Release Date: August 30, 2011
Rating: 4 stars
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.
The Postmortal was a cool read that was something that felt like it could be so real in the not so far off future. With its thought-provoking premise, readers will be sorry to miss The Postmortal.
The Postmortal had a really cool design . First, off it spans over the period of many years so it’s divided into sections because of that. Then, the actual book itself is a mix of writings from John, blog posts from others, facts about the changing world and how the Cure is affecting things, and other things like that. It really broke up the story, and I really liked that constant change.
The Postmortal had a bit of a slower start to it, then the story picked up and I really enjoyed it. The end slowed down a bit again, and it just got a bit long.
I really liked Katy. I thought she was a wonderful character, and while she was only in a very brief section of the book, that was one of my favorites parts. She was so free. Polly was another character I really admired – she was the grounding of the book I felt. she was so sensible, and even when things got out of her control, she was still just this great character.
The relationship between John and Allison really just didn’t feel that real. I felt like that with Sonia and John too. There was no lead up, it was just this all of a sudden relationship and it was very unrealistic to me.
The Postmortal is definitely a book I would recommend to all. With its intriguing premise, it was a very thought provoking read that I simply didn’t want to put down.