When was the final time you despatched a postcard? The final time you bodily entered a retailer, purchased a self-contained piece of mail, crammed it out, slapped a stamp on it, and despatched it off — it’s most likely been awhereas, proper? Now, when was the final time you went someplace price commemorating with a postcard? If it’s been simply as lengthy, you could want a duplicate of Postcards From the Finish of the World.
Postcards is the primary printed e-book from Jalopnik pal and contributor Victoria Scott, and it’s a fantastic take a look at a post-apocalyptic world. It’s additionally a deeply touching story of affection and heartbreak, human connection and loss, and what it feels wish to dwell in a world that’s left humanity behind — all informed by means of postcards.
Every web page is offered as a postcard whose entrance facet options the gorgeous images we’ve all come to anticipate from Victoria, documenting the areas that their imagined sender — Kate — passes by means of on her quest to search out much-needed drugs after the top of the world. They’re backed with handwritten notes from Kate to her associate Lily again at house, narrating the victories and pitfalls she experiences as she reenters the world.
Postcards is gorgeously shot, nevertheless it’s additionally gorgeously written — Kate’s love for Lily is clear on every web page. However so too is her deep sense of loneliness and isolation after venturing out right into a barren, lifeless world.
Fortunately for us, nonetheless, this world isn’t useless but. We will nonetheless go to the attractive areas from the e-book, gaze out onto those self same vistas, have the identical emotional highs as Kate — with out the lows. We will nonetheless go on adventures, nonetheless see the world, and Postcards From the Finish of the World is perhaps simply the inducement you might want to plan your subsequent journey. Final I checked, there are nonetheless a couple of copies left. You received’t remorse shopping for one.