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The Postmortal

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2011

    One of my favorite reads of the year.

    Im extremely happy that i stumbled upon this gem of a novel. I couldn't put it down!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 13, 2013

    Quick Vacation Read

    Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed The Postmortal. The only thing I found somewhat lacking was a greater in-depth look to the world Drew Magary was building. As the title mentions, I did think this book was great for a time-killer while I was vacationing at the beach and for the plane ride.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2013

    Always recommend now

    I came upon this book and the idea grabbed me instantly. Such a great book and really makes you think. Towards the end it did seem to drag, and did not like the ending.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 17, 2011

    Makes you think...but in a good way

    I picked up this book because I enjoy reading futuristic books that take on an issue that could be a reality some day. The book is written as if by a blogger and I thought the way Magery included news clippings was really creative and entertaining.
    As some have said, the ending could have been better. The whole book up to that point was darkly funny and it took a little too much of a turn to serious and predictable for me.
    Overall I loved this book. I could't put it down.
    I highly recommend this book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 13, 2011

    Great Read

    Love the Eugene, OR references. The book takes a unique approach in a 3rd person documentary read-over. It would have been great to have some of the loose ends tied off, this isnt the type of book you would expect a sequel to. Great dynamic references of the now that are woven into 'the nows' future. Overall a definite recommend!

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  • Posted August 1, 2011

    Entertaining, yet makes you think

    The Postmortal is a powerful book. Magary takes an honest look at society's reaction to not aging - constant partying, marriages fall apart, the earth's resources are dwindling. We see John Farrell, a wise-cracking lawyer, who's life changes markedly throughout the book as he gets older without aging. His optimism turns to skepticism, even on to hopelessness. The storyline is very dark in this book, but Magary manages to add humor and lighten the mood in just the right places.

    It's an interesting novel, showing how society slowly disintegrates just as it is granted one of its biggest wishes. The government begins to take total control of everyone's life...and death. This story really makes you think, even as you're being entertained.

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