reading…thus the length of time it took be to complete the book. Worth reading but not a favorite. ( )
  HauntedTaco13 | Dec 29, 2023 |
An interesting book about the cure for aging and all the crap which will happen because of it. ( )
  cdaley | Nov 2, 2023 |
Loved this book. It was creepy and vivid and at times felt like you were reading a warning for how the human race could go. Almost a cautionary tale. ( )
  beentsy | Aug 12, 2023 |
Title: The Post Mortal

Author: Drew Magary

Date Read: 9/2021

Title: An account of the worst invention in history.

Story:
John Farrell. A witness to the price of immortality on a large scale. John’s journey begins when he obtains the “Cure for Aging” from a doctor operating from the black market. His path in life from that moment is caught up in the wake of world that suddenly no longer has to fear death from growing old. John chronicles his life over a 90 year period while never physically aging past 29. He sees the legalization of the drug, the impact that it has on society, and eventually the outcome of a world that no longer has to worry about the time they have in life to accomplish things.

Through it all John chronicles his encounters with other post mortals, those who think that the post mortal should not exist, and what the purpose is of a life that no longer has to end.

Thoughts:
This type of story reminds of books like World War Z and Robopocalypse. It falls somewhere in the middle as it is told only from one view point with various news reports and such filling the reader in on the state of the world that the main character inhabits. I did like the story though and I think the author did a pretty good job of describing how humanity would slowly go nuts when people no longer had an expiration date. Not to mention the fact that people are able to keep having children which leads to obvious problems. This is a pretty good book if you like the previous books mentioned or looking for a good “what if” story.

-m.a.c ( )
  cahallmxj | Sep 8, 2021 |
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Fantasy. Fiction. Literature. Science Fiction. HTML:? Finalist for the Philip K. Dick and Arthur C. Clarke Awards ?
 
The gripping first novel by Drew Magary, author of The Hike and The Night the Lights Went Out

"An exciting page turner. . . . Drew Magary is an excellent writer. The Postmortal is . . . even more terrifying than zombie apocalypse." ?? Mark Frauenfelder, Boing Boing

John Farrell is about to get "The Cure."
Old age can never kill him now.
The only problem is, everything else still can . . .

Imagine a near future where a cure for aging is discovered and-after much political and moral debate-made available to people worldwide. Immortality, however, comes with its own unique problems-including evil green people, government euthanasia programs, a disturbing new religious cult, and other horrors. Witty, eerie, and full of humanity, The Postmortal is an unforgettable thriller that envisions a pre-apocalyptic world so real that it is completely te

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