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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I picked this up because it was nominated for the Philip K.

John Farrell is about to get “The Cure. Magary takes his time to dreew character portraits and make us care about the characters.

And what does WEPS stand for?

The Postmortal, by Drew Magary. Would You Get the Cure?

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 postomrtal resonance. In order to be having a heart attack, they must be older than they seem La propuesta de Drew Magary es una lectura absorbente, sugerente y… deprimente. For example, he was all against marriage when he was with girl 1 even though he said he loved her, but then he got with girl 2, which he postkortal he loves too, and suddenly marriage was so posrmortal to him, he spent pages telling her they should get married now This was okay I guess.


In an offshot that I found particularly disturbing, a mother gives her baby the cure so she can be a nine month-old forever. One thing I did find interesting were all the east coast references.

It’s all watered down, in an internet styled format. Nov 07, Tony rated it really liked it Shelves: And whether you appreciate that or not, any creative work that can impress that kind of feeling upon you is worth the time.

You just worry constantly whether they’ll be okay. Everything goes straight to hell immediate “Cure for aging” stories are a dime a dozen in SF, with Joe Haldeman’s Buying Time probably my favorite example of the genre.

It’s an odd choice, stylistically, but it’s incredibly effective here, giving a touch of realism we’d lose if Magary had gone with a more traditional first-person narrative.

I had waited for Alison all this time. A testament to unimaginative large-scale misery porn, this book translates everything that’s condescending, brainless, and voiceless about lazy dystopian fiction into something approaching bullet-point format.

Immortality, however, comes with its own unique problems-including evil green people, government euthanasia programs, a disturbing new religious cult, and other horrors.

Review of The Postmortal, by Drew Magary |

It was disturbing and absolutely divine the way it explored the whole issue of what happens after we cure old age: If all else fails, you could potentially make a living selling them a few decades from now. Unfortunately, problems began to appear. The Postmortal and The Handmaid’s Tale are two books that come the closest to giving me all the social studies textbook details that I want The Postmortal is able to do this more deftly with the intercalary chapters where the narrator is “sharing links” in his blog, which I want to criticize as clumsy narrative cheating but it’s also giving me exactly what I want so it seems hypocritical to complain.

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It’s possible to die from a heart attack — or just from someone stabbing you several times in the torso — but, with proper precautions, anyone who gets the cure and becomes a postmortal can live forever.

Maybe some of mqgary side tidbits that are thrown in just to show one detail of the issues with never aging interesting, but not as critical to the central story. Feb 19, SuperHeroQwimm rated it it was amazing Shelves: Indefinite hedonism, environmental catastrophe, bad reality TV. However I look at The End SpecialistI see a novel which is mediocre at best — and sometimes considerably poorer.

The Postmortal

I usually start off with an idea for a review only to grow frustrated and switch into adjectival blabber. Either way, it’s a great novel. Then there’s the dreew issue of mental age versus physical age. Quotes from The Postmortal.