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The Anthropocene Reviewed, by John Green

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greeneyed_ives's review

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4.0


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alienem's review

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4.5

Just wonderful

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mandaraffe's review against another edition

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5.0


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ssgcedits's review against another edition

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4.5

Green's wittiness and lyricism are even more evident in essay form than in narrative. And there are as many funny, wacky facts in this book as you would expect from a celebrity nerd. Green's books always leave me feeling a little more hopeful.
My only criticisms are that for a book that claims to review the Anthropocene it is obscenely American in perspective (despite a couple of essays being on non-American topics/stories); and that, if you've followed John Green for a few years, even if you don't listen to the Anthropocene podcast, a lot of these stories will be at least familiar to your ears.

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tyyne's review against another edition

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4.0

This waxed and waned but had many beautiful moments and interesting facts I’ll be thinking about for a while.

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scruffie's review against another edition

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5.0

I could hear John's voice in my head while reading this book. Simultaneously sad and anxious and hopeful, it felt very comforting to me; exactly what I needed right now. Medium-paced most of the time, but also slow-paced, on occasion.

Probably like others before me, I give the Anthropocene Reviewed five stars.

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anniefwrites's review

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5.0

 This book accomplishes so much. It's imbued with the same care and thoughtfulness that Green has used to make YouTube videos for many years. He captures a sliver of the human experience yet showcases its beautiful, terrible, ephemeral nature. When the big things in life were overwhelming me, this book focusing on small things and small experiences was a welcome respite. I'd recommend this book to anyone who enjoys learning about both important events and useless trivia, to anyone struggling to get back into reading (the essays are short and easily absorbed), and to anyone who is tired of toxic positivity when they are feeling down. This book felt like someone sitting beside you when you're hurting and just being there. 

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ntvenessa's review

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5.0

A scrapbook of memories reflecting on the life of one, John Green, in the modern world, the Anthropocene. Indeed, it is phenomenon forward, and analyses our human relationship toward such phenomena. It shows that the distance between person and subject is not so distinct as we imagine, and that our experiences of a thing, contribute to the thing, as well as vice versa. It is about the density and quality of connection hewn in the modern world. The writing is deeply introspective and generous, and the themes broadly applicable to all. The essays capture the experiences of events spread across the spectrum of a life well lived, and indeed still living. Ultimately it is a beautiful, hopeful read, and personally my favourite Green novel. I rate The Anthropocene Reviewed five stars.

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spaceraspberry's review

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libbyhb's review

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4.5

 This book captured the exact energy I loved so much in John's videos when I first discovered Vlogbrothers and watched their 2007 backlog. I really appreciate the way John approaches nonfiction writing, especially the way he mixes information and emotion for whatever topic. Honestly the entire time I was like, this would be a great podcast - and then at the end I found out it IS a podcast and has been for three years. Whoops! But that's one of the things I liked best about the flow of the writing - the way it sounded like it could be read out loud really well. My favorite essays were Googling Strangers, Piggly Wiggly, and The Notes App.

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