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Mines Common Read: The Postmortal: Get Started

Resources and information to help Mines students engage with the common read text The Postmortal by Drew Magary

About the Postmortal

Introducing the Mines Common Read 2017!

The Mines Common Read Initiative is working to create shared dialogue across the Mines campus  centered around concepts from a selected book. Students, faculty and staff at Mines are encouraged to examine ideas from the book in and outside of the classroom. The Mines Common Read Committee will host campus-wide events during fall semester that will focus on promoting engagement with themes from the book. 

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The Mines Common Read 2017 is The Postmortal  by Drew Magary (Penguin Random House, 2011)

From the book's cover:Photo: Penguin Random House

John Farrell is about to get "The Cure." 

Old age can never kill him now.

The only problem is, everything else still can... 

Imagine a near future where a cure for aging is discovered and- after much political and moral debate- made available to people worldwide. Immortality, however, comes with its own unique problems- including evil green people, government euthanasia programs, a disturbing new religious cult, and other horrors. Witty, eerie, and full of humanity, The Postmortal is an unforgettable thriller that envisions a pre-apocalyptic world so real that it is completely terrifying.  (Penguin Random House)

Available wherever books are sold, or at the Library!


Copies of the Postmortal in the Library

The Library has purchased 5 copies of the Postmortal.    All copies are on course reserve at the front desk and can be checked out for 7 days.

Check this page to see if there is a copy available.  

Have a Question?

Samantha Beck

Common Read Coordinator

Environmental Engineering Major


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Gyasi Evans



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Brianna Buljung

Instruction & Research Librarian