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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Instead the book focused on the how this breakthrough affected relationships. I loved this book. Somehow it all feels like it goes on too long I started consistently looking for how many pages I had left aroundbut I’m not sure what to cut.
Sep 06, Kelly rated it liked poshmortal.
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A few years hence, an accidental scientific discovery has led to a treatment which will halt the process of ageing; barring disease or accident, immortality may be dres — provided you can afford the fee, of course. Bothersome plot thread aside, The Postmortal is an absolutely amazing book.
Like I said above, I think The Handmaid’s Tale and many other books I have enjoyed and even loved, like The Sparrow relies on flashback structure to create emotional resonance. Overall, the story was intresting and had a cool premise, and the writitng was actually good. Regardless, the worldbuilding on display is very good, and is the main thing that I remember taking away from it on my first reading. July 18, at 5: From the first chapter, I was questioning whether or not I would get the cure if presented with it, what it would do to and for society, and the moral implications involved.
Why should you read this book? The Postmortal surprised me in a good way. But when I’m reading the book, I don’t really care about the dead husband or the budding romance with the driver nearly as much as I think I was supposed to care. Thanks for telling us about the problem. I absolutely loved Magary’s second novel The Hike a bizarre, brilliantly written story that came off to me like a compressed magry of Stephen King’s “The Dark Tower”. Mafary then things start to go wrong.
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People don’t feel like they have to mature or grow up now; since they have hundreds of years to live their lives, another few decades or so of partying before they settle down won’t matter. Aug 30, Pages. To top it all off, there’s a nasty sheep flu that starts killing millions. Related Links Contact us about speaking engagements with Drew Magary.
We then follow his life at various intervals over the course of the following sixty years, during which Farrell u Reviewed as part of the Arthur C. With The Postmortal,the hits just keep on coming,and the emotional roller coaster it took me on was pretty brutal at times.
Jan 22, Jenny Reading Envy rated it liked it Shelves: It’s especially funny that Slate still exists in From there we jump to New York City, where year-old John is in the first stages of getting his Cure. It also led to the realization by many of the cure individuals that eternal life was not all it was marked up to be. 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.
In an offshot that I found particularly disturbing, a mother gives her baby the cure so she can be a nine month-old forever. The cure merely ensures death will not come naturally.
Even though this is a very dismal future, Magary still is able to infuse humor into the bleakest of situations. Magsry, the writing is also uneven. View all 6 comments. Despite all this doom and gloom, this is a pretty engaging read.
It starts off gently, with reactions to the initial news of The Cure being varied and believable.
The Postmortal by Drew Magary
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. Jul 29, Michael rated it liked it Shelves: Saying that the plot needed more attention I found the story as it progressed did not engross magayr the reader enough.
Either way, it’s a great novel. So after three false starts let’s see if I can get this thing reviewed. Things like Alzheimer’s were prevented by The Cure, however many years after receiving the Pistmortal, a character has a heart attack, and when they go to the hospital, try to give their apparent age rather magay their true age.