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Monday, June 4, 2012

Morbidly Funny

Everything is Going to Kill Everybody:  The Terrifyingly Real Ways the World Wants You Dead by Robert Brockway
(Adult Nonfiction)

I think the introduction says it all with this quote:  "intense fear mongering and creative swearing". 

In the book, the author discusses the myriad ways that life on Earth might end-contagions, weather, genetic manipulation-even robotic overthrow and does so in a manner that is hilarious.  Any idea for destruction of our planet was taken to the nth degree.  Brockway seems to revel in the fear mongering and the bona-fide research set aside the ridiculous notions by actually including the research data and an impressive bibliography.  The bibliography was perhaps the scariest thing of all. 

I am so delighted to be introduced to this author.  What an absolutely wicked sens of humor--dark and freaky! I found myself guffawing out loud on several occasions.  Surely, this is a book that will scare you to death, no matter what you fear and just when you think that it is the worst possible scenario, Brockway comes up with something even worse.  Horrifyingly funny.  I can't wait to read more.

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