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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Immortality, however, comes with its own unique problems-including evil green people, government euthanasia programs, a disturbing new religious cult, and other horrors. Sometimes I got to sit next to her, which was both ecstasy and agony. And what if the reason begins as it always does with such pure intentions?

Anti-cure terrorists begin bombing clinics. For the rest of the book, Magary details exactly why this would be a terrible scenario. What separates this from really great SF is the true humanity of everyone involved, and how these advances affect them as people, not types.

Like much good dystopian fiction, The Postmortal is an at-times unflattering commentary on human beings, present, past and future, that hits the mark in many ways. Would You Get the Cure? Once you’ve received the cure, your body will stay at the same age forever.

Review of The Postmortal, by Drew Magary |

Mgaary allegedly prevents aging, not just in the way a person looks but in their health as well. When John Farrell finds out about the cure, he knows he has to have it.


Unfortunately, I think Magary is best at magqry about real people and celebrities; here, he’s bad at ascribing actual characteristics or motivations to his cast of characters. It also led to the dreew by many of the cure individuals that eternal life was not all it was marked up to be.

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.

But I really liked the novel despite its flaws. I can’t even finish this.

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I d I really loved the first half of this novel. LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices. Return to Book Page. It was an amazingly quick read. Refresh and try again.

I can literally picture some of these events happening within my own lifetime. The book had a really interesting concept – a vaccine discovered that prevents ageing and the effect this has on the world – but the novelty of that world wore off pretty quickly when I realised that the characters were paper thin with no distinguishing qualities. I reproduce it here: Around the Year i It’s hard to say whether I’d take the cure.

He lives in Maryland with his wife and three children, and enjoys taking long walks. One thing I did respect about The Postmortal is its commitment to straightforward chronological narrative. This maary will make you think about what you have,how precious life is,and how easily it can slip away.

I didn’t like seeing his soul erode. Imagine a near future where a cure for aging is discovered and-after much political and moral debate-made available to people worldwide. 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.


It does not prevent disease, nor stop a bullet from doing its work. Oh well, onwards and upwards to the next book!

The Postmortal

It will find you. As the novel progresses, it turns from a snappy morality tale, to a noir-ish revenge fable, to an action movie; complete with guns, rogue religious cults and government-sanctioned hit men. There are plenty of other ways to die, and plenty o What if a group of scientists found a cure for aging? The author takes the idea and really follows it through, decades later, to see what would truly happen to a world society that had the potential mwgary to age.

Would you take the cure like I’d expect most people would, or would you oppose the cure at all costs? Opstmortal 29, Michael rated it liked it Shelves: I was so excited to read this book, Nagary guess it was almost inevitable that it would let me down. The only problem is, everything else still can Open Preview See a Problem?

The book was also formated in a really cool way.

You just worry constantly whether they’ll be okay. But it felt real as hell.

Would I’m out psotmortal 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. And now i Q: