I guess I am both happy and sad.
I am happy because apparently young people in Riverside, California will never witness or experience mortality since they won’t be reading my book, which is great for them.
But I am also sad because I was really hoping I would be able to introduce the idea that human beings die to the children of Riverside, California and thereby crush their dreams of immortality.
Imagine a world where people only die if they know about death.
(How quickly) would everyone become immortal? What do you think will happen? Will there come a point wherein everyone hides the the concept of death from a generation and the concept will die out? Can you even do that? You can’t teach any form of history, or even family trees, because every previous generation has died (what about pets and other animals? is it only human mortality that counts?). Infant mortality would drop to zero though.
If people only can die if they know death exist, would anything change at all?
And so a novel was born.
I reckon if more people understood this there would be a lot less victim blaming when it comes to rape.
A quote so nice, we’re posting it twice. Enjoy the full interview with John Green here.
Gres House. Luciano Kruk. Itauna. Brasil. under construction. images (c) Luciano Kruk
If I had a million dollars…
Wally the Bagpiper
I wonder what Wally thinks of the referendum