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13 January 2018 @ 12:49 pm
fiction about immortals is the new black  
I haven't been able to bring myself to read Ian Mortimer's and Matt Haig's recent books about immortal people, for personal reasons (there was a story I started once that I thought I might finish, and though that's clearly never going to happen, it's still a tender spot), but under other circumstances, I would be utterly into this.

Here is another book I just found out about:

The 1,000-Year Old Boy by Ross Welford:

Alfie Monk is like any other nearly teenage boy - except he's 1,000 years old and can remember the last Viking invasion of England.

Obviously no one believes him.

So when everything Alfie knows and loves is destroyed in a fire, and the modern world comes crashing in, Alfie embarks on a mission to find friendship, acceptance, and a different way to live...

... which means finding a way to make sure he will eventually die.