Reviews tagging 'Antisemitism'
I very casually read a couple of John Green's fiction books when I was younger but I grew out of that brand of YA pretty quickly. When I heard about The Anthropocene Reviewed I expected more of the same, but I was incredibly surprised.
If you need some joy and hope with a twinge of bittersweet sadness during this hell of a pandemic, I cannot recommend this book. This book helped me find beauty in the mundane but to cope with some of the most horrific parts of life in a way that didn't feel like either romanticization or denial. I especially adored the explorations of mental health and community throughout the entire book.
While I did like John Green's writing style previously, it never really stuck with me but I think the format and subject material of this book made it really stick with me.
This book was an incredibly intense rollercoaster with high highs and low lows, that still managed to give me hope for the future and remind myself of the beauty that humanity can be.
Graphic: Antisemitism, Mental illness, Medical trauma, Death, and Child deathAdditional CW: Heavy discussions of pandemic and death (particularly COVID-19), discussions of systemic oppression including antisemitism, discussions of mental illness including OCD, anxiety, and depression
Themes: 4.5 stars
Perspective: 5 stars
Graphic: Mental illness, Death, and Grief
Moderate: Suicidal thoughts, Child death, Panic attacks/disorders, Antisemitism, and Bullying
The Anthropocene Reviewed is an ode to humanity. It's simultaneously an examination and a love letter to life both collective and individual.
There are few books that have genuinely impacted my outlook on life, and it is no small thing to say that this is one of them.
Thank you, John Green, for the tears, for the laughs, for the FASCINATING history of Monopoly, but most importantly for the hope. Because, in the end, that's really what this book is. A little beacon of hope.
I give the Anthropocene Reviewed 5 stars.
CW: immense discussion of death, pandemics, and mortality; discussion of anti-semitism and systemic oppression of marginalized communities; discussion of mental illnesses including OCD, anxiety, and depression.
Graphic: Mental illness, Death, Child death, and Antisemitism
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
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
Moderate: Mental illness
Minor: Antisemitism, Cancer, Child death, Chronic illness, Colonisation, Death, Grief, Panic attacks/disorders, Terminal illness, and War
Graphic: Mental illness
Moderate: Cancer, Child death, Terminal illness, Suicidal thoughts, and Medical content
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
Graphic: Child death, Chronic illness, Medical content, Mental illness, Panic attacks/disorders, Suicidal thoughts, Suicide, Death, and Grief
Moderate: Alcohol, Antisemitism, Colonisation, and Cancer