The Coffee Table Book of Doom
by Steven Appleby and Art Lester
Plume, $20.00, 224pp
Release Date: September 25, 2012
This is a humor book, illustrated by Appleby’s cartoons. Twelve delightful chapters skewer the varieties of end-of-the-world scenarios current in popular culture and mass media. They are categorized as: cosmic, ecological, medical, geophysical, climate change, technological, social and political, religious, philosophical, and personal. The final chapters deal with living with doom, and note that doom the end of everything is easier to contemplate than personal death. The pagination starts at 220 and ends at zero, very apt for this kind of book. ~~ Mike Griffin
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