Reviewed by David Savage
Apocalypse Later by Nice Mr Death (AKA Mark Speed) is a book about the end of the world and the afterlife as seen in different religions and cults from around the world.
While I am in no way religious and do not believe in End of the World theories, and there do seem to be quite a few lately, I had no interest in reading this book. As I just looked at the front cover and decided that it would be another boring book preaching about religion, God and how you should live your life. I guess there is a lot of truth in “Don’t judge a book by its cover” as I found it to be a well-written, well researched, informative and very humorous look into religions and cults and their own End of the World theories and what you can expect to be waiting for you in the afterlife (should you believe in it).
While the book is about a rather dark subject matter it is presented in a very light hearted manner while still giving you the facts and a summary of the pros and cons of each religion. I learnt some interesting new facts while having a smile on my face.
Do not be put off by the subject matter; although I have no interest in religion I thoroughly enjoyed this book, it’s quirky, witty, informative, light-hearted and a joy to read.
RRP: £4.99 (Paperback) / £2.99 (Kindle)
Available to buy from Amazon here.