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The Coffee Table Book of Doom
     

The Coffee Table Book of Doom

by Steven Appleby, Art Lester
 
The Doomsday clock is ticking… could this really be the end of the world?

Remember the good old days, when all we had to worry about were those Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse from the Bible: Pestilence, War, Famine and Death? Well, now we have reason to believe that there are more than just four horsemen. Many, many more. The Coffee Table Book of

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The Doomsday clock is ticking… could this really be the end of the world?

Remember the good old days, when all we had to worry about were those Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse from the Bible: Pestilence, War, Famine and Death? Well, now we have reason to believe that there are more than just four horsemen. Many, many more. The Coffee Table Book of Doom is a handy guide to all the ways you and everyone else might cease to exist. It might not be able to save you, but it can make Doomsday a lot more fun.

Buy this book. Take a deep breath. Then read like mad…who knows if you’ll have enough time to finish?

Editorial Reviews

The Washington Post
Although the writing is breezy, the material is not. If your knowledge of the apocalypse stops at the Four Horsemen or nuclear war, cartoonist Steven Appleby and writer Art Lester will dazzle and depress you with the breadth of their end-times arcana…there's a reason that dark comedy has a passionate following: By talking and laughing about our most paralyzing and profound fears, we're able to manage them…The Coffee Table Book of Doom is paradoxically just as likely to quiet existential dread as it is to excite it.
—James Norton
From the Publisher
“Seriously funny… funnily serious.”—Jonathan Sale, The Daily Telegraph

“Our favorite book of the year so far… time to face the future, feel the fear and laugh in its face.”—Time Out London

"Cartoonist Steven Appleby and writer Art Lester will dazzle and depress you with the breadth of their end-times arcana... the tone is brisk and Appleby’s cartoons have a roughhewn charm that recalls the work of Roz Chast."—The Washington Post

"Half funny, half terrifying... a lighthearted, but deep look at what makes us human."—U.S. News & World Report

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780452298668
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/25/2012
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
915,314
Product dimensions:
7.60(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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From the Publisher
“Our favorite book of the year so far… time to face the future, feel the fear and laugh in its face.” —Time Out (London)

Meet the Author

STEVEN APPLEBY is a cartoonist, illustrator, and artist living in the UK. He is the author of over 20 books and the hugely successful cartoon series Steven Appleby's Normal Life.

Originally from North Carolina, ART LESTER is a writer, journalist, and Unitarian minister who lives in London. He is the author of the prize-winning Seeing with Your Ears: Spirituality for Those Who Can’t Believe.

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