Surviving Sasquatch with Max Brooks

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Surviving Sasquatch with Max Brooks


Max Brooks

Modern society is more dependent on technology to survive than at any point in history, and we are becoming more disconnected from the natural world as a result. When same-day delivery of essential items is widely relied upon, and instantaneous knowledge is at our fingertips, what incentive do we have to prepare for the unexpected? If a natural or manmade disaster caused that technology to suddenly stop working, would you be prepared to survive on your own for a minimum of 72 hours, as recommended by FEMA? Max Brooks, the #1 bestselling author of World War Z, imagines this scenario in his upcoming book Devolution. Of course, it wouldn’t be a Max Brooks novel without a monster. In this novel that blurs the line between fact and fiction, Max uses a creature straight out of legend to give us a clear-eyed assessment of how easily our comforting illusions can be ripped away, and asks what we become when nature takes over.

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Primary Entry: Music Badge, Platinum Badge, Film Badge, Interactive Badge
Format: Book Reading
Event Type: Session
Level: Advanced