• ★★★★★-5

Review: An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green (Spoiler-Free)

IT CANT END LIKE THAT WHAT


I NEED THE NEXT ONE NOW BUT I CANT READ IT FOR AT LEAST A WEEK


* deep breath *


Well, this was incredible. A wild ride from start to finish. I needed a book I could read in under 3 days and this was the perfect choice.


One of my friends (you know who you are...) has been yelling at me to read this for months (years?) and hey, I finally did! And yes you were right it was amazing yadda, yadda, yadda...


This was one of those books where I knew it was 5 stars from the first page. Sometimes writing styles and genre just combine in a way that you know is going to work for you. In 2022 it seems I have found that combination and am officially entering my sci-fi era 🛸


The Green brothers must possess some sort of literary magic because every time I read one of their books (not to lump them together, but I mean they do have similar outlooks) I feel like I'm reading the inside of my brain. In different ways of course—John does not write about space aliens (yet). Everything they have to say is interesting to me, and while John tends to make me cry, it seems that Hank is very much able to make me laugh (AND CRY ALRIGHT THERE ARE SOME SERIOUS TOPICS IN HERE).


As I laid out in my review of Blake Crouch's Upgrade, there are specific aspects I love in my sci-fi. And this book, once again, checked off every one of them.


I'm also obsessed with the ending. Sometimes authors are afraid to go certain places. Hank Green is not. I'll leave you with that.


ANYWAY I NEED TO WAIT AT LEAST A WEEK FOR MY HOLD TO COME IN OF THE NEXT ONE. I'LL BE FLAILING INCESSANTLY UNTIL THEN.



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