This book was truly fascinating. Ever since humans became aware of themselves and the natural world around them, they have sought to explain, and to conquer, the eternal mystery of death. Gollner explores different faith traditions and interviews various colorful personalities along the spectrum of immortality-seekers: from anti-aging researchers to longevity proponents to cryonics enthusiasts to transhumanists. Along the way, he receives some insights on the human condition, and comes to a realization about his own feelings on the subject.
Plus, there’s David Copperfield and his mysterious fountain of youth island hideaway. You’ve got to love that.
The Book of Immortality is a fine companion to Charlatan, which I have previously reviewed, and even mentions Brinkley. Highly recommended!