When The Universe Stops Spinning

By Laura Barcella

Zest Books 12.99 167 pages

If you pay attention to pop culture, it is just a matter of time before the apocalypse happens. The End looks at fifty ways the Earth will end – or at least civilization as we know it – in different media such as painting, music, books, plays and movies. There are a variety of ways that Earth meets its end, (not all of them are very nice) although some of them are rudely funny, and all them make some interesting points about who we are.

Each entry is a synopsis of the item in question, and gives a summary, impact, and likelihood of it happening. Although the probability is a little on the cynical side, the other aspects make for some educational reading. Each summary is thorough, but just three pages is not enough to really take more than a passing glance at the item in question, and there is the feeling that some were included just to give a wide spectrum. There is also the issue that some of them could not really end the world. However, this is still a fun book to read, especially for those with a twisted sense of humor.

Reviewed By Jamais Jochim

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