Post-Apocalyptic Reading: Pocket Guide To The Apocalypse by Jason Boyett

This is not a review. I just bought a book and am too excited to wait until after I’ve read it to spread the word.

I generally get excited about bout books; but gosh, I love facts and short bursts of information. Those fact a day calendars were made for me 1. And this new book, is right up my alley.

At times, I can have a handicapped attention span. The worst is when I know I only have a little bit of time, like on the train on my way to work. It’s difficult for me to get into a book knowing I can only read in sprints here and there or risk missing my stop because I’m engrossed 2.

Jason Boyett’s Pocket Guide To The Apocalypse: The Official Field Manual For The End Of The World is a perfect cure for not only my morbid fascination with the apocalypse, but also my love of sample-size facts and short-burst reading.

(Also, it fits in my purse. I love books that fit in my purse. 3)

The Pocket Guide has a healthy stylistic mix of light-hearted banter and bullet pointed research. It’s my perfect, stolen bowl of porridge 4.

Check it out and see if it’s right for you:

Description:

The Pocket Guide… takes a humorous look at our culture’s ongoing love affair with the “End Times.” A handful of anecdotes, acknowledgments of the phenomenon in pop culture and insights from the author precede chapters like: “Apocalyptionary: A Glossary of the End Times,” “Fun with Eschatology” and “Armageddon Grab-Bag.” Don’t get left behind on this end-times extravaganza! (Source: amazon.com)

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Pocket Guide To The Apocalypse: The Official Field Manual For The End Of The World

  1. except I always binge and cheat by looking ahead to learn more.
  2. I know, woe the problems of the first world citizen
  3. Has anyone realized I’m a huge nerd yet?
  4. Except I bought it on amazon and I’m not a trespassing blonde.

tavia.

My parents let me watch and read way too much science fiction and fantasy when I was a child. Now that I'm grown, I'm bored and I can't wait for SkyNet to awaken or the super-virus to cull the human population. I'll be safe because I've learned to reason with robots from Data and the Terminator franchise... and I eat gummy vitamins by the fist-full.

4 Replies to “Post-Apocalyptic Reading: Pocket Guide To The Apocalypse by Jason Boyett

  1. Have you ever sceen the comic book ‘X-MEN’. Look at the main chracter Dr.CharLes XaVIer, can you see the roman numeral for 666 encoded into his name (DCLXVI). That’s not all, in both Daniel 7 and Revelation 17, ten men/horns are given power with the BEAST666 aka the antichrist. The roman numeral for 10 is X. Do the X-Men represent those 10-evil Men? Of course I don’t believe a comic book character is the real Antichrist. I believe that is MAITREYA as posted by Pastor Harry Walther. But I do wander if the comic somehow represents this evil. Even the X-Men symbol, an X inside a circle looks like a Nazi Swashstica.

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