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The Electric State by Simon Stålenhag
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bookshelves: alternative-earth, destroyed-me, dystopia, graphic-novels, horror, lovecraftish, scifi, sad, teotwawki

In the beginning, God created the neuron, and when electricity flowed through the three-dimensional nerve cell matrix in the brain, there was consciousness. The more nerve cells the better, and our brains contain hundreds of billions of neurons; that's why we make better lasagna than chimpanzees.

The Electric State is the third of Simon Stålenhag's graphic novels, and by far the most ambitious in story. Where the first two were reminiscences, this time we follow our protagonist and her brother on a road trip across the western, almost-dead, United States. The art is still fantastic, and the movement of setting and focus on a more coherent plotline hasn't resulted in a compromise of the otherworldly and melancholy splendour of the illustrations. There's nothing else out there quite like this, and certainly not at this level of talent.
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May 1, 2018 – Shelved
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September 27, 2018 – Finished Reading

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