9780143119821

The Postmortal

Magary, Drew

ISBN 10: 0143119826 / 0-14-311982-6
ISBN 13: 9780143119821
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publication Date: 2011
Binding: Softcover
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John Farrell is about to get "The Cure."
Old age can never kill him now.
The only problem is, everything else still can . . .

Imagine a near future where a cure for aging is discovered and-after much political and moral debate-made available to people worldwide. Immortality, however, comes with its own unique problems-including evil green people, government euthanasia programs, a disturbing new religious cult, and other horrors. Witty, eerie, and full of humanity, The Postmortal is an unforgettable thriller that envisions a pre-apocalyptic world so real that it is completely terrifying.


About the Author:
Drew Magary is a writer for Deadspin, NBC, Maxim, and Kissing Suzy Kolber. He's also written for GQ, New York Magazine, Rolling Stone, ESPN, Yahoo!, Comedy Central, Playboy, Penthouse, and various other media outlets. His first book, Men with Balls, was released in 2008. This is his first novel. He lives in Maryland with his wife and children.

About the Author:
Drew Magary is a correspondent for GQ and a columnist for Deadspin and Gawker. He’s also the author of the critically acclaimed novels  Someone Could Get Hurt: A Memoir of Twenty-First-Century Parenthood, and Men with Balls: The Professional Athlete’s Handbook. He lives in Maryland with his wife and three kids.

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Book Description: Penguin Books, 2011. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: "Unnerving. . . . An absorbing picture of dawning apocalypse. . . . A disturbing portrait of a society convinced it''s close to utopia when a cure for aging is invented. Unsurprisingly, it doesn''t take long for that seeming utopia to dissolve into a planet-overstressed from overpopulation, food and fuel shortages, and general lawlessness-going into systemic failure. . . . The Postmortal is a suitably chilling entry into the ''it''s-the-end-of-the-world'' canon." - The Austin Chronicle "Magary''s vision of future technology and science is eerily realistic. . . . By the time you finish, you''ll want to hold your loved ones close and stockpile bottles of water. If all else fails, you could potentially make a living selling them a few decades from now." - The New York Press "An exciting page turner. . . . Drew Magary is an excellent writer. This is his first novel but he tells the story masterfully. . . . The most frightening thing about The Postmortal is that this could really happen-it''s not a supernatural story, but it''s even more terrifying than zombie apocalypse." -Mark Frauenfelder, BoingBoing "It''s nearly impossible not to read this smart speculative novel and imagine how your own little chunk of the world might fall to pieces given the chance to live forever." - Booklist "The first novel from a popular sports blogger and humorist puts a darkly comic spin on a science fiction premise and hits the sweet spot between Margaret Atwood and Kurt Vonnegut. . . . [Magary] understands that satire is most effective when it gives the real world a gently absurd nudge, then lets its characters react much as we ourselves might under the same circumstances." -Ron Hogan, Shelf Awareness "Immortality has figured in a number of sf novels prior to this one, but never, to my experience, in this way. . . . A very clear-eyed picture, one I don''t think has been drawn before. . . . The Postmortal surprised me in a good way." -Michelle West, Fantasy & Science Fiction magazine "Magary has created a smartly realized vision of a planet that''s hit the skids. . . . Magary is blogger for the sports sites Deadspin and Kissing Suzy Kolber, and the blog format serves him well in the early sections of the novel: It allows him to integrate newspaper articles that set the scene, and he gives [narrator John Farrell] an engaging, quick-witted voice." - Kirkus Reviews " The Postmortal is a punchy, fast-paced and endearing story. . . . 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. The narrative comes to us through John''s blog entries and collections of news bytes and pundit commentary. Through his sixty years as a 29-year-old, he experiences all the love, pain, grief, and terror of a standard lifetime and is still in good enough shape to kick some ass at the end. 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. . . . For anyone intrigued with Life Extension science, it''s a fun examination of our fears and expectations." - The Nervous Breakdown "Drew Magary''s haunting first novel imagines a postmodern dystopia that would seem far-fetched if it didn''t seem so possible. The Postmortal will make you regret ever wondering, even secretly, what it would be like to live forever." -Stefan Fatsis, author of Word Freak and A Few Seconds of Panic "A darkly comic, totally gonzo, and effectively frightening population- bomb dystopia in the spirit of Logan''s Run, Soylent Green , and the best episodes of The Twilight Zone ." -Neal Pollack, author of Alternadad and Stretch "A startling leap forward. The Postmortal is dark, funny, and terrifying. This book draws such a vivid, convincing picture of immortality that it, quite literally, made me. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0143119826

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