The inscription preceding Drew Magary’s first novel, The Postmortal (Penguin, August ), is a quote from the band Mastodon. Though. The Postmortal, by Drew Magary, is the first-hand account of what happens when a cure for aging is discovered. The story is told to us by. About a third of the way through The Postmortal, in a chapter executed as a roundup of Internet links, Drew Magary shifts the focus away from.
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Want to Read Currently Reading Post,ortal. And I just don’t really care about his relationship problems. It was good enough to move “The Postmortal” way up my to-read list. It seems like Magary really wanted to explore the different consequences of the “cure” without being bogged down by a narrative.
Jun 10, Ranting Dragon rated it really liked it Shelves: This is a novel to read when you want a serious “be careful what you wish for”. But I really liked the novel despite its flaws. Through his sixty years as a year-old, he experiences all the love, pain, grief, and terror of a standard lifetime and is still in good enough shape to kick some ass at the end.
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Because the idea of a blog is short pointed commentary, there’s no room for interpretati I was so excited to read this book, I guess it was almost inevitable that it would let me down. That makes it even more intense. I absolutely loved Magary’s second novel The Hike a bizarre, brilliantly written story that came off to me like a compressed version of Stephen King’s “The Dark Tower”.
I’m not gonna spend a year in a country without sampling the ‘culture’ if you get my drift” Yeah, I know, but hold on I was expecting an irreverent comedy about the trouble humans get into after they find the cure for ageing. So this is the reason why I decided to dnf this book. Part of this might be because while the format of storytelling was well chosen, the protagonist may not have been. There are changes in religion, the family unit, war, and government control.
You can not hide from the world. I’m out of book reviewing shape among other kinds of shapeand it’s hard to get back into the swing of things if there ever was a swing. It’s hard to say whether I’d take the cure. Please try again later. Anyone receiving the cure, in other words, is guaranteed a painful, possibly violent death. The Postmortal is a chilling story of our world gone wrong after the “Cure” for aging is found.
Is this the same book as The Postmortal? Instead the book focused on the how this breakthrough affected relationships. Preview — The Postmortal by Drew Magary.
The problem is that the cure has been banned by You may also read my review here: Mar 21, Melissa rated it really liked it Shelves: Magary is a writer for Deadspin, a website that offers sports news in short, snarky bursts, and indeed, much of his novel is meant for similar consumption.
Download our Spring Fiction Sampler Now. Feb 12, Dan rated it it was amazing Shelves: For the most part, he’s a fairly average, though somewhat selfish person.
It becomes undisciplined – deus ex machina on top of deus ex machina, seemingly forgetting that it is actually supposed to be a journal entry why do this? The novel is Farrell’s journal and collection of articles from June to June60 postortal post-Cure.
The reportage is thorough, more than a little titillating in the landscape of apocalypse-fetish literature. This isn’t just an idea book though. Part of me is interested in seeing firsthand how we destroy ourselves and it would give me the opportunity to read all of the books I know I’ll never get around to with my currently limited life span. Given that Drew Magary has made a name for himself as a humourist, anyone expecting to find that same style and tone in this book will be in for a shock.
It starts well, but somewhere around the halfway point the story starts to drag and doesn’t really pick up again until close to the end. Will we ever build the freaking long-range spaceships to fling ourselves from this ovvercrowded earth?? 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.
Luckily for us, we don’t have to seriously make decisions like this yet. Despite all this doom and gloom, this is a pretty engaging read. We are prompted to think for the first time in what will be many: Unfortunately, the writing is also uneven. I have no doubt John’s temperament was deliberately chosen to highlight the issues in the society he finds himself living in, but it gives the reader one less thing to be engaged with.
I wasn’t expecting it. Another example, he was remembering this girl he had a crush on when he was in highschool and he had this to say about it: The premise is that an American scientist discovered the cure for aging, and the main narrator in the story had the cure.
And what does WEPS stand for? It was like seeing cancer take over a loved one.
Throw in some insta love and quite a messy third act and this went from a 3 star to a 2 star, where I was honestly just re This was okay I guess. There was this exploration of some moral themes and humanity as well, and it was done really well and effectively.