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The Anthropocene Reviewed Reviews

The Anthropocene Reviewed by John Green

The Anthropocene Reviewed

John Green

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1 review

Imprint: Ebury Press
Publisher: Ebury Publishing
Publication date: 18 May 2021
ISBN: 9781529109870

A deeply moving and mind-expanding collection of personal essays in the first ever work of non-fiction from #1 internationally bestselling author John Green The Anthropocene is the current geological age, in which human activity has profoundly shaped the planet and its biodiversity.

5 stars out of 5
Sarah Gilmartin
23 May 2021

"Timely and compelling"

The book is further bolstered by Green’s love of language and reading, with quotes from Sarah DessenSusan Sontag and Wordsworth among others. Though the intertextual references often hark to times past – Wordsworth’s poem that begins, “The world is too much with us; late and soon” – the backdrop is the pandemic and the anxiety it produced in Green. The Anthropocene Reviewed is very much a book of the moment, which is to say timely and compelling. I suspect I won’t be the only critic to end the review the following way. Nevertheless, I give The Anthropocene Reviewed five stars.