The Anthropocene Reviewed

What I read: The Anthropocene Reviewed by John Green

Why I picked it up: Anne Bogel and Annie B. Jones both listened to it and loved it, so I decided to give it a try.

How I read it: On audio at 1.75x speed in a couple of drives and walks.

What it’s about: I’d never heard the word Anthropocene before and so I first thought this book was about Covid, that’s how Annie recommended it. So I was interested because I like the author’s fiction, but not excited because, well, Covid. Then I listened to a WSIRN bonus episode where Anne gives her review and it’s a book reviewing the world, essentially. It’s a series of essays, short and long, where John gives an explanation of the thing/idea/concept along with his own experience and a 1-5 star rating.

What I liked: Some were things I knew nothing about, some were things I’ve loved or hated and I agreed with his rating. It was a delightful listen.

What I disliked: I think this might be a better coffee table book where you open it and read a review or two and then leave it for another day, rather than a straight through listen.

Genre: Nonfiction, essays, star ratings.

Rating & Recommendation: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ and yes.

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