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Summary ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ✓ Mark OConnell Ive through the worst And what on Earth is anybody doing about itDublin based writer Mark O'Connell is consumed by these uestions and as the father of two young children himself he finds them increasingly urgent In Notes from an Apocalypse he crosses the globe in pursuit of answers He tours survival bunkers in South Dakota He ventures to New Zealand a favored retreat of billionaires banking on civilization's collapse He engages with would be Mars colonists preppers right wing conspiracists And he bear. Note I received an ARC of this book courtesy of NetGalleyConsidering just how much anxiety I feel about these present times in general I was surprised by just how much I ended up enjoying Notes from an Apocalypse O’Connell’s various tours to explore how different groups and people are preparing for the possible end is done so with both a critical eye and also a great deal of wit Yet as he journeys about and makes his sharp observations there’s always the constant undercurrent of his own very strong and very open fears about what the future brings often to the point where he cannot help but empathize at times with his subjects even when he finds them to be otherwise ridiculous in so many ways It’s this honesty about his personal journey to try and reconcile himself with what lies ahead that turns a just a genuinely interesting book into a strangely therapeutic work that I think many anxious people this reader included can and will very much appreciate

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Notes from an Apocalypse characters ✓ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB õ By the author of the award winning To Be a Machine an absorbing deeply felt book about our anxious present tense and coming to grips with the futureWe're alive in a time of worst case scenarios The weather has gone uncanny Our old postwar alliances S witness to those places like Chernobyl that the future has already visited real life portraits of the end of the world as we know it In doing so he comes to a resolution while offering readers a uniue window into our contemporary imaginationBoth investigative and deeply personal Notes from an Apocalypse is an affecting humorous and surprisingly hopeful meditation on our present moment With insight humanity and wit O'Connell leaves you to wonder What if the end of the world isn't the end of the world. 35 rounded upThis is either the perfect book to take one's mind off the current pandemic or perhaps the absolute worse one to read in such times depending on the kind of person you are O'Connell's personal essays addressing various aspects of our apocalyptic end times preppers Mars colonizers Chernobyl tourists billionaires hunkering down in New Zealand nature retreatants are only loosely connected by that common thread and the book as a whole somewhat reminds me of Mary Roach's superior examples of such journalistic forays minus her snarky humor It's fast paced readable and if possible made me detest Elon Musk and Peter Thiel than I already did But being childless myself I found it hard to swallow his rosy eyed conclusion that as Whitney once sang 'the children are our future teach them well and let them lead the way which is a little too simplistic and optimistic given what's come beforehand I side with his earlier premise that the world is so irredeemably messed up now that it's almost criminal to procreate

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Notes from an ApocalypseBy the author of the award winning To Be a Machine an absorbing deeply felt book about our anxious present tense and coming to grips with the futureWe're alive in a time of worst case scenarios The weather has gone uncanny Our old postwar alliances are crumbling Everywhere you look there's an omen a joke whose punchline is the end of the world How is a person supposed to live in the shadow of such a grim future What does it mean to have children nothing if not an act of hope What might it be like to l. Feeling a bit meh about this one The words 'A Personal Journey' in the subtitle is the key here This book is focused on the author's personal reflections on the not so promising state of the world and this was pre covid The author ponders his conflicted feelings on raising kids into such a world and how to inspire them a and keep the positivity inspite of the bleak future outlook I do like the author's writing he's realistic and honest and not preachy but this book struggled to have a reason to be for the reader I'm not sure what I was supposed to get out of reading this Even with the welcome touches of humor I was left in a rather un inspired state upon finishing this one