Today, alongside my review of “Stronger, Faster, and more11/28/2021, 6:43:52 PM
Today, alongside my review of “Stronger, Faster, and more Beautiful” I’ve teamed up with the author @arwenelysdalton #ad ) to share this beautiful exclusive alternate book cover that you can receive (signed by the author) by submitting your proof of preorder purchase to the link in my bio from today until Dec 4. . If you could modify your body in ANY way, what would you do? It took me the first three narratives in this story before I finally caught the big picture of what “Stronger, Faster, and more Beautiful” really is. In a short synopsis, it’s six different stories lined up like an anthology— but I think it’s cooler when you realize it’s actually a historical time line. . Starting basically in our not too distant future with medical advances that save lives, we begin with stories of different teenagers and how technology and medicine have advanced enough to save their lives in different ways. It’s not so far fetched to read about prosthetics and artificial organs, as we have those already. But as technology advances, so do the reasons for modification. What was most fascinating to me was the evolution of mentality in this story. Talk about thought provoking and all the levels and parallels of meaning in each scenario. The last story kind of left me reeling at the state of the United States and it’s people. (I think this would make a great book club read. You definitely won’t be wanting for topics to discuss.) . But aside from all the technology and human modifications these stories go into, one of the biggest stand out points was the thread that connected them— a single character that started out as a religious fanatic and basically evolved into a god. It’s fascinating and terrifying how much influence a person can have on the future. . Truly one of the most thought provoking reads I’ve read this year on technology, the meaning of being human, and how I feel about my body.