I don’t know why I waited so long to read “Schythe”! I got

I don’t know why I waited so long to read “Schythe”! I got

3/15/2021, 8:01:40 PM
I don’t know why I waited so long to read “Schythe”! I got my copy in my @litjoycrate back when it released and it sort of got swallowed up into my shelf. But when “Thunderhead” released this year, it reminded me that I really wanted to read it, and honestly, I think about this book all the time now. If you’re looking for a good book to get some really interesting discussion going for a book club, consider “Scythe”. . It took me a minute to get on board. When the world was first being introduced I felt like I was finding all these holes in the world-building logic. I started texting @theliteraryllama about it, and she kept encouraging me to not make any kind of judgement on it so soon, and I’m really glad that I listened to her. Aside, from a very interesting plot line, this is one of the most thought provoking books I’ve read about finding meaning in life. . Welcome to a world where you can only truly die by fire or by the hand of a Scythe. In a world where all needs are met, and technology has advanced to a point where even if you jump from the top of a building and splat yourself on the pavement, they can bring you back to your regular life in just a matter of days. Instead of your body aging to frailty, you can “turn the corner” and transform your 90 year old body down to your 20s if you want. But in a world where basically every mystery is known, there is little to work for and nothing to discover, you start to see just how much our lives are governed by the fact that we can expire, even though we don’t really think about it. . I think we could argue that almost all of our choices could be traced back to the fact that we can die at any time. This book was hard to read, especially in our time of mass shootings here in America, there were some scenes that didn’t feel like fiction. I was surprised at how heavy this book weighed on me emotionally. I can’t wait to read ‘Thunderhead” and continue with this story! #thunderhead #scythe #nealshusterman #bookreview

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