The Postmortal by Drew Magary
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I really loved the first half of this novel. It was disturbing and absolutely divine the way it explored the whole issue of what happens after we cure old age:
A whole world full of fledgling immortals and those people ideologically opposed to it, gradually realizing that the s**t is about to hit the fan when resources run out and we're all stuck with each other. :)
It was delightful and often RATHER disturbing what we all got up to.
And then our MC had his change. He became the End Specialist.
I didn't hate this part, but it wasn't easy to read. I didn't like seeing his soul erode. I liked him for so long. It was like seeing cancer take over a loved one.
But it felt real as hell. This is a novel to read when you want a serious "be careful what you wish for". Make sure no one else gets their wishes. Otherwise, well, it's a Chinese curse. (Apocryphal or not.)
Either way, it's a great novel. Painful and funny and glorious. :) The end is very bittersweet and perfectly in line with the main theme. :)
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