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The end of days: It Lasts Forever And Then It’s Over, by Anne de Marcken, reviewed

‘Don’t try to picture the apocalypse’, advises the novel’s unnamed zombie narrator. ‘Everything looks exactly the way you remembered it.’

16 March 2024

9:00 AM

16 March 2024

9:00 AM

It Lasts Forever And Then It’s Over Anne de Marcken

Fitzcarraldo Editions, pp.132, 10.99

How do you picture the end of days? ‘When I was alive, I imagined something redemptive about the end of the world,’ muses the unnamed narrator in It Lasts Forever And Then It’s Over. ‘I thought it would be a kind of purification. Or at least a simplification. Rectification through reduction.’

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