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user-inactivated  ·  330 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Did someone say 'bookthread?' I think someone said 'bookthread.' So what have you all been reading lately?

I'm almost done with The Earth Abides. It's pretty good, though I think in my opinion the whole of the book doesn't live up to the amazingness of the first chapter. I think my only real quibble with it is that the author thinks some things will last a lot longer than they really would. After twenty years, most canned food would be without flavor or nutrition, and even if they were able to get a car running again, by that point gasoline would have long since gone bad. The ideas are fun though, especially when the author describes what's going on in the world outside of Isherwood's view, and the whole story unfolds very easily. It's not bad.