Reviews tagging 'Genocide'
franzi_'s review against another edition
Moderate: Mental illness
Minor: Genocide, War, Death, Alcohol, and Colonisation
caseythereader's review against another edition
- So many essays in this book had me thinking, oh this will be silly. Rating the Disney Hall of Presidents? This will be a laugh. Yes, but then he'll take a roundabout through a seemingly unrelated anecdote and suddenly you're crying while commuting to work.
- I do think a lot of the power of this book comes from the fact that Green wrote much of it during the early stages of the pandemic, and he frequently references that in the text. But it also adds more layers to the essays, helping to bring our current moment into the context of the whole of human history (whether or not that makes you feel better about the state of things...I'm not sure).
- I do recommend the audiobook for this, as Green puts so much emotion into his reading. Plus, you must hear the call of the extinct bird included in one of the essays. I hear the print version has additional notes, though, so I'll be checking that out as well.
Graphic: Racism, Suicidal thoughts, Bullying, Animal death, Chronic illness, Classism, Colonisation, Genocide, Grief, Violence, Alcohol, Cancer, Death, Vomit, and Mental illness
scruffie's review against another edition
Probably like others before me, I give the Anthropocene Reviewed five stars.
Graphic: Alcohol, Animal cruelty, Animal death, Bullying, Cancer, Child death, Chronic illness, Death, Genocide, Grief, Medical content, Mental illness, Panic attacks/disorders, Suicidal thoughts, Xenophobia, and Body horror
Moderate: Antisemitism and Terminal illness
Minor: Vomit, Slavery, Colonisation, Islamophobia, Drug use, and War
Moderate: Child death, Grief, Medical content, Mental illness, Panic attacks/disorders, and Antisemitism
Minor: Alcohol, Cancer, Genocide, and War
Moderate: Cancer, Chronic illness, Death, Genocide, Medical content, Medical trauma, and Panic attacks/disorders
I knew many of the stories from Vlogbrothers videos, and so, even without the audiobook, John was reading aloud to me in my head.
This book made me cry laugh with lines like "But you do so much yoga!", and real laugh with lines like "I've read more books on Hamlet than parenting".
The pandemic is still going, and I'm still huddled inside my house to keep myself and my community safe, but this book reminded me how to fall in love with the world.
The wind is whipping around my house as a big weather front moves through, which is very common this time of year. But I can hear the kids next door squealing in delight as they play in their backyard, and I'm grateful for a connection to the wider world.
I give The Anthropocene Reviewed five stars.
Minor: Addiction, Alcohol, Antisemitism, Cancer, Child death, Chronic illness, Cursing, Death, Genocide, Islamophobia, Medical content, Mental illness, Panic attacks/disorders, Slavery, and Suicidal thoughts
toofondofbooks_'s review against another edition
For its insight, it's softness in this rough time, and for keeping me company when I can't sleep at night, I give John Green's the anthropocene reviewed 5 stars.
Graphic: Mental illness, Medical content, Genocide, Chronic illness, and Colonisation
Moderate: Child death, Antisemitism, Bullying, and Panic attacks/disorders
Minor: Animal death
Moderate: Animal cruelty, Animal death, Child death, Death, Genocide, Panic attacks/disorders, and Terminal illness
Minor: Alcoholism, Cancer, Child abuse, and Drug use
I've listened to every episode of the podcast The Anthropocene Reviewed, meaning I had kind of already read a great deal of this book before it came out. I do have to admit that I think some of the really impactful moments in these essays are more impactful when you hear them read aloud by John; however, they don't lose much in their written form, and he has gone back and added quite a bit too.
I also really love the mini reviews he has for things like back page book ads and the font used in the book. They gave me so much delight to notice.
You already know this, but I give The Anthropocene Reviewed five stars.
Graphic: Death, Terminal illness, Suicidal thoughts, Xenophobia, Mental illness, Medical content, Islamophobia, Grief, Genocide, Drug use, Cursing, Child death, Cancer, and Antisemitism