Tracks for this Evening: Love 2012, The main theme from Melancholia, Everything is Ending, Until the End of the World, some zYnthetic, take your pick. Oh, and while it doesn't fit the mood, I think everyone should listen to this at least once.
Man, I love me some good detective fiction. There’s just something thoroughly compelling about someone pounding the streets and using nothing more than his wits and charisma to get answers out of people who only sorta have to answer. Thing is, in the words of Miss Mazeppa1, you’ve gotta get a gimmick. Eg, the detective is a sweet old lady2, or a medieval monk3, or it’s set in England during the War Years4. And what’s a better gimmick than the apocalypse?
That’s where this week’s book comes in. Written by Ben H. Winters, The Last Policeman tells the story of a policeman solving a murder as the world prepares to end. A few months ago, the world got the bad news: Asteroid 2011GV1, Maia, is hurtling towards the planet and there’s nothing that’s gonna stop it. And so the human race threw up its hands and cursed the sky, and society started to crumble.