Bitch you'd love it.

The best part about Earth Abides is it's an accidental book. George R Stewart was commissioned by The Atlantic to describe what would happen to the world if all the people went away - sort of a World Without Us circa 1948. In order to make it not a long boring essay, he interspersed his dry analyses with the subjective experience of "The Last American" exploring this new world. Halfway through writing it he determined that his interludes were more interesting and, since it didn't fit his contract, he regretfully declined the assignment.

He's a fascinating dude.

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