Wow! Just finished Gemma Malley’s trilogy culminating with the final savvy book in the series – The Legacy!
As someone a little preoccupied with the ageing process myself, I love the idea of the longevity drugs. Where’s my pack? Nipping along to the Doc’s for my prescription, the second I complete this post!
Am I prepared to sacrifice the privilege of motherhood, on order to live forever? Let me think about it … No school run … No refereeing of petty squabbles between my offspring … No dependent mouths to feed … No …
Would I get bored? Probably not! I could just keep on writing forever and forever – completely uninterrupted! No screams for missing socks … No snotty tissues to pick up … No verbal abuse, when I yell at my sprogs to get up for school … No …
Yes, I would get bored. I wouldn’t give my kids (sorry, kids, I mean teenagers!) up for the world!
But … for a publishing deal?
No, not even for that!
Would my savvy life have meaning, without the existence of children or, in being granted immortality, would I be wishing for the end? As Mark Manson, the self-help guru, so aptly puts it, then ‘death is the light by which the shadow of all life’s meaning is measured. Without death, everything would feel inconsequential, all experience arbitrary, all metrics and values suddently zero.’
Fortunately, in Malley’s savvy book trilogy, the young people win the day. And as for what happens to the inventor of the longevity drugs, then go shopping at Waterstones for a copy of ‘The Legacy’ and find out!
A savvy-thought-provoking dystopian experience suitable for all ages of human beings – and of particular relevance if you are a stressed-out-middle-aged mother of three teens!
Highly recommended: 4/5 star rating!
And for those of you who need an uplift, without the necessity for longevity drugs, why not take a shot on these Mind Cards?
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