The Postmortal by Drew Magary is a cautionary tale of what could be in store for the world if some clever scientist is able to create a cure for aging and it becomes readily available to everyone.
The story is a collection of posts and tidbits posted by John Farrell in a blog type format, who starts off the story as a divorce lawyer and opts to get the cure when he is 29 years old. The book follow John through 60 years of life in a world where most people just don’t age anymore, and where there are some heavy consequences to this brave, new world.
I don’t want to give anything away, but this book was captivating, totally frightening and hard to put it down. Stories like these always fascinate me because the events in this book could really happen the way that science and technology is progressing.
I would highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys reading cautionary tales of science gone wrong, along with anyone who is interested in pre-apocalyptic stories. It really was very excellent.
The Postmortal will be available in paperback and for the Kindle and Nook on August 30, 2011.
Note: I received a copy of this book for review purposes.