Everything Matters!

Everything Matters!

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"You alone know that the world will end thirty-six years after your birth. Do you succumb to nihilistic apathy? Use your singular knowledge to save mankind? To what end do you live your life?"--Inside front dust-jacket.
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2009
ISBN: 9780670020928
0670020923
Branch Call Number: FICTION Cur
Characteristics: 305 pages ; 24 cm

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You alone know that the world will end thirty-six years after your birth. Do you succumb to nihilistic apathy? Use your singular knowledge to save mankind? To what end do you live your life? (catalog description)


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athena00
Aug 20, 2013

I think it should be on the teen or adult shelf. not the kids shelf. it does have some inappropriate content.

sorry for the spelling mistakes!!!;)

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bbb1771
Apr 26, 2013

Great story by a great writer. The numbered paragraphs are a bit confusing at first, but they soon become a part of the narrative. The premise is so wide open that the story line could have gone in more than one direction (actually it does) but Currie finds the sweet spot between despair and delight.

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jeff45
Sep 19, 2013

jeff45 thinks this title is suitable for 24 years and over

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athena00
Aug 20, 2013

athena00 thinks this title is suitable for 20 years and over

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ndp21f
Aug 02, 2010

We're glad this gives you pause. You wouldn't be human if it didn't. However, consider this: Do you think, when you were a boy, that your father would have been philosophical about any threat to you? Would he have weighed his options, thought on it awhile, then reluctantly come to a decision, full of ambivalence? No. Your father would kill puppies and stop on old ladies' throats to protect you. For your sake he would sack and burn cities, salt the fields of all the world. Then or now. And though over the years he's set an example that any son would find hard to live up to, there will never be another time, in either of your lives, when it's so important for you to try and emulate him.

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