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The Anthropocene Reviewed, by John Green

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hnagarne's review against another edition

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hopeful informative reflective slow-paced

4.5


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cadence99's review against another edition

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emotional hopeful informative medium-paced

5.0

John Green has done it again- I feel like this book did for me as an adult what TFIOS did for me as a young teen. John’s writing, in my experience, is always infused so strongly with both his existential dread, but also his strong optimism for the human race. It leaves me pensive, and is a thoroughly enjoyable experience as a reader. 

I give The Anthropocene Reviewed five stars

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adventurous funny hopeful informative inspiring lighthearted reflective medium-paced

5.0


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4.0


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alyssa_s10's review

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5.0

A beautiful series of essays inspired by the good and the bad of life and humanity. I listened to the audio book which was read by the author. It was quite a good listened and each essay is interesting.

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mattiedancer's review

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emotional hopeful inspiring reflective medium-paced

5.0

Note: I cannot possibly review John Green’s work in a way that doesn’t sound biased, which is natural as I am biased towards it. I’ve been a fan of him since before I knew he was an author, as I used to watch his YouTube series with his brother (called Vlogbrothers) regularly. 

Writing: 5⭐️/5 
I love John Green’s writing, so this is a very biased review on this part. His writing style is very similar to my inner monologue at times (or how I hope my inner monologue would sound if it were an outer monologue). It reads effortlessly and smoothly, with some simply gorgeous passages. The writing is both funny, poignant, and serious when necessary, but woven with a beautiful thread of hope. 

Approach: 5⭐️/5
The book itself deals with a number of different human aspects: some are funny, others series, a few trivial, and others repulsive. And yet, Green approaches it in the most stunning ways. He is direct with the content when necessary and slightly evasive at other times, yet always with a frankness that respects the review-like structure. 

Content: 5⭐️/5
It’s about life. The littlest and largest aspects of life itself. If you’re unfamiliar with the work or thing being reviewed, then Green does a wonderful job of breaking it down without patronizing the audience. 

Post-Reading Rating:  5⭐️/5
I cried. I laughed. I wept. Expect it all. 

Who Should Read This? 
  • People who looking for a little hope within a realistic worldview
  • Fans of John Green
  • Fans of fun essays and non-fiction collections
  • Nerdfighteria 

Final Rating: 5⭐️/5

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franzi_'s review against another edition

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4.75


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sxndaze's review against another edition

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4.5

It really does make you fall in love with the world a bit more.

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paigeisinabook's review against another edition

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5.0

It is not a small task to rate the anthropocene, but John Green gave it a solid try. 

In this pseudo-memoir, Green outlines his life not by telling us outright, but by describing satellite things and experiences. Very creative. 

Making the world both close and known, he begins vague and then brings it home. 

I not only think that everyone should read this book, I give "The Anthropocene Reviewed" five stars. 

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